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Community Team IBC

Lives in Ipswich Town Centre

http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/areacommittees

Communities Team at Ipswich Borough Council.

Here to offer a hand helping you with your local issues and providing information about upcoming local events and public meetings.

We're always looking for new ways to engage with the residents of Ipswich and get your views heard; if you have any suggestions, please get in touch.

Email: Communities@ipswich.gov.uk

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Joined: 29 January 2013

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Wildlife Area at Whitton Community Primary School

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Team IBC
Attached are a few pictures from the wildlife area at Whitton CP School which is nearing completion. The North West Area Committee part funded this project along with funds from SCC & the North West Big Local Trust. Previously this area was ... [ more ]

Easter holiday activities for young people in Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
There are lots of sporting & craft activities going on over the Easter holidays for young people in Ipswich including basketball, football, arts & crafts, snorkeling, table tennis, archery & much more. Details can be found here: ... [ more ]

March Area Committees - Get involved in your community.

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
March's Area Committee dates and venues are now up on the website. These give you the opportunity as residents to share your views about your local area and to help influence where money is spent to improve your neighbourhood. You can get all the ... [ more ]

Have your say on Central Ipswich.

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
The next Central Area Committee is tomorrow night (18th) at 6:30pm in the Reg Driver Visitors Centre in Christchurch Park. This is your opportunity as residents to raise local issues and share your opinion  and suggest improvements for the area. On the ... [ more ]

Mobile Skatepark Event in Whitton

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

DEC 22
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Whitton Church Hall Car Park
Community Team IBC
We're running a mobile skatepark event on 22nd December for skaters, bmx & scooter riders in North West Ipswich. Come along, practice your skills and bring some ideas for the design of the skatepark in Whitehouse Park.

North West Ipswich Skate Park Consultation

Local Conversations in Westerfield

Community Team IBC
The North West Area Committee, and North West BLT are currently working on proposals to provide a skate-park in Whitehouse Park, North West Ipswich. The proposal is in the design stage, and we would like to gain as many views as possible about the ... [ more ]

Fly-Tipping in South West Ipswich?

Local Conversations in Copdock

Community Team IBC
The South West Area Committee has just under £5000 to spend on clear-ups for fly-tipping in South West Ipswich to improve the local area. If you see any fly-tipping, please comment below with specific location details and pictures if you can. Or send ... [ more ]

Broomhill Pool Restoration: Have Your Say!

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Fusion Lifestyle, the company behind the restoration of Broomhill Pool, would like to gain your views on the pool and upcoming restoration ahead of their lottery bid. There are opportunities to get involved both online and at various events. You can ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Thank-you all for the comments you've shared; I have passed them on to Fusion Lifestyles as a part of the consultation. If you haven't already, please do fill in the survey https://ipswich.typeform.com/to/dg5ihd

What is the best way for you to share your views about local issues?

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
In order to engage more widely with Ipswich residents and get an understanding of some of the key issues in local areas, we would like to know which ways are best to gain these views. Let us know with the poll below. We will hopefully be running polls ... [ more ]

28 votes on 5 answers so far... See all and vote

Community Team IBC
Hi Watchfull - thank-you for pointing that out. I selected 'Around Ipswich' as the target area so my best guess is that the 'Around Whitton' and 'Around Gainsborough' options are slightly different, and more local areas, but hopefully still covered by ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Hello all - our main work as a team is around the local Area Committees; there are 5 of these for the 5 areas of Ipswich. Councillors attend, and there is an opportunity for public questions, and usually the chance to have a chat with your Councillors ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Hi Interested - That sounds like a good idea, I'll pass it on to the Area Chairs & other team members. We do already have surgeries/Q&A sessions before Area Committee meetings, but understandably not everyone can attend these, and they may be ... [ more ]

Do you want to get involved with a community allotment?

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
An area of disused land on Inverness Road in North East Ipswich has been cleared to create a community allotment. Students from Northgate High School came to the North East Area Committee in February to ask for money for this 'Incredible Edibles' ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Maggs - Fencing off the entire area was discussed as a part of this project, however concerns were raised about accessibility, and it was decided that leaving it open would make it more accessible to those who want to use it. There are similar projects ... [ more ]

North West Area Committee: Broomhill Pool, Police Priorities & Other Local Issues

Local Conversations in Akenham

SEP 25
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Whitton Baptist Church, 209 Highfield Road, IP1 6DH
Community Team IBC
You have the opportunity to voice you local concerns at the North West Area Committee this Thursday, 7pm at Whitton Baptist Church. There will be an opportunity for public discussion, the police will provide local priorities and there will be a ... [ more ]

North East Area Committee: Police priorities, Parking Enforcement & other local issues.

