Lowestoft Vision provide members update at recent forum
Over 40 business attended the Lowestoft Vision members forum on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at the Marina Theatre to hear about upcoming Lowestoft Vision projects.
The forum was hostesd by Lowestoft Vision Chariman Danny Steel who welcomed and thanked businesses for attending. Danny provided an update on projects which members had put forward at the last forum and how Lowestoft Vision had progressed with developing these ideas into actions. This included many of the ideas reaised by local businesses forming the main elements of a report that Lowestoft Vision put forward to Waveney District Council on future car park provision in the town.
Darren Newman Lowestoft Vision BID manager then provided attendies with an update on all Lowestoft Vision projects along with the impact that these projects have had to businesses in the BID area which included:
- Events and the Discover Lowestoft at Christmas activity which helped to increase trade in the town
- Continued reduction in crime through the BID area through the PCSO
- Cardboard collection scheme
- The decoration of vacant premises to improve the look of the town
- Win a window Christmas competition
Members were advised that Lowestoft Vision are continuing to work with public sector partners to ensure that the baselione agreements are achived. As we move into the year this will become more of a challenge as the public sector continue to make cuts.
The main part of the meeting included a presentation from Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Chairman James Reeder and Lowestoft Vision Dan Poitras who provided information on traffic improvements to the town which included:
- An updateon the improvements to Oulton Broad North level Crossing
- Details on the business case for the Third River crossing along with proposed location
- Information on proposed ideas for improved traffic flow around Lowestoft
The final element of the meeting was a discussion of the proposed Tower Road development which would include 6 new retail / leisure units. Attendies heard how Lowestoft Vision has responded to the development and asked Waveney District Council for reassurances that the town centre will be considered when processing the application.
The meeting concluded netweojking and a chance to discuss projects with the Lowestoft Vision team.