Archive for Month: February 2014

  • New 20mph policy for suffolk approved

     The policy paper setting the criteria for 20mph schemes across Suffolk was approved by the county council’s cabinet yesterday. The report was produced by the Road and Transport Policy Development Panel, which I chair. It was a true piece of cross-party work Our key recommendations are: Unless in exceptional circumstances, locations will not be considered…

  • A Robot Shop for Thurlow?

     When the children of Class 2 at Thurlow Primary School went for their geography walk recently they were shocked at how much litter and dog mess they saw in the village.   They talked in class with their teacher Miss Meechan about the problems they had seen and came up with lots of suggestions about…

  • Highpoint garages – what are the MoJ up to now?

    Residents were bemused to find that the MoJ has stuck notices on the garages around the estate which in some cases asked the user to confirm ownership and in others ordered the user to clear out their property and vacate the garage by the beginning of March. In at least one case an eviction order was…

  • Our Turbine Protests Paid Off!

    The combined pressure from Hawkedon and Stansfield Parish Council and me has paid off! I have just heard from Ian Gallin, Chief Executive of St Edmundsbury, that  the council is seeking a third party review of the officer’s decision not to require an EIA. Thanks to advice from my County Council colleague Jessica Flemming, a leading environmental…