A Norfolk MP and district councillors are urging people to continue to support their town's local high street during a 10-week road closure.

Businesses in Stalham remain open but have suffered a drop in footfall after the closure of the town’s High Street for pavement resurfacing works earlier this month.

The works began on January 8 and are expected to take 10 weeks to complete - costing Norfolk County Council £153,000.

Eastern Daily Press: Stalham High StreetStalham High Street (Image: Google Maps)

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Kerry Unwin, owner of Eden Plants Home and Garden in Stalham High Street, said: "We are adjusting to a noticeable fall in footfall, although our loyal customers continue to support us, which we are immensely grateful for. 

“Stalham is a lovely little town - please do support the High Street businesses if you can.

"Stalham is open as usual and looking forward to welcoming you."

Duncan Baker, MP for North Norfolk said: "I spent time in the town on Saturday visiting local businesses alongside Stalham councillors Matthew Taylor and Kevin Bayes.

Eastern Daily Press: North Norfolk MP Duncan BakerNorth Norfolk MP Duncan Baker (Image: Newsquest)

"The fact that 'road closed' signs were still up when the street was open is completely damaging to the important weekend trade. We have taken this issue up with Norfolk County Council and asked for this to be rectified.

"The overarching message here is that Stalham High Street is very much open for business."

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Matthew Taylor, North Norfolk District Councillor for Stalham, said: "The message is a clear one: our brilliant local businesses are open and trading.

Eastern Daily Press: Matthew Taylor, Stalham councillor at North Norfolk District Council Matthew Taylor, Stalham councillor at North Norfolk District Council (Image: NNDC)

"We have such a wide range of services in Stalham which not only support the town but countless villages for miles around.

"Through this closure, it's so important to shop local to directly support the brilliant men and women who provide such an important draw into the town centre."