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  1. martinc

    Ipswich Star changes its comments facility

    by martinc in Local PoliticsJun 29, 2017 with 5 replies and 103 views.

    I see the good old Star is now using disqus for its comments. Good or bad? Not sure myself, may put a few people off..

    Latest reply: Unfortunately it appears they are beginning to over-moderate comments again... even with the new system.

  2. Ipswi

    IPSWICH ARTS AND MUSEUMS TRUST (I-AM)

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsFeb 15, 2017 with 2 replies and 87 views.

    After failing to get funding for what was effectively an University of Suffolk Art School campus... the charity (Company number 09404441) has been dissolved.IPSWICH ARTS AND MUSEUMS TRUSTThe objects of the Charity (the "Objects") are to: promote the arts, culture, heritage and science for the benefit of the public (and in particular, but not limited to, the people of Ipswich and the surrounding areas); advance the education and...

    Latest reply: Will the university be more lucky with The Hold than the High Street Campus attempt?

  3. dan5

    Ipswich Buses: Less proactive as car alternative

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsOct 14, 2017 with 0 replies and 65 views.

    I have noticed that Ipswich Buses is becoming less supporting in schemes that promote public transport buses as an alternative to driving a car; which is greatly surprising that Ipswich Borough Council - owner of the bus company - is planning on reducing car parking spaces in the town, which could be realised in its updated Local Plan.In the past the bus company signed up to schemes involving World Car Free Day (including Selfie...

  4. martinc

    The weed infested streets of Ipswich

    by martinc in Local PoliticsSep 2, 2017 with 34 replies and 289 views.

    I'm sick of traveling around this town and seeing so many road gutters full of weeds. It's like an epededmic now, everywhere except town centre which I assume is receiving some cleaning. It's not just roads of course, many footpaths are as bad especially around trees and other street furniture. Last year I reported this to SCC via their online report site. After numerous chase ups and vague offers from SCC to investigate I gave up. Nothing...

    Latest reply: Well, would those battered weeds survive if someone went along with some Miracle-Gro (other brands and products available) ? i.e. have they been killed or just in a bad state? If the latter, it is possible for them to recover. Say, with water,...

  5. dan5

    State Of Suffolk Roads: Ipswich Potholes

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 7, 2017 with 8 replies and 149 views.

    Only last week was I talking to someone about how bad the roads are in Suffolk. From the A14 to Ipswich road network. You cannot really blame it on cold or extreme weather. Suffolk County Council is responsible for Ipswich roads apart from trunk roads around the town (responsibility of Highways England). Today the Ipswich Star is running a story about a Smart councillor who reported cases of potholes in Sprites Ward pun intended - 66 photos...

    Latest reply: so the one the sent me the acknowledgement about has now been repaired! Progress.... Perhaps we need an " I reported this problem and this is what's happened" forum.... !

  6. dan5

    Community Safety Survey

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 36 views.

    From Suffolk Constabulary:-People are being encouraged to take part in a Crime and Community Survey to understand perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.Serving communities is at the heart of policing in Suffolk, so hearing from residents is an important part of how the Constabulary designs its service.Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to...

  7. dan5

    Ipswich Angle September 2017

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 27, 2017 with 1 replies and 109 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council's September 2017 version of its increasingly shrinking "Angle" newspaper is as follows:-622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629

    Latest reply: (Continued....)Ipswich Angle September 2017630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637

  8. dan5

    Orwell Bridge pothole cause tyre blowout

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 26, 2017 with 1 replies and 59 views.

    A road user has complained to Ipswich Borough Council about suffering a tyre blowout on the Orwell Bridge, allegedly due to a pot hole. Tnks 2 a pothole on Orwell Bridge my tyre just completely [email protected] had better sort it out.It could quite easily have killed me.615 Has this been identified in the bridge inspection? Is it a hoax? Anyone noticed any potholes on the bridge? Ipswich Borough Council is the wrong party to...

    Latest reply: Public sector efficiency... IBC have signposted the victim to Suffolk County Council.Sorry to hear about this James. Roads are managed by @suffolkcc, you can find out how to report potholes here: http://bit.ly/1LgsReA SCC then signposted to...

  9. dan5

    Ipswich Purple Flag

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 26, 2017 with 0 replies and 37 views.

    More visitors than Edinburgh isn't enough! Ipswich Borough Council is looking for people to complete a survey with a view of getting purple flag status.#PurpleFlag status can help raise Ipswich's profile and increase visitors. Help us by completing this short survey: Purple Flag 2017 Survey Complete the survey truthfully, there is mention about crime and safety/security on a few questions... tell it how it is. I also noticed they have...

  10. dan5

    Travel Ipswich 2.0

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 8, 2017 with 1 replies and 75 views.

    A further £5 million has been allocated for more road improvements (in addition to the £21m for Travel Ipswich) in what we will dub Travel Ipswich 2.0.If you are thinking of investing in Ipswich, you should wait until plans have been released of what this will entail. To date there are no public plans from this LEP monies, although without a doubt it will be supporting the Upper Orwell Crossings. This is either Star Lane gyratory changes...

    Latest reply: This is sheer pain for East Ipswich. Roundabout removal at Landseer Road/Nacton Road junction. Two further roundabout "upgrades" and two traffic light junction upgrades.

  11. dan5

    700 years of Ipswich Charter Market

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 90 views.

    Not a word from Ipswich Borough Council. If you need definite proof that the borough council is looking to kill off Ipswich Charter Market, this surely is it. On the 20th May 1317 Edward II gave Ipswich its second royal charter which allowed a (charter) market to be held. Why would the council not promote this significant anniversary? Markets (of whatever description) have been held from the day Ipswich became an important trading port with...

  12. dan5

    Ipswich Star Front Pages

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 6, 2017 with 3 replies and 57 views.

    These are the Ipswich Star front page headlines for the last quarter of what is available through Twitter.This is to see how the town gets portrayed - "The Champion of Ipswich" - look for balance of positive stories to negative (crime, service cuts, job losses etc.)499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508

    Latest reply: Continued... (last batch for this quarter)523 524 525 526 527 528 529

  13. dan5

    Why is Ipswich Buses still promoting Park & Ride?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsSep 4, 2017 with 0 replies and 105 views.

    It is two months in since a new operator First Group took over the Park & Ride service for Ipswich.Ipswich Buses still have the conflicting information available. Park & Ride | Ipswich Buseshttp://www.ipswichbuses.co.uk/assets/park_ride_leaflet.pdfThis is highly unprofessional and does very little for visitors using Google to locate information. They no longer have the Park & Ride link in their navigation and the top image has...

  14. Ipswich

    Ipswich Market: Game Over

    by Ipswich in Local PoliticsAug 30, 2017 with 0 replies and 61 views.

    It is clear since Ipswich Borough Council took over the market, it has deliberately been run into the ground. 2009: DepthThis first streetview snapshot shows the depth of the market had onto the Cornhill.4742009: Old Post OfficeEven in front of the old post office building there were stalls. 475 2009: Big MarketThe market went all the way down the side of the town hall - it isn't just the case of stalls grouped up together! The food...

  15. dan5

    Hospital Merger: Free Shuttle Between Ipswich & Colchester

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 25, 2017 with 0 replies and 79 views.

    It has been announced that poor ill people will be offered a free ride to Colchester General Hospital or Ipswich Hospital as part of the cost-cutting austerity plan to merge the hospitals as one. 455 Google suggests this is a 36 minute car journey for just under 20 miles. This opens up a bigger can of worms as this service plus traffic congestion could make you miss an appointment and occur a fine for missed appointment. Those reliant...

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