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The parish council expressed concerns about the work being undertaken today on Church Street and the associated road closure which would clash with the road closures for the Wakes.

Following representations to DCC Highways Dept, it transpires that a contractor went ahead and closed the road today; despite no application being submitted for a temporary traffic regulation order to be made to close the road (a legal requirement). The company has been contacted and instructed to make a temporary reinstatement today, to allow the road to re-open, the company is in the process of sourcing suitable materials to make the temporary reinstatement.

DCC Highways Dept will follow up this issue later today to make sure that Church Street is reopened in time for the closure for the Wakes.

Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:28 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Highways, News, road closure