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Farming and the highway

Farming activities can have a significant effect on both the structure and appearance of our rural roads and Norfolk County Council is keen to work with the farming community to help ensure our roads are safe for all users.

A new section on our website outlines how we can work together to help improve road safety and the roadside environment.

The web pages include information on:

  • Cleaning of mud and spoil
  • Moving livestock
  • Maintaining ditches, drains and hedges
  • Fire and straw burning
  • Agricultural vehicles on the road
  • Use of agricultural road signs

We have annual contracts with local farmers in allocated areas to help with snow clearance so please contact us if you would like to help (particularly in the west of the county) by emailing NorfolkHighways.WinterServices@norfolk.gov.uk

There is also a list of farmers without an annual contract who can help with ad-hoc clearance when snow is particularly heavy, for example during last year’s ‘Beast from the East’.

Find out more at www.norfolk.gov.uk/farmingandthehighway




Message from PC Dawson

Following a recent incident in one of the villages it would seem that some vital intelligence wasn’t being passed on to the Police or Crimestoppers and the developing situation had been going on for quite a long time. Can I ask that you put a small update on your websites and in parish/church newsletters advising that any concerns/intel can be submitted via the Constabulary website (https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.norfolk.police.uk&umid=64D9EED6-8DBA-1F05-B2DC-87CF97A07543&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a4414203a61368905a968-d2672ba51febae4f806d0ce4bcf1b9d3128de719), email the SNT box at SNTFakenham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Many thanks