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  1. martinc

    All About Ipswich Website.

    by martinc in Local PoliticsAug 18, 2017 with 1 replies and 34 views.

    Another thread led me to this site and this page in particular,,http://www.allaboutipswich.com/Discover/eating-and-drinking.aspxLoving that photo, where is that and who parked their Ferrari right out side like that.. Yes, very representative of eating out in Ipswich.. they have some broken links as well, hmmm...

    Latest reply: Some? Every time I go on their website (not often) there is always broken links!You should have seen their old website lol :DI think any website using ASP(X) shouldn't be using jQuery. If directories begin with an uppercase you should keep...

  2. martinc

    If Our Towns Are To Flourish We Must Rethink What We Want Them To Offer

    by martinc in Local PoliticsAug 17, 2017 with 1 replies and 35 views.

    Did you miss this one?If our towns are to flourish we must rethink what we want them to offerBig G says some things up to a point I agree with, shock horror..

    Latest reply: I did read it on Ipswich Star but hasn't come through on the feed. Not everything does. I have to admit I am sick of these articles... half of the residents would be able to do something to even partly get out of the mess we are in. The...

  3. dan5

    Archant: Details Not Important

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 15, 2017 with 1 replies and 38 views.

    Following on from Ipswich Society's criticism over Ipswich Star putting the town down which resulted in the revelation of Archant Norwich changing copy before publication. Controversy doesn't end there... cue the Press Complaints Commission cases... Evening StarDetails.. important? From publishing photos of children without parental consent, confusing a victim with a suspect, speculating incorrectly of a found body being a missing...

    Latest reply: East Anglia Daily TimesSister paper, the EADT also has a few "gems" of cases at the PCC...From attacking freelance journalists in print, getting the reasons why someone was recalled to prison wrong, portraying a football club was in financial...

  4. martinc

    How Green Are Our Roads?

    by martinc in Local PoliticsAug 13, 2017 with 1 replies and 31 views.

    It's great to know that SCC Highways are actively seeking to make all our roads a lot greener again this year. Take a trip along almost any road in Ipswich currently and marvel at the wonderful greening of our environment as the weeds in the road gutters get taller and taller and spread further along each Street. So marvelous are some of those along Colchester Road and Valley Road now that the grass verges have merged in completely with the...

    Latest reply: All part of their masterplan. Ipswich is well-averaged, mixed middle class and working class -with quite a chunk of underclass ("chav", street drinkers etc.) , mixed social occupation grades... (of mostly C1C2DE) the Northern Fringe/Ipswich...

  5. dan5

    Ipswich Society: Putting The Facts In Perspective

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 9, 2017 with 3 replies and 73 views.

    An long overdue rant on Ipswich Society's facebook...Our negative local "newspaper", the Ipswich Star, today describes Ipswich as "one of the worst sporting towns in the country" instead of reporting the truth which is "Little old Ipswich has just been voted one of the Greatest Sporting Cities in the UK even though it is only a small town". Did Archant misread the heading or were they just trying to sell papers with little regard to the...

    Latest reply: (Language more offensive than this CBA logo... You have bene warned!)309 (Maybe I should have loaded up photoshop after all... instead of Paint lol)It appears someone from the Archant Ipswich office has defended themselves: "Wasn't us Guv, it...

  6. dan5

    Carr Street Co-op: Good Location For New Primary School?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 12, 2017 with 0 replies and 56 views.

    Approximately 2 months ago we announced the Carr Street Co-op is going to become a Primary School, this comes after news of the Department for Education turning down a funding bid for it. The borough and county now joint funding it. New MP Sandy Martin along with David Ellesmere is backing it. Ben Gummer allegedly was involved and Colin Noble was infamously upset when Sandy Martin posed for photos.The project of a new free school was...

  7. dan5

    Ipswich Waterfront: Is It Time To Increase Car Parking Charges?

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 9, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    Usually the most desirable locations yield the highest parking charges at nearby car parks. In Ipswich all the waterfront car parks are cheaper, cheaper than elsewhere in the town. Why are car parks at Ipswich Waterfront not charging more for people to park?Anywhere else a modern upmarket regenerated area would naturally command a premium on car parking. Apart from prime retail in the heart of town next to anchor tenants - or of a railway...

