Proposed bid to get City status for Ipswich

Today Suffolk County Council voted overwhelmingly to bid to get city status for Ipswich. Today’s motion received cross-party support as city status would see increased investment and jobs in Ipswich.

A changed waterfront attracting thousands of visitors each year, a refurbished Tower Ramparts and Buttermarket shopping centres that has seen new retailers, restaurant’s and leisure providers come to the centre of Ipswich and a soon to be rebuilt Corn Exchange that will provide a great face lift for our town centre.

With the country’s largest container port just down the road, investment in our rail network that will see state-of-the-art trains on the Ipswich to London line connecting our town to the wider world. All of this, I believe means we should not hesitate in bidding and that we stand every chance of getting it!