My name is Laura Allenby and I have lived in Ipswich for 8 years and in Suffolk almost all of my life. I work in the Insurance industry which I see as an important sector in our town creating many jobs and opportunities for young people.
I’m passionate about ensuring the people of Alexandra Ward have access to the services and support they need within the town and am willing to listen to any issues or concerns that they have.
I would like the town centre to be an attractive option for businesses as well as somewhere that residents are excited to come out to socialise, shop and help build back our economy.
The town centre can be a thriving, bustling environment again by filling some of the empty units with new and exciting ventures. It would be great to build on the arrival of The Botanist, Brewdog and the Boom: Battle Bar which are all making their way to the town.
I often hear that people do not feel safe in the town centre, especially at night and I believe we need to do all we can to change this and ensure that the right measures are in place to catch any anti-social behaviour.
I look forward to speaking more with the residents of Alexandra Ward and hearing their thoughts and ideas for keeping Ipswich an appealing town for locals and visitors.