A stretch of the A47 will face a string of overnight closures for litter picking.

Breckland councillor Jacob Morton has said there will be cleaning and litter picking on the road between the Downham Market roundabout and The Splashes exit in Swaffham from May 7 to May 10. It means there will be overnight closures from 8pm until 6am between these dates. Serco will be carrying out the litter pick which will also see the lay-bys and central reservation cleaned.

Previous clean-up works have seen more than 20 bags of waste collected – many of which contained urine-filled plastic bottles that had been chucked along the roadside.

Breckland Council has warned litter pickers not to work on the A47 or A11 which should always be left to council crews who “have the correct equipment and extensive professional training”. People are also warned not to litter pick by roads with a 30mph speed limit or above which poses a significant danger.

(Source :Dereham Times)