Walking to school: Ipswich Road, Woodbridge

Congratulations to the members of Farlingaye High School who chose to address  transport and walking to school in relation to Ipswich Road traffic  when working on a Make a Difference programme. You may have heard the youngsters on BBC Radio Suffolk last week, as they investigated the speeds of traffic on Ipswich Road. The students interviewed me, very well and professionally, as a part of their project, and I also commented live on the issues on Mark Murphy’s breakfast programme on 20 May, before attending their assembly at Farlingaye that morning.

As you know I have  many concerns about speeding along Ipswich Road,  particularly in relation to those walking and cycling to Kyson and Farlingaye schools, andI have reserved £12,000 from Quality of Life money to build an island in the road which is being planned at the moment. Now the Highways department at Suffolk County Council have invited the FHS students to take part in the design of this island, so as to see the project through! Congratulations to all!

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