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A14 Closure:

Junction 36 Nine Mile Hill, to junction 37 Exning, in both directions: resurfacing

Monday 5th October to Thursday 15th October

The Parish Council has received the following notification from the Highways Agency:

"I write to inform you that we will be carrying out essential resurfacing works at the above location, in both directions. Please be aware there are some changes to our diversion routes, listed below, since our last communication.


We plan to complete this work over two weeks, from Monday 5 October to Thursday 15 October, weeknights only with working hours between 9pm and 4am, subject to weather conditions.


This work has been broken into two phases which are detailed below alongside the agreed diversion routes.


Diversion routes


A14 eastbound between junctions 36 and 37, from Monday 5 October to Wednesday 7 October

  • Traffic travelling eastbound on the A14 will be diverted off at junction 33 via the A10 to Ely Southern Bypass, A142 before re-joining the A14 at junction 37. (Update)

  • Traffic travelling northbound on the A11 will be diverted off the A11 at Six Mile Bottom via A1304, to re-join the A11.

  • Traffic wanting to join the A14 eastbound at junction 35 will travel the A1303, A1304, A142 (Fordham road) to join at A14 junction 37.

  • Traffic travelling northbound on the A11 wanting to join the A14 at junction 36 will be diverted via the A1304 through Newmarket, A142 (Fordham Road) to join the A14 eastbound at junction 37.


A14 westbound between junctions 37 and 35, from Thursday 8 October to Thursday 15 October

  • Traffic travelling westbound on the A14 will be diverted off at junction 37 via the A142, A1304, A1303 to re-join the A14 at junction 35.

  • A14 westbound traffic wanting to join the A11 (at junction 36) will be diverted off the A14 at junction 37 via the A142 (Fordham Road), A1304 to re-join the A11 at Six Mile Bottom.

Previous Events

Closure - B1506 Bury Road, Kentford

2nd - 9th December 2019

The Parish Council has received the following notification from Suffolk Highways:

"We are planning to carry out street lighting works on Bury Road, Kentford between the 2nd and 9th December 2019. This will require a temporary road closure so that we can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.

As we plan roadworks in advance, we schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If we need to make major changes to our work dates, we will update the information signs on site.

When we close the road and put a diversion in place, the route needs to be accessible to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. We make our diversions as clear as possible by placing appropriate signing along the route. More information about diversion routes can be found on our "Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” webpage.

There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates - Twitter.

Please could you use any contacts within your division or parish to circulate this notification. If you have access to a website, it would be appreciated if you could publish these details online, including the above link to our temporary road works page.

Please contact us on 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Suffolk Highways"


A11 Chippenham Slip Roads

20:00-06:00 12th-19th July 2019

We have received a letter from the Highways Agency:

"Highways England operates, maintains and modernises the strategic road network in the East of England. We are committed to making journeys more reliable and ensuring that the region’s roads are fit for now and for the future.
We are pleased to inform you that the following works are due to start shortly.
• Road surface improvements
• Refreshment of road marking, studs and road signs
• Installation of safety barrier
The work is planned to start on Friday 12 July 2019 and is programmed to take approximately 1 week. Our working times will be between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Should there be a requirement to significantly re-programme the work, a further notification will be issued.
These road improvements are necessary to maintain the strategic road network along the A11. This will add benefits such as a better road surface, safety improvements and an improved journey for our customers."

Kentford Village Fete 2019

Saturday July 27

Food & Drink

BBQ, Cake, Tea & Bar


Clinical Waste

Clare Free and Chuck Cash

The Fenland Cowboys


Tombola, Bric-a-brac & other stalls 

Kids activities & face painting 


Donated prizes include:-  

Meal for two at The Kentford (from The Kentford) 

£100 Meal voucher for The Pack Horse Inn (Heritage Homes) 

Dinner in Bury St Edmunds (Boyce family) 

Fizz Hamper (The Kentford)

£100 Tesco Voucher (Tesco Newmarket) 

Case of Wine

GoApe Adventure voucher 

Sunday 9th December 9th, 2pm- 4.30 pm

Christmas Fair and Singalong at Kentford & Kennett Village Hall, Station Road, Kennett

with the Newmarket Town Band
•Christmas Music by the Band
•Christmas stalls
•Festive Refreshments

Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 7pm

Carols & Readings at St Mary's Church

with the Lakenheath Silver Band

followed by wine, coffee and mince pies

Parking available in the paddock behind the Church

Friday November 16th, for 1 night between 8pm and 6am

A11 works – Fiveways roundabout, Barton Mills

Traffic restrictions
Total closure of the Fiveways roundabout and a clearly signed diversion for A11 northbound traffic will be in place via A14 and A134. The A11 southbound will be closed at Elveden and a clearly signed diversion will be in place via Elveden Road, A134 and A14.

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