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    Sandy Martin refuses to intervene on Cornhill vandalism row

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM with 0 replies and 12 views.

    Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has failed (in what appears to be active refusal) to step in and represent his constituents in the Cornhill Regeneration saga. The price has increased £400,000 to £3.6m, the fountains are due to be scrapped and the top part of Princes Street will not be included with the scheme. Ipswich Borough Council are going to continue full steam ahead.Ipswich residents have voiced their disapproval since the initial...

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    Why are new businesses so unenthusiastic about Ipswich?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 16, 2017 at 11:00 PM with 1 replies and 30 views.

    A serious question, and by no means intended to discourage brands and businesses wanting to choose Ipswich, however, a common trend is businesses appearing to run out of steam and enthusiasm about launching in Ipswich compared to elsewhere, and in some cases even scaling down or aborting their venture.Instantly, we will discard large projects such as those well documented by The Ipswich Proposal. We have Next who left the town centre but...

    Latest reply: still waiting for Adnams shop, they have claimed to be looking.

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    Ipswich Homelessness and Rough Sleeping out of control

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 14, 2017 at 9:50 PM with 0 replies and 97 views.

    A lot of talk locally about Social Mobility and Council Homes, yet homelessness has risen 28% from the previous quarter in Ipswich and rough sleeping has almost quadrupled in 4 years!Ipswich has gone from 13 known rough sleepers in 2010 following the recession and start of austerity, a few years in decline, up to 16 known rough sleepers in 2015 (I assume its council budget cut backs resulting in homeless people not having accommodation) up...

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    Ipswich Vision Update: ABP joins the party

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 12, 2017 at 11:37 PM with 0 replies and 30 views.

    Ipswich Vision UpdateThe Ipswich Vision membership has been updated. A member of We Are Ipswichand ABP have been invited to join the board.There is currently a review of the Vision's priorities and at its meeting on 05 January2018 the new set of priorities and projects will be agreed. The review is currentlylooking at five main themes - Regeneration, Inward Investment, Visitor Economy,Social Mobility and marketing of the Vision.The...

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    The Hold Project Update

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 12, 2017 at 8:54 PM with 0 replies and 15 views.

    PlanningThe planning application for The Hold was submitted at the end of September and was well publicised, (this included pre-app displays at Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Stowmarket and Lowestoft as well as Ipswich). Suffolk County Council (SCC) are the determining authority. A neighbour engagement evening was held on 16 October which provided an opportunity for adjacent residents and businesses to engage with the architect and project team,...

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    Suffolk Highways Transformation

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM with 0 replies and 12 views.

    The new Suffolk Highways organisation structure continues to develop,following the integration of existing resources from within the Council and Kierearlier this year. Since going ‘live’ on 04 September, there have beenopportunities for Council staff (previously unaffected by the integration process)to apply for some of the new roles, particularly within the new Communicationand Customer Services Team. In recent weeks, external...

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    Suffolk Highways: 1 in 10 posts vacant

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 12, 2017 at 6:41 PM with 2 replies and 23 views.

    Councillor Peter Gardiner has alleged Suffolk Highways has close to 10% of posts vacant - is this why their roadwork projects frequently overrun? Question 6 to Councillor Jane Storey from Councillor Peter Gardiner“Suffolk Highways has been in place since the beginning of September, responsetimes continue to be slow, and there remains close to 10% of the posts vacant inthe new teams. Can the Cabinet Member tell us when these posts will...

    Latest reply: I guess it happens, people leave or get killed... but how do you maintain a contract without the staff? They must love when someone leaves the workforce as they can choose not to employ someone to make cost savings... and pick up a time bonus!

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    Paul West

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 12, 2017 at 5:12 PM with 0 replies and 18 views.

