Eyke traffic calming examination

DAMAGE to a controversial new traffic calming scheme in a Suffolk village will be examined by the county council today. Dave Watson, the council's rural traffic manager, will visit the A1152 in Eyke, near Woodbridge, after a safety bollard placed in the middle of the road near the primary school was smashed.

DAMAGE to a controversial new traffic calming scheme in a Suffolk village will be examined by the county council today.

Dave Watson, the council's rural traffic manager, will visit the A1152 in Eyke, near Woodbridge, after a safety bollard placed in the middle of the road near the primary school was smashed.

The council is already aware of complaints from villagers about the scheme and it will be discussing their issues and the damage with Babtie, the project designers.

Work started on the traffic calming, paid for by the part owners of the Bentwaters air base, in March, and Eyke Parish Council was told it should take four weeks. However, Jackie Pooley, the clerk, said yesterday the work had not been finished.

Mrs Pooley said: ''The general feeling of people going to the primary school and the playgroup is that the scheme is good and they feel far more comfortable about coming out and they can see that the traffic is slower.''

However, a farmer has complained, saying the combination of the bollards and fencing on the pavements made it difficult for his wide agricultural machinery to pass through safely.

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His drivers have to stop their vehicles and take a spanner to undo the bolts on the bollards, remove them, pass through, and then replace the bollards and bolt them down.

Eyke parish council chairman Iain Morrison said: ''We have done what most of the people in the village wanted. I think we are still in a trial period and then they will have to come back and look at the problems.''