Ipswich park and ride to close

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.”