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'No good impression' - Hethersett councillors lament sorry state of major gateway

PUBLISHED: 10:01 28 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:57 29 May 2017

The sorry state of a bus shelter in the Steeple Tower area of Hethersett. picture: Peter Steward

The sorry state of a bus shelter in the Steeple Tower area of Hethersett. picture: Peter Steward

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Parish councillors in Hethersett have decried the parlous state of a major gateway into the village.

Brick paving in the Steeple Tower area of Hethersett. picture: Peter StewardBrick paving in the Steeple Tower area of Hethersett. picture: Peter Steward

At a council meeting one member, Shane Hull, brought up concerns about the Steeple Tower development, which he claimed was beset by dangerous and dilapidated brickwork, broken and chipped paving, a shoddy bus shelter and broken flowerpots.

Mr Hull said: “With the village ever growing, Steeple Tower is a major entry point to our village and it’s a site for sore eyes with benches falling apart, dangerous brickwork and broken paving.

“The bus shelter is in disrepair and other seats are rusted and corroded.

“It doesn’t give a good impression of our village either to local people or visitors.”

Councillors decided to raise the matter with South Norfolk Council, which has responsibility for the area, and point out the potential risks of allowing Steeple Tower to deteriorate even more.

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