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  • Why Did Labour And Unison Wait Until After Two Elections To Save Free Shuttle?

    The question asked should be Why was the petition organised after the Suffolk county local election in May and the UK snap general election in June? We had known about the free shuttle being axed and had been very vocal about this on IPSWI and through social media.If we had known, at least one of the Labour councillors (at either council) must have known? Labour wasn't interested in picking up on this at the time - in fact they weren't really interested in transport... we...Why Did Labour And Unison Wait Until After Two Elections To Save Free Shuttle?
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  • Ipswich Carnival

    Is it time to bring back Ipswich Carnival?View attachment 30 I felt a part of the community soul got destroyed when it was axed. I know it got brought back briefly unsuccessfully due to the council not wanting it to succeed. Over the years the town has become more diverse, yet we don't have a carnival. Felixstowe Carnival continues strong as does many other places in Suffolk - and indeed other counties nationwide, but why not Ipswich? Even if the route was limited to...Ipswich Carnival
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 9 replies.

  • Filthy, dirty, scruffy Ipswich.

    I've been away for a bit. And while away visited a few other UK towns and cities. They all leave you with some impression, you pick up on certain features which stand out, for me walking the streets is usually the general state of the place and I can report that as a couple of examples Edinburgh is packed with tourists and Newcastle has a fair bit of graffiti but that both are pretty clean and tidy.So I get back home to Ipswich and on Monday lunch time take a walk around the town centre,...Filthy, dirty, scruffy Ipswich.
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 5 replies.

  • The Easy Hotel, what's happening?

    The site of the new Easy Hotel in Northgate Street looks to have been abandoned. Someone I know who works adjacent tells me the workers have not been on site for a month or so now. Scaffold was put up and never used, then taken down again, and the office the builders have over the road in the former restaurant hasn't seen any activity in ages.Has the project fallen through?
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 5 replies.

  • The Ipswich Proposal

    I have linked to to this site a few times but I am now going to create a new post every 2 days on the site. Its only a .wordpress blog, styled like a database/wiki site where posts can be found using categories. I aim to document every large proposal for Ipswich, including the ones that didnt get built, were downsized as well as new proposals.So far I have documented a few proposals but I aim to document every 'large' proposal in Ipswich from 2000 to start with. After that I'l focus on...The Ipswich Proposal
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  • Ipswich Star changes its comments facility

    I see the good old Star is now using disqus for its comments. Good or bad? Not sure myself, may put a few people off..Ipswich Star changes its comments facility
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 4 replies.

  • Prosecco Festival is coming to Ipswich

    Are we a town of alcoholics or is the town in desperate need of visitor boosts?So the Prosecco Festival in Ipswich has been announced for November. We have had wine and spirits, beer, gin etc.  I am expecting a Champagne, Whisky, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Vodka, Cider, Cognac, Perry, Tequila, Port etc. festival or two to be revealed in the next 24 months.Questions should be raised as to why we are seeing floods of these events. I don't agree with the festival term most go by, especially when...Prosecco Festival is coming to Ipswich
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  • Ipswich Day

    Ipswich Ltd will be organising Ipswich Day 2018 on 25th May 2018.Following the success of Suffolk Day, it is time the county town celebrated it's Royal Charter from 1200 with its own day. (818 years!)This will fall a few weeks before Suffolk Day 2018, which I am sure will continue. More details will be revealed by 6 months advance notice, if...Ipswich Day
    Submitted by: ipswichltd - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Ipswich Buses Woes: privatisation?

    Is there an major problem with municipal bus company Ipswich Buses Ltd? We had written to David Ellesmere with our concerns months ago who had responded along-the-lines of "all is fine" without injecting much confidence in his response. Their Managing Director and Finance Director both went recently, a new MD hasn't been found (Rob Bellamy from Peterborough remains interim Managing Director,...Ipswich Buses Woes: privatisation?
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 5 replies.

  • Ipswich Free Shuttle Axed Bus 38

    Ipswich Buses have cancelled bus service 38 (better known as the free shuttle). The last day is expected to be Wednesday 28 July 2017.PF0000147/44IPSWICH BUSES LTD, 7 CONSTANTINE ROAD, IPSWICH, IP1 2DLOperating between IPSWICH, ENDEAVOUR HOUSE, RUSSELL ROAD andIPSWICH, ENDEAVOUR HOUSE, RUSSELL ROAD given service number 38effective from 29 July 2017. 
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 3 replies.

