Letter from Cllr. Colin Noble

Visit Lakenheath has been facilitated by Councillor Colin Noble, a staunch supporter of Lakenheath and its' businesses and bodies. Councillor Noble is frequently seen in support of community activities, is a Friend of Lakenheath Library, writes for the Lakenheath Times, is a member of Lakenheath Parish Council and our local representative on Suffolk County Council.

Councillor Noble's Locality Budget for the Row Heath Division of Suffolk County Council has enabled the setup and growth of Visit Lakenheath by funding 20 web pages for community projects and 20 business pages at 50% funding (see more here).

This funding is an example of 'grass roots' support; providing a means for 40 seperate entities to
promote themselves locally and nationally through a medium that is ever more prevelant.

PIC Colin Noble

Councillor Colin Noble

Forest Heath District
Councillor for Lakenheath,

Suffolk County Councillor
for Row Heath Division,

Cabinet Member for
Health and Adult Care,
Suffolk County Council,

Endeavour House,
8 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
Suffolk
IP1 2BX.

Hi,

It’s my absolute pleasure to write a short intro letter for this new venture. I am Lakenheath born and bred, so a bit bias but it is a great place to live because of its community. It’s my honour to be one of the area’s elected Councillors and in my role as Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care on Suffolk County Council and as District Councillor for Lakenheath I am passionate about how to build communities that come together, look out for each other and have great things to do.

The key to this is about building those connections that why I have used my locality fund to establish this web site and I hope everyone will enjoy using it as the reference point for village life from the Luncheon Club to FOLK – Friends of Lakenheath Library who have helped the site manager and myself pull this site together, whatever you want to do this is the place to find out what’s on, what services you can get in the village and where to buy things. Even if you do not use the internet, staff in the library will show you how to use this site on our public access computers.

The other thing that I think is so important is a sense of history. Having grown up in this village and seen all the progress it’s made, it’s also great to be able to look back on the village as it was and that why I am proud that, for the first time, the village has a photo archive that pulls together wonderful photo’s from the dawn of photography to this year’s carnival in a permanent home where we can all see them.

Ultimately it’s a commercial site where groups and business can expand their members and trade because people know they are there, what they do and how to make contact; building these connections between ourselves is a corner stone of our community; the commercial viability means that the site is sustainable in the long term and that is an important element in these difficult times.

So, whether you are a shop, business, service provider or a community group
take advantage of the opening offers to have your own web page.

I log on daily, have a read about what’s on and take a look at the photo archive to see if I can spot
pictures of my childhood! Our village, our website. Our web site for our village, enjoy!

With kind regards,

Colin Noble.

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