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Orwell Challenge Raises money for charity

Cllr Liz Harsant wrote in the recent “Waterfront Life Magazine “I am a proud member of the Rotary Club of Ipswich East and one of our biggest fundraisers over the years has been The Orwell Walk, which began as long ago as 1977.

More NHS funding announced in its 70th Anniversary Year

We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of an additional £20.5 billion a year for the NHS.

Theresa May outlined the development of a 10-year plan for the future of the health service, which will see the NHS budget increase by £20.5 billion in real terms by 2023-24, or £394m per week. This is a 3.4% average annual increase compared to Mr Corbyn’s plan to only give 2.2%.

Car Parking, how much?

Labour controlled Ipswich Borough Council announced last week an 8.3% increase in short-stay car parking charges across the town. This is in addition to the massive rise last year. Since 2017 Labour have increased the charges by a mouth-watering 30%, over 7 times the rate of inflation.

Explore Ipswich and be Entertained

THE SAINTS - SUNDAY 17 JUNE -  SUMMER ARTISAN MARKET - 10AM - 4PM

Enjoy craft and artisan stalls, street musicians, set agianst a background of beautiful individual shops in the ancient and beautiful St Peter's Street, linking the Waterfront and River Orwell with Ipswich town centre. 

Employment continues to rise

More people are in work than ever before. In Ipswich, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1515, this is a 48% drop since 2010.

Chris promoted on Suffolk County Council

Conservative County Councillor for St Margaret's and Westgate, Chris Chambers, has been named Deputy Cabinet Member for Education at Suffolk County Council in last week’s annual meeting by new Council leader Cllr Matthew Hicks.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England