Road closure affecting B1150

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the B1150 Church Street from its junction with U19066 Tunstead Road for 900m south-westwards in the PARISH OF TUNSTEAD because of new water connection works.

The road will be temporarily subject to a 40mph speed restriction from 22nd to 25th November 2022 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 4 days within the period.

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Would you like to become a parish councillor?

Would you be interested in becoming a parish councillor? Would you like to find out more about what’s involved and how you can make a difference in your parish?

If so, contact the Tunstead PC Clerk at [email protected]

If enough people are interested, Tunstead PC will be happy to organise a surgery at the village hall where present councillors will be happy to answer questions on the role of parish councillor.

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Crowgate Street closed on 17th November 2022

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U19171 Crowgate Street from its junction with U19170 Crowgate Street for 120m south-eastwards in the PARISH OF TUNSTEAD because of NCC carriageway subsidence investigation works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) on 17th November 2022 for the duration of the works expected to be about 1 day within the period.

Alternative route is via: Crowgate Street, Stone Lane, Church Road, Crowgate Street (Tunstead, Ashmanhaugh).

(If necessary, the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 28th day of October 2022.

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Highways inspectors will be visiting Tunstead parish in the week beginning 3rd October

NCC Streetscene Inspectors are due to visit Tunstead from 3rd October 2022 onwards if there is work identified for their attention.

If you have any specific highway maintenance issues, NCC would be grateful for any information to ensure these issues are considered by the Inspector who will be taking account of maintenance needs of the road network in the Tunstead area.

NCC’s key concern is maintaining the safety of the road network. At this time of year the following highway defects are generally their highest priority –

Potholes – an accurate location and dimensions (including depth) really help us to judge their priority.
Regular incidences of Standing water – location and area affected are important, in addition any knowledge of any features which may be blocked, does the ponding eventually clear over time, does this only occur during heavy rain. Recently heavy rain falls and wash from fields has caused issues over which we sometimes have no control. We can clear gulley pots and back ditches and grips within the highway boundary.
Mud on road – this is a common occurrence in our rural community and will be a factor in particular during winter months. If this repeatedly affects highway users ability to travel, is not signed in advance or is simply left following farming activity, the most useful information is contact details of the responsible party. Be assured that this information is completely confidential, NCC will not disclose any details of an enquiry.

Other maintenance activities are listed below. These may be identified for action but will be lower priority and given a longer timescale for completion.

· Side out a carriageway or footway – where an encroachment of silt, verge growth or weeds etc. has reduced the width of the carriageway or footway

· Hedge/Tree/Vegetation Encroachments – We will intervene where important signs are obstructed from view. Ideally, where encroachments exist we would contact the property owner so they may make their own arrangements at their own expense. Any information leading to identifying who is responsible for a certain feature will both be treated in confidence and reduce the time taken for the issue to be addressed.

· Damaged or dirty signs – If a damaged sign has been recovered, details of where this can be collected will be appreciated

Should you wish to add any work, for consideration by the Inspector, please email these to [email protected] including RANGER and YOUR PARISH NAME in the subject title. Please provide as much information as possible including the exact location and specific concerns. We aim to provide feedback on the work which has been carried out during the visit this will follow within a few weeks. At any time please feel free to contact us to discuss any maintenance questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you in advance for any information you can offer to assist with their service.

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