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Towns should join forces

PUBLISHED: 09:31 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:14 05 July 2010

I WISH, like everyone else including the Lowestoft Journal to express my views as to why Lowestoft and Yarmouth should link up together for the benefit of both towns.

I WISH, like everyone else including the Lowestoft Journal to express my views as to why Lowestoft and Yarmouth should link up together for the benefit of both towns.

Firstly we both have two large ports with only a ten mile gap between them and we both have lost industry which at one time kept the towns alive.

Many of our local councillors and The Journal keep telling us that Suffolk is great and we should not lose it. But to my knowledge no one, including The Journal tells us what benefits we would get if we were to have a complete Unitary Suffolk. Funny then that all our health requirements come from Norfolk, our major hospitals are both in Norfolk many of our town's people work in Norfolk, oh and by the way the very paper that supports staying in Suffolk is printed in Norfolk!

What we want in this town is growth. We need jobs and we need to put Lowestoft back on the map. We were once a thriving industrial town, building ships and busses, making televisions and shoes, canning fruit and vegetables and making all types of brushes. Now we have nothing. Not even a caring council who by the way put all of its front line services out to Norfolk County Services. Even The Journal reported that yet again the District Council had another bad report on the way that they handled their finances.

Come on! Let's give the two major holiday towns a chance to work together and hopefully bring prosperity for us all, because as things stand at the moment - we're sunk.

ROGER BELLHAM

Spashett Road

Lowestoft


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