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East Anglian Tourist Route

Why not work with other towns to establish an East Anglia Coastal Touring Route and make motorhome visitors welcome by providing designated overnight parking for them. Many motorhomers are retired and travel all year, they have the grey pound in their pocket which they can spend in our pubs, restaurants shops and attractions. They need […]

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Motorhome Aires/Parking

There are over 350,000 Motorhomes in the UK, throughout Europe there is a network of overnight parking and waste disposal points known as “Aires” but the UK as yet to tap into this revenue stream. By providing overnight parking local businesses can benefit from year round tourism. Recent surveys show when staying owners spend £47 […]

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Ness Point visitor centre.

Ness Point is the most easterly point of the UK. As such it should be a tourist hotspot, The Lizard and Lands End in Cornwall, John O’Groats and Ardnamurchan Point in Scotland are all tourist hotspots with hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, the tourists money sustains the local economies. Visitors to Ness Point […]

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Bring back the evening/night life

Town needs to be revitalised with a night/evening life with shops closer together not spread out at different retail parks. Move train station further up Denmark Road 100-200 metres Widen Commercial Rd then extend A47 to Commercial Rd creating a new 2 way system over the bridge to be able to then pedestrianise Station Square, […]

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Regeneration

My husband and I moved to Lowestoft in 2016, having spent large periods of time living and working in major cities, enjoying all the amenities and attractions that go along with those types of places. In response to the possibility of Lowestoft negotiating a “Towns Deal” for regeneration, we think that the future of the […]

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Seafront and Yacht Bay

If the dock area was developed it would have to be for everyone, not just eateries and wine bars etc, would need play area’s for kids. Nothing can really be developed on the road side of the yacht marina, to noisy and unhealthy but do up the pier and getting decent covered seating area’s (safe […]

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River front

Open up Riverside with walks and a park, make something of one of the town’s most underrated amenities. Take some lessons from the way that Beccles has reinvented itself to appeal to locals as well as holiday makers. Make improved use of the town centre with special events and encourage cafes etc to use outside […]

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Town centre

Maybe reduce parking charges to encourage people to pop into the town centre. Also encourage more independent shops, along with larger retailers, as there is nowhere to buy individual items. Maybe try pop up shops to see how they run.

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Things To Do All Year Around

Lowestoft needs all year life and not just for tourist’s, it’s deader than Yarmouth in winter with nothing to do but go to pubs and eateries which can get boring. When you look up things to do in Lowestoft there’s nothing IN Lowestoft, within walking distance of my home (I can’t drive) except the odd […]

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Dock area by the bascule bridge

The metal railings both sides of the bascule bridge look oppressive. If you go to Ipswich or county town they have a pleasant Dock side with cafés and pubs and outdoors seating area. Lowestoft with its water front could benefit from a more pleasant approach so near to the town centre.

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Kids

I was born in 91 since growing up there’s been nothing for us to do except cause trouble give them something to do, kids are the future of the town, make a nightlife try make a day life, bring the people back to town not yarmouth or norwich for shopping we’re missing so many big […]

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Centralising the Town.

The Town Centre, and the London Road South shopping area will never improve whilst the Council still grant planning permission for out of town retail parks. Major retailers need to be encouraged into town, generating footfall that at the moment heads often to Norwich and Gt Yarmouth. Plenty of underused land around the actual centre […]

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Change of purpose

The way people shop has changed, people shop online or in retail parks now. We need to stop trying to invest in making London Road north a retail area, and cash in on its proximity to the beach. Make it a tourist area, fill it with restaurants, attractions, maybe bowling, cinema, soft play, laser tag, […]

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Unlocking potential

Lowestoft has been my home since I was a baby. Now at the age of 22 you’d think things would have improved. Not one bit. Lowestoft desperately needs work. The high street & town centre area looks exactly the same as it did in the 90s. A cleaner, more appealing & nicer area would do […]

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A street market

Lowestoft needs an old fashioned street market with stalls,by the beach would be ideal and would bring money and tourism into the area,and give young school leavers jobs as a market team,helping people with their shopping to their cars,giving people information and directions and helping clean at end of the day

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Battery Green Road (A47 and docks)

