Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Poll: Town centre traders in Ipswich sign petition calling for extension of free parking times in Lower Brook Street

22:02 22 May 2014

Aziz Kadir, from TC Barber Shop, with the petition.

Aziz Kadir, from TC Barber Shop, with the petition.

Sarah Lucy brown

Town centre traders in Ipswich have today called for free parking areas in Lower Brook Street to be extended to one hour – a move they claim will boost trade.

A petition signed by businesses in Tacket Street, Upper Brook Street, Lower Brook Street and Dogs Head Street pleading for the change has been sent to Suffolk County Council.

In a letter to the authority, the traders have said the current 30 minute limit does not give people enough time to do their shopping.

The letter states: “With the prohibitive parking charges in Ipswich and the decline in trade in the town it would make a huge difference to shoppers to the area.”

Aziz Kadir, the owner of T C Barber Shop, in Tacket Street, helped to set up the petition and he believes that changing the time limit would be a major boost to both shoppers and traders.

He said: “It’s not enough time – it’s a silly amount of time to be honest.

“We are trying to say to them that one hour would make sense – it would give people time to do something.”

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “As with any petition we will, of course, look at it once we’ve received it.”

The snake captured by residents in St John's Road, Ipswich.

Brave neighbours came to the aid of a father and his three young daughters who were left stunned when they discovered an exotic-looking snake coiled in their back garden.

Sandcastle building at Southwold

What are we doing today? The summer holidays are here and to help parents in Suffolk we are offering a guide to 12 days out on the Suffolk coast that won’t cost a penny.

Three quizzed

Police have quizzed three men following allegations that a referee was kicked, spat at and jostled during a stormy Ipswich Sunday morning football league match.

Lois Cordelia painting Pig-geswyk at the La Tour Cycle Cafe in Ipswich.

An Ipswich artist whose design made it into the Pigs Gone Wild art trail has said the project is great for promoting homegrown talent.

Voters at Whiting Street EU polling station, Bury St Edmunds.

Around 7% of people who voted for Brexit in Suffolk and north-east Essex now regret their decision, a poll by this newspaper has found.

The A11 in Thetford.

A motorcyclist is believed to have come off his vehicle on the A11 as a result of spilt treacle on the road.

The SPD says St Nicholas Street is a well managed traditional shopping street with historic shop fronts.

Let’s make the most of the beautiful buildings in Ipswich town centre. That is the message to retailers and other businesses amid concerns that some shop fronts don’t reflect the traditional character of the buildings they occupy.

Ipswich Hospital

Missed appointments at the region’s three main hospitals have cost the taxpayer almost £30million in the last three years, we can today reveal.

Wayne Savage interviews Olly Murs on his bus during a visit to Anglia Radio in Great Blakenham.

Swanky tour bus, screaming fans; I could get used to this, writes Wayne Savage. Yes, it was Olly Murs’ bus and him they were screaming for but a boy can dream.

Special police officers arrive at the scene after an explosion occurred in Ansbach. (Friebe/dpa via AP)

A suicide bomber who blew himself up after being turned away from a music festival in southern Germany was a Syrian man who had been denied asylum.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24