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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 2017/18 municipal year.

Contact details:

Telephone 07950641063

North East Area Update

The most recent North East Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 15th March 2018, and it was attended by 28 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 Orwell Crossing showing the works on the river bed have been completed ahead of schedule and the samples taken are now being tested. The works on land are on schedule with investigations into positioning going on, to cause as little disruption as possible in the surrounding areas. The team gave a detailed talk on where the main road bridge will cross the river and join the road network. For more information please see Upper Orwell crossings.

Policing Update

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

  • The criminal damage to motor vehicles in Goring Road has halted currently with the continuation of high vis patrolling and house to house enquiries
  • Speeding motorists have caused concern in our local community and so a speed indication device has been purchased and is currently deployed on Humber Doucy Lane.
  • Intelligence on drug activity has led to a number of arrests and seizure of a significant amount of drugs.

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

Ipswich Borough Council Summer Holiday Activities Programme

The Ipswich Borough Council Summer Holiday Activities Programme aim to offer free sport to young people, encouraging them to be more active and breaking down barriers such as travel and cost. This is being offered across all areas of Ipswich encouraging the wider community to get active. They have been granted £884 to continue their good work.

ActivLives ActivHubs Programme 20018-19

ActivLives is a community led charity that supports people in Ipswich to increase their physical and social activity in order to improve their health and well-being. Its ActivHubs provide seated and standing exercise for adults aged over 45 and participants benefit from social contact, improved health and reduced risk of falls.

ActivLives was granted £4,230.50 for the cost of providing ActivHubs sessions in the North East Area, as part of a town-wide programme.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North East is to be held on Thursday 14th June, 7.30pm at Ransomes Sports Pavilion, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich 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.

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