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Janet A
in Common, The
How many people are moving to Next Door? Looks like you have to give your address so anyone can see where you live. I'm not sure whether to move or not has anyone got any advice?

Asylum Seekers in Woodbridge -- Welcome !

Roger RT in Woodbridge
I read today  ( EADT p4) that Woodbridge is being considered as a location to house up to 20 asylum seekers on a temporay basis. What a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what a caring community we are. Unfortunately the Town Council are already ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Sounds very much like Woodbridge, however, people seeking asylum should be upon a case-by-case basis and not prima facie refugees en masse.   To be frank, the UK doesn't need people fleeing war torn countries being processed and settled here. ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Are we not in Suffolk? No one likes change. Opposition to the new look leisure centre in Woodbridge is a prime example of this. Furthermore, branding people racists or saying they applaud rapists because you disagree with their viewpoint is ... [ more ]
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I should point out... English speaking and skilled Vs Non-English speaking and unskilled You are both speaking nonsense...           You can be skilled and be non-English speaking           You can be English speaking but unskilled
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The rules might be different. There might be Regs or an Order relating to the crisis. The usual rules are as follows: The government will give them somewhere to live (usually a B&B or hostel) perhaps a large shared house. Each will get £36.95 per ... [ more ]

Website/social media Administrator required

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]

The Thoroughfare - A signwriters dream!

Roger RT in Woodbridge
So, is the Thoroughfare pedestrianised or not? We now have a committee, yes a committee, (EADT, 7 Dec 2016) trying to interpret what the road sign means at the entrance to the Thoroughfare. In trying to please everyone the designers of the sign ... [ more ]
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A unitary authority isn't too far away. The relevant local district councils and Ipswich Borough Council is referring to the urban area around Ipswich as "Greater Ipswich", we have the "Greater Ipswich City Deal" despite not being a city and even the ... [ more ]
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Re-branding in terms of local authorities? Yes, Carrie H, most of it will just be a re-branding exercise for all intents and purposes. Indeed, it won't be cheap. I mean it could be but the public sector likes wasting money which isn't their own. So ... [ more ]
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In Ipswich, blue badge holders in the town centre have no care in the world.  The strange thing is it doesn't apply to blue badge holders outside the town centre in Ipswich. Just an observation... are they too excited to shop? Or want to get out of ... [ more ]
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David S, your attitude is dangerous. Yes, with a Brexit majority the future is going to be uncertain - although the future was always going to be unknown. We still were unsure where growing economies Brazil and India would end up. We didn't know if ... [ more ]
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I don't know the drivers were disabled; they had a badge, an assumption that they were rightfully entitled to display it and park.

Lost Streetlife Lowestoft. Help!

Roger A
in Ipswich Town Centre
I'm sure I'm not the only one; several of us signed up to Streetlife in other towns. My question is:  How do I keep informed about Lowestoft Streetlife?

Next Death Cafe and keeping in contact

Liz O
in Gainsborough
The next Death Cafe will be held on Thursday March 16th, 2pm, at the Cycle Cafe in Tower Street. With the closure of Streetlife and move to Nextdoor we don't want to "lose" anyone who has or would like to attend the Death Cafe. If you would like to ... [ more ]

Henley Gate Development Approved

Carol C
in Sproughton
Very disappointed from the Ipswich Star article to see this has now been given the go-ahead as SCC have dropped their objections on the infrastructure issues, but there is no mention in the Ipswich Star article as to how these are to be resolved.  ... [ more ]
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The 14/ one is for the initial plot, and the 16/ one is for an additional one.  It really annoys me that you have to find out about these decisions from local press or by attending. It isn't always possible or practical to attend the meetings, so the ... [ more ]
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Unless I am getting confused the 14/ one was for South of railway line, the 16/ to the North...  They were crafty to bring back the 14/ one up... disgusting how they leave it open for 2 years, should have been refused. At the same time the 16/ one ... [ more ]
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I can't say I am surprised Optimist! I remember seeing a petition on the official government website about the need for a new election for a new Prime Minister (I think it was, or along the lines of). The government replied before reaching the target ... [ more ]
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Susan H, that is stupid!  "people would simply order a car to turn up at their door, go to their destination and then the car goes on to pick someone else up" It isn't science fiction... it is called a taxi! Whether or not it is driven by a computer ... [ more ]
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The growing support may double or triple next week - or month.  I think anyone arguing taxis or electric vehicles as reducing congestion doesn't understand what congestion is. The space the vehicle takes up on the road and not how it propels itself. ... [ more ]

