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Glen C

Male Lives in Westbourne address verified

Ipswich borough councillor for Whitehouse

Project Leader for ICM in Whitehouse

Joined: 04 January 2013

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Open Mic Night open to all ages (for a trial period) in North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT
Glen C
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Local Volunteering opportunity-'Putting something back into your community'

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
http://www.castlehillcommunitycentre.co.uk/ Have you ever considered a few hours of volunteering in the community? There is a unique opportunity to join other local people develop Castle Hill Community Centre in Highfield Rd, (near Meredith Rd). ... [ more ]
Glen C
My name is Glen Chisholm I am an Ipswich Borough Councillor in Whitehouse Ward and although it's not specifically in my ward I've had the pleasure of attending various events and seen the diverse range of local groups that benefit from the facility. ... [ more ]

Ransomes Sports &Social Club.

Joan V
in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know what is going to happen to Ransomes Sports  pavilion and fields in Sidegate Ave? I read somewhere that it was either being refurbished or Knocked down for new housing.

Whitehouse Needs You

Glen C
in Westbourne
WHITEHOUSE NEEDS YOU Do you live in the North West of Ipswich ? Have you had an idea which you think might help your community, your neighbourhood but don't know how to make it a reality? Are you working for a local group but want to know more ... [ more ]
Glen C
The CIC have been going for nearly two years I'll be working with the North West Big Local Trust and have a good relationship with them
Glen C
Thank you, I'm going to be working out of the Meeting place and also working with Mag's on some projects from there
Glen C
Thank you Jean, is this something you would be interested in I know they have one in the South West, if people wanted this I'll be happy to help them

No 16 Bus

Glen C
in Belstead
Just to inform everyone the No 16 is back up and running and it is running on same route and timetable

The Number 16 Bus

Glen C
in Belstead
I have received a number of query’s as to the future of the No 16 bus service after rumors of its demise started to circulate. I want to explain that the No 16 is not going to be axed and I will try to explain what is going on in greater detail. ... [ more ]
Glen C
The service is used mainly by elderly residents who use bus passes which is why the service is not making any money . because of this is the very reason it needs to continue as some of the residents depend on this service
Glen C
Just to clarify when a service is di- registered it goes out to tender so a private company could still come in to operate the service. IBC will subsidize the service if required, so if no private company comes forward the service will continue to ... [ more ]

Cat poisoning

Helen W
in Greenwich
A cat has been poisoned and died in Epsom drive, please look our for your cats, it was found in my neighbours garden who then took it to the owner who is a young boy, the family are very upset, my cat Tilly had chemicals thrown on her in 2011 and ... [ more ]
Glen C
I don't know if its connected or just a coincidence but as I've been walking around the various parts of town recently I have seen so many missing cat notices on sign posts. I don't know if there has been an increase in cats going missing but I just ... [ more ]

Local elections

Sentinel R inactive in Castle Hill
With the local elections coming up next month, I though#'s I'd ask fellow Streetlifers if you have had any lealets from the various candidates/ parties though your letterbox. Where I live, only one part seems to ever bother to leaflet the estate ... [ more ]
Glen C
I'm going to be biased of course as I'm a labour councillor,we try to leaflet the whole town one leaflet will say a bit about the candidate and the other will be a newspaper style leaflet called the "local voice" which will talk about what we would ... [ more ]
Glen C
Me and Ben R disagree on a few things but it is a good blog which has had some good articles,I I'm sure it will keep people updated as to what is happening on the various campaign trails is important that people have as much access to information that ... [ more ]

3rd Happiest place in the cou ntry

thediceman
in Akenham
Just seen a newspaper article (Daily Mail) that states Ipswich is the 3rd happiest place in the country. Really ???.
Glen C
I've always been proud of my home town and some times it's reach is underestimated, I've travelled to many place even in other country's and met people with a connection to ipswich. On the whole the people of ipswich are very welcoming james is right ... [ more ]

The Effect of the"Bedroom Tax" in Ipswich

Glen C
in Belstead
Here is the txt from my Blog post on the effect of the"Bedroom tax" in Ipswich I know before I start some people seem to take exception to the phrase “Bedroom Tax” and would prefer we used some other term, I believe “spare room subsidy” is the prefer ... [ more ]
Glen C
Thank you all for reading and your comments, and to confirm James M I am Glen Chisholm Labour Councillor for Stoke Park Ward. My ward is one of the most affected by the changes and I was trying to highlight the issues people will be facing. Its ... [ more ]
Glen C
James M I have just updated my blog and was about to update this conversation thread with the news of the u-turn, but it looks like you beat me to it. Once again thank you everyone for reading and getting involved and sharing your views
Glen C
Sheila O we are writing to those that are affected but if you have any questions you can always speak to the ward councillor for the area your daughter lives in they will be happy to clarify the situation. If you are unsure who that is let me know ... [ more ]

