Haverhill ‘servant’ seek town’s direction on one-way plans

Julian Flood
Julian Flood

Advice about which way to vote over contentious one-way plans for Haverhill Town Centre is being sought by one councillor.

Suffolk County Cllr Julian Flood asked Haverhill Town Council to advise him about people’s views for the experimental traffic order, which is currently under consultation.

It would see traffic only allowed past the Market Square from the Swan Lane direction and traffic coming down Camps Road directed up Mill Road, where the existing one-way system would be reversed.

“I would be grateful if you could explain support or otherwise for this – I am here to serve Haverhill, I am your servant and as such need clear guidance which is a product of knowing what your people want,” he said during the public forum of last Tuesday’s (February 18) town council meeting at the arts centre.

He added that one woman had shown him a 200-signature petition against the change.

Fellow UKIP county Cllr Tony Flood has opposed the plans, triggering the consultation.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 27) Echo.