8 November 2022
A11 Improvement Works and Rat-Running

Further to my webstory a couple of weeks ago (see here), I am pleased to report that I have now had an update from Norfolk County Council Highways, acknowledging the concerns raised about rat-running as a result of the important A11 scheme of improvements currently underway, as well as outlining what they plan to do next.

Such rat-running issues are always very difficult to manage and control, but as they have done following the establishment of the South of the A47 Taskforce that I helped to convene (see more here), NCC have undertaken to go away and speak with National Highways to explore what more can be done to alleviate the issues being experienced – whether that be through better signage or other alternative methods.

While such improvements are vital if we are to ensure Norfolk has the 21st century transport network it needs, it is key that the great work being done is not undermined by issues like rat-running, which can have profound impacts on nearby, smaller communities.

I have asked to be kept informed of progress and will be monitoring the situation closely in the coming weeks.

If YOU are concerned about a local issue which you would like to make me aware of, please do send me an email at george.freeman.mp@parliament.uk or call my constituency office in Wymondham on 01953 600617.