Have your say on the town's culture

IPSWICH'S residents are being asked their views on what the town needs culturally.

IPSWICH'S residents are being asked their views on what the town needs culturally.

Ipswich Borough Council has embarked on a review of its future cultural strategy, in partnership with local organisations and individuals.

The council says its cultural strategy has delivered a great deal making the town a vibrant and exciting place for visitors and residents.

It says notable successes include 100,000 people per year attending Ip-Art, the new Colchester and Ipswich museum service increasing visitor numbers and Team Ipswich leading Olympic legacy work and masterminding �4m investment in pools.

Councillor Judy Terry, who is leading the review, said: “It is great what we have achieved in recent years and I want to make sure that Ipswich is known regionally and nationally for its cultural offer.

“This exciting review will set forward our plans to make this vision a reality and I am looking forward to working with local partners over the coming months.”

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A first stage in the review is to conduct a needs analysis and consultants have been commissioned to do this. To ensure maximum input from residents, a survey has been developed to identify key local aspirations and priorities.

Residents are encouraged to access and complete the questions in the survey to ensure their views are incorporated into the council's strategy.

For more information, and to take part in the survey, visit www.ipswich.gov.uk.

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