Letters: Anne Milner, February 17, 2017

Manor Road Heacham Residents angry about the state of the road 
It is a bridleway and has a sign up saying Residents Access Only but it is continually being used by everyone as a short cut to Hunstanton Road at one end and A149 at the other.

Looking onto the A149 showing the pot holes in the road
Manor Road Heacham Residents angry about the state of the road It is a bridleway and has a sign up saying Residents Access Only but it is continually being used by everyone as a short cut to Hunstanton Road at one end and A149 at the other. Looking onto the A149 showing the pot holes in the road

How I sympathise with the residents of Manor Road.

I live at the top end of Hunstanton Road which is currently closed. I walk my dog every morning up Manor Road en route to the Chalk Pit, and noticed that since the golf course has opened, the volume of traffic has increased. Now, there are more vehicles than ever and it becoming more dangerous. In Hunstanton Road, we are still getting vehicles trying to access the A149, and end up reversing in our driveways and churning them up. One Sunday, there were at least 20 vehicles trying to get through and I have received verbal abuse on many occasions. Now that the A149 is closed overnight, we have vehicles at 11pm trying to gain access. I realise it is very frustrating for drivers but we are bearing the brunt of it all. I have complained to the council, with no response, and all I got from Hopkins was “we sympathise”. The whole Hopkins development has affected us badly especially if you need to use the bus which we have been without for six months. I feel we should be compensated for this inconvenience, as Manor Road/Hunstanton Road have been badly affected.

Anne Milner

Hunstanton Road, Heacham