Central Area Committee
What's on in Central
With Councillor Julian Gibbs, Chair
Councillor Julian Gibbs is the new Chair of the Central Area Committee.
Councillors from Alexandra, St Margaret's and Westgate wards serve on the Central Area Committee.
Central Area Update
So far the Central Area Committee budget has been used to fund the removal of a bench at St Matthews Roundabout, removal of unused planters, lighting improvements in Christchurch Park and new Christmas lights on Fore Street.
Community Speed Watch is keen for volunteers to come forward to assist with speed enforcement action. Training would be provided.Any interested parties should contact the Central SNT on 101 - further information can be found by clicking here.
The Police came along to a recent meeting and gave an update on crime within the area. The St Matthews street area continues to be a priority and through partnership working there has been significant steps to tackle
anti-social behaviour such as street drinking and substance misuse.
A funding request of £5,000 was approved to improve the ASB, clean up & improve the area.
Residents raised their concerns about vehicles parking in the Norwich Road and junction of Richmond Road area. The Committee responded that the Borough Council has had a meeting concerning these issues and is looking into the problem.
17 litter bins were requested from the Area Committee budget at a cost of £3,888 and the Committee agreed to fund the request. There is £33,320 left in the budget.
A new Glass recycling unit will soon be installed in the town Centre.
The exact location is yet to be agreed, but it is expected to be near tower ramparts bus station.
The next Central Area Committee meeting takes place on Thursday 30th January, 6.30pm at the Ipswich Red Cross Centre Hall, 15 Chevallier Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PF. All welcome.
About the Central Area Committee
Further information, including access to the Central Area Committee papers, can be found on the Committee details page.
Last Updated: Friday 29th November 2013