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Councillor Colin Wright

With Councillor Colin Wright, Chair

Councillor Colin Wright is the chair of the North West Area Committee for the 2016/17 municipal year.

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Telephone 07958655527

North West Area Update

The most recent North West Area Committee meeting took place on 9th March 2017, and was attended by 21 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 local policing news.

  • Homeless and drug activity, these are issues which are shared across Ipswich the Safer Neighbourhood Teams are working loosely with partners agencies to target and disrupt the drug activity with visible patrols and execution of misuse of drugs act warrants. Also looking to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour attributed to homelessness in the west whilst working with outreach workers in order to assist homeless persons on the street.
  • February figures: Castle Hill; a total of 33 investigations were recorded, Whitehouse; a total of 80 investigations were recorded. Whitton a total 58 investigations were recorded 

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.

Big Local Trust Update

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust (NWBLT) are now 5 years into the 10 year National Lottery project which had awarded £1m to 150 areas of social deprivation across the country.  The requirements were that the funding be agreed by local residents and not used on any statutory services and the NWBLT had been formed from a group of local residents.  81 projects, some of which had brought in match funding, had been funded so far and a further £22k had been added to the funding available to be awarded.

Several committees have been started such as the ‘Young Persons’ Committee to develop the Youth Forum ‘Diversity 2 Unity’ (D2U) Group to bring forward ideas to allocate the BLT money.  Autism and dyslexia support was also given and open mic sessions held monthly at ‘The Meeting Place’.  Last year an art competition had taken place and this year there would be a Bake Off competition between Westbourne and Ormiston Academies and there would also be a sunflower competition between schools. 

The ‘Seniors’ Committee are opening a dementia café which meet every Friday with a co-ordinator that has been appointed working with ActivLives. 

Funding Requests

ActivLives - 'Keep on Rockin':

ActivLives ‘Keep on Rockin’ singing group were granted £212.50 towards travelling expensive for a trip to Norwich to watch Mama Mia, this was match funded by Ipswich Community Media. ActivLives Keep on Rockin’ community singing group has been improving people’s physical and mental health through music since 2008. There are currently 52 people registered with the group, with 34 active members. They meet every other week at Stratford Court Sheltered Housing Scheme to come together to sing and socialise.

Date of next meeting

View future meeting dates for the North West Area Committee. All welcome.

About the North West Area Committee

Further information, including access to the North West 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 West 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 West Area Committee,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 432223