Data Link

Andrew G
in Warren Heath
With the current situation with a shortage of beds in hospitals and the fact that we are living longer it is important that we take every precaution to make sure that vital information is available to the emergency services should you need to call ... [ more ]

Continuation NBP part 3

Watchfull
in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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I am very excited about the upcoming 6 months - so much progress has been made since the continuation thread was started (part 2). It is clear that Suffolk County Council has started to take notice and listen. Perhaps they realised the local ... [ more ]
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Not the main reason for a Northern Bypass but interesting nevertheless...  Brief Orwell Bridge closure statistics:- 551 incidents from January 2011 to 3rd September 2016. This is anything from weather to RTC, planned roadworks, and attempted ... [ more ]
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There is only two options for architects and the council... (as far as I can see) 1. horizontal bridge where yachts can't get through - without it opening which would need to be infrequent to avoid rendering the bridge pointless - this will result in ... [ more ]
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It is growing momentum and this is the very reason why Ipswich Star is interested. They probably got annoyed at so many emails and comments online stating it and decided it is a good idea to pursue this to increase newspaper sales. I say "newspaper ... [ more ]
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It seems they are going for a diagonal option... suggested by consultants for the Option Assessment Report (OAR) last year when the bridge was still the Wet Dock Crossing. Is it a coincidence that the government always rename projects half way through ... [ more ]
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Ray L, indeed. The problem is in Ipswich, they decided to launch a tech hub called Tech East. This is a collaborative effort with our regional partners and has something called a tech "embassy" in London. I will explain why this is bad news for ... [ more ]
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Poulter sounds a decent guy. He has given employment to his mum, he works as an NHS doctor and the money he got from an article he wrote in a paper, he donated to charity. Just no good for Ipswich.  Probably a good opportunity as he is out of the ... [ more ]
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Glad to hear the letter got posted - will await updates to see what they respond with. My posts are very 50/50. It might just be perception but seems half now get removed. I know in many cases people are reporting them for goodness knows what reason. ... [ more ]
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I am following 3 areas - which should really only be two. I tried following Felixstowe and got the following message: "You can't follow any more areas."
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Watchfull that is wonderful, relax, give it a few days to see if they respond. I have noticed SCC Matt has been quiet. I wonder if he is on A/L, I noticed some other SCC workers have posted since the festive break.
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Watchfull, I added the Felixstowe debate to my browser favourites/bookmarks. So I am not getting updates of the Felixstowe area but am receiving updates to your topic I posted in.  This is very positive news Watchfull, as editor he must be really ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Borough Council has refused a Freedom of information request "provide all documents and correspondence since 2010" for "a full northern road linking the A14 to the A12 to the north of Ipswich and excludes any partial route" and "any partial ... [ more ]
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I did a FoI request to Norfolk about their NDR where they confirmed they had hundreds of thousands of documents... they obviously didn't want to provide any of it as would be impractical but that was the information I needed.  How many does SCC has ... [ more ]
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I think SCC are worried about this May... I would be really worried myself actually, this is Brexit territory... big changes can happen, even if any opinion polls state the opposite. I am not sure if there will be any major upsets but we will all find ... [ more ]
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Does anyone know why so many of IpswichSpy articles vanish without trace?  Here is a tweet saying Ben Gummer supports a Northern Bypass:  https://twitter.com/ipswichspy/status/588605287927390208   Which turns out to mean a northern route which ... [ more ]
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It is very unscientific. A tick box exercise. They monitor for Nitrous Dioxide/NOx which is very bad for the Ozone layer (much more than Carbon Dioxide) and of course humans. They don't monitor for Benzene, 1,3-Butadiene, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, not everyone is that easy going... I think I must have unintentionally offended someone who thought I was criticising their spelling (Flynn Vs Fynn) but was a little too competitive criticising me for not walking there enough... surely more ... [ more ]
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Hopefully Paul Geater will meet with you tomorrow Watchfull.  I thought the editor named Monday specifically. I wonder if there is an Ipswich Vision meeting coming up?
