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  1. Ipswi

    Ben Gummer

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 15, 2017 with 64 replies and 93 views.

    Benedict Michael Gummer (Ben Gummer) has been our MP for coming up to 7 years now after defeating Chris Mole at the 2010 General Election. This topic will serve for all discussions directly relating to Ben Gummer.Ben Gummer ContractBen's Contract with Ipswich Voters.Many people have lost their faith in politicians. Voters are fed up with the lies and the failure to deliver real change.I want to be different.That is why I have drawn up...

    Latest reply: Ben Gummer has unrestricted his Facebook and released a statement on Facebook... (yesterday morning)As a Suffolk boy, it has been the greatest honour to represent a town I have known and cared about since I was a child. I am proud of what we...

  2. Ipswi

    The Upper Orwell Crossings a bridge too far?

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 11, 2017 with 36 replies and 101 views.

    From Ipswich Society newsletter Ipswich Society April 2017 (issue 207):-Clever politicians throw their weight behind projects that are likely to succeed and avoid those that will be a long time coming. Thus we can guess that the proposals to build additional bridges over the Orwell and the New Cut are likely to happen sooner rather than later.However the rationale for the biggest of these bridges is debatable and the methodology used to...

    Latest reply: As stated in the NBP topic, I had a meeting with Sandy Martin this morning. Most of it is confidential so cannot divulge it. I must share some points with you on IPSWI though. My interpretation of various points within the conversation:-...

  3. Ipswi

    Cornhill Redevelopment Planning Application Comments

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 5, 2017 with 34 replies and 35 views.

    Various comments are now appearing since it was changed to FPI3....I have been invited to comment on the above location by the Ipswich Society.My objection is very straightforward. Can IBC show who owns the actual Cornhill routes and places? As they know who block paved the area (IBC or SCC) with public funds it is obviously a public right of way.It has probably been a right of way for hundreds of years as it has been used by the...

    Latest reply: I will email them tomorrow to remind them about the uproar.The Ipswich Remembers comments... (warning some strong language)James Patrick I'm sure money could be spent better .Like · 7 · Yesterday at 09:32John RowsonJohn Rowson Yep - saving...

  4. dan5

    Sandy Martin

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 6, 2017 with 18 replies and 41 views.

    This will be the Sandy Martin discussion topic. Sandy Martin is the Labour Candidate for Ipswich, General Election 2017. It appears he doesn't currently have a website, a bit worrying a month away from a General Election although I am sure it will all soon be revealed when he launches his General Election campaign.

    Latest reply: He is evicting an Web Designer who was based at Labour's Silent Street office. I am not sure why Sandy Martin didn't have a website! It didn't matter in the end.

  5. Ipswi

    Ben Gummer & Conservative Manifesto

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 18, 2017 with 12 replies and 20 views.

    Former Conservative Ipswich MP and current Tory candidate for Ipswich, Ben Gummer, Cabinet Minister, was tasked with writing the Conservative Party Manifesto.As you would expect for a 2-times MP and prospective candidate for a third term, Ben is an advocate for Ipswich (in particular for the Ipswich Waterfront).The manifesto didn't include anything to benefit Ipswich or the Suffolk economy specifically... and the same applies with East...

    Latest reply: As other post the offending thread and photo have been removed from his Facebook page now. I would like to think that the person who was in charge of it yesterday has perhaps been reprimanded by his boss (BG) today for;a, not knowing one...

  6. dan5

    Ben Gummer founded Great Eastern Mainline. Really?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsApr 30, 2017 with 11 replies and 26 views.

    We know politicians tells fibs, little white lies and some major fraudulent ones... Ben Gummer has pushed the boat a little too far this time... "We have come a long way since I first founded the Great Eastern Mainline...". Wait! hang on a moment? Founded? The Great Eastern Main Line opened in 1862 from early track starting from 1839, predating not only him but his father and his father's father Canon Selwyn Gummer born in 1907... and his...

    Latest reply: I wonder if Miles Macadam the manufacturer installed it or Suffolk Highways... that probably makes a major difference.(Hopefully they haven't stuck a thin layer of that stuff on the existing temporary surface)Time will tell, hopefully it...

  7. Ipswi

    David Ellesmere George Osborne Tory Bashing as Labour Local Elections Campaign

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMar 19, 2017 with 9 replies and 18 views.

    David Ellesmere - Ipswich Borough Council leader - has gone on record in the Ipswich Star criticising central government as part of the Suffolk Labour campaign for the local elections.... he just can't hold back his opinions with unprofessional rants of his hate for Conservatives!!!The article reads...How can George Osborne hold down another job?PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 March 2017  David EllesmereTwo weeks ago, Chancellor Philip Hammond...

    Latest reply: Paul Geater appears to be back supporting Labour... http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/one_job_george_osborne_is_not_getting_ed_balls_rules_him_out_of_norwich_city_manager_race_1_4941440A pointless stub article. If you cannot turn a 5 second...

