The Conservatives need to listen to, and learn from, disillusioned “ordinary” people, if trust and confidence is to be restored.
It is also important to ease the shortage of craftsmen, with the knowledge and specialist skills to restore furniture and artworks.
The essence of a new strategy is to remove cars from the town centre, inevitably impacting existing and potential economic growth.
Suffolk has a new Chief Constable, who has only been in post for a couple of months, as has the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. They will be held to account over time, but we need to give them space to do their jobs.
Residents in one block are “trapped behind the shrinkwrap, which restricts light and airflow… it is suffocating, oppressive, gloomy and depressing” affecting their mental health. Leaseholders were asked to contribute £21,000 each.
Many local residents now prefer to shop in other parts of the county, including Bury St. Edmunds and Woodbridge, where they feel safe.
When there is increasing demand for Britain to be more self-sufficient in food production, destroying prime agricultural land with such projects is senseless.
We continue our series, putting last year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
The plan is to prioritise collecting: local school uniforms, Ipswich Town players’ football kit, and Covid-19 memorabilia.
Suffolk County Council demanded a hedge be drastically cut back – destroying a blackbird habitat and flowers that attracted bees.
When it comes to law and order, it is undeniable that our voters are in favour of firm policies to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.
It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
The town has been effectively excluded from power and from the growth it underpins.
Too many have non-existent brakes and inadequate lights. We need courses in public parks to ensure roadworthiness and proficiency.
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.