Lowestoft Vision, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney, demonstrated their support this week for Lowestoft Town Football Club by becoming an Official Club Partner
In 2015 Lowestoft Vision created the brand “Discover Lowestoft” which has been used to promote the town as a place to Love, Shop, Stay, Eat and Play. Recently the Lowestoft Vision Management Board which is made up from local businesses agreed to fund a sponsor’s board to promote the town.
Speaking as the Discover Lowestoft Banner was unveiled Lowestoft Vision Board Member and Director of Graphitas Justin Taylor said “Lowestoft Vision is delighted to show our support to the Trawler Boys. The club welcomes hundreds of traveling away fans as well as its own loyal supporters so it seemed the ideal place to promote Discover Lowestoft.
Lowestoft Town FC Commercial Manager, Sam Hossack said ‘Everyone at Lowestoft Town FC would like to pass on their thanks to Lowestoft Vision by sponsoring the football club by becoming an official club partner. The support from local businesses and organisations is so vital to the football club, & helps the club continue its work within the local community. Hopefully this is the start of a very active partnership, where Lowestoft Town FC & Lowestoft Vision will work in collaboration on future projects going forward.’
Lowestoft will be going back in time on Saturday the 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017.
The idea of the weekend is to celebrate Lowestoft, what has come from Lowestoft during the 40’s and to remember it is a town to be proud of.
The event will take place from the Triangle Market, all the way down to Station square and will include the Britten centre old market area.
There will be 5 ‘Zones’. The first being the Children’s Village which will be at the Triangle market, and this will include Punch and Judy, food, drinks, entertainments and traditional Children rides. Then further along down towards Beales Department Store, this will become Be-bop Avenue where there will be a stage with a full programme for both days with live music and a 40’s Dj. London Road North, between Starbucks and Sports Direct will become Vintage Valley, and this will be a vintage vehicle display area. From Waterstones, through Britten Centre and the old market area will be Archive Avenue, with Exhibitions from the Record Office and Hoseasons, outside WH Smith there will be live shows of Lowestoft during the 40’s, and then from Boots on london Road North to Mcdonalds will be Stomper Street, this will have stalls and re-enactments.
Lowestoft Vision to improve shopper and visitor experience by controlling seagull population growth
As part of its ongoing programme in 2017 to boost Lowestoft town centre’s attractiveness to shoppers and visitors, Lowestoft Vision will be launching an innovative way of managing the resort’s large numbers of increasingly aggressive seagulls.
Over the last few months, members of Lowestoft Vision, which is part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney, have been taking professional advice from Natural England and the RSPB to assist them in developing a scheme over the winter.
Whilst seagulls are a welcome resident of a traditional seaside town, the increase in population has seen a rise in complaints from customers which includes reports of having food items snatched and people feeling intimidated by them
Following a successful Mother’s Day Competition run by Lowestoft Vision through the Discover Lowestoft scheme, the lucky winner, Jenny Willer, was presented with her prize by Lowestoft mayor Nick Webb on Friday 24th March.
With over 80 nominations Nick took on the difficult role of deciding a winner. Alongside Nick were Daniel Batty from Hughes and Matt Goddard from Picture Studios who both donated generous prizes for the hamper. Jenny was accompanied by her daughter Louise who nominated her and two of her adorable grandchildren.
Nick Webb told us “This is fantastic, it is great to be involved and a really well deserved prize for such a great mum. Enjoy Mother’s Day and all the superb gifts donated. Thank you to Lowestoft Vision for running a great competition”.
This month we are featuring John Grose on Whapload Road.
Lowestoft Vision asked Karl Rogers and Jennifer Reed a few questions about this impressive business.