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This project is to enhance this gateway to the town centre from the east, as the terminus of the major east-west axis of Westgate/Tavern/ Carr Streets, a major junction on a key north-south route connecting the Waterfront to Christchurch Park, and the setting for The Regent Theatre - a key cultural asset for the Council. Promote re-use or redevelopment of the Odeon site to create a high-quality landmark building which provides improved public realm activation and frontage along the existing parking site.
Upper Orwell Street suffers from a poor quality public realm in contrast to the Fore Street part of this corridor. The street should be improved to provide a strong visual continuation of Fore Street to draw people onwards, with wider footways where possible. Investigate the reduction of carriageway space to consistent 6. 5m in order to improve cycle routes, widen footways and help maintain slow traffic speeds. Repave footways and carriageway in special materials, similar in style to Fore Street.
In the short term, promote interventions that improve the pedestrian experience and make it more comfortable for southbound cyclists. Raise loading and disabled parking bays to footway level and repave in materials similar to footway, to create space that can be used by pedestrians when not occupied by vehicles, and visually narrow the carriageway. Raise contra-flow cycle lane to footway level, to further visually narrow the carriageway. Work with building owners/occupiers to encourage improvement of frontages along the street, and maintain clean and unobstructed footways outside their premises.
A key part of this important east-west corridor will be improved through the delivery of the Cornhill project at Ipswich’s heart. Following this significant project further work should be undertaken to upgrade the rest of this link. In the short term: Review and remove redundant street clutter, and work with business owners to reduce the number of ‘A’ boards and similar which are provided in the space. Replace bins and benches with coordinated palette of contemporary, high quality items, and identify additional locations for benches to provide regular rest points along street.
New green space and public realm setting for Wolsey Gate and St Peter’s church in conjunction with sensitive development of vacant St Peter’s Port site including new north south pedestrian links. Redesign public realm in front of St Peter’s church as part of St Peter’s north-south route, using design elements that provide more visual consistency between St Peter’s Street and St Peter’s Dock, and make this area a focal point with improved amenity (e. g. buffer planting in grassed area, integrated seating, and pedestrian lighting).
The starting point of the St Peter’s gateway project, is that it is an important arrival area for both the Waterfront and the town centre. Redesign should improve east-west and north-south connectivity, and provide a high quality public realm to attract people to the town centre, and to provide an enhanced setting for future development on key sites which will act as a gateway to the Waterfront. It is recognised that the four lane ‘Star Lane Gyratory’ acts as a barrier to north/ south connectivity however is important for vehicular movement.
‘We all have duty to protect children from online dangers’. Ipswich school pupils have spoken about the potential risks they face online as experts called for concerted action to keep young people safe. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Funding from the Coastal Community Fund has been secured to create an improved area of public realm alongside the Waterfront at St Peter’s Dock. SCC is preparing a high quality improvement scheme for this area; this should form the starting point for further enhancement in conjunction with redevelopment of adjacent buildings. Ultimately, this area should be turned into a new destination public space with sitting out space, and prioritising pedestrian movement and people activity over vehicles.
Expanded men’s shed in Ipswich to help tackle loneliness. A space in Ipswich where men can make new friends while using their DIY skills to build new things is to unveil an expansion. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ed Sheeran’s favourite chippy proud to represent Framlingham. Castle on the Hill singer Ed Sheeran has taken to social media to show his love for the fish and chip shop in his home town of Framlingham. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Leave your loved one a heartfelt Valentine’s Day message here. With the day of love just around the corner, we are giving besotted Suffolk couples the chance to publicly declare their love for another. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Growing concern for missing university student. Suffolk police are appealing for information about a University of Suffolk student who has now been missing for more than 24 hours. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Spud-tacular potato day comes to Suffolk. One of the most unusual varieties of potato which has only been in existence for 18 years is due to make an appearance at this weekend’s East Anglia Potato Day. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New warehouse with a variety of potential uses. Plans have been submitted for a new warehouse of almost 20,000 sq ft in Newmarket. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New sponsorship deal for light heavyweight. Former Essex University student Dan Azeez is making rapid progress as a professional boxer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Job cuts at insurance company puts just under 70 jobs at risk. An insurance company is cutting 140 jobs across the UK, just under half of which will be from its Ipswich office - although new opportunities will be offered to some staff affected. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Academy trust behind four East Anglian schools ordered to justify six-figure salaries. A north Suffolk academy trust has been ordered to justify the high salaries of its top-paid staff. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The charities fighting sexual violence in Suffolk. Sexual violence and sexual abuse is too frequent in Suffolk - and the county’s agencies are uniting to let survivors know who can support them. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See the Orwell Bridge from the air in these drone photos. A drone pilot has been photographing some of Suffolk’s most iconic scenes including the Tide Mill at Woodbridge and Seckford Hall. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Greater Anglia to reduce ticket office hours and lose managerial jobs. Rail ticket offices around the region could see their hours cut – and up to 25 managers’ jobs at Greater Anglia could be on the line as part of a major restructure of the company’s services. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Mystery of dead porpoise washed up on Suffolk beach. One expert believes a hungry seal may be to blame for the fate of a dead porpoise washed up on the banks of the River Orwell. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Car with number plate ‘obscured by road grime’ stopped by police. The driver of a car which was stopped by police officers because its number plate was too dirty was later arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after reportedly providing a positive breath test at the roadside. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Find out how much less your wage packet is worth now in real terms than it was in 2007. If you find yourself counting down the days until payday each month, you’re not the only one. A new survey has revealed that across the East of England, wages are just over 90% of what they were in 2007 - although some parts of Suffolk and Essex have fared much better than others when it comes to wage rises. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Midnight Walk takes a step back to the 80s. More than 1,000 walkers have already signed up for the 2019 Midnight Walk through Ipswich organised by St Elizabeth Hospice. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Dogs set for day of fun at Woofers Winter Walk. From Spaniels to Shih Tzus, Suffolk’s dogs have been invited to the county’s first ever Woofers Winter Walk at one of the area’s most picturesque settings. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Government signs off council grants as Suffolk prepares to send out bills. Councils have been formally told that they will be getting the government support they were promised in Decemer after MPs approved the deal in the House of Commons. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Group of Ipswich roads to be closed for resurfacing. Three roads in Ipswich are to be shut so that new surfaces can be put on the full lengths of the roads. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Expect New Zealand bakes and big breakfasts at new cafe near Hadleigh. Team of food lovers take on the premises at Kersey Mill. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Special performance for Royal Hospital School pupils. Pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Ipswich have travelled to Kent to perform in a special event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Apology for blogger whose gender comments led to call from police. Police have apologised for their handling of a complaint about a Suffolk woman’s online comments on gender. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Celebrating Chinese New Year with a step back in time. Today as the Chinese community in Ipswich mark the start of the Year of the Pig, we look back to celebrations held at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich in 1986. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Which HMV stores are closing today? It has now been confirmed that of the 27 HMV stores which are closing from today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
20-year-old tells murder trial he was dealing drugs when Ipswich teenager was attacked. A 20-year-old man accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has told a court he was dealing drugs at the time of the fatal attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Jewellery store closes in Suffolk town shopping centre. A jewellery store in Bury St Edmunds has closed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
BBC Icons finale: The greatest person of the 20th Century won’t be a woman. Women haven’t made the cut as the BBC’s popular history series reaches its conclusion Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Riding on the high speed slide at the Olympic Park. Feeling the winter blues? Weather getting you down? An adrenalin rush before work could be just the thing to perk you up, according to Essex University researchers. Continue reading.
Win a share of £10,000 worth of LEGO for your school. Following the success of our Sports Equipment and Books For Schools campaigns in 2018 we are delighted to announce a new partnership with CreativeHUT that will allow us to provide LEGO Education resources to schools across the county. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The positives about hmv's new tiny Sailmakers store is the modern shell retail units are pretty smart. The negatives are how small and so little choice it offers (especially compared to online) and. that window display! This is effectively Part 2 of the HMV deserves it's fate topic. HMV are having major problems, downsizing to save cash in what it sees as an unimportant location, seems rather sound.
