FOHP logoAbout Holywells Park

The Friends of Holywells Park (FOHP) is a volunteer group established in 2001. We aim to increase local knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Holywells Park, a 67-acre area of parkland near the Waterfront in Ipswich.

FOHP Committee for 2019-20

Chair: Robin Gape
Secretary: Liz Harsant
Treasurer: Yvonne Westley

Committee members 2019-20
Andy Smuk, Sarah Turner, Mary Platten, Maureen Howard, Jan Parry, Richard Bloomfield, Charlotte Hills, Anna Westley, Jonathan Burls, Julie Clegg.

IBC Member
Nick Wilcox, Park Manager ( phone 01473 433996)

AGM 6 April 2017

AGM 2018

All meetings are held in the Stable Block, Holywells Park. Committee meetings start at 19:00 (7pm). Anyone is welcome to come along and have a say on issues relating to the park. Meetings are always on a Tuesday evening at 7.00pm at roughly 6-week intervals.

Committee meeting dates for 2019 are as follows:

15th January 2019
26th February 2019
9th April 2019
21st May 2019
2nd July 2019
17th September 2019


Minutes from 19th April 2018 AGM here
FoHP AGM Thursday 25th April 2019 – Agenda
FoHP Constitution 2019


Visiting Holywells Park


The park is about 10 minutes walk from Ipswich Central which is served by numerous buses. There are also bus routes that pass directly by the park

Bishops Hill
Routes 3, 4, 60, 61, 61A (inbound to town centre), 76, 76A, 77, 77A

Nacton Road aka Allen Lane
Route 3, 60, 61, 61A (inbound to town centre)

Cliff Lane (by Margaret Catchpole)
Route 2

Cliff Lane (Kissing Gate entrance, near junction with Holywells Rd. and Landseer Rd.)
Routes 1, 2, 61A (outbound from town centre)

Myrtle Road
Use Cliff Lane (Kissing Gate) routes and walk up from stop near Myrtle Road roundabout, or use Bishops Hill routes, take Cavendish St. stop. Walk short distance up Bishops Hill, then right in to Myrtle Road.

For timing on routes 60 and above, consult First Bus Norfolk & Suffolk at

The car park at the Cliff Lane entrance can only be used by blue badge holders.
Visitors are advised to use public transport or the car park at Athena Hall off Duke Street, which is only a few minutes walk from the Myrtle Road and Cliff Lane entrances to the park. It is open from 8am to midnight.