It contributes a tidy £6.75 billion in GVA to the national economy each year as a net contributor to Treasury coffers.
Posts Tagged: Ipswich
The town has been effectively excluded from power and from the growth it underpins.
Too many have non-existent brakes and inadequate lights. We need courses in public parks to ensure roadworthiness and proficiency.
Judy Terry: Suffolk residents are facing a Council Tax increase, yet the wasteful spending continues
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.
When I first commuted from Ipswich into London Liverpool Street, it took 55 minutes. Now the average is one hour and 15 minutes.
There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Bringing services together under one roof would be enormously beneficial, both financially and socially.
A more collaborative approach with the districts over planning approval could avoid unnecessary complexity and delay.
Huge funds are handed over to prestige schemes in the capital. But modest funds for projects elsewhere would provide better value.
The people of Suffolk are not “nimbies”. But ignoring concerns about traffic congestion and ugliness achieves nothing.
Helping others who are desperate to improve their lives is essential. Otherwise we will have more “no-go areas”.
My experience in Ely has shown me that it can be done – with tenacity, optimism and the broadest possible local backing.