As the threat of flooding escalates, Waveney District Council and their operational partners Waveney Norse are considering the closure of parks, footpaths and promenades.

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The council said this afternoon (Thursday) that with predictions of flooding across the Suffolk coast and along tidal rivers, the council is taking every precaution to ensure public safety.

Closures under consideration include Nicholas Everitt Park and the Mutford Lock footpath in Oulton Broad, Beccles Quay, Fen Park and Lowestoft beach promenade.

In addition, signage will be placed in various locations, such as Southwold Harbour, warning people to keep their distance from areas which may be susceptible to flooding.

Waveney district council leader, Colin Law, said: “We must take every precaution to ensure public safety.

“This weather event is not a show for people to watch and enjoy, it is a serious situation which needs to be managed very carefully and the well-being of our communities is a top priority.”

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