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Work to repair the A12 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft
Work to repair the A12 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft
Work to repair the A12 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft

Contractors Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to complete essential repair and maintenance work on the Bascule Bridge on the A12 in Lowestoft. Subject to weather conditions, Amey plan to start work on Monday 23 January, finishing by Monday 20 February, working between 8pm and 6am.

To see further details of the closure together with plans to mitigate the impact on users, please click here.

You will also wish to note that the road number changing of the A12 between Lowestoft and Yarmouth to the A47 begins today and is expected to take about a month to complete.

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Lowestoft & Waveney
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Lowestoft and Waveney businesses: your chance to have a ‘SPIF-ing’ time
Lowestoft and Waveney businesses: your chance to have a ‘SPIF-ing’ time
Lowestoft and Waveney businesses: your chance to have a ‘SPIF-ing’ time

Local businesses are being urged to help shape the future delivery of new houses and businesses and road and rail network investments across the county at a Lowestoft event on 2nd February.

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Lowestoft & Waveney
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Local businesses urged to Go Ape at West Suffolk business festival event
Local businesses urged to Go Ape at West Suffolk business festival event
Local businesses urged to Go Ape at West Suffolk business festival event

Local businesses have the chance to hear at first-hand the incredible journey of a local company that has become an international success story – by being really adventurous.

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West Suffolk
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“Top table” chance to quiz Matt Hancock “another benefit of Suffolk Chamber membership”

Nearly two dozen senior businesspeople from across west Suffolk took full advantage of their recent attendance at a business dinner to get to the heart of key issues by quizzing Matt Hancock, West Suffolk MP and the Minister for Digital and Culture.

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Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus
Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus
Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus

Sir John Leman High School in Beccles has become the second educational provider in the county to become a Young Chamber Plus member. 

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Lowestoft & Waveney
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Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 are open!
Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 are open!
Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 are open!

This year’s Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are now open for entries. The awards launch held at Ivy House Country Hotel, now in their 9th year, were launched to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that local businesses and individuals make to our area.

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Lowestoft & Waveney
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West Suffolk business get chance to hear about devolution deal
West Suffolk business get chance to hear about devolution deal
West Suffolk business get chance to hear about devolution deal

Over 50 businesspeople from across west Suffolk seized the chance to find out more about the Suffolk and Norfolk devolution deal at a consultation meeting held at West Suffolk College last Friday (July 29th).

Organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), businesses heard about the plans to take away powers – including infrastructure and housing strategy - from Whitehall and give them to more local decision-makers in the form of a mayor and a combined authority.

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West Suffolk
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Statement from John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on the Government's delay to Hinkley Point C

“Since the Brexit vote, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce  has been urging Government to boost business confidence by accelerating its approval of major infrastructure projects. 

“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Board of EDF's approval of the final investment decision on Hinkley Point C. This could have helped to unlock further progress for Sizewell C. However, the UK Government’s decision to review the project is unhelpful and counter-productive. It creates unnecessary uncertainty among Suffolk’s business community at a time when they need and deserve a boost.

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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Statement from John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on today’s EDF Energy board meeting

"Suffolk Chamber of Commerce believes that the nuclear industry has been good for the county’s economy. It has been good for Suffolk thanks to both the jobs created directly and indirectly and in terms of investment in the skills base of the local workforce over many decades. 

“The building of a new nuclear power station would boost our economy both during construction and once it is up and running. We have been working closely with EDF Energy through our local supply chain website to ensure that as many local businesses have a chance to pick up contracts as possible should Sizewell C get the go-ahead. 

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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Digital infrastructure ambitions “need to be raised to help Suffolk businesses grow”
Digital infrastructure ambitions “need to be raised to help Suffolk businesses grow”
Digital infrastructure ambitions “need to be raised to help Suffolk businesses grow”

“This is a good report that has nailed the nature of the problem, but its solutions need to be more ambitious to truly help local businesses grow and succeed. Despite the welcome achievements of Better Broadband in Suffolk many of our businesses still face a long wait for superfast connectivity whilst also frustrated by the stubborn persistence of 3G mobile ‘not spots’.” 

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce was responding to the publication earlier in the week of the connectivity report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. 

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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