Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Big Local is being run by Local Trust, which is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners providing expert advice and support for residents, visit their website to learn more.

The Olympics was a tremendous dose of feel-good factor for the nation and the challenge for us all is to maintain that feeling. By encouraging healthy, more environmentally-aware lifestyles and taking pride in where we live, NW Ipswich can become a happier, healthier and cleaner place to live.