Voice of a Friend
"Voice of a Friend" telephone befriender service. Which was initiated as a pilot with the HBNA (home but not alone) helpline in the first lockdown. It involves Volunteers giving up an hour or so of their time on a weekly basis to call someone feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable. Giving them something to look forward to, someone to talk to, some of our befreindees have not spoken to anyone in days, sometimes weeks. It soon became apparent that this was a much needed service and Citizens Advice were chosen to move the service forward.I am pleased to inform you that we have been awarded funding to provide telephone befriending to Carlton Colville's Community, which is great news as I am sure your parish would benefit from this service. At the moment we have volunteers from, East Suffolk Council, Lowestoft town Councillors, Citizens Advice, the Rotary Club and Lowestoft community itself. But... as always, we never have enough.Here are the contact details if you are interested.
The Town Council is trying to get support to install a pedestrian/cycle crossing along Beccles Road to allow safe access down the the new Visitors Centre at Suffolk Wildlife Trust/Carlton Marshes. This would also assist getting to Tesco Express and the Warren School. The survey is just 2 quick questions so if you could fill it in we would be most grateful. Follow the link below
Home But Not Alone 0800 876 6926 Physical Abuse Helpline 99955
Carlton Colville Neighbourhood Plan update
CLERK TO TOWN COUNCIL
Telephone 01502 521959
The Clerk is normally available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm at the Town Council Office, adjacent to Carlton Colville Community Centre, Hall Road, Lowestoft NR33 8BT