Local News

Association Quiz- Change of Venue

If you are coming to the Association's Quiz on Wednesday, please note the venue has changed to THE CASE IS ALTERED PUB in Woodbridge Road.

More Ipswich People are saving for retirement

Recent figures show that 10,000 more people in Ipswich are now enrolled in a workplace pension. Our careful management of the economy – as well as important changes to help people save more for their retirement – means more families can plan for the long-term with the security of a pension.

Ipswich Rail Station Wins Award

Ipswich Station has won Large Station of the Year Award at the National Rail Awards Ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Recycling centre

Ipswich could soon have a new Recycling Centre, thanks to the Conservative County Council.

Educating Ipswich - By Cllr Liz Harsant

When I first became Leader of the Council, the late and irreplaceable James Hehir - CEO of Ipswich Borough Council - said to me: “You have to become a governor of Suffolk New College”; and so my journey of being involved in education in Ipswich began.

Record low number of children in workless households

There are 22,234 fewer children in workless households in this region compared to 2010. This means more children in families in Ipswich can have the security that comes with a good job and a regular pay packet.

Tidy up in Broughton Road

On Saturday, St Margaret's Councillors Lee Reynolds and Chris Chambers were joined by Paul West and Richard Pope clearing dead weeds from Broughton Road.

New bin installed

Residents in the Woodbridge Road area near the Kindergarten on the corner of Jupiter Road, contacted Bixley Councillor Eddy Phillips, to advise that a lot of dog waste was being dumped in bags alongside the hedges, putting children's health at risk.

Being a leading lady

When I was younger I took a great interest in two incredible ladies, writes Cllr Liz Harsant. Jennie Churchill (the mother of Winston), who was the cornerstone of high society, and behind the scenes a political dynamo when women were afforded few freedoms; the other was Nancy Astor – the first woman to sit in Parliament.

Peter Stebbings OBE

It is with sadness we report that our friend and colleague Peter Stebbings passed away last week.