Waveney District Council

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Supporting entrepreneurs of the future

Fiver Challenge winners Gunton Community Primary School with Cheryl Willis, Waveney District Council.

Published on 18th August 2014

School children in the Waveney area have been learning essential new entrepreneurial skills, thanks to an initiative backed by Waveney District Council and local businesses.

Thousands of new jobs planned

In Partnership logo

Published on 14th August 2014

A plan to create thousands of new jobs in East Suffolk has now been agreed, under the East Suffolk Growth Plan.

Free parking Thursdays in Lowestoft!

Carpark

Published on 7th August 2014

Visitors and the local community will be able to enjoy free parking in Lowestoft on Thursday afternoons during August and September.

Councils' green boost for local businesses

Heathlands with ECCE

Published on 24th July 2014

Local businesses are praising a council-backed energy efficiency scheme which is identifying savings they could make on their bills.

Green local businesses recognised at East Coast Carbon Efficiency project event

East Coast Carbon Efficiency Logo

Published on 30th May 2014

The work being carried out by local businesses to cut their costs, while helping save the environment, was celebrated at a special event recently.

Two hundred discuss Lowestoft future

lowestoft Conference

Published on 15th April 2014

200 people attended a landmark public event in Lowestoft today, to discuss key economic issues and priorities in the town.

Minister focused on Lowestoft support

Brandon Lewis with Colin Law

Published on 31st March 2014

The Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government visited Lowestoft and heard first hand how Waveney and Suffolk County Council are addressing issues arising from the December floods.

Last chance for Lowestoft Conference!

Colin Law

Published on 27th March 2014

The Leader of Waveney District Council is urging the people of Lowestoft not to miss out on a 'unique and innovative' public event next month.

Bringing Lowestoft Together

Colin Law

Published on 7th March 2014

A landmark public event which will invite the people of Lowestoft to speak to local leaders about key economic issues and priorities in the town is to take place next month.

Fund for businesses affected by recent storms

Save money on your bills

Published on 15th January 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest Bank have announced the launch of a 250 million pound emergency fund to help UK businesses affected by the recent storms.

Partnership to attract visitors to town

Kirkley Business Association

Published on 15th November 2013

Waveney District Council and the Kirkley Businesses Association are continuing their partnership to attract visitors into Kirkley and, along with the community, experience the wide range of shops and services on offer.

Bright future for Sanyo site

Sanyo

Published on 6th September 2013

Following an approach from Sanyo UK, Waveney District Council is in advanced negotiations to purchase the company's former TV manufacturing site in Lowestoft.

New Anglia chairman welcomes funding

LEP

Published on 28th June 2013

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman Andy Wood has today welcomed important Government initiatives which could help boost jobs, skills and infrastructure in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Halesworth Campus secures 50k funding

halesworth campus

Published on 29th May 2013

Residents of Halesworth can now look forward to years of high quality sport after Halesworth Campus Ltd secured 50k of National Lottery investment from Sport Englands Protecting Playing Fields fund.

All systems go for Kirkley Waterfront

Kirkly waterfront aerial

Published on 23rd May 2013

Exciting plans for Lowestoft moved on leaps and bounds this week with the adoption and publication of a comprehensive guide to development on the Kirkley Waterfront.

Pioneer Development scheme set to raise millions

Children at play

Published on 23rd May 2013

A development scheme approved by the Council is set to raise millions for the improvement of Towns facilities.

Waveney welcomes 'town centre study'

Beccles

Published on 21st May 2013

Waveney District Council has welcomed the publication of an independent report which seeks to tackle the issues facing high street businesses in the districts market towns.

Lowestoft businesses urged to vote YES

Lowestoft

Published on 15th May 2013

Lowestoft businesses are being urged to avoid missing out on a great opportunity to help reinvigorate the town by voting YES to creating a business improvement district before Wednesday 22 May.

Boost for households

Money house

Published on 4th March 2013

Waveney District Council is freezing the portion of Council Tax it receives for the third consecutive year.

Don't let your food hygiene rating go off!

Food hygiene

Published on 7th February 2013

Advice on how to maintain the highest possible food hygiene ratings is once more being given to businesses by food safety officers in Suffolk Coastal and Waveney.

Businesses to save thousands: could yours?

East Coast Carbon Efficiency project logo

Published on 25th January 2013

Businesses in Waveney and Suffolk Coastal are set to save thousands thanks to a green efficiency scheme delivered by the two councils.

Permit prices slashed

Cllr Stephen Ardley

Published on 14th January 2013

Waveney District Council is welcoming in the New Year with massive price reductions for car park permits throughout the district. Park for under a pound a day!

Learn more about business-boosting scheme

Nwes logo

Published on 10th January 2013

Following the launch of a scheme providing businesses with free support and training worth up to 300 pounds, drop-in sessions have been arranged around Waveney to provide further help and assistance.

Waveney Means Business - your views?

Waveney means business

Published on 24th December 2012

With Government funding cut again Waveney is determined to focus on economic growth and creating prosperity - what do our communities think about that?

Free parking boost for towns

Bungay Buttercross

Published on 1st October 2012

Waveney District Council's new one hour free parking scheme gets under way today in the market towns of Bungay and Halesworth.

Shopper survey could help local high streets

Lowestoft

Published on 13th August 2012

Shoppers can help play their part in regenerating the town centres of Bungay, Beccles, Halesworth and Lowestoft and win prizes by taking part in a special survey.

'Portas Pilot' funding for Lowestoft

Lowestoft

Published on 25th July 2012

Lowestoft is celebrating today after becoming one of a handful of towns to be chosen for funding and support from the Government as part of the Mary Portas Pilot Scheme.

Waveney welcomes China delegation

Jiangsu windfarm

Published on 15th June 2012

A delegation of world-leading wind farm equipment manufacturers and officials from China are coming to Waveney next week as part of a visit to the Eastern region.

Businesses: Are you ready for the Torch?

2012London Olympics

Published on 12th June 2012

Businesses in Suffolk are being urged to make sure they are ready for the Olympic torch's arrival in the county - which is now only 23 days away.

Businesses should claim their rate relief

Bank note

Published on 20th April 2012

The call has gone out to small businesses in east Suffolk to check that they are getting all the help with paying their business rates that they are entitled to.

Help boost our broadband bid!

Suffolk broadband campaign

Published on 19th January 2012

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Councils are backing a county-wide campaign to improve broadband speeds in Suffolk by asking residents to complete an important survey.

Better broadband for businesses

Keyboard

Published on 22nd December 2011

Businesses in east Suffolk are being urged to take a few minutes to add their support to the Better Broadband for Suffolk campaign which wants to see superfast broadband implemented urgently.

High Five for Lowestoft

Renewable energy sector

Published on 30th November 2011

The ambition to create thousands of new jobs in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft was given a further boost after the area was named one of five national Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE).

A golden opportunity for local businesses

Orbis Centre

Published on 6th September 2011

East of England businesses are being offered a golden chance to challenge for significant new contracts at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast.

Bid success boosts East Coast's prospects

Offshore wind power generation

Published on 17th August 2011

With the backing of Waveney District Council, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership today expressed its delight after its bid for an Enterprise Zone was given the green light by the Government.

Boost for the East's energy sector

Renewable energy

Published on 11th August 2011

The appointment of a new Inward Investment Director by the Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance (NSEA) will create significant investment opportunities for the energy industry in the two counties.

"Golden opportunity" for Norfolk & Suffolk

Orbis Centre

Published on 1st August 2011

With the backing of Waveney District Council, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership today revealed details of its bid to create thousands of jobs through an Enterprise Zone.

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