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Education Secretary Visits University and College in Ipswich

The Education Secretary Justine Greening was visiting the University of Suffolk and Suffolk New College on Wednesday, to announce the Government’s plan to boost social mobility through education, helping people to achieve their true potential.

Carol Service at Broke Hall

The 4th "Carols on the Green" led by St Augustine's Church and Rushmere Christian Fellowship, based at St Alban's High School, occurred last Saturday afternoon, at the green area opposite Penshurst Road shops.

Waterfront Counsel

And so the Festive Season has begun and as we look back on 2017, we start to look forward to 2018, Cllr Liz Harsant writes in the latest "Waterfront Life" magazine.

Paul supports the Night Shelter

Conservative County Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Cllr Paul West, donated from his locality budget to help fund new mattresses at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.

Chris supports the Phoenix Project

Conservative County Councillor Chris Chambers has given a grant to the Phoenix Project, a charity setup in Fonnereau Road, Ipswich to help people suffering from mental illnesses.

Dealing with gang-related problems, by Cllr Ian Fisher

On behalf of the Conservative group at Ipswich Borough Council, Conservative Group Leader, Ian Fisher, proposed a motion at November's Council meeting.

"This Council agrees that working together with other agencies and local authorities to find a solution to the gang-related problems, and the exploitation of vulnerable people, currently taking place on the streets of our Town will be a high priority for Ipswich Borough Council."

Welcoming budget measures to help Ipswich Residents

The Chancellor's 2017 Budget has been welcomed by Ipswich Conservatives.

We’re boosting pay by ensuring the National Living Wage rises from £7.50 an hour to £7.83. So the lowest paid get the support they need, boosting incomes by £2000 per year.

Broom Hill Pool Update

County Councillor Chris Chambers has long supported the idea of Broomhill Swimming Pool re-opening and is thrilled it appears to be getting closer after clearing the latest planning process.

Liz's concerns over drug problems

In this changing world, we have learnt to understand that for some people life is pretty hard and some have fallen victim to becoming drug users. I say victim because I expect if they could turn the clock back, they would never have gone down this route.