What does a Councillor look like,well it could be you

Glen C
in Belstead
I was recently talking to someone who works with people with chaotic lifestyles at an event. she commented to me “I hope this doesn’t offend you but you don’t look like a councillor” she also said she felt this was a good thing. People have a ... [ more ]

Thank you Councillor Ball

Glen C
in Belstead
A copy of a post from my Blog This week we said farewell or should that be Au revoir to Councillor David Ball as he attended his last group meeting. Councillor Ball former Mayor and leader of Ipswich Borough council has stepped down as he prepares to ... [ more ]

council tax

Julie S
in California
Quick question does anyone no if council tax bills been sent out yet ?? Many thanks xx

Bus Shelters

Glen C
in Belstead
work is due to start to replace a small number of old worn out bus shelters with new replacements across the town inc one in Stoke Park ward on Mallard Way. Where possible the new bus shelters will be more enclosed in order to offer better protection ... [ more ]

Suffolk drops down secondary schools GCSE league table

Nick Pye in Ipswich Town Centre
Did you hear Councillor Graham Newman's response to criticism of Suffolk's poor position in the GCSE league table, on BBC Look East this evening? I thought he showed a lack of determination to correct the situation, confirmed the county's low ... [ more ]
Glen C
I didn`t like the fact they were trying to place the blame on parents for lack of engagement. my 16 yr old is doing his GCSE`s when we had a briefing session to explain what to expect and what is expected of us as parents the hall was packed. I saw ... [ more ]

Police and Crime Commissioners

Nick Pye in Ipswich Town Centre
I wondered if anyone has anything to say about Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner? Good or bad?
Glen C
The Police and Crime Panel who hold a scrutiny role over the police and crime commissioner meet to discuss the police and crime plan tomorrow (25/01/2013) I`m a member of the panel representing Ipswich Borough Council.I have found the comments on this ... [ more ]
Glen C
Hi here is a copy of a post I put on my blog after our Police and Crime panel meeting,I hope it is of some help On the 25/01/2013 we had meeting of the Police and Crime panel for us to look at consider and comment on the Police and Crime ... [ more ]

Water Works Belstead Rd Update

Glen C
in Belstead
This is the latest Upadate from Anglian water on the Water works and road Closures around Belstead rd "We write to advise you of forthcoming road works which will necessitate the closure of part of Belstead Road from 18th February for a period of up ... [ more ]

Meet your Councillors

Glen C
in Belstead
Me and My fellow Stoke Park Labour councillors will be holding one of our advice surgeries on the 26th january 10-11:30 at Chantry Library. No appointment needed,feel free to pop along if you have any issues to discuss or contact us via ... [ more ]

Road Works Belstead Road

Glen C
in Belstead
Anglian Water are going to replace the water main on Belsead Rd between the junction with Balmoral Close to the entrance of St. Josephs College,The road will be closed to all traffic.access to side roads will be maintained the work is due to start ... [ more ]

No Cold Calling Zone

Glen C
in Belstead
Today in hoyrood close at 10:30 I`ll be helping launch a NO cold calling Zone along with SCC and Suffolk TS,It`s great that the area will be closed to rogue traders and bogus callers
Glen C
HI sorry for the typo that would be holyrood close,The no cold calling zone was launched at the request of residents after a serious of "hard sell" incidents in the area including people literally putting their foot in the door to stop it being ... [ more ]
Glen C
there has been a lively discussion on the subjct of No cold calling zones just to explain what they are No Cold Calling Zones (NCCZ's) are specific geographical areas where residents have identified that they do not want visits or from unsolicited or ... [ more ]

Hello

Glen C
in Belstead
Hi,My name is Glen Chisholm and i`m one of the Ipswich Borough council Concillors who represents Stoke Park ward just letting you know I`m now on streetlife,I can also be contacted by e-mail glen.chisholm@councillors.gov.uk
Glen C
Hi Ken This seems like a good way of reaching out to residents, thanks Jual and Jean I`ll try to keep you updated on whats going on