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Ipswich park and ride to close

PUBLISHED: 09:28 13 October 2010

The Bury Road Park and Ride site in Ipswich

The Bury Road Park and Ride site in Ipswich

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IPSWICH’S Bury Road park and ride is to close in January.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today agreed to withdraw the subsidy for the service after the Christmas period - although the future of the car park site has yet to be decided.

County councillor with responsibility for transport Guy McGregor introduced a report to the Cabinet showing that park and ride in Ipswich was costing the authority £800,000 a year - and the number of vehicles using it was falling.

Cutting the Bury Road service would save £150,000 in the first year and £230,000 in subsequent years.

He said: “we know the service is valued but the costs are rising and sadly we have no choice but go bring this forward.”

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Thousands of hungry visitors flocked to the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival this weekend, eager to sample some of the delicious treats on offer.

Among the crowd taking part in Sunday’s Great East Run was a special team of 91 white-vested fundraisers.

Too much screen time is affecting children’s emotional development - we asked people in Ipswich what they thought about the issue.

More than 2,400 runners took part in the inaugural Great East Run today with thousands more lining the route to wave them on.

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