    So who is this Paul West that apparently no one has heard of? Well, he isn't quite as new to politics as he has been portrayed to be.BusinessPaul Martin West used to run Paul West Sales & Lettings (Paul West Property Management Ltd) in Dale Hall Lane.944 The above Google Streetview checks out! Not exactly prime real estate but definitely not an cock and bull story! A lot of people in Ipswich would have heard of it and saw this...

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    Cornhill Regeneration scheme rockets to £3.6m after cost saving changes

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 10, 2017 with 8 replies and 99 views.

    A complete shambles. The preferred bidder will stick the project far over budget and require parts to be scrapped or "value engineered". Ipswich Borough Council are planning to borrow £200,000 and seek equal contributions from other partners to make up the £400,000 shortfall. If this isn't bad enough, the £3.6m inflated cost still won't cover the cost of the Preferred Bidder - and it appears any others. In order to reduce the cost enough,...

    Latest reply: I hope Ipswich Star has gone along to the meeting and will reveal the result/decision...

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    Leaked: Actual Ipswich Cornhill End Designs Revealed

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 10, 2017 with 13 replies and 149 views.

    So we didn't get another consultation and the council applied itself for planning permission, granting it despite large opposition; can you believe it that the design as part of the planning application process is not going to be anything like the end design?Likely DesignThese monoliths are less vanilla but not any better looking. Completely random being there! There is a hole in the top, maybe you can stick a football or basketball on...

    Latest reply: So between the newish paving in Princes St, Giles Circus and the New paving on Cornhill we are going to keep a section of old paving. LOLYes, it appears to be the case. The whole idea of this Cornhill Regeneration is to persuade the busy...

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    Ipswich Borough Council refuses forgot to display parking ticket appeal

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 6, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    A sleep deprived mum failed to display a purchased ticket at an Ipswich Borough Council car park and got fined for not having a ticket. Fair enough. However, on appeal, the council rejected the claim of having a ticket and is enforcing the parking penalty. 899 This comes as travellers have camped up with their caravans on West End Road car park for the FOURTH time this year without paying a penny and incurring legal costs for them to be...

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    Politicians don't care about Ipswich

    by Ipswich in Local PoliticsDec 4, 2017 with 0 replies and 31 views.

    Local MP Sandy Martin strongly refuted claims made on twitter about local politicians do not care about Ipswich (as one of the reasons we won't get city status). We will start off with 10 reasons but be warned this might be extended into additional parts (i.e. Part 2 11-20). Of course, you can talk a good game but decades of inaction by politicians and making poor decisions has completely destroyed the county town. When we talk about...

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    Ipswich Winter Night Shelter struggles to fill beds

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 3, 2017 with 0 replies and 35 views.

    Despite the homelessness epidemic on Ipswich streets, the church-run Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has so far struggled to fill more than a quarter of available bed capacity. BBC Suffolk's Jon Wright has questioned this on Twitter. Of course, naturally I ranted away!Furthermore, Ipswich Borough Council has activated its emergency beds scheme.Related: IWNS organiser Julia Hancock says just 3/12 beds have been taken each night so far.The...

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    Ipswich Buses refuse to serve Ransomes Europark

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 1, 2017 with 2 replies and 93 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council owned bus company Ipswich Buses is refusing to run evening services to Ipswich's prime industrial estate Ransomes Europark that it is legally required to run. We couldn't find any information suggesting Ipswich Buses has changed the timetable, therefore it cannot downright refuse to run the routes as it is currently doing so. 885 Here is the declaration...936225689312858112Why the assumption that their customers...

    Latest reply: Twitter comment...They have cancelled part of a route due to roadworks and delays. Some of the roads around ransomes are unlit and the road leading up to futura has, for the most part, no pavement. There are young woman walking in a dangerous...

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    Sick Joke: Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter off ill

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 30, 2017 with 2 replies and 111 views.

    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 parliamentary votes since he was referred to an internal inquiry...

    Latest reply: Indeed...Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, said: “I am, of course, pleased to support Suffolk County Council’s bid for Ipswich to gain city status, and trust that the motion will receive backing at next week’s full...

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