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LOCAL NEWS

The Spread Eagle Roadworks We’ve been asked similar questions several times regarding the road works at the Spread Eagle junction. These are set out below with answers from County Council staff and hopefully provide some useful Information: 1. Is the closure of Petticoat Lane for all of the phases of the project (ending February 2018)? “We are constantly reviewing the closure of Petticoat Lane. It is mostly affected by the Phase 1 works, which is due to finish at the end of October – all being well. However I cannot give certainty that this will happen. In addition to reviewing the impact of opening Petticoat Lane (impact on traffic flow as four way lights will be required and impact on programme as barriers require constant moving and relocating), we have found a number of problems as we have put spades into the ground, one of which is a leaking water pipe from a property that is directly in the footway area of where we need to work. Anglia Water have confirmed it is the property owner’s responsibility to get it fixed, quite costly I am told, and we are having the difficult negotiation with the owner to get the pipe fixed. These little issues end up having a big impact on programmes, so we are working as quickly as we can to get those issues addressed and Petticoat Lane open as soon as possible.” 2. Will the pedestrian barriers be removed at the Spread Eagle, as they have been at the old double mini? “We have proposed to remove the guard rail at Spread Eagle, but deterrence paving will be put into the pedestrian islands to prevent people crossing at dangerous points. ‘Back to back’ kerbing, like that used at the Parkway/Cullum Road pedestrian crossing, will be used at the crossings to provide protection from vehicles. The benefits of guard rail are debatable. Certainly in London there have been a number of cyclist fatalities where riders have been caught between guard rail and vehicles. You may be aware that this led to guard rail being stripped from a number of locations in London.

Guard rail can also be an issue for pedestrians if they try to take short cuts and not use the correct crossing point – they can end up becoming trapped in the middle of the road with guard rail on either side leaving them nowhere to go. The removal of the guard rail also indicates to drivers that they must drive more cautiously, and of course we expect people to be vigilant when crossing the road. Guard rail would not prevent a child from running through the crossing gap and even where guard rail is present, parents should still approach the crossing with caution. There are many examples of crossings in Suffolk near to schools that do not have guard rail and there have not been any issues. For all of the work we do on the highways we conduct rigorous independent road safety audits (three in total), the recent road safety audit did not raise the removal of the guard rail as a concern. We may be able to do some work with the local school through our Road Safety Team to get the message across to the children about the new crossings and how they should cross the road.” 3. What measures have and can be taken to stop traffic and emergency service vehicles cutting through the BP Garage to circumnavigate the Petticoat Lane closure? “SCC has employed extra traffic marshals to advise drivers not to drive through the BP garage unless they need fuel. We have positioned one marshal at one side of the garage to deter drivers and speak to those that flout the rules. However, the ambulance service is required to take the shortest route to emergencies – the police are content with that and understand the need for the ambulance to go through the garage. Our traffic management team help in this situation to ensure that any manoeuvres by ambulances and other emergency services are carried out as safely as possible, but this also depends heavily on other drivers complying and behaving. I have witnessed the traffic management marshals doing this at Spread Eagle and it has been working effectively and safely.”

Nowton Neighbourhood Residents Association/Southgate Community Partnership AGM Don’t forget the AGM’s for both groups are on Thursday 9th November from 730 at the Southgate Community Centre. These are both important local groups doing great things and win by volunteers so please try and go along to find out more.

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All wrapped up

BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD Try as you might, I’m afraid

