News

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.

Transparency at Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich Borough Council currently operates and owns four companies which are run as private businesses. Currently these companies have outstanding loans to IBC of over £60 million. To put this number into context it is 3 times as much as the Annual Net Budget of the entire Council.

Upper Orwell Crossings Update

The leader of Suffolk County Council has launched an independent review of the costs of building the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

Gainsborough Fun Day

This fun day has now been rescheduled to 29th July and we hope to see many people attend and enjoy the day.