Along Battery Green Road (main A47) from Hamilton House down towards the docks are all independent businesses and are completely overlooked. Some nod to these businesses that are self-funded and trying to be resilient are given very little support in either a practical or awareness scenario. My small business, Another Angle Studio is one of […]

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New riverside homes

The vast area of land on the south of the lake lothing which is empty and underutilised from previous businesses like jeld wen and sanyo are quite an eyesore. The area should be bought forward for housing or new commercial spaces to attract energy sector or port related businesses to the area. This will also […]

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South Beach

South Beach It would be great if there were more options for activities at the south beach to encourage tourists and local people to use the beach more (look at how many people came to the first light festival to enjoy the beach!). There should be a more diverse food and drink offer, more beach […]

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Cycle Routes

Esdtablished cycle routes connecting across North and South of Lake Lothing pass across the central Bascule Bridge. It should make sense for further routing to pass across both Mutford bridge [where there is an existing cycle lane, but no coherent routing] and the new harbour bridge (when it comes into existence), especially connecting between say […]

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Lowestoft Museum

The Lowestoft Museum is sited in Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad. All internal collections either belong to the museum itself or to Lowestoft Town Council. Responsibility for the fabric of the building has been devolved to Nicholas Everitt Park Trustees, funded by Oulton Broad Parish Council; this responsibility sits well outside just a small local […]

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Digital Exchange

Have you got a great new idea for an innovative technology product or service? The Digital Exchange will be an innovations hub for digital startup businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. It will provide affordable technology development space, IT infrastructure and business mentoring. Just what’s needed to help you started. Digital Exchange will support a broad […]

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Energy Hub of Lowestoft

I have submitted a Plan to the council. about making Ness point a information point for tourist and school children/students,and linking all the museums together with an integrated energy efficient transport system , and a link to Oulton broad via a foot part cycle way and electric vehicle (Pod), along the south side of lake […]

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Help the fishing industry to expand

Local residents would probably say that they really only eat cod and haddock – and the conservation status of these fish is ‘vulnerable’. I would suggest a series of pop up restaurants serving skate, herring, pollack, whiting, atlantic salmon, brown trout, mackerel – and many more. The pop up restaurants would work with local fishermen, […]

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South Beach development

The jewel in the crown for Lowestoft should be our beaches and our promenades, they have been left unkempt for many years. South beach and the lower prom should be a beacon for our townspeople and visitors alike, however this area is unkempt,unloved and feels neglected, this is an area that is looked after by […]

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Support Start-Ups

HELP WITH NEW BUSINESSES!!! Lowestoft lacks in the support for business grants. How do we expect to increase employment if the majority are struggling to get a business started, we’re basically relying on current set up of businesses. If they go bust, you then have to rely on another business. Support and increase the growth […]

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Town centre

The now closed Beales,two floor department stores, reopens for local crafts, arts with workshops, with a small mininal fee, but short term to keep the interest flowing, not the same old. The top floor for students/ local/ artist to show and sell their goods/ pictures etc a non profit cafe run by work experience/ college […]

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Cinema complex

Lowestoft needs a multi-plex cinema, restaurant and entertainment complex in the centre of the town, probably in the old Beals or Tesco buildings. Tourists needs a place to go when the weather is too bad for the beach and locals need a reason to stay in town and not go to Norwich for entertainment. The […]

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Mall

We need more shops to bring in more money for the town so that we can improve it even more

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Potholes

There are many potholes that myself and many are avoiding as They can cause damage over time. Worst ones are Hollingsworth road and beccles road in my opinion.

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Build new spaces of interest

Retail parks have been fantastic for Lowestoft, they have broadened the scope of what is available in the local area, the free parking is also additionally positive. It would be nice to have other new areas for businesses not necessarily retails parks but some completely new places using old spaces. Restaurants and bars perhaps? Refurbishment […]

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Teens & young adults

Some sort of grounded zones for teens and young adults. Somewhere they can go to relax and entertain themselves that is actually age targeted throughout. Whether it be football to computers, cooking to crochet, group tasks to individual one to one time. Improvong the younger generations outlook on life is key to improving the future!!

