Worry over loose stones on roads

Loose stones have been scattered along north Norfolk roads as motorists drove through part of a multi-million pound resurfacing project by Norfolk County Council.

Loose stones have been scattered along north Norfolk roads as motorists drove through part of a multi-million pound resurfacing project by Norfolk County Council.

The stones were discarded all down the A149 from Beeston Regis to Sheringham yesterday as tyres picked up a thin layer of chippings in their treads and then deposited them on the road and surrounding pavements and verges.

There were claims that one person from Beeston Regis was struck by a piece of stone thrown up by the traffic and several motorists had to stop to remove stones from their tyres.

Jason Scales, who runs the Headway hairdressers in the village, said that vehicles parking in his car park were discarding debris across the whole area.

Roy Beckley, chairman of Beeston Regis Parish Council, said it felt like "treacle" as he drove his classic MG over the uneven road surface. He found his tyres covered in stones afterwards.

It is part of the county council's annual resurfacing work across Norfolk which started in April and costs £6m. A council spokeswoman said on Monday another layer would be added on the A149 to finish off that stretch of road.