David Ellesmere

The former Argos store in Ipswich’s Carr Street could be converted into flats and a gym, as well as a smaller shop unit, if a planning application submitted to the borough council is approved.

Another week has gone by and we are all slowly adjusting to a situation that just a few weeks ago would have seemed utterly incredible.

In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE discusses the right response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The world’s biggest online retailer could be sending out your Christmas presents from Ipswich this year after it agreed to create hundreds of jobs by building a new distribution centre on the edge of town.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere is demanding that the borough is given a place on the taskforce being created by Suffolk County Council to look at new ways of tackling the town’s traffic problems.

Could Ipswich’s Bury Road park and ride re-open to ease peak-time traffic congestion on Norwich Road? That’s one of a series of proposals from county council transport experts.

Ipswich’s new MP Tom Hunt has started a big debate about crime in the town.

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