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  1. Ipswi

    Cornhill Redevelopment Planning Application Comments

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 5, 2017 with 34 replies and 71 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...

  2. Ipswi

    Ben Gummer & Conservative Manifesto

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 18, 2017 with 12 replies and 40 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...

  3. dan5

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

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 15, 2017 with 4 replies and 23 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...

  4. Ipswi

    Ipswich Rail Station forecourt completed

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsApr 10, 2017 with 3 replies and 28 views.

    Suffolk County Council is pretty much reporting the works are complete...https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roadworks/ipswich-railway-station/ Works CompletedWe have already completed:new forecourt layout with improved bus stops and taxi drop off pointsnew pedestrian access, removing the need for pedestrians to cross the bus and taxi lanes on the station forecourtnew cycle accessnew pavingrelocation of the 20 minute...

    Latest reply: A taxi driver has clarified on BBC Radio Suffolk (Mark Murphy at Breakfast) that they were unhappy with the taxi rank at Ipswich Station.They were initially consulted over the taxi rank and told it would be wider so taxis can get out if needed...

  5. dan5

    Ben Gummer minister responsible for cyber security failings at NHS

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 14, 2017 with 1 replies and 35 views.

    Little known to many, Ben Gummer Minister for the Cabinet Office includes responsibilities of public sector efficiency and reform (making cuts), the resilience of the UK’s infrastructure, digital transformation of government, cyber security and UK statistics. Ben knows how to spin figures... he recently lowered unemployed Claimant Count figures in Ipswich by only including the older Jobseekers Allowance rather than the recent Universal Credit...

    Latest reply: Ben Gummer, minister for Cabinet, says in an article for The Telegraph that "large quantities of sensitive data" held by the NHS and the Government is being targeted by hackers.He warns that cyber attackers, including those working for foreign...

  6. martinc

    Poor Driving Standards by Police in Ipswich

    by martinc in Local PoliticsMay 10, 2017 with 1 replies and 49 views.

    Is it any wonder driving standards in the UK are so bad, and I believe around these parts they are particularly bad.So last night, early eve, still daylight, I pulled up behind a police car at a set of traffic lights. This set of lights has a stop line set well back, and a cycle reserve area in front of that. The police car had stopped right across the cycle area and I think was then slightly in advance of the cycle stop line. Clearly not...

    Latest reply: It is a general observation I see... Many aren't aware that with the ASL boxes it is the closest line to you and not the line closest to the traffic light, so I generally see people jump red lights thinking as they aren't before the ASL box, that...

  7. Ipswi

    Something Something... more to do!

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 25 views.

    The same old rhetoric from Ben Gummer "more to do" mandatory phrase following a claimed achievement. This time it is unemployment, which he proudly shows increased under his first two years as MP of Ipswich. We assume he is talking about Claimant Count instead of overall unemployment itself. he has a new hashtag, #IpswichWorking. We struggled to understand how he arrived at his figures on his graph....

  8. dan5

    Ipswich Star bias towards Conservatives

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 26 views.

    Reading the online version of Ipswich Star it is rather apparent that Paul Geater & Co have a bias towards the Conservatives and candidate Ben Gummer. Newspapers are allowed to have a political bias. Ipswich Star is no The Sun, so will this have much impact on next months General Election result?Archant has an interest due to local paper Ipswich Star sitting in on Ipswich Vision meetings as set up by Ben Gummer which was instrumental...

  9. Ipswi

    #RegisterToVote General Election 2017

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 21 views.

    Unite the Union is saying the number of non-voters at the last General Election in 2015 outnumbered the number of votes the winning political party (Conservative Party) received and is urging everyone who is eligible to vote but who haven't registered to register to vote before Monday 22 May 2017.https://twitter.com/unitetheunion/status/860903487218925568 Did Not Vote: 15.7M Tories: 11.3M Labour: 9.3M UKIP: 3.9M Other: 3.8M Lib...

  10. dan5

    Ipswich Campaigning Ltd

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 6, 2017 with 0 replies and 26 views.

    The Conservative Party have had a lot of bad press in recent years for alleged election fraud to which they had recently been fined £70,000 for. Of some surprise is searching Benedict Gummer and discovering that on 27 November 2012 he formed a company called Ipswich Campaigning Ltd. Not a non-profit, a private company where he owned the sole £1 share. Nothing wrong with that.More interesting is he specifically extended the accounting period...

  11. dan5

    Ben Gummer takes a dump on WASPI women

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 5, 2017 with 2 replies and 88 views.

    In a very shocking letter posted on twitter, former Ipswich MP and now Conservative candidate for Ipswich Ben Gummer has alienated what appears to be a large number of pensioners and women in Ipswich. The letter clearly shows an MP (at the time of writing) under-pressure over being unable to move away from toeing the party line. After all, Ben Gummer promised in 2010 to put Ipswich first and not himself or his party - and he has done the...

    Latest reply: Quite a betrayal looking back at 2010...WASPI and the Ben Gummer ContractThe letter clearly shows he is putting both his party and himself first (1), he isn't being positive about people's lives (2) and that he isn't available (5) by delaying...

  12. dan5

    Ben Gummer: EU & Brexit

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 4, 2017 with 2 replies and 30 views.

    Ben Gummer has recently swallowed his pride away from his Vote Remain stance of just last year, backing PM Theresa May (another pro-EU vote remain supporter) for a snap General Election with emphasis on strong leadership and best negotiation out of the EU. Ben remains upset about his constituency majority vote - despite the former PM David Cameron ordering the EU Referendum after failing to negotiate any terms.Ben Gummer has resulted to...

    Latest reply: This is what Brexit means for IpswichAll that talk about recession – it all sounds far too theoretical doesn’t it? Just a load of economists trying to predict the future? Well, I agree. So I’m going to go on a quick safari around Ipswich to show...

  13. Ipswi

    Suffolk County Council Local Elections 2017 Results

    by Ipswi in Local PoliticsMay 5, 2017 with 4 replies and 23 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.

  14. dan5

    Complete shambles as Suffolk County Council fails to relay election result

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 5, 2017 with 3 replies and 28 views.

    Suffolk County Council has had to resort to relaying results on twitter as their crap web infrastructure failed to work. The Ireland based Microsoft Azure hosted platform incorrectly configured and using Microsoft-IIS/8.0 couldn't handle the hits. It gave my computer 6 cookies... but the results are to be the same for everyone! WTF?The fundamental purpose why Cloud hosting is so favoured is the ability to upscale in short periods of time....

    Latest reply: Suffolk County Council even tweeting ahead of time....https://twitter.com/suffolkcc/status/860481846404149248As of 14:15... (at 14:10)Why are they holding back results before they are announced?Added: As of 14:15, I still see 54/63 on the...

  15. dan5

    The renaissance of the Waterfront will soon be complete

    by dan5 in Local PoliticsMay 4, 2017 with 4 replies and 25 views.

    ben4ipswich The renaissance of the Waterfront will soon be complete now that the Winerack project has been fully funded. It has been a long and difficult journey but it feels great to have finally got there. #partnership #progress #regeneration #waterfront #ipswich #IpswichRising #winerackThe renaissance? Is Ben okay?renaissance means a new growth of activity or interest in something, especially art, literature, or music. It is a French...

    Latest reply: Indeed, but surely the final piece of the Ipswich Waterfront is the "Enterprise Island" (leaving out Stoke Bridge end as apparently that isn't part of it), the bridge still needs doing.Is "It was a long road", a Northern Bypass reference?...

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