Ipswich Local Politics

  • 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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  • 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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