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North East Area Committee updates

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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.

Contact details:

shelly.darwin@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk
Telephone 07950641063

North East Area Update

The most recent North East Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 26th July 2018, and it was attended by 23 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.

Ipswich Ravens Volleyball Club

Coach and Player for Ipswich Ravens Volleyball Club, Steve Hicks, attended to provide an update on what the Club has been up to since receiving a grant from the Committee.

The grant was awarded for the provision of apparatus and fittings to develop facilities in the sports hall at St Alban’s High School, with the aim of supporting the overall development of Ipswich Ravens Volleyball Club in increasing the standard of and participation in the sport by students and local residents.

Steve Hicks presented photos and reported that the development works are now complete. The work has enabled more players to compete at a higher level and Steve was pleased to share that the Ladies team won the Suffolk Ladies League.

Are you keen to try a new sport? Find out more about the Club online: http://www.ipswichravens.org.uk/ipswich-ravens-volleyball-club/

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.

Felixstowe Road and St Augustine's Junction Improvements

Senior Engineer at Suffolk County Council, Julia Procter, attended to provide an update on junction improvements at Felixstowe Road and St Augustine’s Road taking place in North East Ipswich presently. Questions and answers about more general highways issues followed.

Stay up to date with the progress of the works by visiting Suffolk County Council’s website: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roadworks/junction-improvements-to-felixstowe-road-and-st-augustines-ipswich/

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North East is to be held on Thursday 20 September 2018, 7.30pm at Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Avenue IP4 4JJ. A presentation will precede the Committee at 7pm.

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,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432224