After over three weeks of silence on the dRoss Blog, the author of the dRoss Blog has posted a post filled with the usual lies and dross. Here the champagne socialist has written a post of vacuous whining about the state of the towns roads.
The post starts
When our local Labour County Councillor, Sandra Gage asked Suffolk County Council why local Councillors did not receive a weekly update on traffic issues in Ipswich (like we used to when Labour run Ipswich was in charge of the highways) she was informed there was no need for updates as there was little going on currently in East Ipswich until work starts on the Argyle Street/Woodbridge Rd junction.
What a load of rubbish!
Oh so it’s fine to not tell borough Tories things about plans to cut bus services and basically keep them in the dark about what you are doing but it’s an outrage when Ipswich Labour are not told things by the county Tories is it? Oh, the foul stench of hypocrisy!
Maybe Labour councillors are not aware of certain things because they’re to lazy to find out about them.
The blog continued
I drove home from town yesterday evening at 8pm and in the two miles to my house I witnessed:
Christchurch Street – closed – major roadworks
Duke of York Pub – Woodbridge Rd down to one lane with 3 way temporary lights
Rushmere Rd/Woodbridge Rd/ Cauldwell Hall Rd roundabout – gone! Road dug up, part of Woodbridge Rd closed
Cauldwell Hall Rd- down to one lane, 3 way traffic lights
Whitby Road – part of it down to one lane on a busy junction.
So plenty of work going on but the Tory County Council do not feel they need to inform local Councillors.
Alasdair appears to have found out about a lot of road works without the need to be informed by the county council doesn’t he? But obviously Ipswich Labour’s borough councillors feel that they are so important with their dog mess and wheelie bins council, that the county council which deals with all the important things should waste time telling them things.
Then comes some lies.
Also many residents would have noted that many roads in Ipswich have black pipes at the end of them, these are used to count traffic – an important collection of data – but why are the County collecting this data? To help plan a northern road that is much needed so we can get on with building homes on the Northern Fringe? No it seems the County have been given a very short time frame to come up with a plan to gain more funding from the Government for the Gummer proposed wet dock crossing!
Gummer and local Tories accused Ipswich Labour that our plan of building council homes was a vanity project, well building a wet dock crossing when a northern road is needed is the biggest vanity project I ever heard of in this town.
Ben Gummer and the Ipswich Tories have never called the central plank of David Ellesmere’s disastrous election campaign a vanity project. The fact that the council house building programme was a vanity project designed for electoral gain is neither here nor there. A wet dock crossing would considerably cut congestion in Wherstead Road and Duke Street. I guess Ipswich Labour don’t want to cut congestion because free flowing traffic would encourage investment in Ipswich and make Ipswich people even less inclined to vote Labour than they are now.
The Ipswich Conservative policy is for a northern road. As Ipswich Labour keep informing us that it would cost to much money, Alasdair is disingenuously talking squit.
Then Alasdair gets insulting.
I am sure Mr Noble the Tory County leader would not be happy if he had not been informed of local roadwork schemes in his own leafy village then why is it acceptable for Ipswich Councillors to be kept in the dark about roadworks in our town?
Alasdair is insinuating that the county Tories all live in nice villages and Ipswich is an area of mass urban deprivation. In short, he is running down Ipswich. Labour want Ipswich to be a run down, ruinous mess so people are more inclined to vote Labour. Fortunately the people of Ipswich want Ipswich the thrive hence the wise choice of the electorate this May.