I should like to draw your attention to the Chairman's invitation on the
opposite page. If you are very interested in one or more aspects of the
Society's work you might like to come along to a committee meeting - with no
commitment on either side at that stage. I hope you will also notice the
Society's continued involvement with students.
Civic Day (actually Civic Week) took place in June. The event should make us
better known to a wider public. (As the Chairman said at the AGM, our
membership numbers of 1200+ are good, but still less than 1% of the town's
population.) We have produced a simple handout to tell people about six of
the town's outstanding buildings near the centre. These were given out at
our stand on the Cornhill and should be useful later.
Several articles in this Newsletter concern important aspects of the town's
future, such as the future of the 'high street', the controversial 'Northern
Fringe' and Ipswich more generally. And for Society members, there are
separate enclosures about the talk on the role of civic societies by Griff
Rhys Jones, about our Annual Awards (for which, please feel free to make your
own nominations) and about our popular outings.