  • The new Ipswich welcome signs have arrived

    well according to the Ips Soc theY have arrived, not actuallY seen one for mYself.Worth waiting for then?
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 4 replies.

  • Traffic Counters Everywhere!

    The street of Ipswich have sprouted many traffic counters across carriageways over the last few days, personally seen and driven over several in Wherstead Road, all the way out ot the A14, Dogs Head St and little old Turret Lane in the town centre, also reported in Norwich Road area as well.Who's doing what and for whom?
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 15 replies.

  • Parking in Arras Square, St Stephens Lane

    Still a big problem with no sign of any action from either SCC of IBC. So far as we understand their is a Traffic Order preventing parking but as there are no signs up it can't be enforced. IBC would be responsible for the enforcement but they have advised us that they are waiting for SCC to sort out the signs. SCC also advise that there are potential land ownership issues that may be complicating the issue. Bottom line is we can't get a definitive answer from anyone about exactly what is...Parking in Arras Square, St Stephens Lane
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 22 replies.

  • Sailmakers,

    I walked through Sailmakers today, I'll call it that, as clearly the rebrand was a big part of the recent changes.  I pushed my way through the queue of excited retailers all vying for space to open up their new shop (I may be exaggerating there) to discover that there must be upwards of half dozen empty units in there now. But we are not talking about brightly painted hoardings over shop fronts with news about the incoming tenants to tempt me back again but we are talking closed roller...Sailmakers,
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Ipswich Railway Station Forecourt

    I went into the forecourt of Ipswich Rail Station this morning....Unless I am mistaken by perception, the current incomplete design looks nothing like it. Bus Stop area looks larger than the taxi rank area - when it should look rather equal - is there enough room for the bus shelters on pavement?...Ipswich Railway Station Forecourt
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 9 replies.

  • Ipswich Crimewave Continues As Cardinal Park Cordoned Off Following Gang Gun Fight

    The Ipswich Crime epidemic continues. Cardinal Park has been partly shut off following a potential gang incident involving firearms. Reportedly, shell cases discovered and smashed car safety glass. This is outside harvester restaurant and Flux "freestyle jumping" trampoline centre. Police are downplaying this latest incidents as the firing of blanks at this...Ipswich Crimewave Continues As Cardinal Park Cordoned Off Following Gang Gun Fight
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  • Poor Driving Standards by Police in Ipswich

    Is it any wonder driving standards in the UK are so bad, and I believe around these parts they are particularly bad.So last night, early eve, still daylight, I pulled up behind a police car at a set of traffic lights. This set of lights has a stop line set well back, and a cycle reserve area in front of that. The police car had stopped right across the cycle area and I think was then slightly in advance of the cycle stop line. Clearly not how you are supposed to stop at that junction. I...Poor Driving Standards by Police in Ipswich
    Submitted by: martinc - The topic has 1 replies.

  • 1244 serious Sexual Offences in Suffolk

    A 40% rise in reported serious sexual offences to Suffolk Constabulary since the previous year. Last month in March 2017, 163 sexual offences were reported in the county. Absolutely shocking. Without a doubt Ipswich makes up a big chunk of such figures but specifics haven't been released upon area.
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 1 replies.

  • Ipswich Professional Drivers

    One of my growing pet hates bugbears in recent times is poor standards of driving. Primarily as witnessed by professional drivers.Lorries overtaking on the A14 can be annoying but this topic is to focus on taxi drivers and bus drivers (from my perspectives anyhow).Professional DriversThe below is my experiences to share but feel free to add any incidents of poor standards by taxi drivers, bus drivers, driving instructors and lorry drivers. People make mistakes (which...Ipswich Professional Drivers
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 0 replies.

  • New town centre scammers?

    I witnessed a group of people on the corner of Westgate Street outside what was Sportizus opposite Ann Summers. A woman (the ring-leader) with a white cap on with some small flags across the middle. They had bundles of "leaflets"... some were copied £20 notes (not a poor quality photocopy), she also had other leaflets which looked like a small booklet - the kind you would have from a building society or credit union. Not a passbook which is more passport sized. She was talking to someone....New town centre scammers?
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Ipswich Council Tax refund scam

    Council Tax scamResidents are advised to be on their guard after a number of reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax.One Ipswich resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details via an online form.The email quotes a ‘council.tax.gov.uk’ email address. This is...Ipswich Council Tax refund scam
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Ipswich the countrys most violent town?

