Residents form group

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AN action group has been set up by Sudbury residents concerned about increased traffic on a narrow road.

The Sandy Lane and area action group comprises 10 members from Sandy Lane, Bush Grove and Bulmer Road, with one member from London.

It was formed following a dispute and subsequent public inquiry into traffic movements from Butler Fuel’s oil depot in Sandy Lane, which resulted in restrictions being imposed and a residents’ charter being set up.

Group member Sylvia Bambridge said: “Babergh district councillor Nigel Bennett suggested we set up an action group as at times it felt like we were working on our own. He said the authorities would take more notice of a group.”

Mrs Bambridge said the group stated its objectives as: “Preserving the character of Sandy Lane as a country lane and enabling residents to have quiet enjoyment of their property in a safe environment,” with a focus on road and footpath safety, traffic and the household waste recycling site in Sandy Lane.

“We have had two meetings so far and we are waiting to hear from Sudbury Town Council about a meeting with it, Babergh District Council, Suffolk County Council and the police,” added Mrs Bambridge.

q Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Mrs Bambridge on 01787 372839 or Elaine Sutherland on 07940 276287.