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Ipswich Borough Council

More than 30,000 extra people visited Ipswich Town Hall and Corn exchange last year, according to new figures, with the Elmer trail believed to be the big draw.

Ipswich Borough Council

Suffolk councils have received nearly £6million in emergency cash from central government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the latest settlement – but council bosses have warned more is needed to see them through the crisis.

David Ellesmere

East Suffolk Council has forecast a £4.5million hit on its finances this year as a result of coronavirus, but bosses say that it is in a stronger position than most authorities.

Suffolk Coastal District Council

A second phase is to be launched in Ipswich for two grant schemes to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

David Ellesmere

Emergency budget measures which would see the Tourist Information Centre close have been agreed by Ipswich Borough Council‘s cabinet - as it warned of its worst ever financial crisis.

David Ellesmere

Plans to open up the entrance of Ipswich Waterfront as part of a long term ambition for the site have taken a step closer, while pictures inside a derelict historic building there have surfaced for the first time showing the bleak state of disrepair.

David Ellesmere

Ipswich Borough Council, like every other council, is facing an unprecedented financial crisis due to the coronavirus. We forecast a deficit of £10million this year due to increased expenditure and loss of income.

David Ellesmere

More speed cameras are to be installed on the Orwell Bridge this year as part of measures to combat wind closures before the end of the 2020.

Ipswich Borough Council

Organisers behind a new music festival and industry summit aiming to promote Ipswich as a destination for touring bands have been forced to cancel this year’s event.

Ipswich Borough Council

An independent Ipswich music venue kept afloat by loyal supporters has announced a live-streaming all day music festival this week – its first gig in four months.

Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich Borough Council is to unveil a blueprint for how it will tackle a “huge financial black hole” in its budget caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

David Ellesmere

Public toilets are to reopen at Ipswich’s parks for those who need to a spend a penny while visiting the town’s open spaces.

Ipswich Borough Council

However, some swings have been removed to provide additional space and meet social distancing guidelines.

Ipswich Borough Council

A new drive-thru Burger King franchisee will join Anglia Retail Park off Bury Road after being given approval by planners.

Ipswich Borough Council

Plans for a new four-storey office in the heart of an Ipswich business corridor have been approved - and will be a “striking new architectural presence”, according to design experts.

Ipswich Borough Council

People have been urged to have their say on the planned £8million refurbishment of Ipswich Museum.

Ipswich Borough Council

An exclusive exhibition about Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has helped Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion enjoy a record-breaking year.

Ed Sheeran

Ipswich political leaders have united in condemning plans to move hip and knee surgery out of the town, and urged the final decision makers not to pursue the proposals.

David Ellesmere

It has been a “good and reliable” runner for nearly three decades - but now John Winlow has been told he can no longer use his 28-year-old Volvo as a taxi, because it is too old.

Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich is braced for a stark rise in homelessness this winter, amid desperate worries the Covid-19 crisis could leave even more people out on the streets.

Ipswich Borough Council

Controversial plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich Hospital into a brand new facility in Colchester have divided opinion since being announced.

Ipswich Borough Council

Calls are being made for more to be done to provide electric vehicle charging points in Mid Suffolk as latest figures reveal just nine across the whole district.

Mid Suffolk District Council

A by-election to replace a West Suffolk councillor who resigned amid allegations of sharing racist posts on social media cannot take place until May next year.

Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich’s mayor has urged people to mark Armed Forces Week privately this year, as there is no traditional parade taking place in the county because of coronavirus.

Ipswich Borough Council

Hopes are high of attracting more touring bands and artists to Ipswich following the success of the Ed Sheeran concerts last summer.

Ed Sheeran

A bid to remove restrictions on hours of use at an Ipswich mosque have been refused for a second time, amid fears over noise impacts in the area.

Ipswich Borough Council

One of the best-known Conservatives in Ipswich has been suspended by his party at both the county and borough councils after reposting racist messages on Facebook.

Suffolk County Council

Plans to move orthopaedic surgery out of Ipswich and into a new facility in Colchester have been recommended for approval, despite nearly two thirds of consultation respondents being against the move.

David Ellesmere

Plans for the demolition of garages in a key business district of Ipswich have been given the go-ahead, paving the way for a future £7million transformation of the area.

Ipswich Borough Council

An Ipswich pub which closed more than a decade ago is to get a new lease of life as the base for Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.

Ipswich Borough Council

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