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    • Profile photo of Ipswi How local are the 2017 local elections? by Ipswi.

      One of my frustrations in regards to local elections is based upon the lack of restrictions as to whom can stand for a specific political ward in local elections. In my view elected councillors should be people who live locally and knows local issues best. Not simply a name, upholding party politics for one of the two main political parties. I fully accept frustrations with technicalities of someone being marginally outside a ward but otherwise …

    • Last reply: 1 week, 5 days ago
      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Public Realm Strategy by Ipswi.

      The new but already infamous term “Public Realm” is making the rounds again. Ipswich Ltd believes the following tender might be with a view of the Star Lane gyratory remodelling. Consultancy for Ipswich Public Realm Strategy Ipswich Borough Council is seeking to procure the service of an experienced and suitably qualified consultant to produce (i) an Ipswich Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the town c…

    • Last reply: 2 weeks ago
      by: Ipswi
      1 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Rail Station forecourt completed by Ipswi.

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

    • Last reply: 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      by: Dan
      3 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Society: A-Boards, a problem in Ipswich by Ipswi.

      Ipswich Society has spoken out about A-Boards in their April 2017 newsletter making reference to what they call the “Tacket Street ‘A’ Board nirvana”, St Stephens Lane and M&S in Westgate Street. At last a move on the obstructions that blight the High Streets across the country.  A couple of councils in the north of England have moved to restrict the use of A Boards in shopping streets. […] Ipswich Borough Coun…

    • Last reply: 2 weeks, 3 days ago
      by: Dan
      4 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan New Ipswich Park and Ride July 2017 by Dan.

      Suffolk Onboard is now teasing people about the new Park and Ride service commencing Monday 3rd July 2017 which will replace the current service as operated by Ipswich Buses with one run by First.New look #Ipswich #ParkandRide coming 3 July 2017. Watch this space. pic.twitter.com/CX1IZZwzsU — suffolkonboard (@suffolkonboard) April 6, 2017Will provide details as and when they become available.

    • Last reply: 2 weeks, 4 days ago
      by: Dan
      1 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi David Ellesmere George Osborne Tory Bashing as Labour Local Elections Campaign by Ipswi.

      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 Ellesmere Two weeks ago, Chancell…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      10 replies by 4 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Cornhill Redevelopment by Ipswi.

      What are your thoughts on the Ipswich Cornhill Redevelopment Project plans? Does the Cornhill need a major project like this? Are the steps a problem? Value for money? Will it help bring new shops to Ipswich? Here are two videos from Ipswich Borough Council’s YouTube:- Ipswich Cornhill Proposal Flythrough Published on 13 Jul 2016 The project by the Ipswich Vision Group aims to inject new life and business into the heart of the town and exp…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Ipswi
      3 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi A True Vision for Ipswich – Partners Hail New Cornhill Design by Ipswi.

      A True Vision for Ipswich – Partners Hail New Cornhill Design Exciting new plans for the redevelopment of Ipswich’s Cornhill were unveiled today. The project is led by the Borough Council with its partners from the Ipswich Vision Group, and the message is clear: “We have listened to the public and our designs reflect what we’ve been told.” The new plans were drawn up after a widespread consultation last year showed that a majority …

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      2 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Letter to David Ellesmere: Cornhill Redevelopment Ipswich Vision by Ipswi.

      News of Ipswich Vision approval for Cornhill Redevelopment has prompted me to write to project lead member – Ipswich Borough Council. As Council Leader, I wrote to David Ellesmere. I assume he is too busy with the election upcoming and am not expecting a reply. The public has seen a completely new Cornhill design which they cannot reject. RE: Cornhill Redevelopment – Undemocratic Processes I am disappointed to hear the Ipswich Vision…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Ipswi
      1 replies by 1 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Why does this town keep making poor decisions? by Dan.

      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 mile…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 3 voices.
    • Profile photo of Dan Have Ipswich Vision delivered? by Dan.

      A couple of years ago when Ipswich Vision released their Turning Our Town Around document they agreed on “21 points”. These were:-To undertake work to scope and test demand for new retail development 2015 To develop a funding package to support the delivery of this Vision / Plan 2015 Start construction of a new Crown Street Car Park 2016 To agree a residential development plan creating a minimum of 2,000 new homes (prioritising tow…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      4 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Borough Council has given up on Ipswich by Ipswi.

      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”) –…

    • Last reply: 1 month, 4 weeks ago
      by: Dan
      9 replies by 2 voices.
    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Borough Council Economic Development attitude scaring away investment? by Ipswi.

      Is an unprofessional out-of-touch attitude by Ipswich Borough Council’s Economic Development scaring away investment from the town? As you know, Buttermarket Centre has been flipped for a quick profit to a pension fund. So having a look back … Carol Jones, Ipswich Borough Council’s member for economic development, said: “I’m really disappointed, but not wholly surprised.” Ms Jones said: “The conversion o…

    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
      2 replies by 2 voices.
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