Letters: Shock at naked man on Corton beach

Corton beach. Picture: Mick Howes

Corton beach. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Mick Howes

Shock at naked man on beach

I have felt compelled to email the Journal over an incident which occurred on Saturday, October 14.

As it was a lovely day we decided to take a family walk through Gunton woods, past Pleasurewood Hills and down on to Corton Beach. We walked down the hill part on the sea wall and on to the beach. As we walked on, my husband informed me there was a fully naked man walking about; there were quite a few people down there at this point!

I was completely disgusted as I was with my three children aged 16 and 11 and five. The man was quite clearly doing this to shock people.

I phoned the police twice to report this and we waited for them to arrive, we sat further up the beach he kept standing up putting his pants on then laying down, then standing up taking his pants off and was not discreet in his actions.

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The police arrived and spoke with him whilst he was still naked and then they left, we could not believe it. The police then rung me to let us know the outcome. And apparently he was not committing an offence and is in his rights.

What about my rights or my children's rights to visit the beach? I am so angry about this and think families need to be aware and stay clear. I know it used to be a nudist beach then this was shut down in 2009 so why is this allowed to happen, would this be acceptable on the south beach or if he was sitting in the Britten Centre?

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I was advised to contact to council regarding this which I will do next.



Hospital site for key workers

My initial thoughts about the now closed hospital in Alexander Road is that given the pressure James Paget is under why not reopen it as... a hospital. Failing that and following on from last week's correspondent about turning it into housing, why not develop the building into accommodation for key workers?

When I started teaching in London, councils were finding it hard to recruit teachers to the inner city boroughs. They offered council accommodation that was too small or they were finding hard to let to all key workers; teachers, nurses, social workers, police officers and firefighters. Recruitment ceased to be a problem. I know some will consider this a throwback to the past but it worked and could again.

Regarding the abandoned Burger King drive through, which was always a bad idea, when I look at it I see the infrastructure for a go-kart amenity or even a scooter park, both of which young people like. The track is there - even the middle - which could be a ticket office and it could be fun. Maybe Waveney District Council could make a silk purse out of their sow's ear. Just some thoughts.



Awards evening was fabulous

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Beccles and Bungay Journal, Lowestoft Journal and all the sponsors for a fabulous awards evening on October 10, 2017.

My son Jakk Jackson was nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for 'young person of the year'. We were humbled to be invited to attend and enjoy the celebrations. Jakk was inspired by the other entrants and was completely overwhelmed to win the award for the category he was nominated for.

As a family we would very much like to let everyone know how incredibly proud we are of Jakk and his accomplishments over a tough year. The recognition of his hard work and determination has touched us all.

Also I would like to thank Beccles Free School for their continued support of Jakk and Lowestoft Sixth Form College who are now supporting Jakk through his next phase.



Fears about the state of roads

I travel to Gorleston every day for work and I am worried about the state of our roads.

I travel down Cotmer Road to the Victoria Road roundabout and then on to Rackham's Corner. All these roads need serious attention. It is no good putting 'a patch' on but to re-surface the whole place.

Who is responsible for Carlton Road after the roadworks? I visit my sister there and it is disgusting how it was left. They should be made to do it again. Anunhappy motorist.



What is the world coming to?

I have just been informed I can no longer put artificial flowers on my parents' graveyard plot in the Southwold Garden of Remembrance.

My father was born in Southwold and mum joined him there after they were married, myself and my brother grew up there. Now unfortunately with house prices in Southwold beyond a normal person's wealth, we had to move away to live.

So now (as I am getting older) I found the best way to remember them was with decent looking silk flowers, which I change every couple of months and tidy up the surrounding area.

Now going to replace the old arrangement with new artificial ones I found the plot empty. I then saw the notice and realised that they had all been removed, I call this stealing.

How can you ever think that our Lord would have requested this ridiculous idea, surely some artificial flowers look far better than dead fresh ones, which with the small vases provided wouldn't last two minutes unless they had fresh water every couple of days.

The old original inhabitants of Southwold would be up in arms at this proposal, now the vast majority of Southwold ais a second homes for the rich, so I doubt it bothers them too much, but I and several other people would like to remember loved ones and the artificial flowers looked far better than nothing.

I have just been to the churchyard again today (October 12) to put a primrose in the pot, (better than nothing). I thought the Garden of Remembrance looked desolate, a few like me have put a plant on, but these will soon die without water, even if it rains the water bounces off the leaves. I wrote to the council over a year ago about the state of the churchyard as I had never seen it that bad, but the grass is long and this plot full of weeds still, at least with a few artificial flowers it did look a bit brighter.

Like I said at the beginning of this letter, what is the world coming to!


Carlton Colville

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