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.
A business leader is “flabbergasted” Suffolk County Council is pressing ahead with plans for a new bridge in Lowestoft despite pulling the plug on the proposed Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.
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.
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.
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.
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.