Leiston Together was formed as an enabling partnership in early 2017 by Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council and East Suffolk Council to support Leiston’s community by promoting the health and wellbeing of residents, improving the provision for young adults, and to supporting the economic prosperity of the town, including Town Centre regeneration.

Initially a three-year programme of work, Leiston Together has now been extended to December 2022 with an action plan which focuses on 6 priorities:
1. Leiston Future
2. Destination Leiston
3. Leiston People
4. Leiston Means Business
5. Greener Leiston
6. Digital Leiston

1. Leiston Future

Leiston Together works closely with the Leiston Community Land Trust, to help regenerate and revive Leiston’s High Street.

This ambitious vision for Leiston will work around a number of ‘zones’ being developed and refined as well as looking at the need to provide more affordable homes. For more information about this Town Regeneration please visit Leiston Community Land Trust – Inspiring Positive Change (leistonclt.co.uk)

In February 2022 East Suffolk Council appointed a Leiston Regeneration Project Manager to support the CLT and wider ambitions for Leiston. Watch this space!

2. Destination Leiston

Leiston together is pleased to be working with the Leiston Events Group, Leiston Town Council, Creative Leiston, Long Shop Museum and the Film Theatre on further developing Leiston as a destination.

The Leiston Events Group continues to organise fantastic events that help draw people into the town.

Visit Leiston website https://www.visit-leiston.co.uk/ is being updated and refreshed and new Town Information maps are due to be installed later in 2022 in key public locations.

Leiston Film Theatre hosts a Visitor Information Point and across the town you can pick up the Leiston Pocket Guides. These were created by Leiston Together and are a great way to tell people about Leiston and all it has to offer.

3.Leiston People

Health and Wellbeing is important to everyone and where you live can have a massive impact on your heath. Leiston Together is keen to help facilitate projects that ensure that people are getting the help and support they need to live well. Look out for an ongoing programme of activities.

Other local projects include the Leiston Dementia Project and Leiston Good Neighbour Scheme.

Leiston Together wants to improve the life opportunities and meet the needs of young adults in particular by improving the opportunities for further education, training and encouraging young people in their future careers. ‘Suffolk New College on the Coast,’ campuses in Leiston and Halesworth offer great vocational teaching in a specialist learning environments. Suffolk New College – on the coast

4. Leiston Means Business

Leiston Together recognise that it is important to support businesses within Leiston as these businesses help bring people into the town as well as serving the needs of the community. The Leiston Together Change Manager regularly sends out a News Update to the business community. Please get in touch if you would like to receive these regular updates.

5. Greener Leiston

Leiston Together is delighted to be working with Net Zero Leiston building a greener more prosperous future for the Town. Check out the latest news at Home – Net Zero Leiston

6. Digital Leiston

East Suffolk Council have announced the roll out of Digital Towns. Installation in Leiston is expected in late 2022 and will provide a digital platform for local businesses and a free WiFi zone in the centre of Leiston.

If you would like further information please contact Helen Greengrass, Leiston Together Change Manager: helen.greengrass@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
Council Offices,  Main Street,
Leiston,  IP16 4ER
Tel: (01728) 830388

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
Council Offices,  Main Street,
Leiston,  IP16 4ER
Tel: (01728) 830388