This Tuesday Pinewood Parish Council are to hold a public meeting on the proposed parking restrictions near the new Suffolk One college. The meeting is at 8.30pm at Pinewood Community Hall, with doors open at 8.15pm. Last week I spoke about this issue at a number of other parish council meetings in my area. No-one can understand why there has been no provision for student parking. As the land is up for sale alongside the Suffolk One site many local people want Suffolk County Council to buy it for parking.
Parking has been an emotive issue from the very start and I hope that local residents will not shoot the messenger ie the parish council and myself as County Councillor as we have done our very best to keep them informed and to support them. They have the opportunity to respond to the orders which were published this week, saying whether they object or not. Unfortunately the consultation is still not signposted on the County Council website, which is very disappointing as I have reported this to various people including the Director of Environment and Transport.
Address for comments/objections is Heather Miller, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX