Farming and the highway

Farming activities can have a significant effect on both the structure and appearance of our rural roads and Norfolk County Council is keen to work with the farming community to help ensure our roads are safe for all users.

A new section on the council’s website outlines how they hope to help improve road safety and the roadside environment.

The web pages include information on:

  • Cleaning of mud and spoil
  • Moving livestock
  • Maintaining ditches, drains and hedges
  • Fire and straw burning
  • Agricultural vehicles on the road
  • Use of agricultural road signs

The council has annual contracts with local farmers in allocated areas to help with snow clearance so please contact them if you would like to help by emailing

There is also a list of farmers without an annual contract who can help with ad-hoc clearance when snow is particularly heavy, for example during last year’s ‘Beast from the East’.

Find out more at

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