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The essence of a new strategy is to remove cars from the town centre, inevitably impacting existing and potential economic growth.
Demands from other parts of the public sector are a huge burden. Forces are always there to help in times of need, but they are not a substitute for the NHS, ambulance services, or mental health practitioners. Maybe a directly elected health commissioner might help?
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.
There have been serious failings at the NHS Foundation Trust for these counties. Why is nobody held to account?
A proposed solar farm in Suffolk would do great harm to the landscape. It has met with justified opposition.
Suffolk County Council includes it among the “challenges” that will mean tough choices on budget priorities.
In Suffolk, there are robust plans for the Council to work with schools and parents to ensure that expert help is provided.
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.
Face masks are destroying the environment. Social distancing rules have disrupted visits to recycling centres.
If the county continues to be neglected, the local elections could prove something of a shock.
Linking the Ports of Felixstowe and Harwich would create a strategic hub linking the UK with suppliers and customers across the globe.
The town has been effectively excluded from power and from the growth it underpins.