A140 action group formed

AN ACTION group committee is today being set up as the latest weapon in the battle for an A140 bypass.Villagers fighting for the stretch of road between Creeting Bottoms and Stonham Parva to be bypassed have officially formed a pressure group, known as the A140 Action Group, and now a group of leading committee members is being selected.

AN ACTION group committee is today being set up as the latest weapon in the battle for an A140 bypass.

Villagers fighting for the stretch of road between Creeting Bottoms and Stonham Parva to be bypassed have officially formed a pressure group, known as the A140 Action Group, and now a group of leading committee members is being selected.

Their calls follow a series of fatal accidents on the trouble-ridden road where more than 40 people have been killed on the section between the A14 and Scole since 1990.

It is a bid being backed by The Evening Star as part of our ongoing campaign for improved safety on the notorious Ipswich to Norwich link road.


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Tony Fowler, chairman of the action group and Mid Suffolk district councillor of the Stonhams, said: "The committee's first job will be setting out an action plan.

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"We want to make sure the ambitions of everyone in the action group are being worked towards and the committee will be there to take comments on board and make things happen.

"We are continuing to get lots of support, it's building all the time.

"But we are of course hoping to get even more people with us."

More than 50 people attended a meeting last week where overwhelming support was shown for a bypass.

It was agreed to contact organisations such as port hauliers, the Port of Felixstowe, the AA and the RAC and to look into the cost of road signs and speed cameras.

The date of the next meeting has been set as Wednesday, May 18. It is hoped traffic police and Suffolk County Council will attend the 7.30pm meeting at Stonham Parva Chapel Community Centre, on the A140.

What is your view on A140 safety? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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