Ipswich Borough Council

2021 Labour hold, from 2019

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Counting complete. After 18 of 18 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 8
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -6
    • Councillors overall total 30
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 9
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +6
    • Councillors overall total 15
  3. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 3
  1. A14 bridge 'needs more cameras' to stay open in high winds

    Jason Noble

    Suffolk Local Democracy Reporter

    The Orwell Bridge could stay open in high winds as long as a 40mph speed limit can be enforced with more speed cameras, Highways England told Ipswich Borough Council’s scrutiny committee last night.

    Simon Amor, Highways England’s head of planning and development, said final wind tunnel testing for validation of the new design is expected to last about four weeks.

    Orwell Bridge

    But Mr Amor confirmed that while the existing average speed cameras for the bridge (used to enforce the general 60mph limit) could be used, more speed cameras were needed.

    He said: "The design itself hasn’t been affected by coronavirus so we have managed to progress that.

    "We can’t have a lower speed limit if you can’t enforce it, and how we enforce it is quite crucial to that."

  2. Homeless people kept 'safe' during lockdown

    The number of homeless people given a place to stay by councils during the coronavirus lockdown in Suffolk has reached about 250, with accommodation provided in hotels and bed and breakfasts.

    The government has said it is going to extend funding so longer term secure accommodation can be found for everyone.

    Nick, who has "sofa-surfed" and been sleeping rough, was given a hotel room by Ipswich Borough Council in April.

    He said he had been "safe" and able to talk to family members.

    But he said it had not been the same for everyone as "there are still some here who are leaving and do not have anywhere to go".

    Ipswich Cornhill