  8. Ipswi

    Ben Gummer Vision 2020 2 year review

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 25, 2017 with 8 replies and 20 views.

    Ben Gummer wrote his "Vision 2020" for the town. Just utilising the content from his website, lets compare what content it contained in 2015 and what it contains now after the snap General Election had been announced - and approved by MPs. 2015 version...The Best SchoolsFor too long Suffolk schools have not been good enough. Ben has worked hard to change this already – supporting good head teachers, bringing Teach First to Ipswich, and...

    Latest reply: Actually, it is much worse than that! The 6 point vision is as follows:- A Wet Dock Crossing and a Northern Route Instead a title of "Wet Dock Crossing":- funding obtained, architect picked - not started work yet, not complete, not opened...

  9. dan5

    Why does this town keep making poor decisions?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMar 9, 2017 with 8 replies and 14 views.

    Why does this town keep making poor decisions?A comment from a council estate (or someones alias named after it) on Ipswich Star:-Why does this town keep making poor decisions ? We lose Broomhill, Pipers Vale, the Airport, the town centre and now have a run down football club. The £60 million easily found for a wet dock flood defence expecting a tsunami flood any day soon. Another £20 million plus for a derelict sugar beet factory a few...

    Latest reply: The best way would be to build a nice bridge opposite Isaacs... split the marinas... remove the existing vehicular access so access to the marina on the other side exists. But this site could end up becoming a park?

  10. Ipswi

    Ipswich Borough Council has given up on Ipswich

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsFeb 17, 2017 with 8 replies and 17 views.

    The need for a Greater Ipswich Unitary Authority has never been more needed.Orwell Ahead have launched Reform Suffolk "a great deal for local government". The principles of this is one shared centre where all Suffolk authorities benefit from reduced costs and better efficiency; whilst Suffolk is split into three fair equal size per population unitary authorities (one council - "cutting out the middle man") - East Suffolk Unitary Authority,...

    Latest reply: Various headers used on that site:-Not a complete collection but a general idea...

  11. dan5

    Ipswich Maritime Festival: What Went Wrong?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 21, 2017 at 5:57 PM with 7 replies and 27 views.

    Ipswich Maritime Festival was the largest and most prestigious event in the Ipswich calendar of the hundred or so events within the Ipswich borough... how did it go from well-loved local maritime festival to 'okay' over-commercialised food and drink event? Let's reflect back on past successful maritime events...Ipswich Maritime Festival 2014Does anyone miss the following? A little step back in time with these workshops... 415 416 417...

    Latest reply: Ambition...What i would love to see in Ipswich is a summer time event of the magnitude and popularity of the Bury Christmas Market. Why could we not do that, fill the whole of the town up with stalls, food, activities, entertainments, from...

  12. Ipswi

    Stunning entrance gateway to Ipswich Waterfront

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 27, 2017 with 6 replies and 37 views.

    Almost 3 years ago Ipswich Borough Council held an design competition to create a "stunning entrance" to the Ipswich Waterfront from Stoke Bridge end. At the time, Ipswich residents weren't convinced and ever since New Year 2015 it appears this has all disappeared to be forgotten about.Ipswich Borough Council Press releases/news article 2014:-Plan for waterfront gatewayIpswich Borough Council is set to step in to kick-start the...

    Latest reply: Soon, I will be pushing for the Ipswich Democratic Group... currently there is nothing holding Ipswich Borough Council, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Central and Ipswich Vision to account. Ipswich Borough Council used the excuse of waiting...

  13. Ipswi

    Ipswich finally to get real time car park space information signs?

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 2, 2017 with 6 replies and 17 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council is tendering out for a consultancy business to report Variable Message Sign opportunities to display available car park spaces information for Crown Car Park on signs around the town. This isn't a Suffolk County Council Travel Ipswich scheme. Ipswich has been considering similar for decades but for whichever reason never went ahead to install them. With the borough owned bus company losing the Park & Ride contract...

    Latest reply: Welcome to Chelmsford Road Sign...Welcome to Leicester Road Sign...Welcome to Pembridge Road Sign...

  14. dan5

    The Mark Murphy at Breakfast election battle bus rolls into Ipswich tomorrow!

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 15, 2017 with 4 replies and 15 views.

    The Mark Murphy at Breakfast election battle bus rolls into Ipswich tomorrow, live from 7am.https://twitter.com/MarkGlennMurphy/status/864066345322917889

    Latest reply: I will look into the email problem. Not sure what is wrong.The radio trailing annoyed me somewhat - probably only me. :DIt wasn't too bad overall, very selected people spoke despite a small crowd (overall wasn't all that popular but then...

  15. Ipswi

    Suffolk County Council Local Elections 2017 Results

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 5, 2017 with 4 replies and 10 views.

    Suffolk County Council Local Elections 2017 ResultsThe Suffolk local county elections results are as follows:-Voting Stats Party No of Seats No of votes Percentage of votes...

    Latest reply: How the Suffolk County Council Local Elections 2017 Results look like on a map.

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