October 2020

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 here to assist.

Whether you have a life-long disability or simply find that you can’t do what you used to do, we can offer advice and support about welfare benefits, employment (including seeking work), transport, care needs and much more besides.

All of our advisers are trained professionals who can talk to you by phone or email.  In some circumstances we can arrange to make a home visit to assist with welfare benefit claims.

If we can’t assist with your enquiry, we usually know someone who can!

Call on 01502 511333  Email

Notice of Councillor Vacancy
























Cllrs Keith Robinson & James Reeder Monthly Parish Newsletter September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

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)

Broads Briefing

See John Packman's Broads Briefing for September 2020 (link to external website)

September 2020

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

Notice of Vacancy

Bike marking & crime prevention advice 6 September 2020 11.00 am - 1.00 pm at Oulton Community Centre

St Michael's Church, Oulton Pews News September 2020

Pews News September 2020

The Bugle Magazine September 2020

Bugle Magazine September 2020 (link to external website)

August 2020

Suffolk County Councillors Parish Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Woods Meadow Country Park Newsletter August 2020

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

Pews News August 2020

Broads Briefing

See John Packman's Broads Briefing for August 2020 (link to external website)

July 2020

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

June 2020 Parish Newsletter

Broads Briefing

See John Packman's Broads Briefing for July 2020  (link to external website)

June 2020

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.

Plan showing diversion route.

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).

Broads Briefing

See John Packman's Broads Briefing for June 2020 (link to external website).

Councillor Vacancy!​

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.

April 2020

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

Woods Meadow Newsletter April 2020

Woods Meadow Management Plan

Woods Meadow 5-year Management Plan


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.  It is hoped to arrange another similar event in the coming weeks.  Further details to follow.


Carla Petersen (Parish Clerk)

01502 730166