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Decision making at Labour run Ipswich Borough Council is in question again today, in particular in the Transport Department.

Whose bright idea was it to close one lane of the Star Lane gyratory going from east to west from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August this weekend? This caused chaos with gridlock outside the UCS building and traffic backed up to the Bishops Hill/Nacton Road junction and beyond.

As I drove into town at the weekend, when it took me 35 minutes to get from the Cavendish Street/Bishop’s Hill junction to St Peter’s Street, I saw lots of Ipswich Borough Council barriers and cones but not a single council workman.

Were any works meant to be going on or was this an example of mad ‘elf ‘n’ safety’ decision-making because the Ipswich Maritime Festival was taking place nearby?
The Festival was very good, my wife and I enjoyed visiting the different stalls then having a drink at the Ipswich Beer Festival, but did town centre shoppers, residents and visitors have to suffer chaos on the roads as a result?

Over to you Cllr Phil Smart.

Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

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