    Almost 4 years since councillor David Ellesmere and Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore tried to defend Ipswich's poor violent crime record being highlighted in the UK Peace Index, a study by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Ipswich made it to number 23 on the list. Excluding cities (including London boroughs treated individually) it is the most violent town. No other towns beat Ipswich in respect to violent crime. Ipswich ranked above cities including Liverpool and Nottingham....Ipswich the countrys most violent town?
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Norfolk Police

    Has anyone viewed the YouTube videos demonstrating the poor style of policing from Norfolk?I have sadly observed many instances of police abuse of power. The Norfolk & Suffolk Police merger is bad for Suffolk.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUO2oNz5m3ISomeone filming out and about with his kid near a police station. An officer (inspector?), clearly not a constable, pounces on him. He wouldn't confirm if the man was committing a crime or being detained. He then clearly assumes of...Norfolk Police
    Submitted by: norfolksuffolk - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Suffolk Judge highlights concerns in justice system motoring offences

    Does anyone fear the law anymore? Is this why there is so much crime about these days?The custodial sentence was essentially bypassed by the judge becoming "impressed" by the defendants CV. It appears the criminal wasn't a millionaire or politician. Now, cannot criticise the judge too much but how are judges able to be so flexible in sentencing... The judge clearly felt one last chance was needed to give the drug taker an opportunity to...Suffolk Judge highlights concerns in justice system motoring offences
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  • Ipswich Crime: Another stabbing! Ipswich Waterfront area

    Another stabbing just days after the fatal stabbing in Ancaster Road. This time in the Ipswich Waterfront area, on Riverside Industrial Park not far from Wherstead Road. A man in his 40s is reportedly to be at Ipswich Hospital - not life threatening injuries - 2 people have been arrested.What is Ipswich coming to? Just weeks from other incidents of violent stabbings all across Ipswich. This is something we should be very concerned about. Are the Suffolk Constabulary Safer Neighbourhood...Ipswich Crime: Another stabbing! Ipswich Waterfront area
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Important: Readme (Crime & Safety)

    Welcome to the Crime & Safety forum of ipswi.comipswi is the Greater Ipswich alternative for Streetlife which will be no more.ipswi is run by local company Ipswich Ltd.ipswi is suitable for those living in Suffolk with a focus on Greater Ipswich (Ipswich, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Felixstowe). The site allows general discussion on topics, more localised areas and showcase area where you can promote your talents. As a new site there will be some...Important: Readme (Crime & Safety)
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  • More childish political squabbling at the councils

    As Conservative Party rising-star Ben Gummer departs his role as MP and replaced with a Labour MP, Sandy Martin, a war has erupted in Russell Road between our two-tier councils.Why? Sandy Martin hasn't decided on Ipswich Vision and threatens the Suffolk Conservatives power vacuum over Greater Ipswich. The sheer audacity for the new MP planning to axe Ben's vanity bridge project by putting his constituency first is going down a storm. Just not with Conservatives,...More childish political squabbling at the councils
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 1 replies.

  • Ipswich Is An Acronym

    No, I don't mean... I Put Some Water In Charlie's Hat! I found out today that in Belgium they have a study regarding poverty... which they were kind enough to name it after our town...IPSWICH stands for In-work Poverty and Shifts in Work, Income, and the Composition of Households.Click to expand...Sounds rather fitting for Ipswich actually, unfortunately....I wonder if Ipswich Borough Council is aware of this? Or even care?
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Ipswich Town Charter Market: Empty

    Ipswich Borough Council in recent months has placed a lot of effort into promoting the market including through roundabout advertising on the Tesco roundabout near the Copdock Interchange. The marketing blurb...Ipswich Market is managed by Ipswich Borough Council. The Council aims to improve the appearance of the market and to attract new and varied stallholders and feel that we are well on the way to achieving our target....Click to expand...Ipswich Town Charter Market: Empty
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  • Greater Ipswich Could Lose 1000 Jobs By End Of Year

    We have been concerned about the job market in Ipswich going stale, but after the shock of losing two insurance companies Call Connection and Ignition Select, it is more probable the local labour market could stall....Greater Ipswich Could Lose 1000 Jobs By End Of Year
    Submitted by: Ipswich - The topic has 0 replies.

