The open nature of the carriages allows more seats to be installed – and also makes the carriages feel more open. Greater Anglia and Bombardier also hope they will be smoother on the track than the trains they replace – some of which are up to 40 years old. … [Read more...] about Video: Why Paul Geater is giving nine out of ten to new Greater Anglia commuter trains
I must admit I was surprised to see the parish councils from both Martlesham and Woodbridge come out against the proposal (although why a parish authority like Woodbridge Town Council should be consulted on a planning application miles from its own territory rather beats me). … [Read more...] about Parish councils need to listen and be a voice for their voters
But then of course, it might be that all the talk of plots and manoeuvrings at Endeavour House turns out to be just that – nothing but talk – and that Mr Noble’s leadership continues uninterrupted. In which case the unitary case would be firmly in play. … [Read more...] about Why has “One Suffolk” debate come to the fore causing chaos for councils?
Back in the early 1960s as a very small boy, one of my pleasures in life was being taken on a train trip from our home in Saxmundham to our relations’ home in Leiston. Crowds at Leiston watch the special train pass over the town's level crossing. Picture: PAUL GEATER … [Read more...] about Return train trip to Leiston took me back to my childhood
Opposition politicians think they would probably be able to work easier with a Conservative administration led by Mr Hicks – but I have heard it said that at least they know where they stand with Mr Noble, and don’t really expect to get anything from him! … [Read more...] about What’s at stake in the battle for the leadership of Suffolk County Council?