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Abhorrent amounts of litter

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 13:53, Thursday 18 March 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The verge on the westbound side of the A14, between junctions 54 (Sproughton) and 53 (White House Industrial Estate), is absolutely covered in litter. This is not just due to the winds we had last week. The amount of litter has been noticeably bad in this area before, during and after the roadworks which took place her in January and February of this year.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. We regularly monitor the cleanliness of our network and where we consider that the standards set by the Environment Protection Act are not being met, we write to the relevant local authority asking for swift action to be taken to cleanse the area of accumulated rubbish. On safety grounds, any material that is a hazard to traffic (i.e. debris in live lanes) is removed directly by the Police or ourselves as a matter of priority. Unfortunately, litter on A roads and in their laybys are the responsibility of the Local Authority and would need to be reported to them. We hope that by working with the district and borough councils we will be able to help resolve the issue of litter on the trunk road network. We also urge drivers to keep their rubbish with them and dispose of it safely and sensibly upon reaching their destination. Thank you again for contacting us and I hope that this helps with your enquiry. Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 09:32, Monday 22 March 2021

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