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COUNCILLOR LAUNCHES OWN SURVEY ON ST MARY’S ROADWORKS

An Isle of Wight councillor has set up his own online survey to help residents comment on the proposals by Isle of Wight Council to re-model the junctions of St Mary’s roundabout with Forest Road and Parkhurst Road.

Councillor Andrew Garratt is concerned that the Council’s official consultation survey may not gather enough information to make an informed decision. The Cabinet will be meeting in May to make a decision, but Island Echo understands everything is already in place and ready to roll upon the final rubber stamp.

Cllr Garratt, who represents Parkhurst ward on both Isle of Wight Council and Newport Parish Council, has said:

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“My survey has links to the Council’s plans and documents which residents have told me are difficult to find on the Council’s web site. The survey has a structured series of questions to help residents set out any concerns they have.

“The survey is not limited to residents of Parkhurst ward. The proposed changes are likely to affect the vast majority of Island residents at some point or another, whether that’s the daily commute or school-run, or to visit the hospital, or to go to businesses on the industrial estate, or many other reasons.

“I’ll keep the survey open beyond the closing date of 21 February that the Council has set for its own survey.”

Andrew Garratt’s survey can be found at https://andrewgarratt.mycouncillor.org.uk/junction-survey/.

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