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I think one of the reasons why the emergency meeting for the Orwell Bridge was non-public is to work out a way to get the Northern Bypass off the agenda. There is reportedly going to be another meeting this month (if it hasn't already gone ahead). I ... [ more ]
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Disgusting, I am shocked that they are stringing you along like this Watchfull.  You get your information FIRST then await the other results BEFORE publishing the article.  Why is he waiting until after those "results" to discuss with you? I hate ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, you haven't let anyone down. Follow it up with Brad Jones.  Quite windy today. The Orwell Bridge will close Friday, as tomorrow and Friday is supposed to get very windy. Only a forecast at the moment ...around 8pm tomorrow 40mph gusts are ... [ more ]
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Indeed. At slow speeds it can still be very dangerous. large surface area (i.e. high sided vehicles) is an obvious one, but lighter vehicles still very much at risk. If the wind can blow over an articulated lorry, if it doesn't push your car into a ... [ more ]
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Watchfull just reminded me to include this in this topic (originally from the Felixstowe post): " I have been invited to the Upper Orwell Crossing site inspection on Friday under specific instructions not to interrogate any of the councillors and the ... [ more ]
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David R, of course the distribution centre got the go ahead. The council is hellbent on developing that area of town to prevent a Northern Bypass. IBC says the Northern Bypass isn't in its remit as outside the borough boundary (therefore acts ... [ more ]
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No, the Ipswich Maritime Trust has no say in it like any of us. As soon as the Secretary of State assigned it an NSIP - it is as good as built. Of course, there is much that can be done to delay it or to hope a subsequent government pulls the funding ... [ more ]
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They are buying time as the warehouse going ahead coupled with the housing plans (TBD, Mid Suffolk) will render any future plans of a Northern Bypass close to impossible.  See map on here: https://www.oldnorwichroad.com/ (developer site) Whatever ... [ more ]
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David R, I just saw the Evening Star article on their objections.  "Detailed studies to try to establish a route for the new crossing are due to start during the spring – the county council is seeking planning permission to set up compounds to use as ... [ more ]
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It will be decided next Wednesday 18th January 2016 at the Development Control Committee starting at 10am in the King Edmund Chamber, Agenda here... http://committeeminutes.suffolkcc.gov.uk/LoadDocument.aspx?rID=0900271181ed03be  "Consultations 30. ... [ more ]
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Nigel J, there is clear indication that local government has far more detailed plans then they are letting on. I am sure it is either the Ipswich Vision or Greater Ipswich Partnership who have discussed at length and got proposed ideas.  Officially ... [ more ]
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Planned Orwell Bridge closure (night time)  I am sure as it is at night it won't affect so many people as at rush hour but potentially a lot of traffic on town roads at night because of it. "Future Roadworks Event is Unconfirmed Location The A14 ... [ more ]
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Sound very interesting Watchfull. Still no response from SCC. I feel silly that the weather forecast turned out far from the actual events!
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Do we even need a Northern Bypass? A proposal for a 300 acre business park for the Port of Felixstowe has been announced. (This has been planned for some time). To answer this question (we all already know the answer..) read the following... ... [ more ]
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Well if people don't like the Tory SCC, they could (I don't recommend it) vote in Labour to control SCC. I stumbled across their portfolio earlier https://suffolklabourgroup.org/manifesto-2017/ and their plans are to spend all the £198 million ... [ more ]
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The Haven Gateway Ipswich A14 Corridor Study of 2006...  https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/www.ipswich.gov.uk/files/SDC_19_Haven_Gateway_Ipswich_A14_Study.pdf A very interesting read. Quite funny when you think about the closure of Park & Ride ... [ more ]
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Oh no, that word again, "agenda".  I am not making recommendations for what people should vote for (goes completely against democracy) - however, within such context (context is always important) I recommend people not to retaliate with an opposing ... [ more ]
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Exactly, then what is the problem? I linked to the manifesto... so people who are a "policy voter" can have an informed decision. When the elections come around the political parties will have an AGENDA! They will only sell what they think the people ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, it might be an idea to create a topic on Unitary Authority whilst waiting on SCC talks.  Matt from Suffolk County Council has avoided conversation in this topic so it appears his employer has gagged him from speaking any further. Did Matt ... [ more ]
