We recently had residents attend a Town Council meeting to get our support (which they did) on the closure of the footpath between Newton Rd and Cornard Rd.
Suffolk CC have not dealt with this well in terms of a clear explanation and communication of why the footpath is closed, how long till it will re-open, the works needed and understanding the impact on residents. They also fail to recognise that residents then have to use Ingrams Well Rd which at this time of year has parking both sides of the road due to the rear access to the Park and no pavement all the way down.
The local Conservative County Councillor supports residents seeking an explanation but are the Conservatives not the administration? Should he not know the answers or be easily able to access the information or get onto the member of the Cabinet who can!!
This raises other issues. Is it time to consider a one way system up and down Ingrams Well Rd? A safe crossing point is needed to the Park across Cornard Rd even more so now if people are going to use it as a footpath while pathh 11 is closed.