  • The Inability To Make Princes Street A Business Hub

    A very recommended read on The Ipswich Proposal website...The Princes Street office corridor is a prime example of poor planning, lack of imagination and complete inability to redevelop a ‘prime’ location. The street, home to a number of largely vacant office blocks, a fire station, a closed pub and rundown car showroom is the first thing people see when walking from the train station into the town centre. Despite the extremely...Click to expand...The Inability To Make Princes Street A Business Hub
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Stunning entrance gateway to Ipswich Waterfront

    Almost 3 years ago Ipswich Borough Council held an design competition to create a "stunning entrance" to the Ipswich Waterfront from Stoke Bridge end. At the time, Ipswich residents weren't convinced and ever since New Year 2015 it appears this has all disappeared to be forgotten about.Ipswich Borough Council Press...Stunning entrance gateway to Ipswich Waterfront
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 6 replies.

  • What Is Ben Gummer Doing Next?

    It has been just over a month since Ben Gummer lost his job as MP for Ipswich.On his website he has the following statement...Thanking the people of Ipswich“As a Suffolk boy, it has been the greatest honour to represent a town I have known and cared about since I was a child. I am proud of what we have done in the last seven years to help Ipswich begin to become the...Click to expand...What Is Ben Gummer Doing Next?
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Ipswich Entertains

    I cannot say I am a fan of Ipswich Entertains - the rebrand or the website.View attachment 41 An basic wordpress website listing a few events it suffers from some serious lack of optimisation. Ipswich Borough Council should be insisting on using professionals when it comes to something as important as promoting the town's events. View attachment 42 View attachment 43 View attachment 44View attachment 45 14 seconds!!! (Or longer if you have a slow...Ipswich Entertains
    Submitted by: Ipswich - The topic has 0 replies.

  • The Upper Orwell Crossings a bridge too far?

    From Ipswich Society newsletter Ipswich Society April 2017 (issue 207):-Clever politicians throw their weight behind projects that are likely to succeed and avoid those that will be a long time coming. Thus we can guess that the proposals to build additional bridges over the Orwell and the New Cut are likely to happen sooner rather than later.However the...The Upper Orwell Crossings a bridge too far?
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 36 replies.

  • Ben Gummer

    Benedict Michael Gummer (Ben Gummer) has been our MP for coming up to 7 years now after defeating Chris Mole at the 2010 General Election. This topic will serve for all discussions directly relating to Ben Gummer.Ben Gummer ContractBen's Contract with Ipswich Voters.Many people have lost their faith in politicians. Voters are fed up with the lies and the failure to deliver real change.I want to be different.That is why I...Ben Gummer
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 64 replies.

  • Carr Street Co-op to be Primary School

    The former Co-op department store in Carr Street, Ipswich, is set to become a primary school.Feeling déjà vu? After Central Government declined a previous attempt the county council has managed to pull a few strings to get the project to go ahead with alternative funding. It is scheduled to open in September 2019.There is a desperate need for primary school places, however, this is clearly a poor location for it. I am sure various other locations exist.Believed to be a Ben Gummer...Carr Street Co-op to be Primary School
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Northern Bypass Routes

    Northern Bypass Routes original topic by Susan H from Streetlife.Northern Bypass RoutesWell, I've just been looking at the proposed Northern Bypass Routes announced today and despite the fact they say they've used a 'broad brush' to avoid blighting any properties, I think it is pretty obvious it's not possible to take another road off the Claydon A14 Junction, without demolishing some houses...... Interesting. I am... pleased is not the right...Northern Bypass Routes
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Unitary Authority for Greater Ipswich?

    An article about a Greater Ipswich Unitary Authority for Ipswich, originally posted by myself on Streetlife.Unitary Authority for Greater Ipswich?Not much confidence in Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council combo.Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council has shared a CEO since 2008 and the council has claimed to have saved £16m since 2010 by doing this. The councils have been working in partnership since then...Unitary Authority for Greater Ipswich?
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Northern Bypass or Orwell Tunnel?