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Come along and have your say in the North East Area of Ipswich tonight at 7:30pm, St John's Church Hall, Cauldwell Hall Road, IP4 4QE. There will be an opportunity before the meeting at 7pm to discuss local issues with you Councillors and set out the ... [ more ]

Deadly Nightshade

Local Conversations in Stoke

Sue B
If anyone is out with small children in Badshah Avenue, walk on the side where the houses are, as the Council seem to be cultivating enormous deadly nightshade plants in the fenced off nature area on the other side, complete with berries, well within ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
If you could send over some specific location details of where you have seen the deadly nightshade plant to communties@ipswich.gov.uk. This will help the parks team deal with the problem.
Community Team IBC
Good morning, I have received information from O J M and Sue B and passed it on to the parks team; I will keep you updated on the progress of this, You are correct, and that is a mistake on my part - it is meant to be communities@ipswich.gov.uk with the ... [ more ]

£20,000 funding available for Alexandra Ward.

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Alexandra Ward covers most of the town centre including Cardinal Park, the Ipswich Regent, and covers as far as Cauldwell Hall Road to the East. You can submit ideas for this money that will: - Establish stronger links between residents who are rooted ... [ more ]

Public Meeting to Discuss Changes to No.19 Bus Route

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

SEP 08
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Ipswich Ascension Hall, Larchcroft Road, IP1 6AJ
Community Team IBC
Following the North West Area Committee in July, it was decided that a dedicated public meeting, for residents of Ipswich, was needed to discuss the changes to the number 19 bus route in North West Ipswich. Malcolm Robson, Managing Director of Ipswich ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Dejosta - I understand your concern. If you have any questions or comments about the No. 19 bus service you can submit them before the meeting to areacommitteequestions@ipswich.gov.uk and we will be able to get you a written response. If you have ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Managing Director Malcolm Robson stated that he took on board the wishes of the meeting for the service to return to it's former route, which included serving Stratford Court on an hourly route. However he also outlined that the recent change was made ... [ more ]

Do you want to get involved in local decision making?

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Area Committees give you the chance to influence local decision making and have your say about what you want improved in your area. They are public meetings with councillors, police and other local community groups & services aimed to discuss and ... [ more ]

IBC Community Grants 2015/16 now open!

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Voluntary and community groups in Ipswich can now apply for community grants from the Borough Council. Groups can apply for funding of up to £20,000 for 2015 / 2016 either in the form of:  - a Community Investment Grant (core funding for running costs ... [ more ]

Suffolk African History Month 2014

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

OCT 01
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Around Ipswich
Community Team IBC
Suffolk African History Month takes place between 1st October and 1st November and you can view the attachment to see whats on; this month celebrates the contributions made by African and Caribbean people. African Jewellery Workshops, Steel Drumming ... [ more ]

What changes would you like to see in North West Ipswich?

Local Conversations in Akenham

Community Team IBC
Do you want to run a community project in North West Ipswich or know of an issue locally which you would like to see improved? The North West Area Committee is your opportunity to raise your views about local issues and put forward your ideas to improve ... [ more ]

South East Area Committee

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

SEP 04
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Nansen Road Baptist Church, Nansen Road, IP3 9HP
Community Team IBC
The next South East Area Committee is tonight, 7pm at Nansen Road Baptist Church, IP3 9HP. This is your opportunity as a residents of South East Ipswich to raise your views & concerns, and contribute to positive changes in South East Ipswich. You ... [ more ]

Do you need funding for a local community project in Ipswich?

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
Area Committees can provide funding for local community projects and groups within Ipswich which have a wider benefit to the residents of that area. If you're interested, and want to know whether your idea, project or group is suitable for Area ... [ more ]

What do you want to see improved in central Ipswich?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Community Team IBC
The Central Area Committee is your opportunity to share your opinions and influence where money is spent in the central area. It takes place on 17th July, 7pm at Ipswich County Library. It's a public meeting with councillors, IBC officers, the police, ... [ more ]
Community Team IBC
Hello all - Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a few comments; I've sent them on to the Community Engagement Officer for central Ipswich, so they will hopefully feed in to the Central Area Committee alongside surveys we've been running recently, ... [ more ]

Free Ipswich Wide Summer Activities for Under 14's

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Community Team IBC
There are lots of free summer wide sporting actitivites for under 14's all across Ipswich throughout the summer! They include 'Basketball Roadshow', 'Jumpers for Goalposts' & activity days. https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/ipswichwide I've attached a ... [ more ]

Have your say in your local area!

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Community Team IBC
Area Committees are your opportunity as a resident of Ipswich to share your views, contribute to local discussion, and influence where money is spent to improve your neighourhood. They are local meetings for each of the 5 Area Committee areas and ... [ more ]

New artificial kick-about area in Castle Hill Park

Local Conversations in Whitton

Community Team IBC
The North West Area Committee gave funding for an artificial kick-about area with goals, in Castle Hill Park on Congreve Road. £8000 was given for this project in order to improve young people's play area facilities in North West Ipswich; the pitch is ... [ more ]