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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/08/2019

Written by on 2 August, 2019

BY-PASS PLAN TO EASE MAIN ROAD CONGESTION GETS A BOOST

A major step forward has been made to secure funds to reduce traffic congestion on the busy A140.

Norfolk county council has won support for a proposed bypass around Long Stratton, as a major priority for investment in roads.  The £29 million project is one of four in the county to get regional backing for future funding.

Work is due to start in 2022 on a single-lane road to take traffic on the A140 away from the centre of Long Stratton.

HISTORIC PUB IN PULHAM MARKET GOES ON THE MARKET

A 400-year-old thatched pub in South Norfolk is up for sale.

The Crown, which faces the village green in Pulham Market, is on the market for £475,000.  The Grade-2 listed pub and restaurant has been run for the last five years by Jon Bingham and Amy Beevers.

The two took over the pub and re-built it into a community hub, after it had remained closed for some time.

COUNCIL CONFIRMS END OF SUBSIDIES FOR BUS SERVICES

Suffolk county council has confirmed that it’s to stop subsidies for more than 20 rural bus services.

The council had warned earlier this year that the cuts were likely as a cost-saving measure.  The services affected locally include the 482 Diss to Framlingham, via Eye and Stradbroke, which will end on November 1st.

However, another route at risk, the 456 Eye to Stowmarket service will be continued by the current operator without a subsidy.

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