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Echo, October 25, 1990

SAFETY MOVES FOR CROWLAND ROAD

A group of residents who claimed lives were being put at risk by heavy traffic were relieved to hear of plans to ban vehicles from turning right into Crowland Road from Withersfield Road.

The proposal was made by the pedestrianisation working party with the aim of blocking heavy vehicles from using Crowland Road as a short-cut to the industrial estate.

Earlier in the year 70 Crowland Road residents petitioned for a one-way system, but spokesman Stephen Barber said any kind of action was better than nothing.

PLEDGE TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THE DISABLED

Disabled people were promised that steps would be taken to remove hazards from parts of Haverhill that made their life difficult when using a wheelchair.

Several disabled people met local councillors and officers to address where the problems were and what could be done.

Wheelchair users cited the steepness and height of kerbs and lack of ramps as two of the biggest problems they faced, both in the town centres and on estates.



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