Suffolk Highways waives fees for VE and VJ Day Commemoration events

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe and Victory over Japan Days, Suffolk Highways will waive road closure application fees.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe and Victory over Japan Days, Suffolk Highways has confirmed it will waive road closure application fees, and help support communities with event traffic management.

Communities in Suffolk will be organising commemorative events, some of which may require an application to Suffolk Highways for a road closure.

Councillor Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Roads, Transport and Rural Affairs, said:

“It is important for us to work with communities and support events like VE and VJ Day, especially considering this year marks the 75th commemoration of the end of World War II.

“The cost of road closures and subsequent works associated with event traffic management may be prohibitive for small communities, so we want to do our bit to help make these happen.

“I am delighted to announce that we are waiving application fees and will provide some help in supporting these events with the necessary road closures and management of traffic; enabling them to run as smoothly as possible.

“I encourage anyone who is interested in holding an event to visit our website, see what is involved and get in contact.”

Communities can find out more about how to apply for a road closure as part of a commemorative event they’re holding, by visiting: www.suffolk.gov.uk/eventroadclosure