April 17 2014 Latest news:
The search for the town’s most talented performers is due to begin again this week with the official launch of Ipswich Has Got Talent 2014.
Ipswich’s Best Bar None scheme is back and having proven successful in previous years, the project has this year received a £5,000 boost from police.
The innovative scheme is designed improve the night-time economy in Ipswich for everyone, making it more pleasant for bar staff to work in the town, for the police to patrol and for those on a night out at one of the many venues across town.
Clubs, bars and pubs most prove they provide a high-standard of service to customers and reach nationally-set targets before they qualify for Best Bar None accreditation.
The team behind Best Bar None are currently preparing for the launch of a campaign to promote the venues that have already won accreditation and encourage others to apply.
Tim Passmore, police and crime commissioner for Suffolk, has now handed over a £5,000 grant to ensure the scheme continues to help reduce crime and disorder in Ipswich.
Each year, there is an award ceremony for accredited bars and we ask readers to vote for their favourite place to visit for a great safe night out in the special People’s Choice Award, supported by the Ipswich Star.