PUBLISHED: 13:20 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:55 18 February 2019 David Vincent The Jewson builders supplies, kitchen and bathroom centre in Greyfriars Road, Ipswich. Picture: DAVID VINCENT Archant Ipswich Borough Council is hoping the Jewson builders’ merchants site in Greyfriars Road will be developed for important town centre homes. Jewson, building supplies and kitchen and bathroom centre in Greyfriars Road, IpswichThe landmark site, next to Cardinal Park, is on the council’s wish list although it is not currently in the local development plan for the borough.The council has posted a planning notice in Greyfriars Road and is inviting comments on proposals to earmark the site for medium to long term re-development.MORE: Biker launches ‘therapeutic’ new career reviving worn leathers after bad accidentBut Jewson, the national chain of building supplies merchants, says it has no plans to leave the site.A spokesman for Jewson said: … [Read more...] about Site is on borough council’s housing `wish list’
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PUBLISHED: 08:14 08 January 2019 | UPDATED: 08:14 08 January 2019 Jake Foxford A £100 parking fine was issued after one customer spent just 12 looking for a space - only to move onto another car park instead Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant A woman who was fined £100 after she spent 12 minutes hunting for a parking space before quitting the car park has had the charge cancelled. The car park is close to the new council car park on Crown Street and has seen two drivers fined for stays of 15 minutes or less - and neither left the car park during that time Picture: GOOGLE MAPSSandra Bates, 52, of Lanark Road, Ipswich, ttempted to park at the busy NCP car park in Tower Ramparts on December 21.Travelling with her mother, she picked it as it was close to the centre of town and would save her walking too far.After spending 12 minutes looking for a space in her BMW she eventually quit and parked in the Ipswich Borough Council car park in Charles Street … [Read more...] about Victory for Ipswich woman after £100 fine for 12 minutes in car park
The number of rough sleepers has fallen in Ipswich. Picture: IAN BURT Archant 2018 Rough sleeping in a town centre has fallen dramatically due to a multipronged attack on the causes of homelessness, it has been revealed. Julia Hancock, manager of the Selig (Suffolk) Trust, which runs Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTHIpswich, like many places across the country, has seen rising numbers of people sleeping on the streets in freezing temperatures over the winter in recent times, as more people struggle to make ends meet.The problem has got worse in the past couple of years as problems with the new Universal Credit benefits system have resulted in many being left unable to pay bills.Yet while the official rough sleeping count for Ipswich over the 2017-18 winter was 27, outreach workers tackling the problem this year say the tally is “only just in double figures”.However they have urged people not to rest on their laurels and continue to see homelessness as … [Read more...] about How many rough sleepers are there in Ipswich?
PUBLISHED: 12:57 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:48 05 January 2019 Will Jefford The free event is the first of several monthly fun days planned in 2019. Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant Ipswich residents have donned their woolly hats and gloves to attend a Winter sports day which is taking place in the town centre. Members of the public were able to have a go on a reindeer rodeo. Picture: RACHEL EDGEThe event, which has been organised by Ipswich Borough Council, is taking place at the new look Cornhill giving adults and children alike the chance to test out their skills on Snowboard and ski simulators.Residents were also challenging themselves in a virtual reality snowball fight as well a reindeer rodeo. A blizzard cube challenge and a alpine batak game were also at the Sports Day. The event, which will run from 10am to 3pm, marks the start of a monthly series of fun days organised by the borough council on the Cornhill with a Super Hero Quest in February, an … [Read more...] about Ipswich town centre turned into snowy wonderland for Winter Games
Video PUBLISHED: 15:34 04 January 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter An aerodynamic study of the Orwell Bridge is taking place Picture: ARCHANT Highways England has confirmed there are no additional measures set to be introduced this winter in the event of an Orwell Bridge closure – but more clarity has emerged on some of the key debates. James Jackson, emergency planning manager at Highways England, addressed questions from Ipswich Borough Council’s scrutiny committee on Thursday on its bridge closure protocol.In the autumn, Mr Jackson revealed that a detailed aerodynamic study was launched on October 1 by experts at City, University of London, which will determine whether the wind thresholds for a bridge closure can be changed, whether cars could be allowed to continue using the bridge in high winds, and whether wind breaks could be added.At Thursday’s meeting, Mr Jackson said the nine-month study would conclude over the … [Read more...] about Likelihood of Ipswich Orwell Bridge measures revealed