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Further to previous, we have had the opportunity to begin this work earlier than planned.  Work will now take place on weeknights between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday 18 April to Friday 4 May.


Please be advised that work on Wednesday 18 April and Friday 27 April will take place at A14 Junction 38.  Road users will be diverted from A14 Junction 38.  On all other weeknights, work will be on the A11 northbound.


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Dear Sir or Madam


Please find attached details of resurfacing work taking place at locations along the A12 north and southbound carriageways between junctions 12 and 15 near Mountnessing. The carriageway will be closed on weeknights between 8pm and 6am from Monday 23 April to the end of May. Road users will be diverted via the B1002.


If you require further information regarding this scheme or other works in the area, please or call 0300 123 5000.


To receive weekly notification about upcoming work in the area, please email ‘subscribe’


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Morning all,


Friday is looking like it will be the final day of this exceptionally cold spell of weather here in the East of England, with more typical early March weather thereafter.


Before conditions turn less cold, there is still the prospect of further fresh snowfall today and tonight.


The rest of today, will see bitterly cold strong winds but these will very slowly ease from this afternoon across our region. Daytime temperatures will remain below freezing all day and this means that any powdery snow will continue to blow around and drift in places. However, as winds decrease later this should become less of an issue.


Cloudy skies today will bring some outbreaks of snow up from the south. This means the Hertfordshire and Essex will see any snow first today, followed by Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and eventually Norfolk into this afternoon.


Around 2 to 5cm of snow could fall by midnight tonight – and in one or two locations, up to around 10cm. As a result, a Yellow Warning for Snow and Ice has been issued for all of the East of England. This Warning brings aLow Likelihood of further Medium Impacts – and is valid until 2355 today.


Early on Saturday, further snow is possible – but is expected to ease through the morning but could still produce a further 1 to 3cm of snow in places. Attention the focusses on the risk of widespread ice on untreated surfaces. To highlight this ice risk, a Yellow Warning for Ice has been issued and is valid from 0005 until 1100 on Saturday, bringing a Medium Likelihood of Low Impacts.


As snow eases on Saturday morning, it could turn to sleet or rain – especially in coastal districts. Indeed, temperatures should eventually finally make an appearance above freezing during the day on Saturday, allowing a thaw of lying snow to begin.   


Overnight Saturday into Sunday morning will see temperatures dip close to or below freezing once again, so ice on untreated surfaces – or where thawing snow refreezes should be expected.


Sunday looks set to be lees cold, cloudy with some outbreaks of rain. With temperatures several degrees above freezing by Sunday – there will be a more noticeable thaw of lying snow. This thaw and outbreaks of rain means that surfaces water will develop.


Next week will continue to be less cold with rain or showers at times – but still with the risk of overnight frost and ice on untreated surfaces, especially where lying snow continues to slowly thaw. There will also be on-going surface water developing, especially by day. With the ground now very cold and less cold air above the surface – low cloud, mist and fog could form readily where winds remain light.




Good morning to you all,


With the onset of more snow this morning and colder conditions coming in, please consider checking, where possible and safe to do so, on known vulnerable people in your community.


At this stage we are not asking you to activate your community emergency plans


It would also be helpful if you have any information about any roads that are blocked either by accidents or just impassable with the snow.  If you could report these direct to highways on 0345 606 6171 that would be extremely helpful.


For your information a multi-agency meeting took place to coordinate the response to the severe weather in Suffolk.  The majority of roads within Suffolk are passable with care and Suffolk County Council Highways are carrying out gritting and snow clearance to try an improve the situation.


Suffolk Police are recommending that you do not travel unless absolutely essential


For up to date weather reports please see the Met Office Website



Should you have any queries regarding the above please contact your local emergency planning officer


Kind Regards

Joint Emergency Planning Unit




Working on behalf of

1 February 2018:

0300 123 5000

Dear Sir or Madam,

A11 Barton Mills – landscaping and visual improvement works

I am writing to provide you with details about landscaping and visual improvement work we are carrying out along the A11 on behalf of Highways England. This scheme forms part of a wider package of works to deliver essential maintenance and improvements on A12, A11, A14 and A120 in Essex and Suffolk.

This work will create a positive visual impact along the road, more in keeping with the local landscape and will involve the management of roadside vegetation with the removal of unsafe trees, clearance and cutting back of bushes, grass and other plants where necessary. All trees removed will be replaced with saplings or semi-mature trees, new wildflowers, grass seeding and planting will also take place.

We will carry out this work along the verges of the A11 at locations between the A14-A11 junction and the Fiveways Roundabout at Barton Mills

Work will begin during the week of

5 February and we plan to be finished by 27 March.

We will carry out this work on weeknights between 8pm and 6am, within lane closures.

This work will require the use of chainsaws and other equipment, so we apologise in advance for any disturbance caused.

Find out more and contact us

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing. Our programme of works is weather dependant and subject to change. For the latest information please sign up to our weekly information bulletin by emailing with ‘subscribe’ in the subject field.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail

I would like to thank you for your patience while we deliver these essential works.

Yours sincerely

Peter Alexander

Construction Manager





1 February 2018


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Safer Neighbourhood Team

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3 December 2012

SUFFOLK’s first ever comprehensive flood risk management plan is set to be considered by county councillors next week.

The strategy, which primarily focuses on flash flooding caused by heavy and sustained rainfall, aims to reduce the risk of flooding and the misery and economic damage that it can cause.

It sets out what organisations responsible for managing the risk of flooding will do to limit its impact and details how members of the public and business owners can take action to protect their properties.

It follows months of public consultation and consideration by all of the county’s district and borough councils, Natural England and the Environment Agency.

It is estimated that one in six properties in Suffolk is at risk of flooding from one or more sources. This includes around 11,750 properties at risk of surface water flooding and 2,900 at risk of river flooding.

The strategy sets out what the responsible organisations will do to manage the risk. Actions include:

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Cabinet to consider Suffolk Rail Prospectus

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The report being put to cabinet on Tuesday 11 December will outline what the county considers to be necessary improvements to the rail network in Suffolk.

Recommendations include:

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Concessionary travel decision to be reconsidered

3 December 2012

COUNTY councillors are to reconsider a decision on how a national concessionary bus pass scheme will be made available in Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council cabinet members will reconsider whether or not to enhance the basic scheme which provides free travel between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays, and all day at weekends and bank holidays, for older people and those with disabilities.

Options include:

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Suffolk supports National Adoption Week

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Suffolk’s Adoption Agency will be supporting this year’s National Adoption Week (5- 11 November) with a launch event and a number of information sessions throughout the county.

In an effort to raise local awareness the Suffolk Adoption Agency will be calling for people to come forward and express their interest in adopting a local child. There is a particular need for prospective adopters for sibling groups and children with additional needs.

Following a launch event on the 5th November from 12-12:30pm, at Endeavour House in Ipswich, Suffolk Adoption Agency will be hosting a number of lunchtime and evening ‘drop-in’ information events in November to coincide with the National Adoption Week campaign. The events that the Adoption Service are promoting are:-

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