Ipswich Local Politics

  • 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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  • Sandy Martin: "Do you think MPs are allowed to go on holiday?"

    Interesting Private Message from Sandy Martin on Twitter recently. His question plenty valid but what tickled me was he could read social media whilst on holiday (I assume) including sending me a private message (therefore also contacting Labour colleagues no doubt) but not respond to the electorate through bite-sized tweets. Not really a... Sandy Martin: "Do you think MPs are allowed to go on holiday?"
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  • How much should it cost parking at Crown Multi-Storey Car Park?

    Ipswich Borough Council has set initial pricing at the Crown Multi-Storey Car Park of £1 an hour up to a maximum stay of 5 hours. There is no charge after 8pm and a special offer exists of just £2 after 2pm (despite taking them up on this offer exhausts the 5 hour maximum stay if staying until 8pm. I assume rules don't apply when there is no hourly charge.). When Crown Car Park reopened as a surface car park the pricing... How much should it cost parking at Crown Multi-Storey Car Park?
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  • Suffolk Buscycle: Why don't we ride cycle and use the bus?

    In 2002, Griff Rhys Jones launched Suffolk Buscycle - a scheme funded by the Rural Bus Challenge Fund and the Rural Transport Partnership fund - to improve the effectiveness of public transport in rural areas extending reach of rural bus stops. The concept simply is replacing poor quality bus stops speculatively scattered in villages for few bus stops with better facilities further away, which can be reached through cycling. This should in theory make it easier for public... Suffolk Buscycle: Why don't we ride cycle and use the bus?
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  • Ipswich Taxi Drivers: Liabilities!

    Had a recent browse on Ipswich Borough Council website under decisions so many suspensions and licence revocations of taxi drivers and private hire vehicles. Just a few recent examples:- OD/18/11 Suspension of vehicle licence 1 (one) private hire vehicle licence was immediately suspended because it had both front tyres worn below the... Click to expand... Ipswich Taxi Drivers: Liabilities!
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  • Ipswich and 230 Syrian Refugees

    The UK Government has agreed to import 23,000 refugees from the Middle East and North Africa over the next 2 years. Suffolk has agreed to take 230 - 1% of total - and Ipswich is very lucky to be getting all (or the majority) of these. Some will be children and others will be volunteers in the Syria Civil Defence organisation (aka White Helmets). Unaware? It is news to me also. Which got me thinking. These refugees which for... Ipswich and 230 Syrian Refugees
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  • Norfolk dominates Ipswich's Tourist Information Centre

    What really annoyed me today whilst visiting the Tourist Information Centre is Norfolk dominating the "Ipswich & District" section. By district (Ipswich is a district, Ipswich & Ipswich?) they surely mean the surrounding area or Suffolk. Except, Norwich Cathedral and Norfolk popped up in various places. At first I thought it was human error from a visitor just sticking something back anywhere - you know how it is - but nope, big piles of the booklets and leaflets etc... Norfolk dominates Ipswich's Tourist Information Centre
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  • Large plastic Litter bins

    I was in Bourne Park today, and was surprised at how large the new plastic litter bins were... HUGE! They also had 4-5 of these next to the play area (no photo for obvious reasons) which seemed overkill. I had no idea they were going to be this big.
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  • Bourne Park (Wherstead Road end) Grass verge parking

    The lane between Wherstead Road A137 and Corporation Avenue has caused quite some controversy - including Ipswich Borough Council giving parking fines when organising a family fun day in the park. The real question is: Is it okay to park on the grass verge? The follow up question is... Why can you seemingly park on one part of the grass verge and not... Bourne Park (Wherstead Road end) Grass verge parking
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  • Women's Tour completely unacceptable for Ipswich

    Although I have no problem with the races in general the need for the bike race through picturesque Suffolk to need to come into the county town is wholly unacceptable. Credit where credit is due. They have obviously chosen a midweek day, avoided morning rush hour and slotted it in just before the lunch rush... but closing 3 significant parts of the A1214 (Main Road Kesgrave, Colchester Road and Yarmouth... Women's Tour completely unacceptable for Ipswich
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  • 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?
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  • Suffolk County Council: Ipswich flats in collage

    Suffolk County Council appears to be lining up for Suffolk Day with a collage background on their twitter account. Strangely enough I like how these early waterfront apartments were constructed and they have good design also, but is it really a landmark of Suffolk county town Ipswich? I didn't think I would see the day when the waterfront is pictured without the Waterfront Building or Issacs. I think the Town Hall, Ancient... Suffolk County Council: Ipswich flats in collage
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  • How safe ACTUALLY is Ipswich?

    Another stabbing, another murder. Suffolk Police downplaying it with Suffolk being a "safe county", we have heard it before. No one is reassured. From the start of the year until the end of April there were 6364 crimes committed in Ipswich. 1863 offences (roughly 30% - almost 1 in 3) were violent or sexual offences which includes offences against the person such as common assaults, Grievous Bodily Harm, rape and other sexual offences [FONT=trebuchet... [URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/how-safe-actually-is-ipswich.45540/']How safe ACTUALLY is Ipswich?[/URL]
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  • 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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