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South East Area Committee updates

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 With Councillor Bill Knowles, Chair

 Councillor Bill Knowles is the chair of the South East Area Committee for the 2017/18 municipal year.

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South East Area update

The most recent South East Area Committee meeting took place on Wednesday 14th March 2018, and was attended by 21 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 East Safer Neighbourhood Team updated the Committee on policing priorities for the area:

  • The car park at Athena Hall has now been closed from 8pm daily and has put a stop to the Anti-Social behaviour that was occurring here previously
  • Regular patrolling has seen a decrease in Anti-Social behaviour around the Kesgrave underpass area
  • Intelligence on drug activity has led to a number of arrests and seizure of a significant amount of drugs.
  • Crime prevention advice and visible presence has been continued in order to tackle the theft of motor vehicles in the area.

To read further information about 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.

Upper Orwell Crossings Project Update 

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

Funding Requests

Ipswich Borough Council Summer Holiday Activities Programme

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 £3,354.19 to continue their good work.

Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association Holywells Holi Festival

The Holi Festival is a celebration of faith celebrated by both Hindus and non-Hindus. It is probably most noted by the pigment of colour that is thrown. Holi is a high spirited, colourful event which celebrates new beginnings, new life and spring time. The Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association has provided a lot of support to the Indian community in the area and even to the wider community. This festival recognises the impact they have made in how widely it is celebrated as it is now a cross-cultural event. The Association has been granted £1009 towards the Festival to help them continue with their great work.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the South East is to be held on Wednesday 6th June, 7pm at All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road, IP3 0JH.

About the South East Area Committee

Further information about the South East Area Committee, including access to the South East 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 South East 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

South East Area Committee,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 432226