Central Ipswich

This covers Central Ipswich - Ipswich Town Centre including the political wards of Alexandra, St Margarets and Westgate - and for all intents and purposes the Ipswich Central BID (Business Improvement District) area, "Ipswich Village" and the Ipswich Waterfront (quayside only).

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    Ipswich Waterfront

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    Ipswich Railway Station (Ipswich Train Station)
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  1. dan5

    Sailmakers Shopping Centre: Kiosk To Let

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 16, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    The Virgin Media Kiosk is To Let at Sailmakers Shopping Centre... it is yours on an existing 3 year lease of £20,000 pax. Mall space known as P2. Situated mid-mall on the lower level outside Topshop and close to Boots, Poundland and River Island.An existing 3 year lease without further review to expire 16th August 2019 but with tenant onlybreak 17th August 2018. 321 Existing lease? If Virgin Media are giving up after just one year......

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    Ipswich Borough Council: Waterfront Car Park Opens

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 14, 2017 with 0 replies and 40 views.

    The new St Peter’s car park on the Waterfront will be opening on Wednesday 16th August. The new car park will be open in time for this year’s Maritime Festival, which offers fun and frolics by the Waterfront on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August.Ipswich Borough Council has been preparing the site next to Stoke Bridge to provide spaces for nearly 100 vehicles. Additional motorbike parking will be available from September.When the car...

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    Ipswich Myths Debunked: East Anglia's Waterfront Town

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    Ipswich Myth 2: "East Anglia's Waterfront Town"Ipswich is a town. It has a partially regenerated wet dock area known as the Ipswich Waterfront. We are the county town of Suffolk which is part of East Anglia.Are we a waterfront town? What is a waterfront?a part of a town that borders the sea or a lake or river.So by definition, every seaside and town which has a river going through it or next to it (or a lake) has a waterfront. Clue...

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    Buttermarket: Big Issue Seller Needs To Go

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    A Big Issue seller has secured her place over the last goodness knows how many years at the Ancient House crossroads. The informal route vertically down is Dial Lane and St Stephens Lane (both of which made up the proposed "The Link" thoroughfare). To be fair more than one seller has been seen here.The police, borough and Ipswich Central have looked the other way. Big Issue street vendors are seen as a social venture and lets not distort...

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    Ipswich Myths Debunked: Town Car Parking Is Too Expensive!

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 39 views.

    Paul Geater posted another one of his provocative articles to stir up Ipswich residents dislike for the declining town centre. He questioned whether Ipswich could thrive with out-of-town retail... like it is a new concept!In the comments which can easily turn into a free-for-all of kicking Ipswich town centre while it is down... a common "Ipswich cliche" (or Ipswich myth if you prefer) is widely circulated...Ipswich Myth 1: "Car parks are...

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    Ipswich £2 After 2pm Weekday Car Parking

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 9, 2017 with 0 replies and 37 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council announces a new tariff promotion for its council car parks... Quids In is being replaced with a new £2 after 2pm promotion. This doubles the cost of parking at 3pm or later.Visitors to Ipswich can take advantage of a new £2 after 2pm midweek parking offer.The new deal, which means people can pay just £2 and park for the afternoon and evening from Monday to Friday, is part of the new tariffs unveiled in the spring...

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    Connexions 159: The Importance Of Kerb Appeal For Office Blocks

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    Never underestimate kerb appeal for office blocks. Or presentation... or functional design either... let's explore.We have already gone to great lengths talking about this Connexions 159 office block in Princes Street Ipswich. One aspect we haven't looked at is functional design and overall appearance. So far we had mostly focused on the inability to make Princes Street office corridor succeed. Before work commencedAlways good footage...

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    Ipswich 2025: Enterprise Island Revealed

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 63 views.

    What would a developed Enterprise Island look like? We have the answer thanks to The Ipswich Proposal.260 The above image model showing how the Ipswich Waterfront will look with the developed island site ("Enterprise Island") with Wet Dock Crossing/Upper Orwell Crossing shown. Most of the island site buildings shown are residential dwellings approx 3 storeys high. Some a little higher. 261 Above is University of Suffolk's future...

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    Suffolk Libraries Awarded £704,000 Grant

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 39 views.

    It isn't all cuts. Suffolk Libraries has been awarded £176,000 a year grant from the Arts Council England as an National Portfolio Organisation to develop arts and culture for young people. This is either a lot of money for a centrally produced project or not so much if spread across all library branches.Arts Council England have announced that Suffolk Libraries will have the status of a National Portfolio Organisation for 2018-2022 and...

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    What's The Hold Up With The Suffolk Record Office?

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 52 views.

    A project which has been in the background for many years and formally adopted in 2015. A joint venture between Suffolk County Council and University of Suffolk, there has been some significant attempt by both relevant local councils - Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council - into off-loading council assets gifted to the struggling new university. Ipswich Museum & Art School was one of them - to have been developed as what would...

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    Ipswich Litter

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 5, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    Some Ipswich litter enforcement statistics (FOI).In the last 5 years, 251 Environmental Protection Act s88 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for leaving litter were issued by Ipswich Borough Council. 239 have been paid and 9 unpaid. (Doesn't add up, maybe they cancelled some?)21 Community Protection Notices (CPNs) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014 s43 have been issued.Year 2012-13, 88 FPNs were issued.Year...

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    Britain's Crumbling Town Centres

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 2, 2017 with 2 replies and 50 views.

    Another interesting post from Ipswich Society's facebook. 218 This photo could have been taken in pretty much any town centre in the UK. Broken and uneven paving spotted with chewing gum , tarmac scars (just out of this view), overflowing litter bin, Poundland, Caffe Nero, SportsDirect and just beyond is Oxfam and "To Let" boards and empty shops.... an empty and closed down 1980's shopping centre is just round the corner. The same old...

    Latest reply: Yes, most definitely! I think you are right, must be due to being a terminus and having great ambition.... but don't forget keeping this strictly Suffolk :D and Norwich being an ancient city. Their original terminus for the GEML was called...

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    Wetherspoons Robert Ransome To Become Yates

    by dan5 in Central IpswichJul 28, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    Ipswich Society is reporting that the Wetherspoons pub Robert Ransome (previously Yates) has closed and will reopen as Yates in August 2018.The former Wetherspoons pub has closed for a complete revamp and conversion and is scheduled to reopen on Friday 25th August as YATES.The left photo was taken earlier this year and the right photo was taken today. The doors are closed and the blinds are down and the Wetherspoons name has been removed...

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    Ipswich Waterfront - Casual Ships

    by dan5 in Central IpswichJul 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 44 views.

    I was at the Ipswich Waterfront yesterday - a few yachts with tall masts plus the following...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...167 Image from Life on the Waterfront blog. As you can see these tall ships (clues...

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    Rail Station Forecourt Complete With Shelters

    by dan5 in Central IpswichJul 18, 2017 with 0 replies and 54 views.

    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! 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 faint contrast...

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