Category: Transport

  • AND WE MADE THE CASE …

    The very strong, irrefutable, business case for big investment and improvements in rail services across Suffolk was put by speaker after speaker at the Suffolk Rail Conference on Friday The new rail minister, Claire Perry, heard all about the need to improve rail services in the county at the seminar which focussed on the forthcoming long-term rail…

  • SUFFOLK RAIL CONFERENCE

    It certainly wasnt the train taking the strain when I  met up at Sudbury station yesterday with Jenny and Nick Antill to go to London. Only after we had wrestled with the ticket machine and bought our tickets did the announcement come about delays. When the 9.33 finally turned up 25 minutes late the guard…

  • SUFFOLK TRANSPORT FORUM

    We have been busy planning the launch in January of the new Suffolk Transport Forum  with discussions of who to invite and what topics to highlight at our launch conference. Hospital transport can be a major problem – in many places the lack of good transport links leads to over crowding in the hospital car…

  • Every picture tells a story…especially in Clare

    Clare Co-Op is closed for refurbishment. The trucks parked on Market Hill, bringing in the new fittings and taking  away the he debris, have led to mayhem. On Tuesday, the bollard protecting the house opposite the Bell Hotel was knocked over by an HGV which mounted the pavement and drove on without stopping. SCC highways…

  • At last – a step forward over HGVs in Clare

    After much campaigning  there at last has been some progress on tackling HGVs in Clare! I got the issue onto the agenda of a high level meeting with senior highways officers, Cllr Graham Newman, the Portfolio holders for Roads and Transport and myself at which we agreed SCC  will undertake a study looking at the…

  • On the Buses…

    Poor public transport is a problem facing people living in villages across Suffolk and in this area it is especially tough as in Stansfield, Denston, Poslingford and Hawkedon we have no bus service at all now. Suffolk County Council currently spends more than £30m a year on subsidising public transport, home to school transport and…

  • Why speeding matters

    Speeding traffic is the issue most often raised by residents of rural West Suffolk. So I am pleased that speed limits are the focus of the first inquiry by the county council’s new Roads and Transport Policy Development Panel, which I am chairing. We are starting by developing policy criteria for 20mph limits in towns…