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Councillor Sarah Barber

With Councillor Sarah Barber, Chair

Councillor Sarah Barber is the chair of the South East Area Committee for the 2018/19 municipal year.

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South East Area update

The most recent South East Area Committee meeting took place on Wednesday 21st November 2018, and was attended by 40 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 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

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.

Holywells Park Baby Bereavement Memorial Tree Signs

The Baby Bereavement Group are volunteers that are supported by the Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity and they are hospital staff who commit extra time to provide support to grieving families. In 2016, the group worked with the Parks and Cemeteries to provide a Tree of Remembrance within a Memorial Garden at Holywells Park. Parents are able to have leaves added to the metal tree, with the name, date and a short message or remembrance. The £960 will go towards the cost of signage so that the tree is easier to locate.

Margaret Catchpole Bowls Club Pavilion- Variation to Funding Request

Funding of £1500.00 was allocated to the Margaret Catchpole Bowls Club in September 2018 towards the cost of redeveloping the Pavilion. The allocation was conditional on the full funding match being secured first. The Club intends to deliver the redevelopment work in phases and it requested a variation of the award conditions to allow funds to be released sooner.  The project budget had changed since the initial allocation and so the Committee required further information.  The Club were unable to provide the information on the evening and the request was deferred to the next meeting.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the South East is to be held on Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7pm – Alan Road Methodist Church, 161 Rosehill Rd, IP3 8EX

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.

Contact Details

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

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01473 432226