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Joy over funding to improve safety outside Carlton Colville school

PUBLISHED: 08:54 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 08:54 06 February 2015

Clare Robson has organised a petition over the parking situation at Carlton Colville primary school.

Clare Robson has organised a petition over the parking situation at Carlton Colville primary school.

It has taken over a year of protests, campaigning and lobbying for action - but residents are today celebrating after finally securing £150,000 to help improve safety outside a school beset by traffic problems.

Yet despite their joy over a new 120-metre footpath and raised zebra crossing to help alleviate issues caused by the daily gridlock outside Carlton Colville Primary School, campaigners have warned the changes are still only a “small drop in the ocean” - and have vowed to carry on fighting for more improvements.

Clare Robson and other residents started their fight for a solution to the congestion in Gisleham Road in November 2013, gathering more than 2,000 petition signatures.

However after a meeting between campaigners, councillors, Suffolk County Council officers and school headteacher Carol Childs on January 26, it has now been confirmed exceptional case funding will be given.

Ms Robson said: “We are not saying we are not pleased with what has been proposed.

“However what we made very clear at the meeting is that these are the first steps.

“There still hasn’t been enough recognition of the fact that it’s a small drop in the ocean for what we need.”

Read today’s Journal for the full story.

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