Trader assured he won’t lose money as a result of work

A businessman does not believe trade will be affected by impending roadworks in Great Waldingfield following emergency talks with council bosses.

Resurfacing work in Lavenham Road is due to be carried out over three days from Wednesday.

The planned maintenance had prompted fears that Post Office Stores, which operates in the road, would suffer a fall in trade.

However, following discussions with highways officers at Suffolk County Council, owner Ian Black said he did not expect his business to suffer.

“They will be taking up and relaying the road in three sections and will be doing the section outside the post office on Wednesday, when we have half-day closing,” said Mr Black.

“Hopefully, disruption will be minimal.”

In Sudbury’s Friars Street, Alan Devereux, owner of A and G News, claimed he had experienced a 50 per cent drop in trade during a road closure while UK Power Networks bury cables.

Mr Black said a similar situation was unlikely.

“The council has been pretty good,” he said. “The warning signs are up and there will still be access.”