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 2017-18

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

Committee members 2018-19
Mary Platten, Andy Smuk, Anna Westley, Maureen Howard, Sarah Turner, Richard Bloomfield, Sheila Roughton, Martin Cant, Charlotte Hills.

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

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.

AGM 6 April 2017

AGM 6 April 2017

Committee meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
16th January 2018
27th February 2018
10th April 2018

AGM: Thursday 19th April 2018 (Stable Block)
Minutes from 2018 AGM here

22nd May 2018
3rd July 2018
18th September 2018
30th October 2018
4th December 2018
15th January 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.