With 1200 members we are quite a large as civic societies go and we like
to think that we are well-recognised and that our opinions count for
something in the town.
The Society encourages conservation of the town's best buildings and
most attractive street scenes but also welcomes well-planned and
sensitive new developments.
Ipswich is a town of great historical interest and variety. We are keen
to see that the town's rich heritage of manufacturing, seafaring and
culture is more widely appreciated.
We urge that public transport be enhanced and private transport
accommodated in such a way that travel in Ipswich is relatively easy and
pleasant. This is necessary for the local economy but must be achieved
without spoiling the character of the town's historic street pattern.
The Future Of Ipswich
The Ipswich Society recognizes the need for a prosperous local economy
for the benefit of people and their environment. With this in mind we
examine carefully and comment on the various plans and other documents
produced by Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council relating
to the development of Ipswich and its surroundings.
We are affiliated to the Civic Trust, the national body of civic
societies and are represented on their Eastern Region Committee. We have
members on many local groups and societies including local council
working groups and we liaise with other civic societies.
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