Community and living news
Published: Monday 3rd June 2013
Ipswich residents and businesses have another week to enter the annual Ipswich in Bloom competition and a chance to win a prize for their immaculate garden or stunning display.
Published: Tuesday 3rd September 2013
A free six-week taster session of Walking Football for people aged 50 and over is starting at Ipswich's Whitton Sports Centre on Friday (6th September).
Published: Friday 8th March 2013
With temperatures dropping again over the weekend, Ipswich Borough Council is to re-activate its emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers from Sunday (10th March) until further notice.
Published: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Suffolk’s first Holi Festival will take place in Holywells Park, Ipswich, on Sunday 24th March and aims to provide a feast of colours and family fun.
Published: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Residents will be able to find out about work to build a new stretch of track that will help to take more freight off the roads and onto rail.
Published: Tuesday 25th September 2012
A campaign to stop the sale of *super strength alcohol from off-licences in Ipswich was launched today.
Published: Friday 7th September 2012
The Ipswich Has Got Talent organising committee are excited to announce the finalists for the 2012 Grand Final to be held on Saturday 17th November 2012.
Published: Thursday 21st June 2012
The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Mary Blake, will be hosting an Armed Forces Day "Flying the Flag" event outside the Town Hall on Monday 25th June at 10.30am.
Published: Wednesday 13th June 2012
Ipswich Borough Council has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to stage the town's first three-legged Heart Run - just months after Ipswich became the UK's latest Heart Town.
Published: Friday 1st June 2012
Nearly 60 people signed up in support of Paws on Patrol, a new scheme to encourage dog walkers to report anything suspicious or broken to the Police or Ipswich Borough Council.
Published: Friday 20th April 2012
Local residents have helped Ipswich Borough Council's Community Caretakers on a big local clear-up in the Hawke Road area of the town.
Published: Thursday 22nd March 2012
Ipswich is to become one of 50 Heart Towns in the UK after a proposed partnership between the Borough Council and the British Heart Foundation was approved unanimously by Councillors.
Published: Thursday 12th January 2012
Ipswich Borough Council today decided to extend its cold weather bed provision for rough sleepers until Tuesday 17th as the chilly weather is expected to continue. Twelve beds now available from tonight.
Published: Tuesday 6th December 2011
Ipswich has certainly got talent … lots of it! The evidence came from the finals night of Ipswich's Got Talent at the Regent Theatre.
Published: Friday 11th November 2011
Some 220 schoolchildren helped to mark 11-11-11-11 as Ipswich joined the whole country in remembering those who lost their lives in war.
Published: Monday 31st October 2011
Ipswich people are taking pledges to make a difference and improve the quality of life that they and the people around them enjoy.
Published: Monday 24th October 2011
This is a special year as Britain marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, and the Armistice Day commemorations will be on the 11th hour of 11 – 11 – 11.
Published: Thursday 20th October 2011
Ipswich Borough Council is looking at ways of moving power closer to the people through an ambitious programme to give communities a real say.
Published: Wednesday 19th October 2011
Residents have a new 24-hour number to telephone the police in Suffolk.
Published: Thursday 25th August 2011
A community project bringing together youngsters and older people in the IP3 area was a resounding success.
Published: Tuesday 12th July 2011
The Lloyds TSB London 2012 Olympic Torch Tour is coming to Ipswich on Wednesday – a year ahead of the visit of the official relay on the eve of the Games.
Published: Friday 17th June 2011
This year’s Armed Forces Day will be on Saturday 25th June and will be an opportunity for the whole nation to show its appreciation for the contribution made by all those who serve or who have served.
Published: Wednesday 15th June 2011
Schoolchildren and students in Ipswich will this week find out about the opportunities open to them to become more involved in their communities.
Published: Thursday 9th June 2011
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games are looking for 8,000 inspirational people from the UK to carry the Olympic Flame next year and need you to help find some of them in Ipswich.
Published: Monday 6th June 2011
We are expecting thousands of cyclists to take to the streets on Sunday 12th June to take part in Sky Ride Ipswich and there is still time for you to join in.
Published: Thursday 2nd June 2011
Ipswich is gearing itself up for Sky Ride 2011 when the two-wheel spectacular rolls into town on Sunday 12th June.
Published: Wednesday 27th April 2011
More than 100 people attended a family party promoting 'fun without drugs or alcohol' at the skate park by Stoke Bridge.
Published: Friday 8th April 2011
Thousands of cyclists of all ages are expected to turn out when the first ever Sky Ride in the East of England rolls into Ipswich this summer.
