Sandlings safer cycling campaign
This was a group was set up in 2008 to campaign for the provision of safer cycle and pedestrian routes in the area known as the Suffolk Sandlings.
Its initial aim was to see the towns and villages of Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Thorpeness, Aldringham, Knodishall, Snape, Friston, Leiston, Sizewell, Westleton and Eastbridge linked together with safe, preferably off-road, cycle-friendly routes and over the years it strove to improve safe cycling in the area having:
produced and successfully published two route guides showing mainly off-road cycle rides in the local area around Aldeburgh and Saxmundham.
made and displayed roadside signs warning drivers to “WATCH OUT” for cyclists.
secured a reduced speed limit on the B 1122 between Aldringham and Aldeburgh to 40 mph instead of 60 mph.
Canvassed local residents living on or near the B1353 Aldringham to Thorpeness road on reducing the speed limit to 40 mph. This produced evidence that they are overwhelmingly in favour of it.
Made representations to the Examination for Sizewell C including demands for improved cycling facilities in the area.
The Campaign's efforts met with approval from members of the public and the local parish/town councils. The County Council's Rights of Way officers closely concurred with its demands for improvements as planning gains for Sizewell C should it go ahead.
Financial support was received from Groundwork, The Britten-Pears Foundation and the Waitrose Community Matters green token box scheme.
Unfortunately, because of lack of new blood coming forward to replace the ageing committee, the Campaign was dissolved with effect from 1st December 2021.
The Campaign was grateful for all the support it received over the years.
For the time being, the committee at the time of dissolution may still be contacted at:
This website will remain until Autumn 2022 when the current hosting period will expire.