Councillor Colin Wright is the chair of the North West Area Committee for the 2017/18 municipal year.
The most recent North West Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 22nd March 2018, and was attended by 16 members of the public.
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The Ipswich West Safer Neighbourhood Team updated the Committee on local policing news:
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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.
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 £4,350.44 to continue their good work.
The BSEVC are a charity and company that have been providing services in Suffolk for over 35 years. The Ipswich Family Carers Coffee Corner Drop-in group was started in 2017 offering drop-in groups for people who are caring for a family member. These sessions allow for peer-support, learning opportunities and offer information out that those caring for loved ones may not have had the opportunity, nor the time, to find and look at themselves. With barriers to returning to work, accessing services and participating in community events, these sessions can often create a much needed respite for those who need it. They have been granted £1,761.75 to continue these sessions.
The White House Skate Park was completed back in 2015 and has since become a very popular youth amenity. The mound on one side that was originally created as a sound barrier, is deteriorating after being used as seating and as a point to ‘jump off’ from. With debris falling from it and being blown across the actual skating area, it is posing a danger to skaters. To improve the Skate park, £3,227.92 has been agreed.
The next meeting in the North West is to be held on Thursday 7th June, 7pm at St Raphael Club, St Raphael Court, Highfield Road IP1 6DA.
Further information, including access to the North West Area Committee papers, can be found on the Committee details page.
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