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Tram service

Bring a small tram service (similar to the tram service in Amsterdam) to run the full length of the new and old high street and London Road south, this could also be extended to the sea front. This would bring back some of Lowestoft heritage as there was a tram service originally in Lowestoft and […]

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3rd Crossing

The third crossing is long overdue. Spend the money on a lasting piece of infrastructure that will make a difference to the whole town.

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Third Crossing

Congestion is ridiculous during peak times, I know this budget probably doesn’t stretch for the cost of this and isn’t actually for this. But please get this sorted. For years its been batted backwards and forwards with false promises. Everytime we get a new PM, Peter Aldous brings them down to look at the crossings […]

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Third River Crossing

We are waiting and have been waiting for a third river crossing for many years. This is required more than anything in this town but we are still waiting for funding. There are many other problems here, lack of industry being one but the river crossing is vital in my opinion for this town to […]

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Seaweed / Nori farm and water filter

A pontoon extending out from Pakefield beach up to 1 mile, with a Seaweed / Nori growing farm industry on one side and a fine-mesh water filtration net, extending down to seabed to catch sedimentation travelling northwards from coastal erosion in south – to make water clearer for tourist industry in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

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Freeport area around harbour

Freeport area around harbour where goods in transit are exempt from customs duty, to encourage international import / export businesses to setup in the area. Encompassing former unused industrial sites from Oulton Broad ship building industry areas up to the railway lines, perimeter around town centre, up to and including the north Denes industrial sites.

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Creative arts centre

Having been involved in previous surveys of needs in the area of Kirkley and south beach areas there are many creative people who would love somewhere to showcase and have a place to work/ teach their talents. This would attract visitors and benefit locals.

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More attractions/ improvements

There needs to be more places to go because at the minute there’s only a cinema, a little bowling alley, arcades and a few shops. Try updating the eastcoast cinema, make it more modernised maybe even change it to a Vue cinema instead – good prices, classy and well up to date. As for Richardsons […]

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Save the pier

Please don’t abandon the Claremont Pier to decline and neglect. Buy it for the town to be run by the council or a community group. A pier is intrinsic to a thriving seaside town.

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Town Development

I would like to see this lot – 1) all toilets to be refurbished or replaced, 2) a new park created out of the Town Council land adjoining Sparrows Nest, 3) A funicular to be built alongside a new score through the Town Council land referred to in 2. 4) all parks to be refurbished […]

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Tourism and Community Centres

Keep the beach and water clean and tidy. Money towards Coastal erosion Oulton broad food markets once a month/week over summer Investment into the high street free parking make it a community hub again, markets, better shops and cafes. Community centres / youth clubs Learning centres for young people -Young people need to feel a […]

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Make the most of what we have.

Tidy up the roads and footpaths as you come into Lowestoft to give a better first impression. Clear up all the rubbish and polythene caught in the hedgerows and verges. An interactive museum highlighting our history of the fishing and shipping industry would be great and provide something to do for visitors and locals when […]

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Leisure centre

Multi million pound leisure centre on the sea front with multiple slides and pools. This would attract more tourism and day trippers to the area.

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Housing

I think more housing will help so hard to get a place here. Also vamp up the town its a little worse for where at the moment. More dentist surgeries/dentists the very few are quite full. Also a new bridge as the traffic is horrendous.

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Third Crossing!

Please, please ensure the third crossing goes ahead. The people of Lowestoft have been begging for this for years. It’s a nightmare trying to get in and out of Lowestoft and puts so many people off visiting the town. I live in Carlton Colville and it’s often quicker for me to drive 5 miles to […]

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Improving Lowestoft

Contributions towards town centre/ high street area rent, for independent local businesses to stimulate business growth and make startup companies that rely on footfall for sales, more viable. this would improve job opportunities/satisfaction/wellbeing. free parking from 9:30am – 4:30pm to improve footfall in the town. Improved infrastructure. enlarging the current bascule bridge to four lanes. […]

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More Access courses at the college

Use the funding to offer more variety to the “access to higher education” courses at the college, including bringing back the business course. A bigger variety of courses on offer will bring students and encourage adult learners to become more educated. Currently the available options focus primarily only on care and science which limits and […]

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Promotions for cleaning up the town

Colourful signs at the beach with facts about fish for young children to read and learn about the animals and signs about the plastic pollution , bigger signs to say to take your rubbish with a slogan to remind people it’s hurting the animals. Brighter happier more educational beach setting suitable for tourists.

