Waterfront news

Friday, November 20, 2020

Angry neighbours are teaming up to fight “gigantic” bills for 24/7 fire marshals in an apartment block feared to have unsafe cladding.

A video showing the Ipswich Christmas lights being switched on has been shared to kick-start the festive season.

Two people arrested in connection with a series of incidents where offenders made off without paying from restaurants and pubs in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex have been released under investigation.

Police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with a string of reported ‘dine and dash’ incidents at pubs and restaurants across Suffolk.

Fire marshals are patrolling an Ipswich Waterfront tower block 24 hours a day after inspectors raised fears about fire safety.

Work got under way today on installing a spectacular, traditional Christmas tree on the Cornhill in Ipswich.

Independent coffee shops in Ipswich are full of beans after launching new products and services during lockdown.

A Suffolk couple are alleged to have conned pubs and restaurants across the region out of thousands of pounds in unpaid bills.

Ever felt the desperate need for takeaway Nutella pizza from the heart of Ipswich? Your prayers could soon be answered after Fireaway Pizza put in a planning application to turn a former betting shop back into a restaurant and takeaway.

A live broadcast is to celebrate the best of Suffolk’s charities and how they have supported the most vulnerable people through the coronavirus crisis.

A Suffolk yoga company is preparing to take its classes online once again after recently moving into its new home at the former Sorrel Horse public house in Ipswich.

Fresh cutbacks for the next four years in Ipswich have been agreed by the council in a bid to restore some financial footing following the devastating impact of coronavirus.

An as yet unbuilt set of striking glass-fronted offices planned for Ipswich are already attracting strong interest from potential tenants and buyers, according to agents.

Independent business owners in Ipswich are worried about the impact another lockdown could have on their trade in the run up to Christmas – as the nation awaits the Prime Minister’s announcement today.

The traditional Ipswich Christmas lights switch-on event in the town centre has been cancelled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – but the town will still be illuminated.

This week we had confirmation of the 15 Ipswich projects that are being put forward to the government for funding from the £25m Town Deal funding that is due to come this way from the scheme that was announced just before the General Election was called last year.

Now they are working with borough officials to draw up costings for the scheme and develop the proposals.

A wish-list for the future of Ipswich has been agreed – with two more projects added as a result of a public consultation.

A five-bedroom, four-storey townhouse has come up for sale at St Mary’s in Ipswich.

Flat owners have spoken of their fear at living in Ipswich Waterfront apartments wrapped in combustible cladding – and claim safety problems were “kept quiet” over several years.

Our readers share the locations in our county that send shivers down their spines.

Celebrate our county’s cafes and baristas during UK Coffee Week.

Graduation ceremonies for more than 1,700 students at the University of Suffolk will be postponed due to Covid-19.

Robert Pacitti, one of the leading figures in Suffolk’s cultural life, founder of the eponymous Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival, has announced that he is stepping down and looking for someone with vision and creative energy to take the company and the festival forward.

Suffolk’s leading arts organisations have been thrown a £3.8million lifeline by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which should, hopefully, help them remain solvent until the early new year.

Ipswich-based charity Suffolk Mind is celebrating 10 years of service to the county this World Mental Health Day.

There is still time to have your say on how a £25m pot of investment cash due to be given to boost Ipswich should be spent – the deadline for people to take part in the survey has been extended until next Tuesday.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt and Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter write why it is important for you to have your say on where £25million of government money for Ipswich should be spent.

Building giant Persimmon Homes is hoping to build a further 35 townhouses on unused land it still has to develop at Griffin Wharf on the west bank of the Orwell.

A homelessness charity has safeguarded itself from the prospect of a future coronavirus lockdown with the opening of a new waterfront warehouse in Ipswich.

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For centuries, the Ipswich Dock has played a vital role in the town’s economic success.

The docks sit on a bend in the River Orwell and have been in operation since at least the 8th century, in fact, when the wet dock area was constructed in 1842 it was the biggest enclosed dock in the UK.

The vision of the Victorian town fathers has produced a facility that is still important for commerce and now as an attraction for local people and tourists.

In 1997 the port was sold by Ipswich Ports Ltd to Associated British Ports and soon after new facilities were built, bringing about the first wave of the Waterfront regeneration.

The next wave came in 2000, when a £1.9m agribulk storage facility opened, new automated lock gates were installed and the 180-berth Ipswich Haven Marina opened – bringing the yachting fraternity to Ipswich.

The Old Custom House was refurbished and restored and new buildings began springing up along the quaysides and beyond, including The Salthouse Hotel – Ipswich’s only 4-star hotel, University Campus Suffolk, which opened in 2008, and controversial development The Mill, which is East Anglia’s tallest building.

The Jerwood DanceHouse brings an artistic touch to the Waterfront while Isaacs, The Waterfront Bistro, Aurora, The Last Anchor and Coffee Link all offer food, drink and entertainment.

There are regular events celebrating the past, present and future including the summer Maritime Festival.

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