    This Northern Bypass or Orwell Tunnel topic is from the one I created originally on Streetlife.Apologies for not a proper import - a lazy copy and paste job I am afraid to say! Needless to state these useful topics are now lost due to the site closing down so I am preserving them in this new format.Northern Bypass or Orwell Tunnel?By Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town CentreFirst and foremost, I don't want to distract away from...Northern Bypass or Orwell Tunnel?
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Sandy Martin

    This will be the Sandy Martin discussion topic. Sandy Martin is the Labour Candidate for Ipswich, General Election 2017. It appears he doesn't currently have a website, a bit worrying a month away from a General Election although I am sure it will all soon be revealed when he launches his General Election campaign.
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 18 replies.

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  • Ipswich Festive Market

    The "Ipswich Festive Market" last year was extremely disappointing - despite promising to be better than ever.Earlier this year, I wrote to David Ellesmere at Ipswich Borough Council to suggest he allowed a consortium of businesses and the community to organise a special event - something which Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Central are incapable of doing. This has fell on deaf ears, with no further action taken. Maybe he took offence or didn't understand why an event for...Ipswich Festive Market
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 4 replies.

  • Tourism: Essential To Ipswich

    An article from Ipswich Society:- http://www.ipswichsociety.org.uk/ne...-2017-issue-208/tourism-essential-to-ipswich/Heritage tourism is a vital part of the UK economy. In 2015, domestic and international tourists made 192 million trips to visit the UK’s cultural, historic and natural assets. They spent £17.5 billion while doing so. ‘Heritage tourism’ encompasses heritage attractions, such as castles, galleries and museums as well as...Click to expand...Tourism: Essential To Ipswich
    Submitted by: Ipswich - The topic has 1 replies.

  • Ipswich: shabby and rundown cesspit hell hole

    Just over 5 years ago Ipswich callers phoned up a BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast show presented by current Ipswich Central chairman Terry Baxter to give their views on the town. Ben Gummer MP was shocked and angered over people commented on how "shabby and rundown" the town is with others going to extremes calling it a "cesspit" and "hell hole". Naturally the politicians didn't listen to the concerns and discarded comments as from a few negative anarchists. It wasn't until ex-M&S boss...Ipswich: shabby and rundown cesspit hell hole
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 3 replies.

  • Rebuild Ipswich West Gate?

    Is it about time we rebuilt some (or one) of Ipswich's historical gates for tourism purposes?This is something I have been wanting to explore for some time but hitting a brick-wall with no real representation of what any of the three main gates looked like (east gate, west gate and north gate)... until I stumbled across a post on Ipswich Society's facebook page containing a picture of the replica West Gate built for the Golden Jubilee in 1887.View attachment 40 People love...Rebuild Ipswich West Gate?
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 5 replies.

  • Suffolk Show in top 15 UK events for May 2017

    Ipswich Star is reporting Suffolk Show in top 15 UK events for May 2017 by HolidayLettings.co.uk, owned by TripAdvisor, when we looked at the site we found an unordered list including...Suffolk Show in top 15 UK events for May 2017
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Ipswich is a real tourist hotspot

    Ipswich is moving up in the world:-So we can expect roughly 3 visitors instead of 2. That should boost the economy! planemanIpswich Star has hailed again... oh my, I hate that phrase... you hail a taxi or dodge the bad weather. Too many news articles using that phrase now.National Express coach operator
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  • Ipswich Top 10 Easter Coach Destination

    From Ipswich Star:Ipswich makes it to the top ten most popular towns to visit at EasterThe coach operator’s advanced bookings show Ipswich to be the eighth most popular town to visit by coach in terms of passenger numbers this Easter with thousands expecting to visit.With attractions such as Christchurch Park, Ipswich Transport...Ipswich Top 10 Easter Coach Destination
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 2 replies.

  • Ipswich Top 6 Coach Destination for half-term week

    Good to hear Ipswich was the 6th most popular destination town for half-term week - by advanced bookings - for National Express coaches.https://twitter.com/dance_east/status/831481815454121984
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 4 replies.

