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Temporary closure of Belsey Bridge Road in the Parish of Ditchingham – fibre cabling works by BT Openreach
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the 1) C394 Belsey Bridge Road from its junction with U76315 Bakers Lane for a distance of 400 metres eastwards; and 2) U76315 Bakers Lane from its junction with C394 Belsey Bridge Road for a distance of 140 metres southwards;in the PARISH OF DITCHINGHAM because of fibre cabling works by BT Openreach.
The roads 1) and 2) will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 29th October 2018 to 2nd November 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 days within the period.
Alternative route is via: Belsey Bridge Road, Thwaite Road, Hollow Hill Road, B1332 Norwich Road, Church Lane.
(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).
Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.
In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
Dated this 12th day of October 2018
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER 2018
Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 Section 14(1)
ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the U76318 Fen Lane from a distance 250 metres north of its junction with U76317 Pound Lane for a distance of 250 metres northwards in the PARISH OF DITCHINGHAM
- Save as provided in Article 2 of this Order and whereas the Norfolk County Council as Traffic Authority for the Administrative County of Norfolk is satisfied that:-
- BT cabling works to restore a fault are required at the U76318 Fen Lane from a distance 250 metres north of its junction with U76317 Pound Lane for a distance of 250 metres northwards in the PARISH OF DITCHINGHAM (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and:
(ii) that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect from 22nd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for the duration of the works expected to be about 12 hours within the period.
- Nothing in Article 1 of this Order shall make it unlawful for a vehicle which requires access, to proceed to a final destination situated within the length of road specified in Article 1 of this Order.
- This Order has a maximum duration of 18 months and will be revoked upon completion of the works. Where exceptional circumstances are encountered during the performance of the works specified in this Order the operational period of this Order may become extended to allow completion of the works after obtaining consent of the Secretary of State.
NOW THEREFORE the Norfolk County Council DO HEREBY ORDER, that with effect from 22nd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle.
Dated this 18th day of October 2018
Please note there are sandbags behind Ditchingham village hall for parishioners who may need them. Please the advise the Clerk if they run out on firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in some areas this evening through to tomorrow morning.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead lines and poles as soon as the wind reduces to a speed at which it is safe to work.
You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
· Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
· Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
· Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
· Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates
We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from both a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.
If you would like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of #stormEleanor
Call 105 to report a powercut and visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut for the latest updates
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority for more information #stormEleanor
Preparing for a power cut
Below is some additional advice:
- Add 105 to the contacts on your mobile phone
- Keep our Freephone 0800 3163 105 number handy
- See www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercuts for useful videos and advice during a power cut.
- Locate a torch, check it’s working and make sure you have spare batteries. Take care if using candles.
- Charge up your mobile phone, and a rechargeable mobile ‘powerbank’ if you have one
- Use a phone with a cord if you have one, cordless phones don’t work in a power cut
- Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
- Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
- Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
- Dress in warm clothes
- Look out for vulnerable neighbours
I hope this information is helpful and please do share it with local residents and members of your community who would find it helpful.
Community Affairs Officer
UK Power Networks