Since being elected in May 2017, I have supported the popular campaign to make Anglesea Road and the surrounding roads a 20MPH zone. I can confirm the scheme has finally been given the go ahead and you can read all about the details below.
20MPH Zone Delivered ✅
Cllr Lee Reynolds and I this week welcomed the introduction of the 20MPH zone on Angelsea Road after years of campaigning. The scheme was a pledge I made during my election campaign in 2017 and after many months of meetings and designs, we have seen it installed…finally!
After years of deadlock I am pleased it has been delivered. Both Cllr Lockington and myself have paid for this out of our Highways Improvement budget and it is good that we have been able to work together.
Parts of the area are hazardous and see regular accidents and I am confident that the 20MPH zone will reduce this and make it safer for pedestrians.
This is the largest of any 20MPH zone in the town and shows the ambition Suffolk County Council has to promote speed awareness when there is clear evidence of accidents in the area.
After the long awaited 20mph zone was given approval on 11 June, Cllr Lee Reynolds and I have been told that the final designs are currently being worked on before being implemented. We expect to see the scheme in operation early next year, after all the bureaucracy has been negotiated.
It’s a bit frustrating that the process has to be gone through, but at least we know it has been signed off and is going to happen – albeit after a few years of waiting!
Since the scheme was given the go ahead in June, Lee and I have received many calls from residents expressing approval at the news.
I am pleased to confirm to residents of Anglesea Road and the surrounding roads, the proposed 20 MPH Zone has been signed off by the Suffolk Highways department.
During my election campaign it became clear that this scheme had the passionate support of residents. I am pleased that it has now been given the green light and I am sure local residents will welcome the news.
I would like to thank Cllr Lockington and other councillors from all parties who have all worked hard on the issue since it was initially discussed.
Following concerns raised by residents in the Anglesea Road area, the proposed 20 mph speed limit would apply to the roads as seen in this plan.