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Blue badge holders can drive through Ipswich to see Christmas lights

PUBLISHED: 19:30 05 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:34 13 November 2018

Ipswich Blue Badge holders will be able to drive under the Christmas lights on two Sunday evenings. Picture: SUZANNE DAY

Ipswich Blue Badge holders will be able to drive under the Christmas lights on two Sunday evenings. Picture: SUZANNE DAY


People with Blue Badges will be able to drive through Ipswich town centre to see the Christmas tree lights on two Sunday evenings in early December.

They will be able to drive from Major’s Corner to the St Matthew’s Street Junction on November 25 and December 2 between 7pm and 9pm.

A valid Blue Badge will be needed for anyone driving through the town – and the scheme is run by Ipswich Council in consultation with the police.

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