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Businesses in Ipswich are still struggling to recover from the lockdown despite a new report showing that the town is doing better than other East Anglian cities as the economy struggles to get back to normal.

Paul Clement

Town centre bosses in Ipswich hope that the area could be winning back shoppers and other visitors in the wake of lockdown being lifted – just as retailers start thinking about the festive season ahead.

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Last week Ipswich Central chairman Terry Baxter sent a letter to major employers asking them to get as many staff as possible back to work in their town centre offices and other premises in a bid to boost business in the heart of the town.

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The appeal by Ipswich Central for major businesses to bring their employees back to the town centre has been met with sympathy by many of the largest organisations in the area – but with a warning there is little they can do while current government regulations remain in place.

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Outside seating areas and further cycling provision will be introduced into Ipswich town centre as the second phase of its reopening after the coronavirus lockdown begins on “Super Saturday”.

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Ipswich business leaders have called on MP Tom Hunt to lobby the government for the two-metre social distancing rule to be reduced, as a lifeline measure for bars, cafes and restaurants.

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The re-opening of town centres this week appears to have gone very well in both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds – and some of the smaller towns in the area have also been seeing shoppers return.

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The company that manages businesses in the heart of Ipswich breathed a huge sigh of relief as shoppers turned up in droves to find some retail therapy after three long months of lockdown.

Paul Clement

Thousands of people flooded to Ipswich as non-essential shops opened for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown - with town centre managers saying it was “much, much busier than pundits predicted”.

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Town centre bosses in Ipswich are looking for a “social contract” with shoppers to ensure everything is as safe as possible when many stores reopen for the first time after the lockdown next week.

Paul Clement

Nearly three quarters of Ipswich residents are expecting to use the town centre as much as ever once lockdown restrictions are eased, according to a new survey.

Paul Clement

What is the future of our town centres? Can people who have been in lockdown for months be persuaded to leave their homes and visit real shops – what should our High Streets do to encourage visitors to return?

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Half of the business space in town centres may not reopen to customers after the end of lockdown – that’s the stark warning from Ipswich Central chief executive Paul Clement.

Paul Clement

Some road layouts in Ipswich town centre could change under proposals to enable greater social distancing - so shops can plan to reopen on June 1.

David Ellesmere

Could shoppers returning to the heart of Ipswich after lockdown find “one way” pedestrian streets in a bid to promote social distancing?

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The way we choose to shop in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic could change significantly, according to a survey of our readers.

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A team of street rangers who patrol Ipswich town centre in a bid to keep people safe have been forced to stop going out due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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With more sunshine hopefully just around the corner Ipswich Central have released details of what free events they have arranged for families this spring.

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Thousands of new homes need to be created in the heart of Ipswich if the town is to lose its unenviable position at the bottom of the national league table for city growth.

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