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Cromer, Felbrigg, Aylmerton and Runton join forces over ‘danger’ road

17:01 18 May 2013

Campaigners for a footbridge over the Holt Road bridge on the outskirts of Cromer, left to right, Brian Ridd, John Andrews and Diana Meggy.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Campaigners for a footbridge over the Holt Road bridge on the outskirts of Cromer, left to right, Brian Ridd, John Andrews and Diana Meggy. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

Villages are joining with Cromer to put pressure on Norfolk County Council to boost safety on a busy stretch of road.

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At a recent meeting, representatives from Cromer Town Council and Felbrigg, Runton and Aylmerton gathered with campaign group Steps to Safety over safety on Holt Road from the edge of the town.

And they agreed unanimously to write to the county council with three demands:

■ A 30mph zone along the A148 from Cromer and past the Felbrigg junction, plus the same limit on the Felbrigg to Roughton Road beyond the entrance to Felbrigg Hall.

■ Further County Hall investigations into traffic flow measures at the Felbrigg junction.

■ For the county council to continue to seek funding for a footbridge where the A148 crosses the Sheringham to Norwich rail line and to give the councils and Steps to Safety six-monthly updates on how high is on the list of priorities.

Steps to Safety has mounted a long campaign to convince the county council to construct the footbridge, and has joined forces with local councils to press for a mini roundabout where the A148 meets the Felbrigg road.

At the meeting, held at North Lodge at Cromer, John Meggy from the campaign group said officers should be “challenged” over the safety of the road.

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7 comments

  • As a regular user of this road I really cannot understand this story, which has been running for months in North Norfolk. While the road can be busy at times, it can hardly be regarded as dangerous and just can't see any justification for either a footbridge or roundabout......it's no different from many similar main roads.

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    Steve S

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

  • Uneven kerbs? Don't let any policewomen near it!

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • Answering these questions would have been a marvellous piece of journalism but it was clearly easier to get some local worthies lined up for the standard local paper photo.

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    DocOhNo

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • The idea of a mini roundabout on an A road is a total non starter. It will just cause more accidents. It may be an idea however for someone to paint a white line at the entrance to Felbrigg Hall to alert drivers, exiting the Hall, that they are driving out onto a main road. At the moment there is no delineation between the main road and the private road to the Hall.

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    BG

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

  • I agree with Steve S. It is not the road, but the drivers. I drive the road everyday, and I am regularly overtaken while I am sticking to the speed limit.

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    Tinkerbell

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • I like the "footbridge" over the rail line it looks a recipe for an accident in the dark all it is is a dropped kerb one side and a raised kerb the other with a different colour paint in the middle bound to catch some unexpecting speeding motorist. the money could heve been spent on a proper footbridge which would have lasted a lifetime.

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    i am mostly wrong??

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

  • The footbridge is being built as we speak. I wonder what has happened to the accident rate since the road was dropped from a 60 limit to a 40 limit?

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    Lord Elf

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

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