The inaugural meeting of Oulton Broad Parish Council has been held, with Ben Falat voted in as the first ever chairman.
Touching tributes have been paid following the death of “influential” Waveney District Council leader Colin Law, after a short battle with illness.
Local government in the county is facing major changes with the creation of a new East Suffolk Council stretching from Felixstowe to Lowestoft in two years’ time.
Members of the community, who are passionate about their area, are being asked to make a difference and stand for election to the new Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Parish Councils.
Waveney District Council has voted to increase its share of the council tax bill by just over three per cent.
Community leaders have approved plans for the transition of on-street parking enforcement from police to local authorities.
Community leaders in east Suffolk expect others to follow suit after formally agreeing to merge two councils to create a “super district’, the largest in the country
The biggest shake-up in council services in Lowestoft and Waveney for a generation has been given the go-ahead, paving the way for change across the area.
Leaders at a district council are to seek an urgent meeting with the government to see if they can keep the prospect of a Suffolk-only devolution deal alive.
Claims that combining two coastal authorities in a new “super-council” would cause a democratic deficit have been rejected by a leader supporting the plans.
“Getting decisions made here, closer to home - that’s got to be the prize.”
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