The new services commence from Monday 1 April 2019.
With the Konectbus service 88 between Southwold - Halesworth - Bungay ceasing from the end of March 2019, it is with much relief to know that FirstGroup Buses Norfolk & Suffolk will be providing a new service 99A Bungay - Halesworth - Southwold (see pages 13-14), and connecting with service 99 Southwold - Kessingland - Lowestoft for a direct route. For trips to Norwich you will need to change buses at Bungay.
The new services commence from Monday 1 April 2019.
Southwold is often cited as being expensive, well that's not necessarily wrong depending on what you do, but there are still lots of Things To Do in Southwold suitable for smaller budgets including £10 or less, £5 or less and even more things to do for FREE!
Read on and plan a fun-filled day out (you might still have change for an ice-cream and a portion of chips!).
Residents and visitors are being advised of road closures and parking restrictions across east Suffolk to accommodate the OVO Energy Women’s Tour taking place in June.
On Wednesday 13 June, some of the world’s best cyclists will arrive in east Suffolk for the opening stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. The ‘Grand Depart’ of this hugely prestigious race gets underway in Framlingham with Stage One following a 129km route through Suffolk – heading to Woodbridge, Ipswich and Stowmarket, before finishing in North Parade in Southwold.
In order to accommodate spectators, finish area apparatus and convoy vehicles, it is necessary to have temporary road closures and suspend on street parking on some roads in east Suffolk.
Southwold survey received from a student:
I am a Sixth Form Student from Hertfordshire currently collecting data about Southwold and Adnams. I would be very grateful if you could take just 5 minutes of your time to answer some questions about these topics. You do not have to live in Southwold to answer the questions and your input will be valuable for me creating my coursework. If you could also share this link that would also be appreciated. The link is below.
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"From Sunday 20th May 2018 we will be revising our fares across the Konectbus network. Since the last fares review in January 2016 our costs have increased and this needs to be reflected in our fares, however we will keep cost increases to a minimum. The average increase is 5% which equates to an increase of no more than 30p on singles, 40p on returns, £2 on weeklies and £5 on monthlies.
The Anywhere Adult Day ticket will be dropped from £9 to £8 to encourage more leisure trips across our network including to Southwold.
Fares from 20 May 2018 will be uploaded into the online fare finder (click Times & Fares and select your route) by 20 May 2018 at 5pm so customers are aware of the new fares the following day."
Click here to read full article on Konectbus.
Residents and visitors to Southwold are being advised of road closures and parking restrictions to accommodate the OVO Energy Women’s Tour taking place in June. In order to accommodate spectators, finish area apparatus and convoy vehicles, it is necessary to have temporary road closures and suspend on street parking. For Southwold effective between midnight and 6pm on 13 June, the following roads will be closed and on-street parking suspended: North Parade; Marlborough Road (from Pier Avenue to junction of North Parade); Dunwich Road and Field Stile Road (from North Parade to Marlborough Road).
Between 1pm and 3pm, Pier Avenue will also be closed. In addition, on-street parking will also be suspended from midnight until noon on the following roads:
A1095 Halesworth Road (from the junction with Lakeside Park Drive to Pier Avenue); Pier Avenue; North Parade; Field Stile Road; Marlborough Road; North Road and Dunwich Road. Additional parking will be available at Millennium Green Car Park, with the Pier car park open in the morning.
Residents are advised to check the stage one route at www.womenstour.co.uk and plan travel accordingly.
Excerpt taken from Lowestoft Journal. Click to see full story by Anthony Carroll published on 16 May 2018.
Saturday 24 November 2018
Road closure from 2pm until 7pm
From 3pm: Stalls in High Street and music in Market Place
5pm: Father Christmas will be switching the lights on from the Town Hall balcony in Market Place
(Information supplied by Southwold Town Council)
Eight artists living and working in Reydon are opening their studios to the public on 23rd & 24th June, as part of the 2018 Southwold Arts Festival.
During the weekend you will be able to see where their art is created and discuss the inspiration and processes behind it. This is a great opportunity to view a wide range of artwork in a variety of media, from oils and watercolour, acrylics, collage, pastels and printmaking.
Original work, framed and unframed, together with prints and greetings cards, will be for sale. Entry to the studios is free and there is no obligation to purchase - everyone very welcome!
In addition, there is a Preview Exhibition at Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall, Cumberland Rd, Southwold, IP18 6JP, from 1st - 30th June. The Exhibition will be open from 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday and features work by the Open Studio Artists. Entry to the Exhibition is free.
For more information pick up our leaflet from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and many other local businesses or visit www.lainawest.co.uk
Team Big Things are developing an exciting, new programme for a major UK Broadcaster. The idea behind the show is that they will be funding numerous public art projects around the country and want the public to nominate their own village to win the chance of creating a new landmark for their community. The unique process will see established artists working with the local people to create large pieces of public art that have specific meaning to their community, and to use public art as a way of creating a discussion about their own shared collective identity.
Team Big Things would like residents of small towns and villages to get in touch and tell them what makes their hometown so special. Does it have a rich history? Is something or someone famous associated with it? Do they have interesting traditions? Has the community fallen on hard times and is in need of reminding people about how special it really is? What is their unique story?
The most important thing is that the town has a strong sense of community and a commitment to the project, as this is a journey they will all go on together with the goal to create a legacy piece of public art that generations will be proud of.
For further information or to nominate your community contact email@example.com . A member of the team will be in touch to any applicants they wish to progress further.