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Sir Humphrey’s contempt for elected representatives: Part V

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The deadline for Ipswich Borough Council to receive objections to the paving over of the dirt track which runs between Gladstone Road and Foxhall Road in Holywells Ward expired yesterday.

Gladstone Road end of current dirt track
I now wait with bated breath for Cllr Phil Smart to confirm if any objections were received to turn an overgrown gravel track into a clean paved footpath for the benefit of residents and visitors to the area alike. 
According to Mark Wedgwood, the officer at the Council in charge of the footpath creation scheme, we are now at the below stage in the process, which was approved by my Committee almost three years ago!

19 April 2012 – (allowed a couple of extra days to allow for late objections)
·         Advertise notice of confirmation
·         Circulate confirmation notice to all interested parties
·         Serve separate notice on adjoining owners referring to compensation
·         Send copy to Ordnance Survey 

On the assumption that we do not receive any objections, the footpath creation order will come into full operation on 19 April. 

Works can then be programmed. 

I hope we can see the first paving slab being laid soon or do we need to trouble Justine Greening??

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Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

4 thoughts on “Sir Humphrey’s contempt for elected representatives: Part V

  1. "………. baited breath ………." – like the cat that eats cheese before standing over the mousehole?BATED;)

  2. I can always rely on you Stephen to spot these mistakes. Duly corrected.

  3. I was so tempted to object, just to see how far IBC would take it. Then I realised you'd probably throttle me…

  4. Pingback: The never ending story of a footpath, or, the ultimate in pavement politics | Ipswich Spy

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