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David Ellesmere

The government’s response to the first wave of coronavirus is generally regarded as having been “too little, too late”.

David Ellesmere

A government-funded scheme supporting families in need during the coronavirus crisis will continue for a further 12 months in Suffolk thanks to fresh investment by Suffolk leaders.

Covid-19

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has launched a second attack against council housing policy - with the authority’s leader hitting back at claims it disadvantages people trying to find accommodation in their home town.

David Ellesmere

Shoppers have been slowly returning to Ipswich town centre - but latest figures show footfall lower than pre-lockdown levels.

David Ellesmere

I was very pleased that planning permission was granted for a new multi-storey car park on Portman Road last week.

David Ellesmere

When the government first imposed the lockdown, many council buildings had to shut completely. With the gradual easing of restrictions, we can now start to see them start to emerge from their long hibernation.

David Ellesmere

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

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

Ipswich’s Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen’s Church is unlikely to reopen at the end of the coronavirus crisis as the borough council struggles to fill a £10m black hole that the pandemic has opened up in its finances.

David Ellesmere

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

Plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich could get a wider debate in Parliament, after the town’s MP raised the issue twice in the House of Commons this week.

David Ellesmere

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

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

Ed Sheeran

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

In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader David Ellesmere welcomes the return of the authoritys social housing allocation system

David Ellesmere

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

A fresh injection of government cash to help local authorities tackle the coronavirus crisis has eased the pressure but council leaders are warning that more support will be needed further down the line.

Gordon Jones

Councils across Suffolk have issued a plea to the Government for more cash to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as the public purse has taken a multi-million pound hit in Suffolk in just one month.

David Ellesmere

The former Argos store in Ipswich’s Carr Street could be converted into flats and a gym, as well as a smaller shop unit, if a planning application submitted to the borough council is approved.

David Ellesmere

Another week has gone by and we are all slowly adjusting to a situation that just a few weeks ago would have seemed utterly incredible.

David Ellesmere

In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE discusses the right response to the coronavirus outbreak.

David Ellesmere

The world’s biggest online retailer could be sending out your Christmas presents from Ipswich this year after it agreed to create hundreds of jobs by building a new distribution centre on the edge of town.

David Ellesmere

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere is demanding that the borough is given a place on the taskforce being created by Suffolk County Council to look at new ways of tackling the town’s traffic problems.

David Ellesmere

Could Ipswich’s Bury Road park and ride re-open to ease peak-time traffic congestion on Norwich Road? That’s one of a series of proposals from county council transport experts.

David Ellesmere

Ipswich’s new MP Tom Hunt has started a big debate about crime in the town.

David Ellesmere

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