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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 2019/20 municipal year.

Contact details:

colin.wright@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk
Telephone 07958655527

North West Area Update

The most recent North West Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 12 September 2019 and was attended by 18 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 policing priorities for the area:

  • Antisocial behaviour at several locations is a priority for the SNT with both uniform and plain clothes patrols. Several Section 35 notices have been issued and the team is working with other agencies to tackle issues.
  • Drug activity in open spaces is also priority with ongoing operations. Residents with information are encouraged to report by contact 101 or through www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something

To read further information about policing changes 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

Caribbean and African Community Health Support Forum Football & Wellbeing programme

£672.66 funding was granted to CACHSF toward the cost of 32 weeks of football sessions and 10 weeks of wellbeing sessions covering topics on mental & physical health, drugs & alcohol abuse and nutrition. The sessions will be held in the town centre for young people from across Ipswich. The current intake is aged between 16 & 26 and is made up of 14 different nationalities.

Emmaus Suffolk Volunteer Support

£2,419.35 was granted to Emmaus Suffolk to subsidise costs for travel, lunch and food parcels for volunteers at the Dales community hub. Emmaus Suffolk offers meaningful activity and learning for homeless, socially isolated, and long-term unemployed people. Through the Emmaus @ the Dales hub it offers people the chance to volunteer and in doing so to build their skills, confidence and social support network.

In order to reduce the barriers for vulnerable volunteers the organisation subsidises travel, lunch and a once a month food parcel. The Committee agreed to fund part of this cost for volunteers from the North West Area.

Next Meeting

Please note this committee meeting date is different to previously published. The November meeting was cancelled under pre-election rules.

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.

Contact Details

North West Area Committee,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432226