  • Important: Readme (Tourism)

    Welcome to the Tourism forum of ipswi.comipswi is the Greater Ipswich alternative for Streetlife which will be no more.ipswi is run by local company Ipswich Ltd.ipswi is suitable for those living in Suffolk with a focus on Greater Ipswich (Ipswich, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Felixstowe). The site allows general discussion on topics, more localised areas and showcase area where you can promote your talents. As a new site there will be some teething problems...Important: Readme (Tourism)
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  • Ipswich Day 2018

    Ipswich Ltd will be organising Ipswich Day 2018 on 25 May 2018 - the day in 1200 when Ipswich got its Royal Charter.This post will be updated with developments.
    Submitted by: Ipswich - The topic has 1 replies.

  • Suffolk Day 2017

    Today is Suffolk Day.Suffolk Day is the invention of BBC Suffolk to recognise the county, known for its “chocolate-box” villages, 50 miles (80km) of coastline and horseracing at Newmarket, among many other things.It’s based on a successful model in Yorkshire and the plan is for it to be marked annually.The day is being backed by the county council and the East Anglian...Suffolk Day 2017
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  • Important: Readme (Events)

    Welcome to the Events forum of ipswi.comipswi is the Greater Ipswich alternative for Streetlife which will be no more.ipswi is run by local company Ipswich Ltd.ipswi is suitable for those living in Suffolk with a focus on Greater Ipswich (Ipswich, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Felixstowe). The site allows general discussion on topics, more localised areas and showcase area where you can promote your talents. As a new site there will be some teething problems...Important: Readme (Events)
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  • Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 5

    Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 5: So it is May 2017, a day away from the local elections (Suffolk County Council) and around a month away from the snap General Election.Northern Bypass Part 4 has exceeded 200 replies, into page 10... time for a new topic... Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 5!IPSWI...Ipswich Northern Bypass NBP Part 5
    Submitted by: ipswichltd - The topic has 103 replies.

  • Northern Bypass NBP Part 4!

    I have been asked by watchfull to start off the Northern Bypass Part 4 topic!As streetlife is closing down and many peoples concerns with Next Door, the conversation will continue on IPSWI.The original topic will be imported to IPSWI so you can refer back to posts.Please bear with the site which can be a little troublesome, these problems will be ironed out over the next week or two.The first three topics on the Northern Bypass had...Northern Bypass NBP Part 4!
    Submitted by: ipswichltd - The topic has 202 replies.

  • Ditch The Car!

    Ipswich Star has their "Ditch the Car" campaign... so much for supporting a Northern Bypass!Should we all cycle, walk or use public transport?!
    Submitted by: dan5 - The topic has 1 replies.

  • Ben Gummer: We need a Northern Bypass!

    The cat is out of the bag. Ben Gummer disappoints his dad by letting slip on BBC Radio Suffolk yesterday morning...We need a Northern BypassWhat he meant to say, was a "Northern Route".Ben Gummer interviewed around 8am on Mark Murphy, about new Cornhill plans. 
    Submitted by: northernbypass - The topic has 13 replies.

  • Orwell Bridge Summit

    Orwell Bridge SummitOrwell Bridge Summit Thursday 26 January, 11:00 – 15:00Meeting Place:  Grafton House, 15 – 17 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2DE – The Orwell RoomAGENDA11.00 – 11.15   Introduction and purpose  Martin Fellows11.15 – 11.30...Orwell Bridge Summit
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  • Northern Bypass Car Sticker Vinyls

    Watchfull was kind enough to suggest producing car stickers to get the word out there!Various different kinds exist - car stickers, vehicle vinyl, bumper stickers and window vinyls / window stickers.Window stickers (well vinyl) are probably the better option). Does anyone know any suppliers? I will look around. Once with a design it is either buy an batch order of 100 or 1000 (whichever is the Minimum Order Quantity, MoQ) with a waiting list to buy new batches...Northern Bypass Car Sticker Vinyls
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  • Dual carriageway bypass supported by 86%

    From EADT: Villagers united over need for bypass for Farnham, Marlesford, Little Glemham and Stratford St AndrewVillagers have spoken with a “conclusive voice” over the need for four communities to have a bypass built if Sizewell C is given the go-ahead.Some 86% of people who responded to a survey by Central...Dual carriageway bypass supported by 86%
    Submitted by: northernbypass - The topic has 0 replies.

