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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 2018/19 municipal year.

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Telephone 07958655527

North West Area Update

The most recent North West Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 08th November 2018, and was attended by 16 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:

  • Officers have been interviewing youths responsible for the ASB on Garrick Way and have delivered Community Protection Notices to certain residents in Grebe Close regarding the drug dealing and ASB in the area.
  • Ipswich Borough Council have now started to implement the changes identified on the walk around on 21st August. The area within Grebe close has now been opened up much more and good progress has been made to deter ASB and crime in this area.

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.

Funding Requests

Oyster Community Press CIC ‘Who Cares’ Project for Suffolk Family Carers

Oyster Community Press are aiming to deliver a project providing a series of printmaking workshops at Tower Street Print leading to an exhibition at DanceEast. This project aims to work with Suffolk Family Carers to offer respite, build confidence and tackle isolation for unpaid younger adult carers who are not served by other schemes. Younger adult carers have been identified as a group, as having fewer options for respite and wellbeing opportunities. The awarded £450 will enable the delivery of this ‘Who Cares’ Project.

Ipswich Jazz Festival 2019

The Ipswich Jazz Festival is a relatively new feature in the town’s calendar taking place at St Peter’s by the Waterfront Church in central Ipswich. Area Committee funding will allow for two shows within the programme to be absolutely free to attend and also to allow for 75 concession tickets to be given out for £1 per person for lower income families. The agreed funding of £581.25 will enable this festival to be more accessible for those who cannot afford to go to concerts.

Whitehouse Skatepark ‘Jump Off’- Variation to Funding Request

In March 2018, the North West Area Committee allocated £3,227.92 to the Parks & Cemeteries Service toward the cost of improving one of the ‘jump off’ points at the Whitehouse skate park.  Through consultation, the proposed improvement has been revised to a more durable and less costly solution.  The Committee agreed to vary its allocation to enable this revised application for the reduced amount of £3,085.36.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North West is to be held on Thursday 17 January 2019, 7pm – St Raphael Club, St Raphael Court, Highfield Road, IP1 4JP

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 432226