After meeting with angry Carlton Colville residents on the 12th November, 2013 to receive a petition against the on-going road safety problems at Carlton Colville CP School, Cllr Sonia Barker has met with Cabinet member Lisa Chambers and officers to push for a solution. At the long requested meeting on 26th November, 2013 Sonia was able to set out the concerns of both school and residents. The significant congestion caused by the School Organisational Review on Gisleham Road and Rushmere Road has been a two year saga which has been largely ignored by Suffolk County Council.
A number of solutions have been developed by the County Labour Group, and Cllr Sandra Gage, Shadow Spokesperson for Roads and Transport said, “The problems at Carlton Colville are some of the worst I have seen, Suffolk County Council`s cuts to school road safety is the main reason many parents feel it is unsafe for their children to walk or cycle to school”.
Cllrs Barker and Gage have developed a number of practical options which have been accepted by the County Council as a way forward. Further meetings are planned to look at funding and timescales.`
Cllr Sonia Barker