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Highway maintenance issues in Hickling

We have been asked by Highways at Norfolk County Council (NCC) to provide them with any highway issues we have in our area. We need to respond by 13th October. If you have any issues you would like to be considered please let us know via the contact form at the bottom of this post. The highest priority issues this time of year are:

    • Potholes – an accurate location and dimensions (including depth) really help them 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 NCC sometimes have no control. NCC can clear gulley pots and back ditches and grips within the highway boundary.

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 – NCC will intervene where important signs are obstructed from view. Ideally, where encroachments exist NCC 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.