A petition calling for regular maintenance to prevent a Suffolk road from flooding has attracted more than 1,000 signatures.

Rebecca Clatworthy has launched the petition to Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey on the change.org website, calling for action over the situation at Potters Bridge on the B1127 near Southwold, which floods regularly.

Two recommendations are made- to work together to devise and implement a regular maintenance plan for both the road and waterway around the bridge and to proactively monitor the situation to prevent problems arising.

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The petition's page describes the B1127 as the 'principal access route' into Southwold from the north, which is used by locals, businesses and staff, as well as emergency services.

It adds: "The repeated flooding and road closures on this road are resulting in a great number of people having to divert via Wangford, onto a road which is not suitable for the volume of traffic, at one of the most significant junction accident cluster sites in the county (B1126/A12).

"This is not only creating congestion and immense frustration but is adding miles to peoples’ journeys, hitting them in their pockets and creating additional emissions."

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Potters Bridge often becomes impassable to traffic during periods of heavy rainfall or high tides when water levels in nearby Easton Broad become too high and flood onto the road.

The petition has been started just days before a meeting between Suffolk County Council's flood and water management team and staff from the Environment Agency on Thursday to discuss possible permanent solutions to the problem road.

In November, the EADT revealed that a team from the Environment Agency had visited the broad to create a drainage channel to take water to the sea, but the movement of the sea would mean this channel would often become blocked again.

Dr Coffey has also been pressing for a solution to the problems at the site.

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