  8. dan5

    Borough Scraps £1 After 3pm Quids In Car Park Incentive

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 9, 2017 with 0 replies and 37 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council has scrapped its "Quids In" initiative of car parking for £1 after 3pm at selected Ipswich Borough Council run car parks in Ipswich town centre in favour of a new "£2 after 2pm Midweek parking" initiative.It is a Monday-Friday £2 after 2pm scheme. Surely should be £2 after 2pm Weekday initiative?

  9. dan5

    Chatham: Why Ipswich Needs To Rethink Its Waterfront Strategy

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 61 views.

    This place popped up on Homes Under the Hammer the other day, out of chance I saw it despite not watching the programme... I was intending to have wrote a post on it before but it slipped my mind. Until now. This is my opinion and not that of any resident from Chatham or their council.There is no point making too many direct comparisons between Ipswich and Chatham – but I think you will find this topic very interesting. A lot of its modern...

  10. dan5

    Visit Colchester (and Suffolk... But Not Ipswich)

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 5, 2017 with 0 replies and 45 views.

    Oh dear, I picked up an Visit Colchester visitor guide 2017 from the Ipswich Tourist Information centre. It looks a really well done brochure. Compared to the dull grey sky and dark cover of the Ipswich counterpart, it has a nice bright blue sky, happy days!!!Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service (CIMS) is a joint venture between Colchester Borough Council and Ipswich Borough Council. A partnership between two regional heritage rivals....

  11. martinc

    Filthy, dirty, scruffy Ipswich.

    by martinc in Local PoliticsJun 21, 2017 with 6 replies and 74 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: Last year only 16 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued...1 per month, plus an additional 1 for each quarterCouncil clean up operations are important not just issuing fines. The problem is we now have #itsmystreet which (although it shows civic...

  12. dan5

    Ransomes Way & Felixstowe Road Illegal Hoarding Advertisements

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 5, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    This is a strange case. One night in 2016 (assume it was done at night), someone came along dug holes, poured concrete and erected large billboard advertisements at the Sainsbury's roundabout on Felixstowe Road and on Ransomes Way on Highway land. A company behind it, some reputable businesses have advertised there believing it is all legit. Glasswells being one of them.250 This advertisement and there is another one around the corner on...

  13. dan5

    Ipswich Tourist Information Centre: Visitor Experience

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 4, 2017 with 1 replies and 55 views.

    Today I went to the Tourist Information Centre to pick up the Explore Ipswich Visitor Guide.Oh dear, as visitor experiences go, it wasn't a good one. I am not a visitor to the town so was being heavily critical. Not all visitors will have such a view - some might not care if it is a little run down - some people like to see potential even if it isn't marketed. The church is a good venue but this is where it ends.Walking down Tower Street...

    Latest reply: My verdict on the Explore Ipswich Visitor Guide is now available. I think on reflection, there was a reason why the guide was hard to find.. maybe they saw how bad it was and decided to take it off public view.

  14. dan5

    Ipswich Pret: Council Struggles To Justify Grimwades Addition

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsAug 5, 2017 with 1 replies and 57 views.

    I am sure there are various idioms for this situation. Here are just a few:-make a rod for your own back (do something likely to cause difficulties for oneself later)you've made your bed, now lie in it (something that you say in order to tell someone that they must accept that they will suffer as a result of something bad that they have done)shot yourself in the foot (to say or do something stupid that causes you trouble)So you have...

    Latest reply: The refusal notice reads...The reason(s) for the Council's decision to REFUSE planning permission are:-1. Adopted Policy DM20 seeks to promote and enhance the central shopping area to support thetown's vitality and viability, and its...

  15. An interesting viewpoint by Paul Geater. His opinion posts are usually designed to wind people up.231 It is well-used – that’s never been a problem with the service, even when the county paid for it – it brings people into the town centre spending money in its shops, and it provides employment for driver for three hours of the day.It doesn’t cost council taxpayers a penny and everyone gains, don’t they?I’m not so sure and there are a...

    Latest reply: Apologies. As you can see this isn't auto-imported and for some reason I forget to include the link.Paul Geater: New Free Bus is welcomed but is it right for the townFor the interest of anyone stumbling across this topic wondered the original...

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