Elderly suffer from poor town transport

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A Sudbury resident has raised concerns over the town’s transport networks, which are leaving elderly residents trapped in their homes.

At last week’s full town council meeting, Ellen Murphy, of Windermere Road, asked how the town would cope with an increase of residents when the current transport systems are already inadequate.

“The transport systems we have got here are rubbish,” she said.

“I think we need to look at the problems we have got at the moment, let alone the ones we are bringing in.

“Common sense is not prevailing at all.”

She said many of her more elderly neighbours struggled to get out of their homes because of a lack of frequent buses.

In response, councillor Tony Ford-Platt, footpaths and highways committee chairman, agreed that it was an issue that needed addressing, especially in light of the ongoing consultation into Chilton Woods.

He said: “A number of us have made representations at the consultation and stressed very strongly that the infrastructure is unsuitable.”