Joy over funding to improve safety outside Carlton Colville school
- Credit: Nick Butcher
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.
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'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.'
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