My response as your County Councillor to County’s consultation on their intention to change/close Suffolk Childrens centres. I emailed my response because I had reservations about the format and design of the online consultation, as I told them in my opening paragraph. My other concerns and suggestions:
End of Ipswich Northern Route project? County Council Leader, Matthew Hicks, has announced that he will be recommending to Cabinet that the Ipswich Northern Route should not proceed to the next phase when it meets to decide the future of the project on 25th February. He had a very uncomfortable time at February full council when his plans (Interim Study, and a Strategic Outline Business Case) and the public consultation were publicly and comprehensively roasted by Nick Green of the Stop campaign.
To remind you – because so many county councillors seem very keen to forget – Suffolk’s Conservative and Labour County Councillors spoke in favour of the route, and voted en masse against my group’s motion (last July -click for my seconder’s speech) to abandon thoughts and costs of this route in favour of a sustainable transport strategy. However the public consultation found that over 70% of respondents were also against the route. The sums just didn’t add up. Continue reading Woodbridge: What’s been happening in Suffolk, Jan and Feb