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Ipswich Borough Council and its partners – Suffolk Police, Suffolk County Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner – are working together to respond to issues raised by the community in south-east Ipswich following the murder of teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens.

Two community meetings have been held and the partners have taken action already and more is planned. You can find out progress in the newsletter published online here:

Community Newsletter 

All the partners are committed to working with the community: plans are well advanced to create a community garden; more youth workers are already in the area; the Police are maintaining a strong presence; and the Borough is providing free summer holiday iCards for young people.

A Community House has also opened at 35 Nansen Road – this is for you! Pop in to get advice or to raise any concerns you have. A range of people will be on hand to help – you will see from the A-board outside and on social media when it’s open. More details from the Facebook page @nansenroadcommunityhouse

Free sport!

More than 20,000 children in Ipswich can apply for a FREE summer iCard to allow them to enjoy a range of sporting activities over the long school holiday.

The pledge to ensure that youngsters in the town have more to do was made by Borough Council Leader David Ellesmere at a community meeting in south-east Ipswich.

The iCards will allow any one between five and 16 attending a state school in the town to enjoy free swimming, racquet sports and everything from fitness sessions to roller-skating at the Council’s sports centres.

Leaflets are being sent to every pupil via their schools, giving details of how their parents or carers can apply online and then collect from their local sports centre or Crown Pools. The programme starts from 30th July and full details of the summer’s activities will be included in the information pack.

The activities are in addition to the Borough’s extended free Jumpers for Goalposts community sports offer in local parks."

If your child has not brought home a leaflet please go to www.ipswichfit.co.uk /summerholidayicard to apply.

Contact Details

Area Committees,
Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 432224