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15th July 2019

Storm update from Council (Tuesday)


Ipswich Borough Council staff have continued to work on the safety issues created by yesterday’s storm. The building control team has been ensuring that the building which led to College Street and Key Street being closed is safe and they anticipate the County Council deciding to re-open the roads around 3pm today (Tuesday).

treedownThe parks team continue to clear dangerous trees and branches across the borough. All the lockable parks remain closed today to allow full safety assessments to take place and staff to focus on trees in places, which cannot be secured.

The parks teams are also concentrating their efforts on Christchurch Park to ensure that the fireworks display planned for Saturday night can still take place. It is anticipated that Christchurch Park and Christchurch Mansion will re-open on Thursday morning with other currently locked parks opening later in the week.

The Millennium Cemetery and the Lawns and New Cemetery (Crematorium) have been reopened. However the Old Cemetery remains closed.

A Council spokesman said “We’d like thank local people and visitors for their patience while we clear up after Monday’s storm. Our teams are working hard to ensure our parks are safe and open again as soon as possible. Until the safety assessment and work is completed, we urge people not to try to enter the parks that are closed.

All other facilities like sports centres and Ipswich Museum are open as normal”.

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