Special events in March will provide information on new councils which are being created to represent the people and communities of Lowestoft and Oulton Broad.
The events will provide information on a range of topics including how to stand for election, how the councils will be funded, and what the new councils could bring to the area:
• Thursday 16 March (12.30pm to 6pm) - drop-in event at St. Mark’s Church, Oulton Broad.
• Friday 17 March (1.30pm to 4.30pm) - Lowestoft Information Event at the former QD store, Britten Centre, Lowestoft.
• Saturday 18 March (10am to 4pm) - Lowestoft Information Event at the former QD store, Britten Centre, Lowestoft.
The new councils for Lowestoft and Oulton Broad will represent local people on local issues and will be responsible for some services and assets, such as play areas and parks and gardens. In particular the new council for Lowestoft will be a large council with control over several important local assets, giving residents and the new council the power to make a difference in their local area.
New councillors for both Lowestoft and Oulton Broad will be chosen by residents in the area on 4th May and it is essential that local people stand as candidates to ensure that the councils are made up of people who truly understand the issues and priorities for the area. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for local residents to represent their local area!
Find out more: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/newparishes
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