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Your Community Needs You
If you are passionate about your local area and interested in making a difference, then being a parish or town councillor could be the ideal position for you.
Oulton Parish Council has a councillor vacancy which can be filled by co-option. If you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the Parish Clerk. Further details can be found on the notice below. Closing date for application is 19 February 2021 and all applications will be considered at the Oulton Parish Council meeting on 2 March 2021.
East Suffolk Council Information Leaflet (link to external website)
Lockdown Rules January 2021
Cllrs Keith Robinson & James Reeder Monthly Parish Newsletter December 2020
Woods Meadow Country Park Newsletter December 2020
Broads Briefing December 2020
See John Packman's Broads Briefing December 2020 (link to external website)
Woods Meadow Country Park tree planting
Thanks to Chris Ryde and Woods Meadow volunteers, 1,200 trees have recently been planted on the Country Park.
Also, a new bench has been installed by the pond today (16 Dec. 20). Weary walkers now have a place to rest and more will be going in soon.
If you would like to join the group of volunteers please get in contact with Chris Ryde Chris.Ryde@ncsgrp.co.uk you would be most welcome.
Your Community needs You
Oulton Parish Council has a councillor vacancy which can be filled by co-option. If you are interested in becoming a councillor please contact the Parish Clerk. Further details can be found on the poster below. Closing date for applications is 22 January 2021 and all applications will be considered at the Oulton Parish Council meeting on 2 February 2021.
Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor
Due to the resignation of Councillor George King, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor.
Oulton Parish Neighbourhood Plan- Survey 2020
Thank you to everyone who completed the previous Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire in 2018. This survey builds on the findings of that and asks some more specific questions that will help us to draft the plan. A Neighbourhood Plan is a key planning document produced by residents to influence the future type and location of growth in the parish.
Participation in the survey is totally voluntary but, if you decide to take part, your time is very much appreciated. All responses will be treated as anonymous and you are not required to provide your name or contact details. By completing the survey, you consent to allowing your responses to be used by the Neighbourhood Plan project. All information will be stored securely on UK-based servers, compliant with GDPR rules.
Survey 2020 (link to external site)
Doorstep Carols Wednesday 16 December at 6.00 pm
If you live on the Woods Meadow development or nearby, a leaflet will be going through doors to invite you to the doorstep carol event. Even if you do not receive a leaflet you are very welcome to join.
Doorstep Carols (link to external website)
Keep Moving Suffolk for your physical and mental health
Coronavirus Tier 2 Rules from 2 December 2020
Cllrs Keith Robinson & James Reeder Monthly Parish Newsletter November 2020
Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor
Due to the resignation of Councillor John Murray, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor.
East Suffolk Council Cycling and Walking Strategy
Cycling and walking is imperative in supporting better physical and mental health, reducing our impact on the environment and decreasing congestion on our roads. East Suffolk Council is at the early stage of producing a Cycling and Walking Strategy, which will supersede the Waveney Cycle Strategy (2016).
There is still time for you to comment on this strategy, by visiting East Suffolk Council's consultation website and leaving your comments. The consultation period has been extended and responses will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday 7 December 2020.
See Cycling and Walking Strategy (link to external website)
Ready, steady, census
The decennial census is almost upon us.
Households across Oulton will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.
Households will receive a letter with a unique access code in the post, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request. Census day is March 21.
For more information, visit census.gov.uk (link to external website)
Broads Briefing October 2020
See John Packman's Broads Briefing October 2020 (link to external website)
Remembrance Sunday 8 November 2020
As in past years on Remembrance Sunday, Oulton Parish Council, placed a commemorative wreath at the Lowestoft war memorial. Despite, COVID-19 restrictions which had caused cancellation of the usual public ceremony Oulton Parish Council was able to pay respect to lives lost in war and conflict.
EVENTS IN OULTON
Due to coronavirus the majority of events have been cancelled. As events become available they will be included here.
The Police bike marking and crime prevention event that was held outside in the Oulton Community Centre carpark in September 2020 was very popular. Another similar event will be arranged in the coming weeks. Further details to follow.
Cllrs Keith Robinson & James Reeder Monthly Parish Newsletter October 2020
Defibrillator installed at Oulton Community Centre
Oulton Parish Council has, with the help of generous donations, installed a 24/7 Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) outside Oulton Community Centre. The Parish Council would like to thank The Otium Centre, Oulton Community Centre and user groups and Suffolk County Council. Thanks also to Jayne Biggs of Heart 2 Heart Norfolk for supplying the defibrillator.
It is proven that effective use of an Automatic External Defibrillator to cardiac arrest patients in the first few minutes, can increase the chance of survival to 90% making it so important to have local access.
The CPAD is installed in a locked security cabinet. The code to access the unit is released by the ambulance service when they receive a 999 call and the control room operator identifies a patient is having a cardiac event. No prior training is needed to operate a CPAD as it delivers instructions on where to place the pads on the patient and clear spoken prompts.
Oulton Parish Council Co-Option Vacancy
Following the expiry of the notice of vacancy dated 29 October 2020 no election was claimed for the vacancy so it can be filled by co-option. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Parish Clerk. Closing date for applications is 27 November 2020 and interviews will be held on Monday 30 November 2020 @ 6.00 pm via Zoom.
