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Suffolk libraries: county council and IPS have finalised

Confirmation that Suffolk Libraries will transfer to the Industrial and Provident Society on August 1 comes in a press release from the County Coun...

Results of Ipswich Borough Council elections & Suffolk County Council by-election 2012

Counting underway – first result expected at around midnight

Counting is underway in Ipswich with the first results expected at around midnight. So far nationally it has been a very bad night for the Tories w...

Polls close across the Borough

Polls have now closed in the 16 Borough Council wards and 1 County Council Division. We’ll hope to bring you the results and gossip from the ...

VOTE TODAY – EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A POLL CARD

Ipswich Spy has heard anecdotal evidence of individuals not receiving poll cards for this election, so we want to reassure readers – if you a...

Suffolk libraries: let’s work together for best future

A call for the new organisation charged with running Suffolk Libraries to take a gradual approach to change is made today by James Hargrave on his ...

Replacement of Suffolk Libraries IPS chair is ‘positive’ change

Clive Fox, the controversial choice of Suffolk County Council to lead the arms-length library service, has resigned. At an apparently smoothly orch...

Social media builds relationships and networks for council

While writing the previous post about the use of social media by councils, I tweeted Paul Matthews, chief executive of Monmouthshire, to ask whethe...

County announces sad death of Councillor John Klaschka

It is with deepest regret that Suffolk County Council has to announce the death of Councillor John Klaschka, who passed away peacefully over night....

Borough Council reorganisation should be welcomed

Ipswich Borough Council has unveiled plans to devolve some of the powers of the Executive to Area Committees to allow decisions to be taken closer ...

Street lighting row rumbles on

Street lighting. The Tories say Labour is switching off the lights at midnight. Labour say the Tories are switching off the lights at midnight. We&...

SCC appoints Deborah Cadman as new Chief Executive

Deborah Cadman has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council following a day of interviews and a meeting of the Staff App...

Labour attack a plan they support

                Labour Councillor Harvey Crane has taken to the Ipswich Labour website to attack the idea o...

Is £160k the right figure to pay a council Chief Executive?

Following the appointment of Andrea Hill as Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council, local media and then national media were rightly outraged at...

Labour campaign on NHS

Labour joined forces with Suffolk Coalition Against Cuts to campaign in Ipswich Town Centre about Government proposals to disband the Strategic Hea...

Police cuts will hurt Tories at polls

More than any of the cuts brought about by the coalitions stringent macro-economic policies, it is reductions in police officer numbers that will d...

Why should taxpayers fund union posts?

Following up on our article on Saturday, Suffolk County Council has revealed that 4 full time staff are employed on behalf of the unions – si...

Should Ipswich pursue an Executive Mayor?

Ipswich has 48 Borough Councillors and 13 County Councillors. The Borough Council is considered the more important organisation by Ipswich politico...

Why Gavin Maclure is wrong on Andrea Hill

Gavin Maclure is one of the most sensible people in Ipswich politics and I agree with him on most things (although he was a Cameron supporter from ...

Is Suffolk County Council suffering from a lack of direction?

Suffolk County Council has lost the Director of Resources and the Chief Executive this year. Currently the Director of Economy, Skills and Environm...

Surely £157k is still too much?

What justification does Cllr Mark Bee give for offering a salary of £157000 to the new Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council? One hopes it isn...

Will community funding be returned now libraries are saved?

In the Ipswich Borough Council budget for 2011/12 there was a move to give all Ipswich Borough Councillors locality budgets of £5000, money that w...

Libraries “saved” by Suffolk County Council…

So there we have it. After months of concern and campaigns, blogs and marches, the departure of the Leader and Chief Executive of Suffolk County Co...

Interim Chief Executive will lead authority

Suffolk County Council is now without an employed Chief Executive and without a Director of Resource Management. It is therefore reassuring that Su...

How much has Hill cost us?

The Evening Star has a report today claiming Andrea Hill has cost £1million in her 3 years in charge of Suffolk County Council. Quite how they com...

Suffolk County Council tries to gag members over Andrea Hill

Suffolk County Council has controversially warned councillors that if the speak to the media about the departure of Andrea Hill they may be in brea...

Andrea Hill has GONE

Suffolk County Council has today issued a statement confirming that controversial Chief Executive Andrea Hill has left her post by mutual consent. ...

Andrea’s fate to be decided on Monday

The fate of Andrea Hill, Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council, will be decided at a meeting of the Disciplinary Appeals Committee on Monday, a...

Row over street lighting produces heat but no light

Alasdair Ross keeps insisting that a Tory plan to switch off streetlights is responsible for the forthcoming darkening of our side streets, whilst ...

SCC Chief Exec faces further investigations

  Ipswich Spy understands that the investigation into Suffolk County Council Chief Executive Andrea Hill has been extended to include a review...

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