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Central Area Committee updates

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Councillor Julian Gibbs

With Councillor Julian Gibbs, Chair

Councillor Julian Gibbs is the chair of the Central Area Committee for the 2018/19 municipal year.

Contact details:

Telephone  01473 252205

Central Area Update

The Central Area Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday 5th September 2018, and was attended by 18 members of the public.

Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from Area Committees on the Twitter page (@areacommittees). Alternatively, you can view minutes from the last meeting here.

Policing Update 

The Ipswich West Safer Neighbourhood Team updated the Committee on policing priorities for the area:

  • PCSO’s have been deployed near the Cattle Market to address the recent increase of ASB in the area.
  • Operation Parkland has been successful in disrupting suspicious and ASB. ‘Hot spots’ have been identified and targeted. This will continue until the end of September.
  • Drug dealing ‘hot spots’ in the town centre have been identified and reassurance patrols have been conducted in these areas along with a new CCTV camera being erected.
  • A knife bin has been located in Bramford Road in response to recent knife crime.

To read further information about crime in your area, download the Safer Neighbourhood Team newsletter from the website.

You can report antisocial behaviour and nuisance in your neighbourhood online. Follow the link to our website where you can report a problem, find advice and access the Community Trigger.

Funding Requests 

Christ Church -  Holiday at Home

This retrospective funding request of £545 was granted as a contribution towards the cost of the ‘Holiday at Home’ scheme, which was agreed in principle after the previous Central Area Committee was cancelled. The scheme provides three days of social activities for anyone who would like a break from the weekly routine. Christ Church provides activities for those who are unlikely to have a holiday, catering for many who are single, widowed or elderly and in need of social interaction and companionship.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in Central is to be held on Wednesday 7th November 2018, 7pm – St Margaret’s Primary School, Bolton Lane, IP4 2BT

About the Central Area Committee

Further information, including access to the Central Area Committee papers, can be found on the Committee details page.

Area Committee Dashboards are produced quarterly to provide local information in a visual format for the residents of each Area Committee area. View the most recent dashboard for the Central area. If there is anything of particular interest that you wish to see on future dashboards, please email your suggestions to communities@ipswich.gov.uk.

Contact Details

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

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01473 432224