Local News

Happy new year

We would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year 2018. With the Conservatives running the country, you can be sure of a prosperous future.

Below are a few national headlines that we are proud of.

Conservatives Raise Concerns Over Labour’s Borrowing Spree

The Labour administration has borrowed another £56 million, taking Ipswich’s debt to an astonishing £187 million. The Conservative opposition group, led by Cllr Ian Fisher, has raised serious concerns over this, especially as the administration refuses our requests to disclose what they intend to spend this money on.

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.