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15/04/2021

Ipswich News

Stonham Barns Garden Centre

Stonham Barns prepares to re-open

With the lockdown nearly over Stonham Barns Park on the A1120 tourist trail is excited to be able to open the shopping village again on April 12th.After such a long lockdown everyone has been busy making sure all the correct safety procedures are in place for Covid-19 and we are members of the Visit England

City Fibre bringing superfast broadband to Ipswich

‘Age in place’ – how full fibre can help us age with dignity

As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, with lockdown having separated many of us from our families, friends and colleagues, the ability to stay connected virtually has proven key. From group video calls and quizzes to online shopping, remote learning sessions and virtual fitness classes, we’ve embraced all things digital on an almost universal level. Without

Geranium

Plant nursery re-opens

Enjoy a Spring outing to ActivLives plant nursery in Chantry Park, Ipswich, when they re-open to the public on Tuesday 30th March at 10am. They have a wide range of perennials, Geranium and other plants on offer – with bedding and a new range of plants coming in soon. The dedicated team of staff and

National Grid consults with Bramford residents

National Grid is holding a non-statutory public consultation on its proposals to reinforce the electricity network between Bramford, in Suffolk, and Twinstead, in Essex. As offshore wind generation increases, this project is essential to maintaining the resilience of the UK’s electricity networks and is critical to connect more people across East Anglia, and the UK,

Ipswich Council confirm summer events

Ipswich Borough Council’s summer events programme is due to make a long-awaited return this August, with a series of small events suitable for the whole family. Starting with a performance of Pride and Prejudice by the Pantaloons Open Air Theatre company on Wednesday 4th August in Christchurch Park. Gates open at 6pm, with the performance

Ipswich street lights to be kept on

Ipswich Borough Council has responded to public concerns about safety in the light of Sarah Everard’s death and has instructed Suffolk County Council to leave on all night all of the street lights within Ipswich that the Borough Council owns. It is estimated that the Borough owns about 5% of the town’s street lights with

Self-service refunds for Greater Anglia rail passengers

Greater Anglia has introduced a new service which allows customers to arrange their own refunds online. Self-service refunds are now available to passengers who have purchased their Smart Card tickets via Greater Anglia’s app or website. Traditionally customers who purchased tickets via the website or app would need to email or call the company’s Smart

Train operator Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia named Operator of the Year

Greater Anglia has been named Train Operator of the Year for the second year running at the Rail Business Awards. Judges praised the operator for improving punctuality to record levels, transforming services by bringing in brand new trains, delivering station improvements and ticketing initiatives, and focusing on community relations work. Greater Anglia also won the

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