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Call for Bury’s Abbot Close to be resurfaced at same time as Abbot Road

Abbot Close campaigners, from the left, Jonathan Banham, Cllr David Nettleton and Kathy Skinner ANL-140625-145845001

Abbot Close campaigners, from the left, Jonathan Banham, Cllr David Nettleton and Kathy Skinner ANL-140625-145845001

Residents who have long complained about the surface of a cul de sec are angry it will not be resurfaced at the same time as the road it runs off.

The 100-yard long Abbot Close is off Abbot Road, Bury St Edmunds, on which resurfacing is due to start on June 30.

But Kathy Skinner and Jonathan Barnes, with their borough councillor David Nettlton, want to know why the close’s fissured surface has not bee included in the work.

Mr Barnes said : “I’ve lived here 30 years and I can only remember work in this close once. When you look at what the people here pay in council tax collectively they should do something.”

There are 11 homes there.

Mrs Skinner said she contacted her county councillors six months ago.

Cllr Nettleton said he had suggested the close should be included in the Abbot Road job. “It makes public finance sense,” he said.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman said: “None of the defects yet meet our intervention criteria, we have not had to carry out any repairs here for many years, however the condition is being monitored.”

 

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