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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 2018/19 municipal year.

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Telephone 07950641063

North East Area Update

The most recent North East Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 15th November 2018, and it was attended by 16 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 East Safer Neighbourhood Team updated the Committee on policing priorities for the area:

  • The main update was about planned changes to the local policing structure, which are in response to a funding deficit.  More Police Officers will be brought into the Neighbourhood Partnership Teams. This should mean more frontline Officers patrolling over extended hours, but the number of PCSO’s will be significantly reduced. The changes are due to be implemented by the end of October 2018.
  • Operation Parkland is in motion, with hotspots for summer related ASB being targeted.

To read further information about policing changes, see the ‘A Local Police Service for Suffolk’s Future’ booklet, and for 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

Oyster Community Press CIC ‘Who Cares’ Project for Suffolk Family Carers

Oyster Community Press are aiming to deliver a project providing a series of printmaking workshops at Tower Street Print leading to an exhibition at DanceEast. This project aims to work with Suffolk Family Carers to offer respite, build confidence and tackle isolation for unpaid younger adult carers who are not served by other schemes. Younger adult carers have been identified as a group, as having fewer options for respite and wellbeing opportunities. The awarded £450 will enable the delivery of this ‘Who Cares’ Project.

Ipswich Jazz Festival 2019

The Ipswich Jazz Festival is a relatively new feature in the town’s calendar taking place at St Peter’s by the Waterfront Church in central Ipswich. Area Committee funding will allow for two shows within the programme to be absolutely free to attend and also to allow for 75 concession tickets to be given out for £1 per person for lower income families. The agreed funding of £581.25 will enable this festival to be more accessible for those who cannot afford to go to concerts.

Community Noticeboard at Ransomes Sports Pavilion

The Pavilion is a recently renovated facility for the North East Ipswich that hosts a variety of events, sports clubs and community group activities. £933 was requested to provide a noticeboard for clubs and groups to display information about activities and events at the Pavilion. The request was deferred.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North East is to be held Thursday 24 January 2019, 7.30pm – Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Avenue, IP4 4JJ

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.

Contact Details

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

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01473 432224