Why are so many road signs damaged in the Diss Express area?

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Road signs damaged in windy weather earlier this year are on the radar of the county councils and are set to be repaired.

Signs in Wortham, Bressingham, Roydon and Diss have all reportedly been damaged since the turn of the year.

A Norfolk County Council spokesperson told the Diss Express: “A couple of posts need replacing on a sign near the church and a property in Bressingham, and also on a sign near Tottington Lane in Diss. These are both directional signs on the highway. As a result, this work has been programmed in to the county council’s highway maintenance schedule. The posts need to be ordered in, so we expect the work to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.”

Across the border, a Suffolk County Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of a number of signs that are in need of maintenance along the A140 and A143 in Suffolk. The frequent strong winds we’ve experienced recently have caused several of these signs to collapse.

“We have instructed our contractors to assess all the signs along these roads in Suffolk with a view to drawing up a comprehensive schedule of works required, once this list has been identified we’re then in a position to order repair works with the budget available.

“The list of works will be prioritised according to the condition and importance of the sign, mandatory signs will be repaired as a matter of urgency, and where possible signs or posts that are down already will be re-erected as soon as possible.”