A democratic voice? People encouraged to share views on new town council

Lowestoft Town Hall on the High Street.Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town Hall on the High Street.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

They are strong communities with their own identities – but traditionally areas like Kirkley, Pakefield and Gunton have been left without parish councils fighting on their behalf.

But now, people in the 'un-parished' areas of Lowestoft are being asked for their views on whether they want a new town council.

There are already a range of strong views, with some saying town councils will address a 'democratic deficit' and others concerned a new organisation will be 'large' and 'cumbersome'.

But Labour's Sonia Barker said whatever their views: 'Lowestoft people must let their voice be heard.'

For the full story and further reaction, pick up today's Journal.

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