Poll PUBLISHED: 09:25 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 05 July 2018 Conor Matchett A sign highlighting that the land close to lake Lothing has been acquired for a major third crossing in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2017 The discussions over planned third crossings in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft look to be finally reaching the point of no return. After Suffolk County Council’s cabinet approved plans for an extra £8m in their budget for Lowestoft’s third crossing at Lake Lothing last month, and Great Yarmouth’s bridge successfully gaining the necessary £98m funding from the government at the budget in November 2017, the bridges are well on their way to becoming reality. Norfolk County Council have said construction will start in 2020, with 5,000 jobs and £150m a year added to the economy by 2025, with the bridge possibly open by 2022. In Lowestoft, Suffolk County Council are also targeting a 2022 completion date for the Lake … [Read more...] about Have your say: Which third crossing will be finished first?
Poll PUBLISHED: 10:58 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:51 20 June 2018 Norwich shoppers on Gentleman's Walk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 In a recent review of a Norwich band Q Magazine referred to Norwich as “unfashionable”. The review of Let’s Eat Grandma, a duo made up of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, stated: “It was too much for some to fathom that the teenage duo from unfashionable Norwich might be solely responsible for their own music, that there must be some industry-savvy overlord behind the scenes.” The description provoked a questioning tweet from one Twitter user to which Q Magazine responded: “We’ve looked into your complaint and I’m afraid we’ve decided to uphold the description of Norwich as unfashionable. Sorry about that.” Another Twitter user responded to the thread by saying: “They’ve clearly never spent much time in Norwich. We welcome them with open arms. Come visit.” … [Read more...] about Is Norwich unfashionable? Have your say.
Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group want you to have your say on any problems affecting you, related to travel in the area. Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group meets every 3 months, alternately in Aylesbury and Buckingham.The group is set up to discuss any transport needs in the Aylesbury Vale area and representatives of Arriva buses and Chiltern Railways attend.Geoffrey Aldridge said: "If you have any issues with local transport you are very welcome to attend the next meeting on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at the Aylesbury Town Council Offices, Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury (next to the museum) at 2 pm."It is important that any issues concerning local transport are aired at these meetings so that, where necessary, action can be taken." … [Read more...] about Have your say on Aylesbury Vale Transport
PUBLISHED: 08:48 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:48 19 April 2018 The NAAME group wants to support advanced manufacturing and engineering in the region. Pictured is a new laser cutting machine bought earlier this year by Optima Stainless in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 A trade body for one of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest industries is seeking feedback on its proposals to advance the sector’s development. The NAAME group wants to support advanced manufacturing and engineering in the region. Pictured is a new laser cutting machine bought earlier this year by Optima Stainless in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt. The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering group (NAAME) has published a draft sector growth strategy which looks to supercharge the sector locally by playing on existing strengths and improving business productivity and competitiveness. Backed by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), NAAME is a business-led industry body which … [Read more...] about Have your say on region’s multi-billion manufacturing industry
Hunstanton Cliffs. Picture: Matthew Usher Archant © 2010 A second drop-in public consultation event about the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan is being held on Monday, April 9. A plan is being developed to safeguard the town’s cliffs and sea defences from erosion. A consultants’ report says: “Ongoing erosion of recent years has claimed a significant amount of public space previously present adjacent to Cliff Parade, including a cliff top footpath and a significant area of land previously associated with the lighthouse, which previously included a larger plan area and further buildings on the seaward side of the existing building.” A number of options have been drawn up, ranging from doing nothing to installing netting at the base of the cliffs to capture falling rocks to create a barrier. Another suggestion is to build a rock sill at the base of the cliffs. The consultation event is being held on Monday, April 9 (2 - 5pm) at Hunstanton Town Hall, on The … [Read more...] about Have your say on how to safeguard Hunstanton cliffs