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Post #100 already in this topic, WOW.  A lot has changed since the short lived idea of a Unitary Authority that was briefly explored by the councils. This started in 2006 I think it was (don't quote me) and died off at the end of 2007. 10 years ago. ... [ more ]
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Doctor Dan Poulter was on Sunday Politics East this morning; seemed rather concerned about the potential loss of cheap labour from Europe operating in the farms above Ipswich.
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Sip of coffee. Okay, there is a reason I setup Northern Bypass Ltd...  Matt from SCC... was banned from taking part on Part 3. I asked his colleague whether Matt is okay. He responded. I directed him to this post... refused to enter conversation. ... [ more ]
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I left out IBC...  "We have seen the damage to the local economy that relying on the Orwell Bridge as a single point of failure causes. Our creaking infrastructure will increasingly put a brake on Ipswich’s role as the key economic driver for ... [ more ]
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19:45 Martin C, the works are still pending... how can people plan their journeys effectively if they won't confirm works within a margin. I noticed Suffolk Highways outside Revolution/OCM - I didn't witness this but I assume they are sorting the ... [ more ]
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As of 21:00 the event is still "unconfirmed"... works in Essex are the same. Is this a technicality so it doesn't count in the stats?! Still open at current but as first night of works might be a little later.  I didn't notice this. Just read the ... [ more ]
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I could send you a box of them if that is easier!?  We need to do a Unitary Authority post. I might create one later in the week once focus is kept on this NBP post.  What annoys me is that traffic going through the town roads are unnecessary! I ... [ more ]
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I will gauge feedback before sending it to print and a pdf version will be available. It is unlikely I will get started until tomorrow at earliest now. Don't underestimate your contribution. That would be very helpful and appreciated. Word of mouth ... [ more ]
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Hopefully too much taxpayers money wasn't wasted in this reply of yours Matt. Without opening a wider debate or argument on this subject you are unable to have your own opinion as a fellow equal human being. The local authority arrogance of being ... [ more ]
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Deadline is Monday 23rd January https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/content/planning-application-ip1400638outfl-december-2016-update It is disappointing that they don't update the relevant dates on the website.
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The problem with traffic is the councils never forward-thought the problem. They require major developments to have travel plans and despite it never working the last 10 times or so they assume people are going to buy an £180k flat and use the bus! ... [ more ]
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Interesting, so for SCC: if Park & Ride didn't fall under this criteria then I am not too sure what will. This time next year these council workers will be driving into town to work.  Too much emphasis on cycling... cyclists cause tailbacks ... [ more ]
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I am not sure how they assemble their cabinet - does anyone know? Is it simply a case of handing out sweets to people of their liking? This goes to show how much of a shambles the operation is... a leader plus 8 cabinet members... Suffolk population ... [ more ]
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Unfortunately Ipswich Ltd will not be commenting on that planning application. The reason for this is despite a reasonable time period to put into a response IBC's planning website is poor. So slow, sometimes it works, others is inaccessible. Many ... [ more ]
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I think their backend (where the planning files are) is limited to one simultaneous access. I could create a much better system. I am not saying they do it deliberate just don't think the people have the right to view the documentation! They show it ... [ more ]
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Where do they get the staff/councillors from? Traffic planning is relatively easy. 1. Traffic not destined for Ipswich should not enter our road network - use the A12/A14/Northern Bypass 2. Traffic destined for Ipswich but not the town centre ... [ more ]
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Am I missing something? Did Matt confirm that the Conservative controlling SCC uses the old school tie system for cabinet selection?  Or not? I must have missed something.  I would assume there was some internal ballot to pick the leader and the ... [ more ]
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You would be interested to know Watchfull, Martin C etc. (I shouldn't use usernames anymore as so many people are interested I couldn't possibly include everyone!) that Suffolk County Council has refused my second request.  "The information you have ... [ more ]
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By full council, do you mean all councillors (regardless of party)? What is the democratic team's view on the refused FOI request Matt?