Media giant takes on five East Anglian radio stations. One of the UK’s largest media groups has revealed it will be taking over Celador Radio – which runs five stations across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Chamber’s chief on why the case for Sizewell C is now stronger than ever. The chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, John Dugmore, explains why recent setbacks in the UK’s nuclear ambitions made the case for Sizewell C in Suffolk even more imperative. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Days Gone By - Redevelopment of The Mount saw streets disappear – and residents rehomed. Plans were made in the 1950s to redevelop the area between St Matthews Street and Princes Street in Ipswich, writes David Kindred. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Where to get great pizza near you - from wood-fired and vegan to crisp-topped! Celebrate your local independent restaurant on National Pizza Day (February 9). Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Tributes paid to ‘passionate light aircraft flyer’ killed in tragic crash. A family has paid tribute to a “wonderful husband, father and grandfather” who died in a light aircraft crash at the weekend. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Now you see it, now you don’t – Orwell Bridge ‘disappears’ in fog. The Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has ‘disappeared’ in fog this morning. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
HMV is saved from the brink of collapse. HMV has been acquired out of administration by Canadian retailer Sunrise Records, safeguarding the future of nearly 1,500 staff. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Victim of light aircraft crash named locally. The pilot of a light aircraft who was killed in a crash at the weekend has been named locally as Stuart Penfold. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drug dealer denies hitting Ipswich teenager with bottle, murder trial hears. A drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has denied hitting him over the head with a bottle during the fatal attack. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Help for first-time buyers as Ipswich Building Society launches low-deposit deals. Ipswich Building Society is offering up to 95% home loans for “heartland” borrowers from the region, in a boost for first-time buyers. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Less than 10% of resolved police complaints result in action during quarter. One in 12 complaints made about Suffolk police during a three month period of last year have resulted in formal action. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Every home on new housing estate built in wrong place. Every property in a controversial Suffolk housing development was built in the wrong location, according to leaked documents. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Arras Square trees set for the chop as council looks to boost Ipswich. Ipswich council is hoping to be able to start cutting back trees in Arras Square during the spring. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Farm manager Tony wants to give back as he returns to his old college. A former Easton and Otley college student has expressed delight after returning as its farm manager with 30 years in the industry under his belt. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Potter Cup nominations open in Woodbridge. Nominations for a prestigious Woodbridge community award are now open. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Museum appeals for help to bring records into 21st century. Suffolk’s Museum of East Anglian Life is appealing for volunteers to help an ambitious project documenting and photographing 40,000 artefacts to create one of the largest online museums in the country. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘The blind leading the blind’ - what it was like to work for the Ipswich company that collapsed with a £25m hole in its accounts. A former employee has spoken out about what it was like to work for Stephen Long, the alleged fraudster accused of ripping off hundreds of pensioners, who is currently in jail for contempt after failing to help former clients track down £25m of missing funds. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Superheroes wow youngsters in family day at shopping centre. Hundreds of children got the chance to come face to face with their favourite superheroes at the Sailmakers shopping centre in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Low rainfall recorded in “Dry January” - but will February be wetter? “Dry January” has just acquired a whole new meaning, as weather forecasters reveal that the month saw much less rain than usual. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
The latest East Anglian Daily Times business podcast. As the UK braces itself for Brexit, Jessica Hill chats with two men who know more than almost anyone else in the county about the state of the local business economy - John Dugmore, the chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and Steve Elsom, the regional director of commercial banking in the East of England for Lloyds Bank. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
I rarely use eBay these days and rarely go down Carr Street, but I recently stumbled across a business for sale advert for a Cafe based in Ipswich. or so it said, and I thought to myself that isn't Ipswich! Although it clearly looked like a Superdrug beside it and the pavement not being perfect. I don't normally plug new A3 units in particular independents. and this isn't intending to be an advert.
WATCH: Take a trip through Ipswich in the 1960s. Ipswich has transformed over the years with some streets now almost unrecognisable. Here we take a trip down memory lane with this video capturing a drive around the town in the 1960s. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Putting the customer experience first was the theme. Regional decorating and building supplies merchants Kent Blaxill held its annual conference in Cambridge, attended by all 16 branch managers, company sales team and head office managers, totalling 54 people. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Ship crew recall catastrophic explosion at second inquest into seaman’s death. Witnesses to an explosion that killed a man aboard a ship at Felixstowe port have described the harrowing scenes in the wake of the accident. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Vet speaks out over ‘upsetting’ attack where cat tortured. A vet has spoken out about an “upsetting” attack in which a cat was found dead with its ears and tail detached. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Faking illness revealed in staff survey. On `National Sickie Day’ - research by a Suffolk-based insurance broker reveals that one third of workers admitted to ‘pulling a sickie’ last year. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Review: A Sort of Revolution puts 100 years of women’s suffrage into modern perspective. Review: A Sort Of Revolution, by Martha Loader, Tusk Theatre Co, Ipswich Art School Gallery Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Warning – Dog food could contain dangerous levels of vitamin D. Hill’s Pet Nutrition are recalling a selection of its canned dog food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D, which can be harmful to dogs. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
“I said I’d never bake again” says owner of new thriving cakery in Ipswich. Baker is back in business and locals are loving her American-style cakes and cookies. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
WATCH: Gloating Norwich fans celebrate Ipswich defeat days ahead of derby. Norwich City fans were seen chanting with glee after discovering derby rivals Ipswich Town had conceded a goal in the final seconds against Sheffield Wednesday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