he might bring! Sometimes bizarre, often silly, his gifts you cannot ignore it much are almost always small and longer. The summer, much amusing. He clearly puts quite like our popularity in Europe, With 3 children it just gets more and more complicated. a bit of time and effort into is now a distant memory of filling their stockings. brighter times. Yes, Christmas For example, the financial My wife and I don’t really buy value of the presents must is well and truly upon us! presents for each other, not be broadly speaking the Some of you will laugh in because we are miserable, same. This is not for their the face of this, smugly timeworn, trolls (although benefit you understand, declaring you have done all there may be a bit of that!), merely to satisfy us, the your Christmas shopping. but because it’s just more parents, that we have not Meanwhile, back in the real ‘stuff’. I guess we could treat unduly favoured one child world, the rest of us are each other to experience/spa over the other. Utterly just starting to look for that gifts, but then it’s just a faff perfect present. In our family ridiculous of course, as they trying to work out when to fit (like some adults…) have no we have long since given up them in, and what to do with concept of monetary value. on presents between adults, Also, you’re trying to ensure the kids while you’re doing which was always just an exercise in consumerism and they have the same number them etc... Just not our thing really. of presents each. 1 main wastefulness in the extreme. present and 3 or 4 peripheral In short, we are extremely We are all grown up with kids, so we just buy for them ones say. Again, this is pretty restrained in our Christmas shopping compared to now, and that’s hard enough. pointless really. Once you gather gifts from friends and many, but it is still a constant As with all things in life, family there’s such a huge battle to minimise waste and from child birth to house mountain of them it really maximise enjoyment over moves, a good list is the pales into insignificance. the festive period. My final key to success. By now you random thoughts on this Then there is the great should have started to pick More presents and more cash unknown. The plump jolly up random bargains you’ve stumbled upon over the year fellow with a beard and a red splashed doesn’t automatically coat. There is no telling what result in more smiles. to make up half the list. That 42 | NOVEMBER 2017

just leaves the main presents for your own kids. And so the fun begins.


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List items FOR SALE free of charge to Moreton Hall and Southgate Residents, email: studio@burystedmundsdirectories.co.uk CHILDS IKEA COT. Very little use, as new. £20. Tel. 01284 764513 1980’S AUSTIN REED LADIES COAT Navy cashmere/wool size 10/12 V.G.C. £60. Tel. 01284 701402 1980’S IMITATION FOX FUR JACKET Size 10/12 V.G.C. £30. Tel. 01284 701402

1980’S AUSTIN REED BLACK WOOL Dress size M £15 V.G.C. Tel. 01284 701402 1980’S AUSTIN REED WOOL JACKET black/cream check 12/14 V.G.C. £20 Tel. 01284 701402 FREE. Large garden composter. Clean. Buyer collects. Tel. 01284 762747

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WHAT’S ON

SOUTHGATE Community We will be having our annual community meeting on Thursday 9th November at 7.30pm in the Small Hall. This will be a joint meeting with the Nowton Neighbourhood Residents’ Association. After doing some very good work for the local community, the Association will disband unless there are some new people prepared to come forward and take the reins.

Please come along and make you voice heard.

Valentine’s Ball 2018 It is not too early to book your tickets for the social event of 2018. People love experience presents for Christmas – treat someone and they will love you forever!

BINGO Next eyes down is on Friday 17th November at 7pm for 7.30pm start!! Southgate Opportunites Group Our Drama group performing their latest production: we have three shows per year in we all love dressing up and helping to paint the scenery. Every week we offer a variety of activities including drama, dancing, arts‘n crafts, music etc. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00am until 3.00pm we are a very friendly group making everyone feel welcome. We have had a day trip to the sea with a free Fish n Chips lunch and our annual BBQ. On December 13th at 11.00am our Drama group will be singing a range of Christmas Carols with complimentary coffee and mince pies. Fees are £6.50 for half day and £13.00 per day: a special introductory offer - your first day free of charge. So please call in at Southgate Centre and meet us.

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CONTACT NUMBERS

Directory health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 Beautiful U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701420 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Just Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232007 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Sam Hendricks Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 07473 502920 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Focus12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701702

dance

& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 LMA Acting & Dance School. . . . . . . . . . 01359 271925

print

& design

PIT Group Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

motoring Carrs of Bury St Edmunds . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752525 Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625 Bespoke Outdoor Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756450 Marlows Garden Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763155 Top Soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01733 422102 Sawmill Log Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 729091

building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 The Naked Builder Carpentry & Building . . . . 01284 811111

Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 269415 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818 Bone Dry Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 223857 Blue Flame Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07862 712041 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 TBS Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 788122

home furnishings Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Bespoke Outdoor Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756450 Bone Dry Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 223857 John Doe of Diss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01379 644081

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Wards of Stanton Removals . . . . . . . . . . 01359 251198 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444

business services Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841

food

& drink

Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Thomas Ridley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270536 Infusions Ice Cook School. . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270102

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Planet Laser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 220102 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Skyliner Gym. . . . . . . . . . www.acleisure.com/skyliner

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