‘Selfish’ campervans lead to locals digging trenches to stop roads being clogged

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Locals living near a holiday beauty spot on Shingle Street, near the Suffolk coast, dug the two-foot-deep trenches to try and stop campervans from parking on the roads. This is being done to force the holidaymakers to park in official car parks rather than the side of the road.

The community lives just a few miles from the iconic Sutton Hoo burial site.

Over the past few years, the area has been overrun by day trippers and people camping overnight.

According to MailOnline, one local revealed the ‘DIY ditches’ plan had been formulated by the resident’s association. 

They were dug out earlier this summer.

They said: “It’s not a hostile move to put tourists off.

“It’s just to stop the single-track road from being blocked – it can be horrendous at times and has taken us half an hour to get along to our house as it all gets blocked.

“They were dug earlier this summer after we all agreed it was a good plan.”

The local said the worst of the problems occurred last year during the UK’s first national lockdown.

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They continued, saying this summer “has not actually been too bad”.

“The weather has been terrible so the numbers of people have been fine and it’s not been a problem.

“During lockdown it was horrendous. It really was as everyone was here and the road would be hard to get along.

“When there’s been accidents in the past it can take as long as 40 minutes to get home.

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