Greenprint Forum Newsletter - Autumn 2020
Greenprint Forum Newsletter Autumn 2020 (link to external website)
Disability Advice North East Suffolk
Disability Advice North East Suffolk Outreach Service - serving the communities of Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay, Southwold and Halesworth and the surrounding areas. With more than 30 years' experience of providing free, impartial advice to anyone with a disability, long term health condition, their carers and the professionals who work with them, Disability Advice North East Suffolk (formerly DIAL Lowestoft & Waveney) continues to be there to assist. Whether you have a life-long disability or simply find that you can't do what you used to do, they can offer advice and support about welfare benefits, employment (including seeking work), transport, care needs and much more besides.
All of their advisers are trained professionals who can talk to you by phone or email. In some circumstances they can arrange to make a home visit to assist with welfare benefit claims.
If they can’t assist with your enquiry, they usually know someone who can!
Call on 01502 511333 Email Info@danesonline.co.uk
Notice of Councillor Vacancy
Cllrs Keith Robinson & James Reeder Monthly Parish Newsletter September 2020
Oulton Telephone Box Consultation Letter
Oulton Parish Council Co-Option Vacancy
Following the expiry of the notice of vacancy dated 11 September 2020 no election was claimed for the vacancy so it can be filled by co-option.
Oulton Poors Trust
Oulton Poors Trust in its early form was started by the Parish Rector and Lord of the Manor in the early 1800s and is independent of Oulton Parish Council. It was set up to help members of the community who needed urgent that support.
There are five trustees, one of those being the Parish Rector who is usually the Chair of the Trust. The Trust is a registered charity registered with the Charity Commission.
The main condition for an application for support is that the person must live within the Oulton Ecclesiastical boundary. The Trustees will confidentially look at each application and the level of support needed to help the person or family through an immediate crisis or need.
The help given can, for example, take the form of emergency food, basic cooking equipment or special purchases needed to ease day to day living needs. To gain support it is important that all recognised ways of obtaining support have been applied for, such as state benefits or from the Local Authorities and that those applications have either not been successful or there are delays in that help arriving. The help from Oulton Poors Trust is usually a stop gap to help whilst waiting for official help or help where the nature of the need cannot be met in any other way.
If you feel Oulton Poors Trust can help, please phone 01502 512459.
The Bugle Magazine October 2020
Bugle Magazine October 2020 (link to external website)
See John Packman's Broads Briefing for September 2020 (link to external website)
Oulton burial site: Sutton Hoo-era Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered
A "nationally significant" Anglo-Saxon cemetery with 200 graves dating back to the 7th Century has been revealed.
The graves were uncovered in Oulton ahead of the construction of a housing development.
Further details and information (link to external website)
Oulton Parish Council Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor
Bike marking & crime prevention advice 6 September 2020 11.00 am - 1.00 pm at Oulton Community Centre
PC Amy Yeldham will be at Oulton Community Centre carrying out free bike marking and offer crime prevention advice.
St Michael's Church, Oulton Pews News September 2020
The Bugle Magazine September 2020
Bugle Magazine September 2020 (link to external website)
Suffolk County Councillors Parish Newsletter
Woods Meadow Country Park Newsletter August 2020
The Bugle Magazine August 2020
Bugle Magazine August 2020 (link to external website)
St Michael's Church, Oulton Pews News August 2020
See John Packman's Broads Briefing for August 2020 (link to external website)
Sizewell C Planning Application
The planning application for a development consent order to build a new nuclear power station to the north of Sizewell B is now available to read online and in hard copy. You can register your views with the Planning Inspectorate from 8 July until 30 September, This is not a public consultation but an opportunity to read the application and register your views.
See Sizewell C Planning application information poster with mobile library dates
NHS in Norfolk and Waveney Coronavirus update 8 July 2020
Update 8 July 2020 (link to external website)
East Suffolk Council Summer Greenprint Forum Newsletter
Summer newsletter (link to external website)
The Pink Orange
Do you live in Suffolk and receive free school meals?
If the answer is YES, then this Summer it's time to join...
The PINK Orange
FREE household meal kits for the school Summer holiday.
See The Pink Orange poster for further details.
Suffolk County Councillors Parish Newsletter
See John Packman's Broads Briefing for July 2020 (link to external website)
Suffolk Highways - Upcoming works - U5054 Borrow Road, Lowestoft - 9 July 2020
Suffolk Highways are planning to carry out road repairs on U5054 Borrow Road, Lowestoft on 9 July 2020. This will require a road closure (9am-3.30pm) from Prospect Road to Romany Road. This will ensure that they can carry out works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking, so their work site is unobstructed.
For the duration of the closure, traffic will be diverted via Prospect Road, Hall Road, B1375, A1117, Commodore Road, Caldecott Road, Borrow Road and vice versa.
Suffolk On Board Passenger Transport
See June 2020 Newsletter (link to external website).
James Paget University Hospital Governors News
See June 2020 Issue 19 (link to external website).
See John Packman's Broads Briefing for June 2020 (link to external website).
We currently have a vacancy for a councillor to join the Parish Council. Please see our Councillor Vacancy Notice for further information, or contact the clerk if you'd like to discuss joining the Council.
COVID-19 - Useful Contact Information for Parishioners
Oulton Parish Council has put a together a list of useful contact numbers for the people of Oulton if they need support in these difficult times.
Woods Meadow Country Park