Friday, 11 September 2015
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Voluntary groups and charities in Ipswich can now apply for next year’s Community Cash grants.
The Borough Council is continuing its annual awards scheme to organisations working to benefit residents.
There are two types of grant, both up to £20,000, and Communities portfolio-holder Sophie Meudec urged groups to apply well before the 12th October deadline. “Obviously, there will never be enough money to fund all projects or to meet everyone’s needs but we do aim to invest effectively in community projects. Last year, we increased the grant pot and we have now maintained this higher level of funding.”
A Community Investment Grant provides core funding for running costs or pump priming funding for an organisation to build its capacity.
A Community Project Grant is suitable for trying something new or for one-off activities that deliver one or more of the Council’s grants priorities.
You can fill in an application form online at
This also contains all the relevant documentation and guidance to apply for a community cash grant:
Please return your complete application with relevant supplementary documents (financial report, equality & safeguarding policies etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission of your application is noon on Monday 12th October 2015.
Organisations are advised to submit their applications early so there is time to make amendments before the deadline.
For further comment:
Cllr Sophie Meudec, tel: 01473 741255
Cllr Nadia Cenci, opposition Conservative Group Leader, tel: 01473 682760
Cllr Inga Lockington, opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader, tel: 01473 213444
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Ipswich Market is re-launching its loyalty card scheme to give customers an opportunity to win a monthly prize draw of up to £50 in vouchers.
The scheme was introduced by Ipswich Borough Council last year and has seen more than 21 winners receive vouchers to spend on the market.
All you need to do is to get your loyalty card stamped every time you spend £5 and over on any Ipswich Market stall. Once you have all 12 stamps, hand the completed card to any market trader who will enter it into the monthly draw. Vouchers worth £30 and £20 will also be given to two completed loyalty cards picked at random each month.
Kevin Walker, Ipswich Market Supervisor, said: “The scheme proved so popular with customers that we wanted to continue it. We have now made the vouchers more flexible so they can be spent across more stalls. We have seen lots of people using the loyalty cards but we would like to see even more. It all adds to creating a thriving market in the centre of our town.”
Loyalty cards are available from all our market traders for terms and conditions please visit:
The first draw of the new scheme will take place on 30th September and thereafter on the last day of the month.
Issued by the IBC press office, tel: 01473 432035
Bulletin 1 - September 2015
As we reach the end of the summer there is now a month to go until the winter season starts.
Teams from Suffolk Highways are already busy making detailed preparations for the potential challenges ahead.
In Suffolk we’ll be treating 3,360 kilometres / 2,100 miles of network each time there is a risk of ice and our gritters.
In the build up to October Suffolk Highways will be checking routes, servicing the fleet and training the teams to ensure a first class service is provided to the public.
Don’t be surprised if you see a gritter with a snowplough even if the sun is shining and the weather is mild – failure to prepare means preparing to fail!
We’ll be providing another update to you on the work during September