NCC Highway Rangers will be visiting Wreningham parish over the coming weeks. They use local knowledge to identify defects that may develop in between their routine inspections.
Their priorities are the essential elements of safety on the Highway Network and associated paths.
If you are aware of any issues with the following, please let our Clerk know by 12 July:
Parish Clerk – Mrs Tina Higlett
Crofton House, Norwich Road, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2PG
Tel: 01508 530733
- Potholes – provide an accurate location, the dimensions width, length, depth), the position on the Highway (i.e. centre, wheel track, side).
- Regular incidents of standing or flooding water – additional inspection of gullies and grips at these sites – Location and area affected. Whether any features may be blocked (i.e. gullies/grips). State whether the water eventually clears over time and if it only occurs during heavy rain. (Recent heavy rain fall may cause issues out of their control. They can clear gulley pots and grips but only within the highway boundary).
- Signs – ensuring visibility and good condition of Highway signs, removal of illegal signs
- Paths – need for siding out and ensuring a safe surface for the user
- Public Rights of Way – needing clear access within the village
Please note the following on ditches, hedges and utilities:
- Ditches – In almost all cases ditches are the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. First inform the Parish Council which will contact the landowner directly. If the landowner refuses to act on the Parish request we will then pursue this on your behalf (provided we have contact details of the landowner).
- Hedges – Almost always the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. It is always best if the Parish Council contacts the landowner directly. If the landowner refuses to act on the Parish request we will then pursue this on your behalf (provided we have contact details of the landowner).
- Anglia Water and BT – Both of these companies respond quickest to online reports, and their preference is for this to be done by locals with knowledge of the location and area. Essentially: if their covers are leaking, loose or broken they are fixed by the utility company – we would fix potholes around the covers as long as they are not loose. Anglia Water reports can be called through on 0800 771881 and BT defects can be called through on 0800 023 2023 (option 1).
- They still respond to enquiries regarding highway maintenance and public safety risk, using the reporting system (www.norfolk.gov.uk/highwaysproblem) and signing into your ‘My Norfolk’ Parish account.
- Highway teams will continue to carry out routine and reactive inspections and programme repairs as necessary.
- Resources and access to materials may affect their ability to respond to some lower priority defects.
For further information contact Hannah Denney, Area Technician
Highways, Transport & Waste
Tel: 0344 800 8020
Ketteringham Highways Depot – Station Lane, Ketteringham, Norfolk, NR9 3AZ