Ipswich Local Politics

  • Ipswich Entertains making a loss

    Ipswich Borough Council has released details on spending a little under half a million pounds on events last year, which is claimed brought in a quarter of a million people, boosting the local economy by £9 million and made a loss of £260,000 to be picked up by the taxpayer. Ipswich Borough Council has revealed that its annual spend on events it organised was around £467,000 last year, and brought in more than a quarter of a million people. Sponsorship from... Click to expand... Ipswich Entertains making a loss
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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
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  • Sick Joke: Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter off ill

    Central Suffolk & North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has been reportedly off ill since allegations came to light regarding his conduct towards female MPs. He also deleted his twitter account. No details released what this illness is, Dr Dan is still being paid handsomely by the taxpayer... his constituents are hoping he isn't on holiday! A Conservative MP has been absent from... Click to expand... Sick Joke: Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter off ill
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  • Ipswich Local Plan Review Update

    Ipswich Borough Council has submitted an Ipswich Local Plan Review Update:- Thanks for your feedback on the Issues and Options consultation carried out between August and October 2017. We received over 800 written comments and suggestions; you spoke to us via social media and also in person at various exhibitions. We asked you 106 questions ranging from working with neighbouring authorities to where new housing should go, how to design our built environment, how to...​ Click to expand... Ipswich Local Plan Review Update
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  • Sandy Martin backlash over allegedly filibustering the medical marijuana bill

    Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has received twitter backlash from those Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. . Sandy was accused of filibustering the bill delaying it back to July. You can read Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. ... Sandy Martin backlash over allegedly filibustering the medical marijuana bill
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  • Ipswich Angle March 2018

    Ipswich Borough Council's March 2018 version of its increasingly shrinking "Angle" newspaper is as follows:- (View September 2017)
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  • Cornhill Stories

    What are your Cornhill stories? A new consultation has been launched by Ipswich Borough Council. All you need to do is pick 4 options out of 15. You cannot suggest other options or even specify whether you want the four arches. You need to go for damage limitation to what you think is less bad. Or you can do the town a favour realising they have already picked their final four and allow as little of the survey to be completed as possible so it registers a small turnout. Of course... Cornhill Stories
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  • Ipswich Bus Survey

    IPSWI is undertaking a bus survey today utilising all available RTPI information to see how punctual bus services actually are in Ipswich. This post will be updated with the results. The survey: Polls selected bus stops (typically principle stops and terminus) for expected bus services (not limited to operator) At certain times of the day - peak times/rush hour, off peak, early morning and late evening/night services Will rely on the small percentage of services that... Ipswich Bus Survey
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  • Sandy Martin Ipswich MP website launched (sandyofipswich.co.uk)

    I can now confirm that Sandy Martin has a website... Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now.
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  • Labours 15p Vs Conservatives 88p

    Latest from Ipswich Labour... Last week I wrote about how we had managed to keep Ipswich Borough’s council tax increase down much lower than the Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk County Council, writes Borough Council Leader, David Ellesmere. Many people are concerned that council tax is rising but services are still getting worse. That is not the case for Ipswich Borough Council. We are able to protect all our services from cuts over the coming year... Click to expand... Labours 15p Vs Conservatives 88p
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  • Sandy Martin: Blog coming soon (sandyofipswich.co.uk)

    It appears as though Sandy Martin will have a new website by the new year! It has taken long enough...
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  • Public Transport in Greater Ipswich is deteriorating

    Public transport in Suffolk is deteriorating by the month. 20 years on we are left with a sloppy mess. The only major improvement on from 20 years ago is accessibility. This isn't enough. Of course, through numerous projects including Travel Ipswich we have been made to feel as if new changes have made public transport a better alternative than the car but in reality this is pretty far from the actual truth. Ipswich Buses will get a hammering as they provide the vast... Public Transport in Greater Ipswich is deteriorating
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  • Ipswich Borough Council to acquire Bramford Road ruins?

    Recently Bramford Road was reopened to traffic. The former pub was mostly demolished. Looks like a sizeable plot. I have spoken to a few people with differing views. Most seem to suggest Ipswich Borough Council will acquire the land to others who think the whole process was staged. Whether it will remain a Mosque is unknown. Labour Ipswich Borough Council surely has this within their remit. Drive for more... Ipswich Borough Council to acquire Bramford Road ruins?
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  • Pret Planning

    The following snippet is taken from the printed draft minutes at the Planning & Development Committee. Comments summarised: Application not complaint with policy DM20 – as was previous refusal IP/16/00738/FUL. Planning does not differentiate between mixed uses. Application primary use is A3 and therefore does not comply with DM20. No reason why remaining Grimwades unit cannot attract an A1 client following sub-division. A Pret a Manger will result in... Click to expand... Pret Planning
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  • Ipswich Buses: Sandy Martin MP receives messages from concerned residents regarding bus service cuts

    Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has received several messages from concerned residents about bus service cuts in Ipswich. The response is clearly an Ipswich Labour one... Ipswich Borough Council has come in to rescue the day, whereas in Tory-run rural areas in Suffolk there would be no subsidy to ensure they are ongoing. I am sure this is true but what is a commercially run operator with a monopoly... Ipswich Buses: Sandy Martin MP receives messages from concerned residents regarding bus service cuts
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