Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Church in Chantry gets four-figure grant for series of repairs

PUBLISHED: 12:19 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 04 August 2018

St Francis Church in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, has been awarded a £7,000 grant from Ipswich Borough Council's south west area committee Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

St Francis Church in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, has been awarded a £7,000 grant from Ipswich Borough Council's south west area committee Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Google Maps

A key church serving the community in the Hawthorn Drive area of Ipswich has been given a £7,000 grant for urgent repairs.

Ipswich Borough Council’s south west area committee approved the funding at its most recent meeting, which will go towards repairs to the community hall, guttering, inside plaster and replacement of the outside pebbledash at St Francis Church.

The church has already raised half of the money needed through fundraising events and the St Lawrence Hall Trust.

The church and hall were built in the 1950s at the same time the Chantry estate was established, and is one of three to form the South West Ipswich Team Ministry.

The borough council report said: “The St. Francis Church hall is a well-used community space that serves residents of south west Ipswich.

“The repairs to the guttering and coping would protect the hall for current and future users.”

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Suffolk police have stopped 68 vehicles as a part of an operation in Bury St Edmunds which aims to target criminals using Suffolk’s roads.

Two teenagers who carried out a revenge stabbing in Colchester in which a 17-year-old youth suffered life threatening injuries have been detained for a total of 13 years.

An e-fit of a man who Suffolk police would like to talk to in connection to an armed robbery in Haverhill has been released.

A young salon owner has described her heartbreak after hundreds of pounds of stock was stolen from her business in a break-in.

Suffolk is set to see sunny skies over the weekend - but a low mist could hamper commuters on their journey home.

New management has been found for several schools in Suffolk and north Essex formerly run by the controversial academy trust Bright Tribe.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24