News

Residents sick of nasty night-time mob in local park

WE won't be intimidated.

That is the message to mobs of out-of-control youths from a successful businessman who lives near a park close to the CBD.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous for his own and his children's safety, said the community was fed up with the night-time activities of large groups of young people.

"The issue is that there are youths in groups of five to 30 who congregate en masse in parks in close proximity to the CBD … and generally they are involved in violent altercations," he said.

"I saw a group of them fighting the other night at 9.30pm. Innocent people have been attacked violently and it has been getting worse for the last 12 months.

"If you live near a park you are afraid of going outside for fear of getting bashed up.

"Many of these parks have been designed specifically for young families to go to with their children.

"They have swings for them to play with their parents. They are not designed for the congregation of youths to behave in a dysfunctional, anti-social way.

"We have purchased properties in the most prestigious part of Ipswich. It is a fantastic place with a great future ahead of it and we are not going to be intimidated by groups of young people gathering in public parks and made feel unsafe in our own homes."

The resident said Safe City cameras were a great initiative and welcomed the news that police would be patrolling the parks in question.

"Members of the community are irate about this situation. You can't beat up innocent bystanders who are contributing to Ipswich and get away with it."

Topics:  assault ipswich



Jan's morning tea just gets bigger and bigger

TRADITION CONTINUES: The 140-plus crowd gets together for the traditional group shot at Jan Grieve's Biggest Morning Tea at the Ipswich Showgrounds.

City's iconic get together draws the crowds and plenty of gifts

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Don't miss out on the offerings from the top spots in town.

The latest on the live music scene across the city

Local Partners

I was just screaming 'my baby is in the car'

Anne-Marie Priggins could have never predicted the gut-wrenching circumstances that would unfold.


Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Don't miss out on the offerings from the top spots in town.

The latest on the live music scene across the city

Paddinton Bear is coming to Ipswich

IN TOWN: Annette Kitching plays the part of Paddington Bear in The Cute Little Bear From Peru at the Incinerator Theatre.

FAVOURITE children's character set to delight in new show

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Gladstone's MasterChef hero blown away by support

CRANE driver Pete Morgan has been bowled over by the support he has received since making his TV debut on MasterChef.

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Don't miss out on the offerings from the top spots in town.

The latest on the live music scene across the city

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Bush balladeer brings bruised blues to Brissie

BRIGHT FUTURE: Jordan Merrick has just released his EP, In Colour.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick on his debut EP, In Colour

Ipswich lad 'Robbo' brings Studio 10 home to Nanna

REUNION: Studio 10 roving reporter David 'Robbo' Robinson broadcast the Channel 10 shows live from Ipswich with his grandmother Jan Wells.

And Eastern Heights fan plays host in the TV thrill of her life

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Approvals still needed, but key dates identified and work rolling on

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!