Too many cars could cause tragedy

INCREASING car ownership in a residential close has prompted fears that there could be a tragedy if an emergency vehicle could not get through.Now the residents of Rectory Close, Raydon, near Hadleigh, have signed a petition in a bid to get something done.

INCREASING car ownership in a residential close has prompted fears that there could be a tragedy if an emergency vehicle could not get through.

Now the residents of Rectory Close, Raydon, near Hadleigh, have signed a petition in a bid to get something done.

Linda Frost, chair of Raydon Parish Council, said: "I'm really concerned that if there was a fire in one of the bungalows at the end and emergency vehicles couldn't get up there it could be a life lost."

She said one option could be to get the road widened and that the parish council had enlisted the help of the area's district councillor, Sue Wigglesworth.


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Mrs Wigglesworth said many of the older council estates in Babergh District Council's area suffered from similar problems because they had been built in the days when car ownership was a rarity.

Proposals had been drawn up to drop the kerbs in Rectory Close and offer residents access to park their vehicles on their own property.

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But, she said, it was likely to be a couple of years before the money was available for the work to be carried out.

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