‘High-tech’ meets ‘cute and cuddly’, as Ipswich tech company supports animal charity. Suffolk Animal Rescue has secured six months of fundraising support from Ipswich software developers Derivco Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Five inspiring Suffolk stories to mark World Cancer Day. This World Cancer Day we take a look back at some of Suffolk’s cancer survivors for the launch of the three year ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Latest version of web development tool launched. Suffolk-based Omnis Software went live last week with its latest product, Omnis Studio V. 10 and the company’s new bespoke website. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Is the billionaire king of retail Mike Ashley opening a plush new store in Ipswich? It seems as though Mike Ashley is hedging his bets on Ipswich as a shopping destination, because one of his retail companies appears to be poised to open a new store in the town. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
What we know about Belchamp Water aircraft crash so far. A pilot in his 50s died yesterday afternoon at the scene of a light aircraft crash at Belchamp Walter. We have put together a timeline of what happened and when. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager denies being gang member. A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has denied being a gang member. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
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Review: Wisdom Club – a glorious tale of friendship and independence premiered at Bury Theatre Royal. The Wisdom Club, by Danusia Iwaszko, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until Saturday February 9 Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
At least two buildings evacuated as suspicious package found in Ipswich car park. Police have cordoned off an area of Ipswich and evacuated two buildings following the discovery of a suspicious package. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk nursery celebrates a milestone. Woodpeckers Private Nursery in Sudbury celebrated their 18th birthday last week, with party food, cakes and dancing with Cheeky Chimps dance school. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Specialist cleaning company for difficult to reach places. A new service specialising in the management of infection control has been launched in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police find suitcase used as seat in Ipswich people carrier. A passenger perched on a suitcase for a seat was discovered by police when they stopped a vehicle in Ipswich. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Students praised for a professional production of hit West End musical. A former West End star has heaped praise on an Ipswich school production of a musical in which she once performed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Debenhams inches closer to plans to axe 20 stores this year. Debenhams could be about to bring forward the closure of about 20 stores this year, raising the risk that its stores in Suffolk and Essex could be among those earmarked for closure. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Two planes came within six metres of crashing into each other, report reveals. A report has revealed that two planes came close to colliding with each other over Rayne Hall Farm in Essex. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Showcasing Suffolk start-ups and growing firms. Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association’s annual Anglia Business Exhibition has sold out in record-breaking time. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Person trapped after three-car crash. Fire crews are working to remove a casualty trapped in a car following a three vehicle crash near Nayland. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Three quarters of Suffolk parents back school catchment area system despite transport changes. Nearly three quarters of Suffolk parents still believe schools in the county should be run on a catchment area system, new survey results have revealed. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Free speech should not be a licence to spread poison aimed at offending and creating divisions in society. One of the benefits of the rise of online news pages was supposed to be that it “democratised” the news. It gave everyone the chance to have their say underneath a news or comment piece. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
New staff absence policy will “punish” county council employees, union claims. Union bosses supporting civil servants in Suffolk have said new absence measures introduced by Suffolk County Council to turn around high sickness rates will only serve to “punish” staff. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Could Greater Anglia’s new commuter trains face months of delays? New trains planned to revolutionise suburban travel in Essex and on the line to Ipswich could be delayed – forcing Greater Anglia to continue using older electric units on the routes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
See how police are spelling out sexual consent with clear-cut Instagram campaign. Police hope a social media drive can help stem rising sex assaults by highlighting issues of consent. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Community spirit in wake of ‘shocking’ death crash. A village left in shock after a light aircraft crash landed has rallied to support the emergency services. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
One vehicle collision near Newmarket. A car was in a collision on the A14 westbound carriageway between junctions 36 and 37 near Newmarket. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Expectant bulldog found locked in cage - and now she needs a new home. When the RSPCA found Florence she was pregnant and alone in a cage, suffering from hypothermia and terrible facial injuries. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Anglesea Road 20mph zone finally introduced. The 20mph zone on a key Ipswich road has finally been introduced after being approved last summer. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Going back to the ‘90s at La Tour Cafe. A quirky cafe on the Ipswich Waterfront allowed people to relive their childhood with a free retro gaming event. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Community left shocked as man dies in aircraft crash. The “tragic” death of a man following a light aircraft crash has left a village in shock today. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Suffolk Coastal garden waste changes prompts soaring complaints. Suffolk Coastal District Council has apologised over delays in the rollout of its new larger green bins, amid soaring complaints over garden waste changes. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
County council tax rises wipe out previous freezes, claims Ipswich council leader. The recent Centre for Cities study confirms what we all knew – that areas like Ipswich have been hit hardest by Government funding cuts, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
NHS 111 changes to feature more first-time consultations with medical professionals, CCGS say. Health commissioning groups in Suffolk have reassured patients that issues which blighted the NHS 111 service’s pilot will not be repeated with new changes – and more callers will be able to speak to a medical professional. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.
Police launch search for second missing girl who may have headed to London with fellow missing friend. Police have launched an appeal for a second missing teenage girl in West Suffolk, after it emerged she was visiting London with a friend reported missing by officers on Saturday. Continue reading. on Ipswich Star.