For your information, we are planning to carry out essential bridge maintenance works on the A1117 Bridge Road, Lowestoft at Mutford Lock. The works are scheduled to start on 25th February 2020 and will continue for 2 nights between 8pm and 6am. This will require a temporary road closure so that we can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.
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For your information, we are planning to carry out guardrail replacement works along the footpath on Freshwater Way, Lowestoft (from outside the Wherry Hotel for 100meters north eastbound - underneath the bridge) between the 10th and 28th February 2020. This will require a temporary road closure so that we can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.
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*Nicholas Everitt Park wins the Green Flag Award for the 9th consecutive time!*
The park is managed by Oulton Broad Parish Council and Sandra Keller, chair of the parish council said "Its a thrill for our beautiful park to be awarded the Green Flag for the ninth consecutive year. Its testament to all of the hard work that goes into looking after the park, from the parish council, and all of the work by gardener, Marie, and the team at Norse, and the Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park who put in hundreds of voluntary hours every year".
The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.
The last year has seen several developments in the park, with new information boards and way-finding signage and the new play equipment opened a couple of weeks ago. Several other projects, small and large, are in development with Oulton Broad Parish Council looking forward to progress on these coming in the coming months.
Nicholas Everitt Park continues to host a growing number of varied events throughout the year. Over the next few months you can enjoy free Sunday concerts on the bandstand, the powerboats on Thursday evenings, 'Art on the Railings' on 27th July, there is a craft fair on 4th August, 'Stone Age Sundays' at the Museum starting 28th July, plus of course the Lowestoft Lions Gala Day on August Bank Holiday Monday. 31st August is the Dragon Boat Festival. September sees the 3 night open air cinema in the park, Museum Heritage Open Days and the Oulton Broad Art Circle exhibition. More details on the parish council website... www.obpc.uk.
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Friday 5th July 2019
*New £103,000 play equipment opened in Nicholas Everitt Park
The grand opening of a major new piece of children’s play equipment took place in Nicholas Everitt Park on Friday 5th July.
The project, arranged by Oulton Broad Parish Council, sees the new “Upbeat Apace Plus” play equipment replace the old fort and helter-skelter, which had come to the end of their serviceable life, having been on the play area for over 40 years.
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Mutford Lock Bridge – A1117 Bridge Road, Lowestoft - Bridge Works – July 2019
We will be undertaking bridge painting works on Mutford Lock Bridge on the A1117 Bridge Road, Lowestoft.
CANCELLED DUE TO NESTING BIRDS !
The work is planned to start on Monday 8 July 2019 and will continue for 5 nights between 8pm and 6am. The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.
During the works the bridge will be temporarily closed to through traffic however pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the adjacent footbridge during the period of closure.
During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via:
Normanston Drive – Peto Way – Denmark Road – Lowestoft Bascule Bridge – Pier Terrace – Belvedere Road – Horn Hill – Waveney Drive - Victoria Road and vice versa
These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current Health and Safety guidelines. Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on: 0345 606 6171.
Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.
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Shelter destroyed by fire in Nicholas Everitt Park will be rebuilt
Following the fire on Saturday 13th that destroyed one of the much loved shelters in Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, commitment has been made to rebuild it.
The shelter, one of two identical ones, lies on the land of the Nicholas Everitt Park Trust, for which Oulton Broad Parish Council is the sole trustee. At it’s meeting on Monday night the Parish Council unanimously agreed to rebuild the shelter.
A representative for Oulton Broad Parish Council said: “the public’s love of the park, and these shelters is clear to see, and people have rightly expressed their upset when the fire destroyed one on Saturday. The Parish Council feels the same and is committed to rebuilding the shelter, so the view of the entrance and sunken gardens in our beautiful park is restored”.
Oulton Broad Parish Council has already had some very encouraging conversations with local organisations offering their support to the rebuild. Lowestoft College have offered time and labour from it’s carpentry and bricklaying departments and conversations are under way with a local timber merchant who has offered their support to supply the timber.
“Our talks with local people shows that community spirit is alive and well. We are thankful for the support offered so far and while there is still a lot that needs to be organised we are pushing forward to get the rebuild under way as soon as we can”.
If any other local suppliers or trades people are able to assist with materials or other support for the project please contact the parish clerk on 01502 564289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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