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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:

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 1st November 2018, and it 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 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 £600 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 £775 will enable this festival to be more accessible for those who cannot afford to go to concerts.

Next Meeting

The next meeting in the South West is to be held on Thursday 10 January 2019, 6.30pm – Gipping Room, Grafton House, Russell Road, IP1 2DE

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.

Contact Details

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

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01473 432226