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South West Area Committee updates

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Tracy Grant

With Councillor Tracy Grant, Chair

Councillor Tracy Grant is the chair of the South West Area Committee for the 2018/19 municipal year.

Contact details:

tracy.grant@councillors.ipswich.gov.uk
Telephone:   07973680640

Local Ward Councillors regularly do walkabouts with residents in the South West Area to get a better of understanding of local need and problems. If there are any streets you would like to suggest for future walkabouts please get in touch with your ward councillor or email communities@ipswich.gov.uk.

South West Area Update

The most recent South West Area Committee meeting took place on Thursday 6th September 2018, and it was attended by 10 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:

  • Operation Parkland has been successfully disrupting suspicious and ASB. ‘Hot spots’ have been identified and targeted. This has now concluded and is being evaluated.
  • Work to improve Grebe Close continues with Officers conducting a walk around with other partner agencies back on the 21st of August to look at ways of opening the area up and dealing with the ASB.
  • Suffolk Police launched a social media campaign encouraging residents to get in the habit of completing a #9PMRoutine.
  • SNT Officers and ASB Officers have been working to resolve the issue of ongoing ASB from a small group of youths in the Garrick Way area and urge people to keep on reporting the incidents.

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

Suffolk Housing Handford Cut Parking Area Barrier Gates

Suffolk Housing is a registered Social Landlord that provides social housing across Suffolk. At Handford Cut there is a development of 6 flats and another 6 at Gibbons Street. The residents have been affected by drug dealing and other criminal activity within the car parking area. Funding of £975 has been granted to allow gates to be installed to disrupt and deter such activity. 

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the South West is to be held on Thursday 1st November 2018, 6.30pm - Chantry Methodist Church, Kingfisher Avenue, IP2 0SQ

About the South West Area Committee

Further information, including access to the South 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 South 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

South West Area Committee,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433291