We would like all our customers to know that the Marina Customer Services Centre in Lowestoft and our information points at Beccles, Felixstowe and Woodbridge libraries remain open to deal with face-to-face enquiries. You can also call us on 03330 162 000.
Following Government advice relating to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our Love East Suffolk scheme and cancel all litter picks for the foreseeable future. We hope to re-schedule the scheme to a period later in the year.
Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, East Suffolk Council is taking appropriate measures to ensure that the delivery of critical services continues, while also ensuring that our communities and our staff are safeguarded.
We want to remain accessible to our customers, but we will also take all necessary precautions and we greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of our communities as we respond to a rapidly developing situation.
The Council has agreed that all non-essential public meetings will be cancelled for the foreseeable future and we will review this on an ongoing basis. Meanwhile, office-based staff are being encouraged to work from home wherever possible while ensuring that we provide a consistent service to our communities.
We have clear business continuity obligations and senior managers are reviewing our frontline operational services - prioritising those which are most important. We must consider the probability that staff and their families will at some point be affected by the virus and ensure that we direct our available resources where they are most needed.
With this in mind the Council would politely request that members of the public avoid any unnecessary calls or visits to council offices, if they are able to access the information they need online at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk. There are a range of online tools which can help people with issues such as missed bin collections, reporting fly-tipping, renewing garden waste collections and making various payments.
After consultation with our partners, leisure centres will not close at this stage, although this will clearly be reviewed as the overall situation develops further.
Finally, we have compiled a range of useful information for businesses: https://eastsuffolkmeansbusiness.co.uk/business-support/resources/covid-19/
Once again, we are incredibly grateful for the patience and community spirit of the people of East Suffolk and we wish you all the best possible health.
Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, we are speaking with councillors, staff and partners as a matter of urgency and will agree the appropriate next steps.
East Suffolk Council is monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 and has taken the decision to cancel its Full Council meeting scheduled for 6.30pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Nr Woodbridge.
A wide-ranging group of leaders from a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations has come together to help Lowestoft secure a funding pot of up to £25 million to regenerate and re-energise the town – and local people are also being asked for their views.
Prospective agents and candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Suffolk Police Area are invited to attend briefing sessions ahead of the elections on Thursday 7 May.
As part of plans to tackle climate change, town and parish councils in East Suffolk are being encouraged to plant trees in their communities.
As part of the Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone, Historic England has commissioned a report to explore options for the revitalisation of Lowestoft's historic Grade II listed Town Hall.