County digs deep to fund broken roads

Suffolk County Council has spent £600,000 on repairs to village roads in recent months.

Resurfacing has been completed in Boxford and in Scotland Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, and on Rectory Hill, Polstead, to rectify damage caused by pot holes, with work starting near Bures this week.

County councillor James Finch said: “A big chunk of funding has been allocated to our area as we have been undertreated in the last few years.

“The county has a regular programme of road repairs and we have been lucky this time to have received funding for quite a few areas, including resurfacing in Boxford and in Scotland Street.

“I think we have had our pound of flesh this season,” he added.

He said the next project of road repairs in the village would involve resurfacing a stretch of road on the B1508 Sudbury Road near Bures.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman confirmed the road is being resurfaced from St Edmunds Lane to 200 metres north of Wyatts Lane, with a stop/go traffic system in place.

Meanwhile, drain repairs by Anglian Water in Stoke-by-Nayland have resulted in a section of Church Street being closed for more than a week.

The road is due to reopen at the weekend after the company described it as a “complex job” which involved it having to apply for an four-day extension to finish the work.

Four manhole chambers along Church Street are being repaired.