  • Storm Doris and Ranelagh Road closure: ultimate chaos?

    With winds between 60-70mph forecast, can the Ipswich road network cope with a key road closure both in town and the TEN-T A14 Orwell Bridge being closed due to high winds from Storm Doris?https://twitter.com/HighwaysEAST/status/834667475845390337
    Submitted by: Ipswi - The topic has 18 replies.

  • Continuation NBP part 3

    Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring 2017 -- to use a James Bond saying -- shaken and well stirred -- I feel that we have done the shaken bit but now we have to keep stirring -- I will be getting in touch with the new editor of the star in the new year and hope to get him to give us...Continuation NBP part 3
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  • Continuation NBP

    Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the results of the talks taking place-- of which should be completed by this autumn as promised by the SCC-- the talks are taking into account, the fringe development, the road problems of Ipswich,and the need for a Northern Route--NBP-- also there is...Continuation NBP
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  • Northern Bypass for Ipswich

    It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can enlarge upon this but will wait to see what reaction there is forthcoming to this post.[ This in an archive of the original post by Watchfull on Streetlife. ]
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  • Ipswi Search Terms July 2017

    It is always good to find out what people are searching for... By impressions(How many times the Ipswich Community Forum appeared in the results)ipswich maritime festival 2017empire cinema ipswich pricesprosecco festival ipswichipswich maritime festivalsandy martin mpipswich waterfront festival 2017sandy martin ipswichempire ipswich pricescaravan fire felixstoweipswich northern bypass route mapipswich to felixstowe run...Ipswi Search Terms July 2017
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  • Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who 13th Time Lord To Be A Woman

    About time the doctor of Doctor Who was a woman, but is it unlucky (13th) for it to be feminist Jodie Whittaker?Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman - BBC NewsSome people might be happy but I think - gender aside - she is the wrong person for the role. The BBC don't appear very well at casting the right people these days. I am not a big Doctor Who fan - whovian - some episodes are really good...Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who 13th Time Lord To Be A Woman
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  • Connexions 159

    Please please please, somebody take this building (or a floor) already!Connexions 159 Office Block - Office Space Ipswich, SuffolkTO LET: Town centre location2 minutes walk from Ipswich Train Station • 5 minutes walk to Town Centre • 60+ car parking spaces • Grade A office space of 44,646 sq ft • Suites from 8,540 sq ft to 44,646 sq ftClick to expand......Connexions 159
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  • Ipswich Waterfront - Casual Ships

    I was at the Ipswich Waterfront yesterday - a few yachts with tall masts plus the following...View attachment 166 This relatively small modest ship... in respects to above the waterline barely reaches one storey tall, yet the mast is approximately 4 times as tall... approximately 4 storeys tall. Upon our previous calculations this ship should clear the pedestrian deck...View attachment 167 Image from Life on the Waterfront...Ipswich Waterfront - Casual Ships
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  • Rail Station Forecourt Complete With Shelters

    I haven't been that way for the last couple of weeks but according to the Ipswich Society, the Ipswich Railway Station forecourt project finally got completed 2 weeks ago! View attachment 86 Some points to notice...The undeniable evidence of police vehicles in the reflection of the bus shelters (3 police cars?)Very few people at the new bus shelterJust one "bus shelter" for the taxis... that wasn't to specification... looks silly.The...Rail Station Forecourt Complete With Shelters
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  • Stoke Bridge Buoy: Hope For Regeneration Or Distraction?

    Stoke Bridge buoy has been painted - looking very bright - is this a plaster over the dive of an area? Or is it a sign that the council is starting to take the area seriously?No doubt this has been painted ready for the Maritime Festival. I hope they will litter-pick first this year!(I would volunteer to help enhance the image of Ipswich... although the council should be doing this)
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  • Key Street Repaving

    Ipswich Society reports that on Monday work will begin on paving Key Street. This will involve 12 weeks of roadworks - with Key Street having alternating closure of one lane while the work goes ahead. No doubt this not completely necessary work (the lack of weed control has created this problem) is a result of the Wine Rack plans and Quay Place renovation. After years of wrangling as to where the developer's boundary ends and Suffolk Highway's begins and who is responsible for...Click to expand...Key Street Repaving
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  • Why Is That Grade A Office Block Still Empty?

