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Reader Letter: A11 dualling has increased criminal activities and homelessness

PUBLISHED: 09:53 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 12 May 2018

Gentlemans Walk, Norwich city centre.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Gentlemans Walk, Norwich city centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

One reader thinks dualling the A11 has increased burglars, drug dealers, metal-stripping gangs and the amount of homeless people.

Emergency services were called to Lancaster Road in Great Yarmouth this morning. Photo: Liz CoatesEmergency services were called to Lancaster Road in Great Yarmouth this morning. Photo: Liz Coates

Remember all those politicians telling us dualling the A11 would mean an influx of new jobs, relocation of businesses, a boost to the Norfolk economy, blah, blah.

Well, predictably it has resulted in none of this but what it has resulted in is a huge influx of burglars, drug dealers, metal-stripping gangs, the homeless and just general criminal and anti-social behaviour of aggressive and illegal driving, graffiti, littering, fighting, spitting, rude and selfish behaviour — all of which has been painfully evident since the A11 dualling was completed. Our gentle, polite, considerate city of Norwich is rapidly being turned into an unpleasant place to live, similar to other cities. The irony is the A11 never needed dualling — it was a waste of money and we are all paying too high a price. Yet another testament to politicians’ short-sighted, ego projects. And the equally pointless NDR will have the same result.

Do you agree with Sarah? Let us know in the comments below or write to us at edpletters@archant.co.uk


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