Bacton Gas Terminal have proven themselves to be friends of the the surrounding villages, of which we are one. Indeed, they have just recently provided a new park bench for our playground.
They have clearly identified routes which they have instructed their suppliers to use when accessing the terminal, specifically to avoid using the quiet back lanes and roads round the local villages, including ours.
The Parish Council has a presence on a committee at Bacton Gas Terminal which has already shown that if sufficient evidence is provided, it will penalise suppliers who do not stick to their agreed routes. Persistent offenders can have their supplier status removed altogether.
We are seeking ways to gather information of such vehicles using The Street and provide the details to BGT of any abusers. We would welcome any evidence that villagers can provide, including photos dated and timed please.
We are also looking at the possibility of gaining a ban on HGVs altogether on the Street by way of imposing a weight restriction. This will be a challenge and we are awaiting advice back from Highways on this.
Watch this space.