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Three words there Matt... "Both", "Democratic" and "would" The question didn't ask for your view. As you have previously stated you are a messenger of information nothing more. We all respect that. If you are feeding information back, the minimum we ... [ more ]
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From a slightly different angle Matt, can you give an explanation for the council's attitude on running down the clock for FoI requests when a) it had already started processing the request and b) already decided to refuse it? Some other requests to ... [ more ]
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An incident on the A14 eastbound just before the bridge has just been cleared. There has been incidents all week either on the bridge or near it.
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Some recent examples of poor road infrastructure around Ipswich:- Weds 25 Jan - eastbound after Copdock towards Wherstead exit - van broken down in lane 1 Tues 24 Jan - van and car crash on Orwell Bridge (Ipswich Star covered) Mon 23 Jan - ... [ more ]
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"They will wait for a real bad one to happen before any thing is done about it" Don't give them ideas. It wouldn't surprise me if they just ended up closing the Orwell Bridge as "unsafe" and routed everyone through the town. 
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Who wants a quicker answer and to save officer time? People pay their taxes and expect a comprehensive response. If you are a messenger, how do you already know the answer? Or are you also a Decision Maker now? This is where it gets confusing.  ... [ more ]
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Mark L, I am sure sooner or late the phrase "woolly mammoth in the room" will be coined after this. Unfortunately being a Green Party councillor no one will take him seriously.  Once again we got stitched up regarding the railway in a rather similar ... [ more ]
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Mass R, I agree, you cannot really compare Ipswich with London, however, air quality is a major problem in Ipswich too and a growing problem. This said a lot of the road structures isn't too dissimilar especially in central London - clearly not block ... [ more ]
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Comment 200 in a month.  I am still waiting for Suffolk County Council to respond on Northern Bypass Ltd's FOI request regarding the "Upper Orwell Crossings Public Consultation Findings Report 004" I will keep everyone updated with responses to the ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, I prefer to simply refer to it as the Northern Bypass rather than ICMTC. It is almost as if the council decided to divide the need for a Northern Bypass in different routes to create disagreement. This is the way to go in normal ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council up to their old games again. No sign of Matt, a red faced council forgot to refuse the FOI request... (because they fear what someone wanting a Northern Bypass would want to know information about the Upper Orwell Crossing) ... [ more ]
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Mass R, in the Ipswich Economic Development Strategy 2013 - 2026 document:- Cities Outlook concluded (despite Ipswich not being a city):- Ipswich ranks 4th of all UK cities in terms of rate of population growth Ipswich also ranked 6th in terms of ... [ more ]
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Did they publish the results? I haven't seen anything about it. I wonder if there is a magic number of people they are waiting for?
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You will notice how government tries to confuse things for us... Ipswich Fit for the 21st century -> Travel Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing -> Upper Orwell Crossings Always a project name assigned before renaming it. Not difficult to pick a name to ... [ more ]
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Just a link I thought I would share from October 2012...  http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/a14_response_to_bypass_poll_shows_overwhelming_support_for_new_roa... A14: Response to bypass poll shows overwhelming support for new road Just looking ... [ more ]
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Martin C, this is a smaller than initially planned Northern Relief Route. Labour has been pushing it to NW Ipswich constituents (Central Suffolk) - although a Tory policy - as removing traffic from their streets. The Northern Relief Route was ... [ more ]
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The Northern Relief Route. This is what David Ellesmere wants. There is absolutely no intent in making this a Northern Bypass in the future. As soon as Suffolk County Council criticised the Ipswich Garden Suburb for lack of infrastructure Mr Ellesmere ... [ more ]
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Elsewhere in Infrastructure News... motorists are calling for traffic light removal from copdock interchange junction. A petition has been launched. Absolutely stupid. As if removing traffic lights is going to make it safer. The whole junction needs ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, the Port of Felixstowe will do its utmost to avoid spending money. The politicians would throw their dummy out of the pram and expect them to pay for the entire project whilst happy for East Suffolk to sit back and rake in the taxes. The ... [ more ]
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It has nothing to do with Matt. Suffolk County Council has made the decision.  When someone highlights your organisation being deliberately difficult to uphold an hidden agenda funded by taxpayers money by people elected by the voter, you would ... [ more ]
