Further to Luke Cresswell’s letter in last week’s Free Press regarding traffic in Sudbury, I would like to correct a number of points he raised.
To say the current district councillors are silent is not correct, we are fully aware of the problems in Cross Street.
This has been included in the New Anglia LEP draft strategic economic plan (page 60, 6.78): To carry out preparatory work on the Sudbury western bypass to relieve a significant pinch point on the A134 which passes through the centre of the town.
We have worked with the officers at Babergh to have Sudbury’s western bypass put back on the agenda.
The LEP is now the Government’s delivery method for such projects.
The Sudbury steering group, together with Suffolk County Council, is working on traffic solutions for Sudbury as part of the local transport plan, and this will be presented at the next steering group meeting on April 25.
I don’t live in Sudbury, I work in Sudbury, have two businesses, went to school in Sudbury (as did my father) and my grandfather lived and worked here from 1934 to 1969 when he retired.
So how about a challenge, Mr Cresswell? A walk from the top of North Street to the bottom of Market Hill on a Thursday or Saturday at an unspecified time (wouldn’t want all your Labour Party out on route) to see how many people we meet that know us? That is bold action.
Sudbury district councillor