    You know the one I am talking about, Connexions 159 in Princes Street. Why is it still empty?Tempting fate mentioning this when an inward tenant could be signed up at any moment - unlikely - but surely possible... and most definitely welcomed, there is certain things about it which strikes me as fatal mistakes to make when taking on relatively big projects such as this one. I am not in the property game so I don't...Why Is That Grade A Office Block Still Empty?
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  • German Doner Kebab Coming To Ipswich

    I can reveal that German Doner Kebab have applied for planning permission to open a restaurant opposite Love Thy Burger in Westgate Street. This is A3 usage so isn't intended to primarily be a fast food takeaway.Application for determination of whether prior approval is required for conversion from A1 (retail) to A3 (restaurant) use.Click to expand...This was formerly the Granite Outdoors shop. I suppose it offers variety to Turkish doner kebabs whatever the difference is! Our...Click to expand...German Doner Kebab Coming To Ipswich
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  • Pizza Express Ipswich Waterfront Makeover

    Ipswich Society has reported the Pizza Express restaurant has closed at Ipswich Waterfront for a makeover.Pizza Express is currently closed for a revamp which includes astro-turf on the York paving outside the restaurant. The restaurant is due to open again on Tuesday 11th July.Click to expand...Astro-turf al fresco dining? How bizarre!
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  • Old Post Office On The Cornhill To Be Retail?

    I heard something interesting about Next today. For the record, nothing is official and could just be rumours, though its probably just optimistic talk.Apparently Next are talking about a proposal that 'could' be submitted that will see Next wanting to occupy the Old Post Office building. Apparently they have wanted a store in the Cornhill area ever since they left Westgate Street a few years back. The Ipswich star stated this last year...Old Post Office On The Cornhill To Be Retail?
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  • The Link scrapped plan another nail in Ipswich waterfront coffin

    Archant's old offices in Lower Brook Street were to be turned into "The Link" - an architecturally brilliant mixed office, retail, leisure, hotel and multi-storey car park development. Penn Commercial as agent and Wrenbridge as developer. Not an greyfriars disaster. Except, aiming for the floor, Ipswich is to get retirement housing development instead. The Link wasn't that ambitious. CGI drawings hint at a Waitrose on ground floor. £20m of finance has been found for the Wine...The Link scrapped plan another nail in Ipswich waterfront coffin
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  • Ipswich Society to meet to discuss Cornhill Redevelopment

    Ipswich Society members are to meet to discuss the Cornhill Redevelopment situation the day after the 8-week target date of the planning application.CORNHILL REDEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION MEETING FOR MEMBERSWednesday 10th May - 7.30pm - Museum Street Methodist ChurchThe new proposals for the Cornhill, with their impact right at the...Ipswich Society to meet to discuss Cornhill Redevelopment
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  • Rail Station bus shelters delayed due to installation problems

    Already many months overdue, another hurdle has been hit. The bus shelters due to be installed at the brand new renovated Ipswich Rail Station forecourt will not be installed until after the General Election! Perhaps, not until the Summer months.Street lighting, fencing and bus shelters are all pending projects, as the station forecourt remains incomplete and unfinished.Ben Gummer was able to influence additional trees to be installed along the street edge - despite being half a year...Rail Station bus shelters delayed due to installation problems
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  • Chopstix Noodle bar coming to Ipswich Sailmakers

    We can reveal that Chopstix Noodle Bar intends to open in Unit 8 of Sailmakers.Chopstix (if granted planning consent) will then be rivalling Wagamama in Buttermarket Centre.
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  • Every tree counts towards making our town greener, more beautiful and vibrant

    Every tree counts towards making our town greener, more beautiful and vibrant....https://twitter.com/ben4ipswich/status/857851989669097473What trees?https://twitter.com/PaulBrannenNE/status/857853557932003328He has a point...https://twitter.com/ben4ipswich/status/857884927261593600Not that visible though.
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  • Ben Gummers Wine Rack U-turn

    So Ipswich MP Ben Gummer was instrumental into securing the £20m investment to complete Regatta Quay "Wine Rack" but he didn't always see it as important. We have uncovered newspaper articles where Ben Gummer MP demanded the Wine Rack to be demolished (even at a cost of £1 million). Why the change of heart?...Ben Gummers Wine Rack U-turn
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