David Ellesmere





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    • Profile photo of News Robot Ipswich communities come together to show support for Manchester by News Robot.

      Ipswich communities come together to show support for Manchester Community leaders from Ipswich came together to observe the minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Manchester atrocity. David Ellesmere and Fortik Miah were at the Town Hall ceremony. At 11am on Thursday the town centre fell silent as faith leaders joined senior councillors and politicians to show solidarity with the families of the dead and injured in Monday evening’…

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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Buses Woes: privatisation? by Ipswi.

      Is there an major problem with municipal bus company Ipswich Buses Ltd? We had written to David Ellesmere with our concerns months ago who had responded along-the-lines of “all is fine” without injecting much confidence in his response. Their Managing Director and Finance Director both went recently, a new MD hasn’t been found (Rob Bellamy from Peterborough remains interim Managing Director, previously Waste and Fleet Managemen…

      Latest: Three bus services have been axed: the free shuttle, 800 Park & Ride (due to lost contract) and Woodbridge Open Top bus. The public record of these bus service ...
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Labour struggles to find Ipswich candidate … Jane Basham nominates herself by News Robot.

      Labour racing to find Ipswich candidate – Jane Basham wants to take on Ben Gummer Labour Party officials are hoping to have a candidate in place to challenge Ben Gummer in the June 8 General Election within a week to 10 days. Normally it would take weeks to advertise the vacancy for a candidate and select someone to fight the seat – but the procedure will be compressed to get a candidate in place. Candidates will be selected by a regional bo…

      Latest: Apparently she has withdrawn her nominee due to family reasons (source: Ipswich Star) but I cannot find anything online at the weekend to confirm this as true.
    • Last reply: 4 weeks ago
      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Stunning entrance gateway to Ipswich Waterfront by Ipswi.

      Almost 3 years ago Ipswich Borough Council held an design competition to create a “stunning entrance” to the Ipswich Waterfront from Stoke Bridge end. At the time, Ipswich residents weren’t convinced and ever since New Year 2015 it appears this has all disappeared to be forgotten about. Ipswich Borough Council Press releases/news article 2014:- Plan for waterfront gateway Ipswich Borough Council is set to step in to kick-start …

      Latest: I am not keen on the octopus as a long term feature but I think I will be part of a campaign to save it 😀 I just wish they will give up on the Ipswich Waterfront… ...
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      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Politicians drop real issues in local election race to open luxury apartments by News Robot.

      Ipswich’s Electric House owners reveal building’s new £1m makeover into luxury apartments An Ipswich property company has unveiled 14 new “Manhattan-style” apartments after converting the town’s historic Electric House building with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Corindale Properties, which was established in 1997 by Kevin Cattermole and Jeremy Goddard, specialise in land and property development, including new builds an…

      Latest: Comments overlapped, glad you found it. Lower end (but good standard) accommodation in a good central location (the town might be dead, it might be near a busy road and noise ...
    • Last reply: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Could Connexions in Princes Street office corridor house 700 Sizewell C workers? by News Robot.

      Could 700 jobs come to Ipswich as part of Sizewell C project? There are vacant office blocks in Ipswich town centre like Connexions in Princes Street. The development of a new Sizewell C power station on the Suffolk coast could bring hundreds of new jobs to Ipswich, it has emerged. But the town could have to fight off interest from both Colchester and Chelmsford to become home to a new administration centre for both Sizewell and another power st…

      Latest: Keep up the good work.. 🙂 very angry now, don't like inappropriate censorship,
    • Last reply: 2 months ago
      by: Mart
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    • 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…

      Latest: Paul Geater appears to be back supporting Labour… ...
    • Last reply: 2 months, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Ipswich prostitution problems again incited by cheap budget hotels by News Robot.

      Sex workers return to the streets of Ipswich while off-street prostitution is also ‘thriving’ David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council, said plans for a new and independent system to make it easier for people to call in any concerns were being put in place. He added: “I would imagine that those reports to the police are a small proportion of what’s actually being seen because not everyone will report it. “At the moment police…

    • Last reply: 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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    • 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: 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Ipswich Town Centre car park charges to rise despite Ipswich Central warning by News Robot.

      Ipswich town centre car park charges to rise despite warning from business group The organisation representing businesses in the town centre has warned the borough not to increase the charges too steeply ahead of tomorrow’s executive meeting. The rises are the first in five years and will put the price of using the town centre car parks up from £1 to £1.20 an hour. The “Quids In” deal that offered unlimited parking for £1 after 3pm is b…

    • Last reply: 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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    • 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”) –…

      Latest: Various headers used on that site:-Not a complete collection but a general idea…
    • Last reply: 3 months ago
      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of News Robot Ipswich police reassure public after major violent crimes surge by News Robot.

      Ipswich police reassure public after surge in major violent crimes in last six months Police have moved to reassure the public after a surge in violent crime in Ipswich has seen 11 major incidents in the past six months. These include three alleged murders, a shooting, stabbings and two gunpoint muggings. The latest incident happened at 5.15pm on Wednesday near Wherstead Road between Hawes Street and Virginia Street. It has led to two 46-year-ol…

      Latest: It has now been confirmed as a rape. Suffolk Police will stick pretty much all their available resources behind this and I hope the suspects will be brought to justice with ...
    • Last reply: 3 months ago
      by: Ipswi
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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich the countrys most violent town? by Ipswi.

      Almost 4 years since councillor David Ellesmere and Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore tried to defend Ipswich’s poor violent crime record being highlighted in the UK Peace Index, a study by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Ipswich made it to number 23 on the list. Excluding cities (including London boroughs treated individually) it is the most violent town. No other towns beat Ipswich in respect to violent crime. Ipswich r…

      Latest: The plot thickens?  Police have released CCTV images of two rape suspects they want to speak to after a woman was raped near Suffolk New College. Hopefully they will be ...
    • Last reply: 3 months ago
      by: Ipswi
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    • 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: 3 months, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Should Colchester & Ipswich Museums demerge? by Ipswi.

      Should Colchester & Ipswich Museums demerge? This is a question I asked in a letter to David Ellesmere recently after learning the Ipswich Arts & Museums Trust (branded as I-AM) had been dissolved at Companies House. It has been mothballed. No more. This is something which really irritates us and many Ipswich residents… the I-AM branding was good and was a breath of fresh air. Something good to boost tourism and also good for resi…

    • Last reply: 3 months, 1 week ago
      by: Dan
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