As Bury St Edmunds was celebrating reaching the final of the Britain in Bloom competition, in Ipswich there were congratulations for the Suffolk neighbour – but also a call for the town to rediscover its green fingers.
Business chiefs in Ipswich have called on the county council to “make every effort” for the Upper Orwell Crossings project to go ahead – but campaign groups have said homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief.
Bosses at Ipswich Council insist that the reconstruction of the town’s Cornhill will be completed by the end of October despite concerns that the work could be blown off schedule by changes to the paving.
Education charity Inspire Suffolk, which supports local young people onto a positive future, is partnering with hotel group TA Hotel Collection and facilities management company Vertas to provide hospitality training and job opportunities.
Highways England has confirmed it is considering whether cars can continue across the Orwell Bridge in the event of strong winds as a “high priority” following yesterday’s closure – the third in a year.
Shoppers across Ipswich have expressed their delight at the return of a traditional Christmas tree on the Cornhill this year, as a survey carried out by this newspaper has revealed that nine in 10 people are happy to see the tree return.