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North West Area Committee updates

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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.

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 19th July 2018, and was attended by 23 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:

  • The main update was about planned changes to the local policing structure, which are in response to a funding deficit.  More Police Officers will be brought into the Neighbourhood Partnership Teams. This should mean more frontline Officers patrolling over extended hours, but the number of PCSO’s will be significantly reduced. The changes are due to be implemented by the end of October 2018.
  • Operation Parkland is in motion, with hotspots for summer related ASB being targeted.

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

Whitton Girls Sport & Youth Football

For 18 months, Suffolk Positive Futures has been providing free sports activities at Whitton Sports Centre for young people in the North West Area. Providing these free sessions helps break down barriers for those who might have otherwise been excluded. The Ipswich Borough Council Sports team is seeking to enter a partnership to extend this programme for a further year. Funding of £3,000 was agreed to enable this work to continue, including a sports project for girls on a Friday evening and a football project on a Wednesday afternoon.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the North West is to be held on Thursday 13 September, 7pm – Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, IP1 6DG

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,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432226