Temporary Footpath Closure


Suffolk County Council has made an order closing Footpath 12, Barrow from Barrow
Hill for 600 metres to the junction with Byway 22 to facilitate the installation of pipes.
Other coordinated works may also take place during this period.
The diversion route will be Byway 22 past Green Farm.
It is intended that the closure will operate from 15/04/2019 – 15/07/2019 but if
necessary, the order may remain in force for 6 months (or longer if extended by the
Enquiries should be made to Rob Hunt of Hopkins Homes Tel: (01394) 446859.
Date: 13/04/2019

NIGEL INNISS, Head of Legal Services, Suffolk County Council, Constantine House,
5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH


2019-02-18 FP12 closure map


The Parish Council have been advised by the Association of Local Councils that it would be potentially unlawful to hold an Annual Parish meeting during an election period when  a period of official Pre-election period (purdah) exist.
As the purpose of the annual Parish meeting is to report on achievements and finances during the past 12 months, holding the meeting during the period of ‘Purdah’ may risk a breach of the ‘Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity’.
Therefore, given this advice, the Parish Council have taken the prudent step of postponing the Annual Parish Meeting until after the local elections on May 2nd. The meeting will now take place on Thursday 16th May at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

Overnight Road Closure 26th March for two nights

A14 westbound junction 42, Bury St Edmunds to junction 38, Kentford: resurfacing works

I write to inform you that Kier will be completing resurfacing works at the above location on behalf of Highways England. Previous surveys have identified the need for maintenance works in this location, for road safety reasons.

We plan to complete this work over two nights, from Monday 26 March, with working hours of 8pm until 6am, weather permitting. A full westbound closure of the A14, between junctions 42 and 38, will be in effect during these works

We advise motorists to allow extra time to complete their journey whilst using the diversion route. We encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage. We would be grateful if you would share information locally about the works.

Diversion route

Traffic will be diverted from the A14 westbound at junction 43 via the A134 northbound towards Thetford, A11 southbound towards Newmarket, before re-joining the A14 at junction 38.

The map below shows the westbound closure and strategic diversion route.


Access to Playing Field

The path behind the village hall to the playing field will be closed from 21st March to 26th March.  The path is being replaced.  Please use the Ley Road access to the playing field.

Public Meeting – Telephone Mast

Public Meeting

Proposed 15 metre Telephone Mast

Monday 20th March 7pm

Barrow Village Hall

Please join your Parish Council to discuss the planning application

to install a new Telephone mast behind the telephone

exchange next to the Weeping Willow Public House.

All welcome.