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.