Bramford Today

Lots of people to talk to in Acton Road today, detailed views to soak up and tasks to do.  Potholes were the main complaint.  How is that they are repaired but fail in days or at best a few weeks?  Highways claim they are doing far more repairs as planed work with much less reactive temporary fixes but people are not seeing an improvement.

Thoughts while out Canvasing

It is amazing how County Highways can take so long to fix the potholes in places like Bacon Road, the approach to Claydon Primary School and Chapel Lane.  The road surfaces need replacement but remain in a sorry state.  Other roads are re-surfaced when they appear quite OK.

If there was an explanation (not an excuse) that we could see we might understand

Locality Budgets

District Councillors for this year only have a £5,000 budget to deploy in their wards to fund projects by community groups.  They must of course align with Mid-Suffolk’s objectives.  Forms to request grants of £250+ are available and your councillors will make final decisions by early January.

As a County Councillor, I also have my locality budget available and about £12,000 remains, after providing support for a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) in Henley and Hemingstone, pond refurbishment at Henley Primary and LED floodlights for Bramford Football Club.

I would like to support local community organisations to meet the needs of local residents, ideally but not exclusively, where county money leverages in funds from other bodies.  Further VAS might be an idea.