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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 2017/18 municipal year.

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Telephone 07958655527

North West Area Update

The most recent North West Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, and was attended by 15 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.

  • Hawthorn Drive library & shops - ASB deterrence and youth engagement
  • Moped thefts in North West Ipswich – Arrests and Criminal Behaviour Order have been made
  • ASB in Ulster Avenue area has increased, Police patrols have increased

To read further information about crime in your area, download the Safer Neighbourhood Team newsletter from the website. You can meet the team, report community issues and seek crime reduction advice at the upcoming surgery event.

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

The members group are now at capacity with 26 resident members, with an even split across the three wards. Faye continues to attend Al’s Café on Monday mornings, meeting local residents and is proving successful.

The Group are considering doing a Social Impact Study on local community assets and are currently looking to commission this piece of work.

The grant review process is now complete and the awards are now open for application. Grants from £500 upwards and there is no deadline for applications.

Dementia Café is going really well although there are a few issues with the car park. Ten regular clients a week attending with ten to fifteen volunteers, one paid coordinator eight hours a week for three years.

Funding Requests

Summer Holiday Activity Programme

A summer holiday programme was funded to increase physical activity levels in young people (primarily 13-18year olds) by offering local and free to access activities across the town. The programme also aims to introduce young people into sport that can lead to regular activity after the holidays. The programme is delivered under the Jumpers for Goalposts brand and will include park activities delivered by Catch 22 Positive Futures. £2,177.30 awarded

Inspire Suffolk Sport & Media Youth Programme

Inspire Suffolk has been secured £562,476 of funding for a three year programme of sports and media based learning and mentoring at the Lindbergh Centre, supported by Ipswich Community Media.  Part-funding was requested to support the costs of weekly sport and media sessions for 10-13year olds, 14-18year olds and for 19-25year olds with Special Education Needs. £500.00 awarded.

Ipswich & Suffolk West Indian Association Lunch Club

Ipswich and Suffolk West Indian Association provides a weekly Lunch Club and other sociable and informative events to meet the needs of the older generation of the Caribbean community in Ipswich. Funding was requested to help meet the running costs of the club. £500.00 awarded.

 Whitton Church Lane Allotments

The Whitton Church Lane Allotment group has a classroom & function building which the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust and the North West Area Committee helped fund in 2016. The building enables meetings, community events and visits from local schools. The allotment group requested funding to purchase a generator, two fire extinguishers, lighting and security cameras. £750.00 awarded.

Date of next meeting

The next meeting in the North West is to be held on Thursday 14th September, 7pm at St Raphael Club, St Raphael Court, Highfield Road, IP1 6DA.

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