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Small retail businesses

Shared unit facilities available in out of town shopping areas for small businesses to operate in the same area. Ie. Denmark rd and new retail site at the range end. Also a restriction on charity shops opening and bar on large charity shops and those owned by super rich companies. Neither of these would cost […]

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Renewable Energy Hub

Continue to build wind and solar power plants in the area. Start investing in industrial level battery storage. Income and jobs for the town. More public chargers for EV will attract high quality businesses. Also widen the roads between Lowestoft and Ipswich/Norwich too

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Youth centre sports centre

I would like to suggest we invest this money into our youth in our town at present there is very little. For the youth I would like to see one in the south of the town and one in the north and a larger swimming pool sports centre as the one and only centre is […]

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Improve the town

Lower rates to encourage more independent shops Lower parking to encourage the HighStreet Save Claremont Pier New bridge or second/third bridge as previously promised but not achieved Money for regenerating the old VERY historic north Lowestoft area Forget computer training that’s not a necessity at all nor is faster broadband first world problems, with business […]

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Indoor Markets

Using some of the large empty buildings such as Tesco, Beales etc as indoor markets where upcoming businesses can hire retail space at an affordable price for a day, a week or a month to help build local businesses at grassroots level. Advertised and promoted by government.

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Renovate and create

It would be great to find ways to allow more diverse businesses instead of the usual hair salons and barbershops. Renovate the town centre. Create business that will attract more people. Some areas on the high street look poor and dilapidated with so many shut down businesses. You can use one as a recreation centre […]

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Improving transport networks

Better transport links. Improved roads so people’s cars aren’t being damaged by potholes. The third bridge as the traffic near the bascule bridge is always horrendous, causing a divide between north and south Lowestoft as people dread crossing the bridge! More free public parking.

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Community police officers

As many community police officers on patrol as possible. Making the town a safe place, leading to less bike thefts, no more stabbings outside McDonald’s, less people walking down the street openly smoking weed, it should feel safe in the town to go out after dark.

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A youth centre

A youth centre that not only meets the need of the low income and high risk vulnerable children but gives access and advice and guidance into further education. I work in social services and have done for 6 years, I have a costed and evidenced presentation on exactly what issues it could address and how […]

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Maritime Heritage projects

Lowestoft has a vast history in the Maritime environment, including but not limited to fishing, oil & gas and shipbuilding, in the town’s prime, Lowestoft was known for building ships for many different countries, including navies. Various organisations within the town are preserving aspects of the town’s Maritime heritage but need financial support and assistance […]

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Third Crossing

Ensuring the plans for a third crossing are completed and given the go ahead, which in turn will lead to better traffic flow throughout the entire town, and improving business opportunities, helping to improve the local economy.

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A 3rd Crossing

We’ve been needing a 3rd bridge crossing for years, we’ve never really had the funding but it would really sort the chaotic traffic out (partly terrible drivers fault). The roads are terrible too, potholes everywhere which have caused me to fall off my bike into traffic on a number of occasions. We also need more […]

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Lowestoft Harbour Entrance

Improve / renovate the harbour entrance lights – the light houses and footings look in a bad way This is a historical iconic scene. Include access, coffee shop, make it a visitor attraction instead of a sad picture of neglect. This is an area we should be proud of & should be marketing- the harbour […]

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Seafront

Get some colourful lights on the seafront and get businesses to invest on all those patches of land, it is all well and good to charge over priced parking for those to go and just see the sand and sea and a couple of cafes, the seafront needs things to do and see on it […]

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Roads

Resurface/fill pot holes in roads south to Macdonald’s r/about.digusting. lose some traffic lights,to many jamming vehicles.who wants to drive on crap roads,soon be jaywick.

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Nature

Planting Trees in every open space to provide shade, beauty, food, environmental protection, soak up excess rain fall and help prevent soil erosion

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