Bypass battle goes worldwide

CAMPIGNERS battling for a bypass for Suffolk's notorious A140 are today taking their fight worldwide – by setting up a website.The A140 Action Group, set up earlier this year is now working to drum up support by producing the website which will include details of past accidents, the story of the road so far, the group's mission statement, contact details and a letter box.

CAMPIGNERS battling for a bypass for Suffolk's notorious A140 are today taking their fight worldwide – by setting up a website.

The A140 Action Group, set up earlier this year is now working to drum up support by producing the website which will include details of past accidents, the story of the road so far, the group's mission statement, contact details and a letter box.

Set up last year the group aims to lobby Suffolk County Council to bypass the stretch of road between Creeting Bottoms and Stonham Parva at a cost of £6million.

Its aims are supported by The Evening Star's campaign-Make the A140 Safer.

More than 40 people have been killed on the section of road between the A14 and Scole since 1990.

Tony Fowler, of Earl Stonham, is a Mid Suffolk district councillor and chairman of the committee. He said: "It (the website) is going to be vital in terms of raising our profile and heightening awareness.

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"We've done a lot of groundwork to reach people with leaflets and local meetings but there's always more to do.

"It's easy to get those who are hot under the collar to support us but there's still a lot of people out there who we would like to speak to and explain our mission to."

Setting up the website is David Bramhall, of Stonham Aspal.

Mr Bramhall said: "A website is very important for attracting attention. I run a few other websites and know the importance.

"I think it's essential for a campaign like this.

"We won't be on line for a while yet as we are still to write much of the content.

"It's probably at least a month away until we go live."

The action group is holding an open meeting at Stonham Parva Baptist Chapel on Wednesday, September 14, at 7.30pm. MP Sir Michael Lord will attend.

What do you think of the idea of a bypass on the A140? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk