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Area Committees explained

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Area Committees give you the chance to influence Council decision making, share your opinion and contribute to positive changes in your neighbourhood. As a resident of Ipswich, this is your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved.

You can find out what’s going on in your area by selecting the marker for your area on the map below and clicking the second link in the pop-up dialogue box.

Ipswich is divided into five areas, and each of those areas are split into wards. There are three councillors per ward, representing you, a resident of that area. Councillors work with residents, businesses and community groups at these public meetings to discuss how money can be spent and how the area can be improved.

Use the interactive map below to find details of your local councillors, your next Area Committee meeting and find out which ward you live in. Agendas are released a week before each meeting.

You can also download the papers and minutes for previous and upcoming meetings on your smartphone or tablet with the Mod.Gov app:

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North West Area
  • Castle Hill
  • Whitehouse
  • Whitton
North East Area
  • Bixley
  • Rushmere
  • St John's
Central Area
  • Alexandra
  • St Margaret's
  • Westgate
South West Area
  • Bridge
  • Gipping
  • Sprites
  • Stoke Park
South East
  • Gainsborough
  • Holywells
  • Priory Heath
North West Area Committee
Whitton Church Hall, Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich IP1 6LT

Thursday 8th November 2018. Start at 19:00.

North East Area Committee
Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich IP4 4JJ

Thursday 15th November 2018. Start at 19:30.

Central Area Committee
St Margaret's Primary School, Bolton Lane, Ipswich IP4 2BT

Wednesday 7th November 2018. Start at 19:00.

South West Area Committee
Chantry Methodist Church, Kingfisher Avenue, Ipswich IP2 0SQ

Thursday 1st November 2018. Start at 18:30.

South East Area Committee
Red Arena, Ipswich Academy, Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich IP3 0SP

Wednesday 21st November 2018. Start at 19:00.

View the Council's Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value policy.

Asking questions at Area Committee meetings

Members of the public are permitted to attend Area Committee meetings and will be allowed to speak with permission of the relevant Chair. For further information visit How to ask questions at Area Committee meetings.


Visit Area Committee funding for information.

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You can keep up to date with your local Area Committee via social media:
Facebook: http://bit.ly/AreaCommitteesFB
Twitter: http://twitter.com/areacommittees

Contact Details

Area Committees,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 432224