A new sign has appeared on a stretch of road previously dubbed 'Pothole Avenue' by angered residents, this time branding it the 'Worst Road in West Suffolk'. 

Trinity Avenue in Mildenhall has been the subject of several reports to Suffolk County Council, which are responsible for roads, over its large potholes and uneven road surface. 

In February, a sign displaying the words 'Pothole Avenue' appeared at the side of the road and now, a month later, a new sign has been added reading 'Worst Road in West Suffolk', alongside an image of a trophy.

East Anglian Daily Times: New sign branding Trinity Avenue 'Worst Road in West Suffolk'New sign branding Trinity Avenue 'Worst Road in West Suffolk' (Image: Karl Brown)

Back in February Andy Neal, who represents Mildenhall Queensway on West Suffolk Council and has been vocal about the issues with the roads in the town, said: "I share the residents' anger and frustration regarding the condition of Trinity Avenue.

"It's been reported so many times and the fact that so far nothing has happened is a total disgrace and let down by Suffolk County Council.

"How bad does a road have to get before a repair is done? You only have to look at this section of road to see it needs repairs immediately, not sometime in the future."

East Anglian Daily Times: 'Pothole Avenue' sign in Trinity Road Mildenhall'Pothole Avenue' sign in Trinity Road Mildenhall (Image: Karl Brown)

At the beginning of March, Lance Stanbury, who represents Mildenhall on the county council, said he had raised the road with the head of Suffolk Highways. 

He said sums have been committed to Trinity Avenue for this coming financial year, which starts at the beginning of April.

He added: "My job as the local county councillor is to push the needs of my constituents up the priority list to get Trinity Avenue resolved as early as possible – and I will be competing with 74 other county councillors across Suffolk to get their local roads repaired - but I remain determined."

A Suffolk Highways spokesperson said: "In October 2023, the government announced over £107m of additional highways maintenance funding to be spent over the next 10 years on Suffolks local highway infrastructure.

"This year Suffolk Highways will deliver a £10m road resurfacing project that will see 249 local residential roads resurfaced, including Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall.

"We are working towards the resurfacing work in Trinity Avenue in the summer, but will continue to inspect and order defects that meet with our criteria."