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Councillor Shelly Darwin

With Councillor Shelly Darwin, Chair

Councillor Shelly Darwin is the chair of the North East Area Committee for the 2017/18 municipal year.

Contact details:

Telephone 07950641063

North East Area Update

The most recent North East Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 11th January 2018, and it was attended by 26 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.

Upper Orwell Crossings Project Update 

The project team gave an update on the most recent phase of work toward the crossing, which involves Ground Investigations on the riverbed and shore.  The work will involve different tests, including drilling for core samples, to establish the local geology.  This is important to determining the design and alignment of the bridge.  The Ground Investigations will create noise, for which limiting measures are in place and local residents have been notified.

Urban Buzz Presentation 

Urban Buzz is a Project run by national charity Bugs Life to set up 100 new pollinator habitats across the Ipswich area.  The habitats will be havens for bees, bugs and wildlife to help the wider ecosystem and natural diversity in Ipswich. The project officer David Dowding came to talk about the progress so far and appeal for locations and volunteers.  Video explaining Urban Buzz

Policing Update

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

  • Operating a Speed Indication Device (SID) to deter speeding motorists
  • Working to reduce issues of anti-social behaviour particularly in Rushmere Ward, including Selkirk Road.

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

Lofty Heights van purchase

Lofty Heights CIC aims to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people by providing a range of decluttering and furniture moving services inside and outside the home.  The organisation also improves the life chances of young people not in education, employment or training by creating training and real employment opportunities.

Lofty Heights was awarded a £945 contribution toward the cost of a new van that will increase the capacity and improve the efficiency of their work in Ipswich.

Waldringfield Bowls Club

Waldringfield & District Bowls Club was awarded £871.80 for the purchase of materials to re-lay the concrete path at the bowls green at Ransomes Sports Ground, situated in the North East of Ipswich.  The work will improve the safety for players and visitors to the club.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North East is to be held on Thursday 15th March 2018, 7pm at St John’s Church Hall, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 4QE.

About the North East Area Committee

Further information, including access to the North East 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 north east 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

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

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01473 432224