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Only a few messages back, Matt was saying he would work with the democratic services team to get a response. He hasn't followed through on his word. Ipswich Ltd is well known to Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council as an organisation ... [ more ]
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They are downright refusing to respond to FOI requests. They started refusing them then worried it will look bad, so now just not answering. We are talking about a few FOI requests over 2 months. One was a rewording of the first refused one. Well, the ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, it is called scoring an own goal. Commissioning the Ipswich Northern Routes study was a nice early birthday present, thank you very much Suffolk County Council. We needed a report which wasn't from 10, 20, 25 years ago... I am sure it was ... [ more ]
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Yes watchfull, very busy day today for me, not got round to checking email yet. So much work not enough time! I have managed to chat on here a little bit.  Today I learned, I don't have the right to talk on Woodbridge matters but you can if you are ... [ more ]
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They are proposing a thumbs down feature on streetlife now! (slightly after my comment) Of some irony, sister company Suffolk Ltd,   I have to say today Suffolk County Council has been very helpful with FOI requests. I was right with my prediction of ... [ more ]
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Interesting read. I love how the government benefits through VED, fuel duty, VAT on fuel, congestion charge etc. and are now looking to slap an additional tax on polluting vehicles by age. I found it ironic Mass R - I got the impression if "health" ... [ more ]
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There is going to be a month window between the 150m (metres!) section of road closed for traffic light upgrade at the rail station causing massive congestion in the town and a potential Orwell Bridge closure - weather or collision - at the same time.
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Potential bridge closure tomorrow evening! Gale force winds expected 40-45mph (near ground level). Be interested to see if anything will be different if it closes. Quite windy out there right now.
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Am I the only one who finds Ben Gummer's act difficult to listen to? His superiority-cum-down-to-earth-but-smug approach doesn't fool me. His lack of wit in a political context leaves a lot left to be desired. You can only play the down-to-earth card ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, there were quite a few comments in the Upper Orwell Crossing public consultation asking for a Northern Bypass... I counted 12 people asking for it. Some simply said "No" or "Nope" to the proposals - I counted 11. I have put these online so ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, they refused to provide postcode data as collected in the survey so unable to find out the rough geographical location of such persons. One of my highlights was a Suffolk County Council member of staff that made a comment regarding IBC and ... [ more ]
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It will be the first of many - there is due for a Second Consultation this year. This will be later in the year after the prep work has been done. I also missed the first one. A few Adverts in EADT and Ipswich Star promoting consultations and ... [ more ]
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There is a massive argument over the traffic light upgrades at the rail station between both councils. The public are sick of it.
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Watchfull, money talks! I am not saying SCC have been bribed into changing their stance but £10m on the table... very persuasive.  (£10m for the schools and country park) Zero for infrastructure?
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Nigel J, the Unitary Authority is primarily to stop Suffolk County Council wrecking the town any further. You are right about the same old faces... but the local focus will take care of it. Talking political parties they have two bites of the cherry ... [ more ]
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In other news, as US-based $1 billion valuation NextDoor has acquired Streetlife in a multi-million pound deal which will result in this site closing down in 2 weeks time, how do you propose we continue on the NBP thread?
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This is true, the £10m figure is a contribution - there would be no way the developers would agree to fund it all and still be happy about it. It is clear the bare minimum was an 8-figure sum which ticked the box. The NF has been in the background for ... [ more ]
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I could get a basic alternative out there in a week - teething problems perhaps for a few months. The problem is the people of Ipswich won't get involved. I don't know whether it is a British attitude or whether solely Ipswich/Suffolk. People liked ... [ more ]
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Watchfull, brilliant interview... got over some key points:-  (in my own words) Henley Road won't be able to cope with the traffic Need a NBP - Northern Bypass! Waiting 15 years to plan before asking for funding isn't practical Unitary Authority (I ... [ more ]