Labour urge Suffolk County Council to postpone closure of Lowestoft Records Office

The Labour Group at Suffolk County Council have urged the Conservative administration to postpone the closure of the existing Lowestoft Records Office until an alternative site is found.

A motion has been tabled for the next Council meeting which is to be held on Thursday 19th July.

Cllr Keith Patience, who has proposed the motion, said that the Council must listen to significant local concern and take the time to come to a decision that is right for the people of Lowestoft.

Cllr Patience, who represents Gunton in Lowestoft, commented; “With the establishment of the new East Suffolk Authority, it is important that Lowestoft’s residents have easy access to their local heritage.

“That is why we are calling upon Suffolk County Council to postpone the closure of the existing Records Office until an alternative local site can be made available.”

The motion reads:

‘This Council recognises that Suffolk County Council has been compelled to listen to local concerns about its planned closure of the Lowestoft Record Office.

With the establishment of the new East Suffolk Authority and the importance of our local residents having easy access to their heritage artefacts, we call upon Suffolk County Council to postpone the closure of the existing Records Office until an alternative local site can be made available.’

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