Published: Wednesday 23rd March 2011
A charity spring ball is to take place on Saturday 2nd April and all the money raised is going to a project to help young adult carers learn to drive.
Published: Monday 14th March 2011
The 'Dying for a Pint' campaign launched last year in Ipswich to highlight the futility of alcohol-related violence is sharing its message in the north of England.
Published: Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Three companies have expressed an interest in re-opening and managing a restored Broomhill swimming pool, Ipswich Borough Council announced today.
Published: Thursday 13th January 2011
Planning a wedding in the coming months? An exhibition is being held at Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, in St Stephen's Church, to help you get started with your plans the big day.
Published: Wednesday 12th January 2011
The Mayor of Ipswich is to donate the funds from her annual Burns Night celebrations to Ipswich, Queensland, which has been hit by the flooding in Australia.
Published: Monday 20th December 2010
The extreme cold and weather conditions have led to a number of closures and changes for Ipswich Borough Council facilities.
Published: Thursday 2nd December 2010
The Jubilee People's Millions is for great project ideas that inspire the local community, involve local people working together to tackle a problem, and need up to £60,000 to make it happen.
Published: Friday 19th November 2010
The Police and Neighbourhood Watch would like to make people aware of a recent report on the BBC's Watchdog programme about a survey that is soon to be sent to over 1 million homes.
Published: Thursday 4th November 2010
The Barclays Community Sports Award is a new award to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.
Published: Thursday 28th October 2010
As part of a project to roll out fibre-optic cabling throughout the country and increase internet speeds, BT is inviting communities to vote for their area to be upgraded.
Published: Wednesday 13th October 2010
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) are hosting their first community and education project from RPO resound this month, in association with their residency at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich.
Published: Monday 4th October 2010
Strictly Come Dancing meets the X Factor in the 2010 Ipswich's Got Talent Final!
Published: Thursday 9th September 2010
The East of England Ambulance Service has issued a warning to people using local sports pitches, gyms and centres to find out the exact address of the venue, in case an emergency should arise.
Published: Thursday 12th August 2010
Ipswich Has Got Talent is an annual talent competition promoting performers from all areas of Ipswich. Entries are now open for any Ipswich residents aged 10 and over.
Published: Friday 25th June 2010
Ipswich's Got Talent, the annual community competition, is open for applications following the official launch at The Regent last week. Heats will be running at top venues across Ipswich.
Published: Thursday 17th June 2010
Ipswich Has Got Talent 2010 will be launched later this month. The community competition is now in its second year and aims to promote talented performers from all areas of the town.
Published: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Ipswich will be flying the flag for the Armed Forces at two ceremonies in the town later this month.
Published: Wednesday 26th May 2010
A Bronze Quality Mark has been awarded to Ipswich Borough Council for their efforts in this year's Workplace Giving Scheme.
Published: Wednesday 12th May 2010
With a silver gilt award already under its belt, the organisers of Ipswich in Bloom are aiming for another successful year at the prestigious Anglia in Bloom competition following the announcement of new headline sponsor, local tree surgery specialist, the BTS Group.
Published: Friday 30th April 2010
Last month the Ipswich Borough Community Safety Team joined forces with their counterparts in Suffolk Coastal to facilitate two Drug and Alcohol Awareness Sessions at Otley College.
Published: Wednesday 7th April 2010
A project looking at what young people are worried or concerned about in their community has taken place at the four Making Tracks youth drop-in-centres in Ipswich.
Published: Tuesday 6th April 2010
Do you know any young people who would like to see their film screened at Glastonbury this year? Or have you got an idea that you would like to put forward yourself?
Published: Friday 19th March 2010
A special coffee morning was held at the Iceni Project recently as part of the countywide Cannabis Awareness Campaign, which launched earlier this month.
Published: Thursday 4th March 2010
The cadet movement was formed 150 years ago in readiness for a perceived invasion by France. Originally just the Army and Sea Cadets, the 20th Century saw the addition of the Air Training Corps too.
Published: Thursday 12th November 2009
Ipswich Borough Council has started talks with the new board of the Ipswich Caribbean Association in order to help members produce a business plan to secure their future.
Published: Tuesday 20th October 2009
Come dine with us - and pick up healthy eating tips!
Published: Tuesday 29th September 2009
As part of the new SMILE (Safety Makes Ipswich Life Enjoyable) campaign, Ipswich Barwatch, Suffolk Constabulary and Ipswich Borough Council have organised an adult talent competition.
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