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  1. dan5

    Ipswich Borough Council refuses forgot to display parking ticket appeal

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 6, 2017 with 0 replies and 80 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 43 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...

  3. dan5

    Ipswich Winter Night Shelter struggles to fill beds

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsDec 3, 2017 with 0 replies and 59 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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    Dr Dan Poulter deletes his Twitter account

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 30, 2017 with 0 replies and 71 views.

    Ashamed Central Suffolk & North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has deleted his twitter account following strong allegations about his behaviour towards women much of which is unlawful.881932334324208340994931562295137796096930513388580597761930369155169243136930201348213231617Jinsie on TwitterKostasHalatsis on TwitterSuffolk WEP on Twitterdan king on TwitterChristina on TwitterClaire on TwitterCaroline Goldsmith on TwitterMark...

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    local politician doctor impregnated researcher and forced abortion

    by hciwspi in Local PoliticsNov 23, 2017 with 0 replies and 46 views.

    Widespread allegation online of eastern regional MP making a political researcher pregnant then forcing her to have abortion. 933367274358149121He currently works in the NHS as a doctor.

  6. dan5

    Sandy Martin: Blog coming soon (sandyofipswich.co.uk)

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 15, 2017 with 0 replies and 71 views.

    It appears as though Sandy Martin will have a new website by the new year!828 It has taken long enough... :tearsofjoy:

  7. dan5

    Ipswich Rentacops: How useful are the Street Rangers?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 15, 2017 with 0 replies and 106 views.

    What was once a very visible presence in the high street as a replacement for the police, is getting a rarer sight. There used to be a team of 5 street rangers walking the streets of Ipswich six days a week.A team of five street rangers patrol the streets of Ipswich town centre six days a week. The rangers are the "eyes and ears" of the BID, and take appropriate action to get issues sorted out as they arise. This could include reporting...

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    Ipswich Christmas Market: Charity Stalls

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 3, 2017 with 0 replies and 91 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council has created a new class for this years Ipswich Christmas Market - "charity". For £150, charities can have a stall for 3 days on the Ipswich Christmas Market. We anticipate quite an uptake. Charities often have a stall at the Ipswich Charter Market and have been known to attend previous Christmas Markets. £50 per day appears to be a small price to pay to collect donations. These charity stalls aren't likely to be...

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    Ipswich Christmas Market: 25% local rent increase

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsNov 3, 2017 with 0 replies and 109 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council has increased stall rental at Ipswich Christmas Market 2017 by up to 25% for local traders. The standard market stall rental is £250 an increase of 25% from last year (£200).Local caterers have seen their rental increase from £375 last year to £450 this year - an increase of 20%.The price of electricity has also increased - it has doubled from £25 to £50.Last year, a local trader renting a stall, with a hired...

  10. martinc

    Filthy, dirty, scruffy Ipswich.

    by martinc in Local PoliticsJun 21, 2017 with 8 replies and 169 views.

    I've been away for a bit. And while away visited a few other UK towns and cities. They all leave you with some impression, you pick up on certain features which stand out, for me walking the streets is usually the general state of the place and I can report that as a couple of examples Edinburgh is packed with tourists and Newcastle has a fair bit of graffiti but that both are pretty clean and tidy.So I get back home to Ipswich and on...

    Latest reply: Mattresses could be handy for the folks living at the bus station..

  11. dan5

    Ben Gummer: Hated by Ipswich residents

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 104 views.

    According to YouGov, Ben Gummer had 2200 ratings (79th percentile) with a positivity of minus 60 (23rd percentile). This is over 2 years period. (approx percentages)33 loved him (1.5%)190 were happy with him (8.6%)419 was content with him (19%)609 were unhappy with him (27.7%)949 hated him (43%)Summary223 (10%) were positive419 (19%) were neither impressed or too unhappy1558 (71%) were very negative735 What people think of Ben...

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    Pot Holes.

    by martinc in Local PoliticsAug 17, 2017 with 17 replies and 143 views.

    It's getting really bad. You expect a few bits of poor road here and there, but this morning in a two mile drive from outskirts into town centre i now have to actively steer around 4 significant potholes now that I think could potentially damage the car, would most certainly throw off a cyclist or biker.. Now they have all been marked with spray paint so Highways know about them all. But one of the, actually the hardest to avoid, and it means...

    Latest reply: lol, yes, i think its more than silly, just posted that in another thread before I read this!

  13. dan5

    Norwich has won £103m more lottery funding than Ipswich

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 81 views.

    A great post by Orwell Ahead has revealed a shocking difference between successful lottery funding bids between Norfolk and Suffolk, and the relevant towns over the last 10 years.SUFFOLK'S FUNDING FAILURE: LOTTERY FUNDING 2007-2017 .Norfolk has secured 40% more lottery bids and 50% more funding than similar situated Suffolk over the last 20 years. It is actually urban Suffolk which loses out most: Kings Lynn won £10m more than Bury St...

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    Ipswich joint fifth for best performing city economies

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 23, 2017 with 0 replies and 73 views.

    You might be happy to hear Ipswich is performing well on news of Ipswich being 5th in the country for growth of 2% but should we celebrate? At #22 for employment of 0.6% growth is worrying (relative to GVA growth). Technology also accounts for just 5% of the city GVA. You can read the full report here.Wait. Hang on a minute! Ipswich isn't a city. If we look at vacant office and retail units in the town you could be mistaken that the town is...

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    Park & Ride Ipswich: Better without Suffolk County Council

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 23, 2017 with 0 replies and 52 views.

    Not perfect. I don't like the branding, but compared to what they previously had when operated under Suffolk County Council Tender it is much more professional. Here is Copdock Mill/London Road Park & Ride, a large plaque with the brand with a large map and prices underneath. 730 I doubt it was expensive. Looks much better than before with a few little touches... cannot blame Ipswich Buses who previously operated it as the county council...

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