News

Published13th November 2020
The latest testing information shows a large rise in positive coronavirus cases in Ipswich. Residents and businesses must act now to reduce the spread of the coronavirus if we are to avoid people becoming ill as well as the possibility of further restrictions being necessary in the town after the end of the national lockdown.
Published10th November 2020
Ipswich Borough Council has welcomed the announcement by the Living Wage Foundation that the Real Living Wage will increase to £9.50 an hour and confirmed that all directly employed staff are already earning more than the current Living Wage.
Published4th November 2020
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October, the Council is planning for a new national lockdown from 5 November 2020. As a result, we will be closing many of our public facilities until the end of the lockdown and restrictions are lifted.
Published30th October 2020
The much-anticipated Power of Stories exhibition, which includes a display of sensational costumes from the hit film Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, will now open from 3 April to 29 August 2021. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the exhibition was unable to open in July as planned.
Published30th October 2020
Over the last month, we have continued to make progress in our response to Coronavirus.
Published29th October 2020
On Sunday 8 November, a simple service will be held at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Published23rd October 2020
It is estimated that of the 24million pumpkins carved each year in Britain for Hallowe’en, more than half of all these pumpkins are not eaten.
Published17th October 2020
Ipswich Borough Council’s Regent Theatre has been offered a grant of nearly £1/2M from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund as part of its ‘Here for Culture’ campaign.
Published14th October 2020
Bourne Park is raising a Green Flag Award for the first time, alongside Christchurch which has now won 13 flags in succession and Holywells which has chalked up 10 in a row.
Published13th October 2020
Residents on low-incomes and unable to work because they have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, can now claim a £500 payment to compensate for loss of earnings.

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