St John’s ward:
Councillor Darwin reported that speeding vehicles was still an
issue on Camden Road and this issue had been referred to County
Councillor Adams. Councillor Darwin
also highlighted that there had been a number of doorbells stolen
in Cowper Street, which had been reported to the Police.
Councillor Darwin had also been dealing with the safety issue of
Transit vans causing obstruction by parking on verges, weeds on
pavements, and campaigning against the proposed closures of
Councillor Darwin reported that the ‘Think before you
park’ initiative had been launched this week, in conjunction
with the Fire Service, with leaflets being placed on vehicle
windscreens in Orwell Road, Stanley Avenue and Pearce Road, to
advise drivers to park considerately so that Emergency Services
vehicles could access these narrow streets.
Councillor MacDonald commented that whilst it was possible to apply
to SCC for a dropped kerb at a cost of £300, there was no
guarantee that this request would be granted, as it would need to
meet a set of criteria in line with the latest policy; this could
result in an inconsistent approach with the potential for a
resident having a dropped kerb, whilst a neighbouring resident
might have their request turned down.
Councillor MacDonald added that he had been dealing with the issue
of overgrown hedges.
Councillor Carnall commented that he
had reported issues relating to weeds in gutters and the poor
condition of grass verges, and commended the prompt action taken by
Councillor Carnall reported that he had
been dealing with a number of queries relating to planning
applications, including an application for 4 flats behind a shop on
Woodbridge Road East that had not been well received by residents
and had since been withdrawn by the agent.
Councillor Carnall commented on the
cost of the plinths on the Cornhill that had been removed and would
not be replaced. Councillor Ross
highlighted that the plinths had not been paid for and therefore
bore no cost to the Council.
Councillor Carnall commented that the
Ed Sheeran concerts had been good for the town and added that he
had requested information on the financial outcome for the Council;
this information could not be released at this time, but there
would be a report to Executive once the outcomes of the concerts
Councillor Phillips reported that there had been some dubious
tradesmen knocking on doors and advised residents to refuse their
offers of work. Councillor Phillips
added that he had also been dealing with issues of overgrown hedges
reported that he had also been dealing with a larger number of
planning application queries than usual. Councillor Pope reported that on the footpath
behind Temple Road, the developers had cut back shrubs leaving the
roots exposed and had also left the fence in a dangerous
state. Councillor Pope commented that
whilst it would be beneficial for the footpaths to be joined up as
part of the St Clements Hospital development, it was being done in
a rather haphazard manner.
Cracknell reported that he had met with Renfrew Road residents and
Council Officers in relation to ASB issues. Councillor Cracknell added that he had reported
issues relating to an overgrown garden in Inverness Road to the
Council’s Tenancy Services and had also been dealing with
reported that the request for a dropped kerb on Humber Doucy Lane to benefit a less mobile resident had
been assessed by Suffolk Highways and was considered to be
appropriate at that location.
Councillor Gage reported that the potholes on Westbury Road had now
been highlighted with yellow paint.
commented that a resident had reported some damaged fencing on
Brunswick Road recreation ground and this had since been
reported that a refuse cart had been unable to access Hutland Road due to the gas works; Councillor Gage
reported the poor standard of these works and the failure to
provide residents with contact information.
34.15.Councillor Gage reported that there had been an issue in Caithness Close with an overgrown tree touching a BT phone line and affecting a resident’s HEARS phone service; this tree and four other trees were cut back promptly by Suffolk Highways.