Over the years the Society's Newsletter, as a quarterly 24-page publication, has found its role amongst the membership and beyond. Now, its much more recent younger cousin, the Ipswich Society Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ipswichsociety), is fulfilling a complementary role on the internet. Browsers and contributors can react to features, text, video and photographs on a constantly refreshed and updated timeline of entries of interest to Ipswichians. For those who do not see our Facebook discussions, it is useful for this publication to reflect some of the content from time to time. The recent Facebook coverage of vehicle parking discussions engendered Tim Leggett's article in this issue on the myths and realities of parking in Ipswich (see page 10). In addition, in autumn 2015, a rich seam has been mined on the subject of independent shops in Ipswich, reflected in our Snippets feature on page 7. These are useful and vibrant rebuttals to those who are always running down our town, most notably on the twin perennial subjects of parking and shopping. Add in traffic congestion and you (almost) have the full set.