Ipswich council

Travelodge could be set to open a new budget hotel on the site of the former Drum and Monkey pub in Ipswich's Princes Street, it has emerged.

Tenants in Suffolk could get extra support if they are struggling to pay their rent after two authorities got a Whitehall windfall to help them out.

Ipswich council is set to start its programme of improving the town centre by repairing and updating Arras Square - after making improvements to that area came top in two public polls.

Let me make it clear from the start that I would love it if there was an Ipswich northern bypass. It would make my journeys from my home in north west of the town to the Suffolk coast much easier.

Proposals to upgrade Arras Square in Ipswich could be put on hold until the town's former BHS store is redeveloped - according to the group which represents town centre businesses.

Ipswich council has confirmed a new order banning dog fouling, or people urinating or defecating in public areas in the town with fines of up to £80.

Council tax bills in Ipswich are to go up by 4.7% in April, it was confirmed on Wednesday as the borough set its element of the charge.

What is the huge new building going up beside Waitrose/John Lewis on Futura Park in Ipswich - and could it give some households the chance to join the latest home-improvement fashion?

Ipswich council is installing new planters at the top of the steps on the town's Cornhill in response to safety fears which were heightened after the death of John Stow last month.

Fans heading to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran's four concerts in Chantry Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend should find many extra trains laid on to take them home

Julie Hinton is in no doubt. "What my mum went through as a child was horrific. Horrific," she says.

At the heart of the Winerack currently being fitted out on Ipswich Waterfront is an extraordinary stacking system that will store more than 250 cars on eight levels.

Ipswich council is hoping to be able to start cutting back trees in Arras Square during the spring.

Proposals to convert a former Ipswich pub into a Kurdish community centre have been resubmitted to planners - and this time they include use as a place of worship.

Immediate action will be taken to make any safety changes recommended after an independent expert's inspection of the Cornhill in Ipswich following the death of an 83-year-old man.

Ipswich council is to turn the summer iCards scheme for young people in the town into a permanent holiday scheme as part of its budget for the next year.

Ipswich council has commissioned an independent expert to join its investigation into safety on the rebuilt Cornhill following last week's tragic accident outside the Town Hall.

Serious talks are under way in Ipswich about re-opening the Bury Road park and ride centre which was closed by Suffolk County Council as a cost-cutting measure in 2011.

Rail company Freightliner is hoping to build a new multi-million pound depot for its trains just outside Ipswich station.

The former Namco Funscape building off Sproughton Road is set to be demolished as part of a major redevelopment of the Morrisons superstore site.

Improving Arras Square between the Buttermarket Centre and St Stephen's Church is the most popular project for Ipswich council to move on to after refurbishing the Cornhill.

A senior Suffolk councillor has apologised after many people felt he was describing Ipswich as a "cesspit" during a meeting discussing housebuilding.

Ipswich council is expected to spend £300,000 of its own money on developing a proposal to restore the town's museum - on top of the £461,600 granted by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Traders say the pre-Christmas craft market on Ipswich Cornhill was a major commercial success with tens of thousands of shoppers heading through the big tent - but it continues to divide opinion in the town.

The latest tenant of Ipswich council's property arm has been showing off its new premises a few weeks after moving into the new warehouse.

A motion calling for garden waste charges to be scrapped and weekly household food waste collections introduced is set to be put forward in Babergh in January.

The news that Ipswich Borough Assets has spent £23.3m on buying Beardmore Park in Martlesham Heath to provide an investment income stream has provoked many comments over the last week.

Ipswich council has come under fire this week after it was announced that its investment company had bought Beardmore Park retail centre at Martlesham Heath - which many see as being in direct competition with the town centre.

The chief executive of the group that represents businesses in Ipswich town centre has said that "on balance" he is happy with the borough's investment company buying another out-of-town shopping centre.

Ipswich council is hoping to find out what people think of the air quality in their area of town as it tries to update its environmental strategy.

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