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    • Profile photo of Dan Ipswich Borough Council Stress related absence bill £856,809 by Dan.

      A freedom of information act request has shown stress related absence at Ipswich Borough Council in the last 5 years has cost the council £856,808.97. This includes 69,308 hours of lost time.PeriodNumber of employeesHoursCost2011-201266.0011,640.99£136,715.132012-201367.0011,205.34£144,152.212013-201451.008,922.72£100,411.812014-201579.0012,314.91£165,273.152015-2…

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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Orwell Bridge Summit by Ipswi.

      Orwell Bridge Summit Orwell Bridge Summit Thursday 26 January, 11:00 – 15:00 Meeting Place:  Grafton House, 15 – 17 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2DE – The Orwell Room AGENDA 11.00 – 11.15   Introduction and purpose  Martin Fellows 11.15 – 11.30  Suffolk County Council Introduction  James Finch 11.30 – 11.45  Bridge overview and operation  Simon Amor 11.45 – 12.00  The bridge in local infrastructure and economy  Simon Amor I…

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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”) –…

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    • Profile photo of Ipswi Ipswich Village: Did council relocation kill the town centre? by Ipswi.

      Serious question, did the “Ipswich Village” project where both councils relocated to Russell Road destroy the town centre? Suffolk County Council (this is the short version) decided County Hall wasn’t any longer adequate and managed to acquire the England headquarter/corporate office building built for TXU Corporation which cost £28 million and the council managed to buy it for £16.75 million after TXU Corporation went into a…

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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…

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    • Profile photo of Ipswi IPSWICH ARTS AND MUSEUMS TRUST (I-AM) by Ipswi.

      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 TRUST The 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…

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