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  • ‘Observe, don’t disturb’ our wildlife say police

    The Suffolk coastline at Aldeburgh. Credit: Julian Simpson / Unsplash.

    In short: 'Observe, don’t disturb’ is the message to visitors who go to the Suffolk coast this summer to enjoy the county’s wildlife.  

    The details: Suffolk Constabulary has signed up to the national initiative Operation Seabird, led by the RSPCA, to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving our rich wildlife habitats and tackling disturbances to seals, sea birds, and nesting birds.

    Ash Read

    Ash Read

    Editor, Ipswich

  • Public consultation launched on potential 120 home development in Bramford

    Plans for new homes in Bramford are being discussed. Credit: Unsplash

    As part of its priority to deliver more sustainable housing in Suffolk, the council is looking for people’s views of a potential new housing development.

    The details: Suffolk County Council is intending to submit a planning application for a residential development on land it owns to the east of Bramford Road. Development on land owned by the county council, is one of the council’s priorities and is part of the council’s wider housing approach to help provide new housing in Suffolk.

    Ash Read

    Ash Read

    Editor, Ipswich

  • Ipswich awarded £442,000 from Safer Street Funds

    Maple Park in Ipswich was revamped in 2019 as part of a £350,000 project. Photo credit: Ipswich Borough Council.

    In short: Ipswich Borough Council was awarded nearly half a million pounds by the government’s Safer Streets Fund to help reduce crime in the area surrounding Maple Park and make people feel safer.

    Ash Read

    Ash Read

    Editor, Ipswich

  • Mayor opens new farmyard themed play area at Alexandra Park

    Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jane Riley cutting the ribbon at Alexandra Park play area (Credit: Jade Froud)

    A new ‘farmyard’ theme play area at Ipswich’s Alexandra Park has been opened by the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jane Riley.

    The details: The play areas designed for children aged two to 12, features a tractor and haybarn inspired by the farming history of the land. It has an impact absorbent surface to improve safety and features graphics to encourage imaginative play, swings, seesaws and springers, as well as a sensory and quiet play section.

    Ash Read

    Ash Read

    Editor, Ipswich

  • Launch of new Digital Taskforce for Ipswich

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    A new digital taskforce has been formed to try to push forward the creation of a digital town centre for Ipswich as part of the Towns Deal funding granted by the government.

    What this means: The Digital Taskforce will bring together leading experts in digital technology from Ipswich and the surrounding area.

    Ash Read

    Ash Read

    Editor, Ipswich

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