max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°C


Longer hours for Ipswich park and ride during run up to Christmas season

PUBLISHED: 09:08 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 07 November 2017

Extra park and ride services will run during the Christmas season. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Extra park and ride services will run during the Christmas season. Picture: PAUL GEATER


With the Christmas shopping season about to start, Ipswich’s new Park and Ride operators First Eastern Counties are to run extended services for the next seven weeks.

From the lights’ switch on next Thursday, November 16, there will be extra buses on Thursday evenings and all day on Sundays from the two centres at Martlesham and Copdock Mill.

David Jordan, Marketing Manager for First Ipswich said; “We are looking forward to welcoming customers on the park and ride services leading up to the festive season and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council to be able to offer additional services at this busy time of year.

“To help improve congestion around the town and make journeys less stressful, using park and ride is a fast, convenient, cost effective way to travel, giving you extra pennies to spend on all those Christmas goodies”.

A 52-year-old Ipswich man banned from entering the town centre for three years will now spend several weeks behind bars.

Drivers are being held up at a busy town centre junction this evening.

Bosses at the borough in Ipswich are hoping to hear good news from the Chancellor in Wednesday’s budget when it comes to building new council homes.

Murder, rape and drug driving offences are among more than 200 cases in Suffolk and Norfolk where convictions could be jeopardised due to suspected manipulation of forensic evidence.

A weather warning for strong winds across the region has been issued.

One evening in 1956, four music legends gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for an impromptu but historic jam session and the story of that night is rockin’ the Regent this week as hit musical Million Dollar Quartet comes to town.

This Friday, November 24, is the day some bargain hunters wait all year for - Black Friday. We asked people in Ipswich what they thought of the discount day.

Concerns have been raised over how a new set of roadworks in Nacton Road lasting almost five weeks will impact Christmas shopping in Ipswich town centre.

Healthcare professionals who used to work at the region’s mental health trust have slammed “rotten foundations” stemming from a radical redesign six years ago.

Gambling fever took over the Cedars Hotel, in Stowmarket, as Las Vegas came to town in the guise of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24