Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Weather: Parks in Ipswich close early today because of strong winds

09:49 13 February 2014

Holywells Park following last year

Holywells Park following last year's storms. Photo: Stuart Reeder

(c) copyright citizenside.com

Parks in Ipswich have closed early today over fears of injury caused by the high winds.

Many parks and open spaces don’t have lockable entrances and the council has advised people to take extra care in those areas because of the possibility of trees being damaged.

Ipswich Borough Council also closed the town’s cemeteries at 2.30pm because of the winds.

You can send in your weather pictures to newsroom@archant.co.uk

4 comments

  • as long as the poo is picked up people will not mind

    Report this comment

    dc

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • OK, let's examine this...."parks have closed". What? How did that happen? Parks are managed areas of grassland, pasture, wilderness and sports facilities and are not sentient beings. They cannot make a decision to opencloseexpandretreat etc etc. IBC manages the parks in Ipswich and that entity alone bears all responsibility. The simple addition of the word "have", as in "have been closed" would have saved the day!

    Report this comment

    Steve Blake

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • With closing the parks you are depriving dog owners of a toilet for their beloved pets. This means they will have to defecate on the surround ing footpaths instead, most unfair.

    Report this comment

    jack rabbit

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Ha! So even pedestrians had to take the long way round on Wednesday!

    Report this comment

    Winston Barrington Jr.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane.

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest against the proposed closure of a supported housing scheme in Ipswich.

The Buttermarket complex is being transformed and will house a gym, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema - Janice Poulson

The Buttermarket Centre in Ipswich is currently being converted to include a 12-screen cinema and chain restaurants including Wagamama, writes David Kindred.

The A12 as it approaches the Copdock roundabout.

Drivers experienced long delays after three cars crashed on the A12 northbound near the Copdock roundabout this evening.

The fire in Landseer Park

Community figures in Ipswich have been left aghast after two fires were started deliberately in just a handful of hours yesterday afternoon.

Ipswich Crown Court

Staff at an Ipswich post office and bookmakers were threatened with a knife and what they feared was a gun during a spate of robberies in the town, it has been alleged.

Bakery seeks baker and confectioner

Looking for a new job? Vacancies for swimming teachers, confectioners and apprentice business administrators are being advertised via Jobs24 - see more here.

The A12 southbound.

Thousands of jumpers – 5,000 in total – were stolen from a lorry parked on the A12 earlier this month, police have said.

Stansted Airport

A drone came within 25 metres of a plane landing at Stansted Airport and posed a “serious risk of collision” while two planes had a near miss, reports have revealed.

Ben Wragge

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a 13-year-old boy in Thurston will face no further action, police have said.

Man admits being drunk and disorderly

An Ipswich man has been fined after causing a drunken disturbance at a world music festival in Christchurch Park.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24