Road Closures and works around Herefordshire Jan/Feb 2020

Highway Works – January/February 2020

If you have any questions or comments about any of the issues listed below please contact:

Julia Lawrence
Works Control Manager | Balfour Beatty | Services | Living Places
M: 07791 926115 | E:

(the Clerk to Linton(s) Parish Council will not be able to help on these matters).

Station Road, Bomyard
Upgrading the road for increased HGV use due to making this road part of the approved HGV route
Monday, 20 January 2020 to Friday, 13 January 2020

Full Road Closure from 08.00 hours on Monday, 20 January 2020 until 17.00 hours on Friday, 14 February 2020
between Church Lane junction to the Bridge and the B4303 junction to the Bridge
Access only to the Hydro Company and Hawthorn Designs. Here, we will be extending the existing lay-by situated by the over bridge to allow the safe passing of HGV vehicles and we’ll also remove the existing build out (i.e. traffic calming/controlling features) and reinstatement of the carriageway.

Multiway traffic lights in operation from Monday, 17 February 2020 to Friday, 13 March 2020, including weekends.
This relates to work taking place at the Tenbury Road junction with Station Road, where we will be upgrading the existing junction.

B4399 Holme Lacy Bridge, Holme Lacy
Bridge bearing replacement works
3-way traffic lights – Tuesday, 21 January 2020 starting at 09.00 hours until 15.00 hours each day, running until Monday, 27 January 2020. No traffic signals will be in operation over the weekend.
3-way traffic lights – Monday, 24 February 2020 and Tuesday, 25 February 2020, between 09.00 hours and 15.00 hours each day
Road Closure – Wednesday 26 February 2020 to (and including) Friday, 28 February 2020 – Times to be confirmed nearer the time.

C1257 – Symonds Yat West Road (Ferrie Lane)
Road closed until further notice

Emergency Works

C1086 – Waterloo Lane, Kinnersley to A438 Letton
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 to (and including) Friday, 10 January 2020
Road closed until 15.00 hours on Friday, 10 January 2020
Emergency drainage works to take holding water off at the junction.

C1039 – Lugg Green, Kingsland
Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Highway sinkhole due to subsidence

U71216 – Isle of Dogs, Three Ashes
Road closed until 17.00 hours on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 (likely to be extended)
Culvert damage

C1110 – Springfield, Pencombe
Road closed until 17.00 hours on Thursday, 16 January 2020
Sinkhole in carriageway

Funding available: short breaks for children

Capital funding available to organisations providing short breaks for disabled children

Herefordshire Council has set aside £118,000 of capital funding to support new and existing projects providing short breaks activities for children and young people with special educations needs and disabilities living in Herefordshire.

The one off funding starts from £5,000 and is available to organisations, town and parish councils and community and voluntary groups.  It can be used to improve buildings, facilities, transport or equipment, resulting in improved provision for children and young people and their families.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence that they can match fund 20% of the funding awarded.

Application forms can be downloaded at or to request a paper copy of an application form call 01432 260753 or email

 If someone would like to speak to a member of the Children’s Commissioning team about an idea for a project, they can get in touch by calling 01432 260123 or emailing

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 24 January 2020.

Road CLOSURE B4215 Ross Road, Newent 10 & 11 December ’19

Gloucestershire Highways have advised as follows:

What:      Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for carriageway patching
Where:    B4215 Ross Road Newent – see overleaf for details of the exact location
When:     10th to 11th December, between the hours of 9:30 to 15:30

See map at bottom of this update.

On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, we will shortly be patching sections of carriageway at the
above location to repair localised faults and improve the condition of the road.
Our patching programme is dependent on several factors. It can be affected by things like; heavy rain,
changes in temperatures and other weather events as well as plant breakdown and unforeseen technical
issues that arise once work has begun. All this means scheme dates and details can change at short

We will be patching in multiple locations along the stretch of road marked in red on the map overleaf as part
of our promise to invest £150 million in the county’s roads. To ensure the safety of you and our work force
we have, under Sections 14, 15 & 16 of the Road Traffic Act 1984 as amended, made a Temporary Traffic
Order to close the road.
We appreciate road closures are inconvenient, but in order to keep you and the team working on the road
safe it is necessary. We have planned the work so we can be in and out as quickly as possible and have
tried to do it at a time that will minimise any inconvenience.
In accordance with the Temporary Traffic Order, we are not permitted to allow any person or vehicle to
proceed along the closed roads; with the exception of pedestrian access to properties, emergency vehicles,
and statutory undertakers responding to an emergency situation.
Therefore, if you normally drive into or out of this area during the hours when the road closure is in place, we
ask you to please make alternative arrangements.
In exceptional circumstances, some level of access may be considered. This will be on a case by case basis
and only where it doesn’t impact on our ability to carry out the work and where it is safe to do so. Any
access during this time would be at the drivers own risk as it is a works site and may have raised iron works
or a temporary surface.
We have created an official diversion route which will be signposted and is suitable for all vehicles that
would normally use the closed road. We appreciate you may know an alternative route, however please be
aware alternative routes which are outside of the road closure area are used at driver’s discretion.
This work is in advance of a surface dressing treatment being applied to the full site in the summer 2020.
Contact Us
Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation. If you have any queries please refer to the
Frequently Asked Questions leaflet delivered with this letter, or contact us on 08000 514514.



THE ALMA SANTA RUN’ will be held this year on SUNDAY, 8th DECEMBER starting at 12:30pm. Runners will, of course, compete in their Father Christmas outfits.

The SANTA RUN follows a 1.8 mile circular course starting and finishing at The Alma Inn. The route takes the fun runners out past the church and down along The Line returning via Linton Hill ridge. All junctions are clearly signposted and marshalled by volunteers. The course can be run, jogged or, indeed, walked. Whilst accessible to wheelchairs, the route follows public roads open to traffic at all times.

The event will again be FREE to enter but with donations going to local charity. Competitors will not be officially timed. The emphasis is  fun and exercise. Our oldest entrant last year was in his 80s.

Last year we estimated we might see between 25 and 50 runners but on a fine December day many more turned up. Our numbers were also swelled by family pets including two Shetland ponies! Hopefully, our second Santa Run will be equally successful. The mass start of Santas is quite a spectacle for spectators and runners alike.

LITTER PICK – Sat 7th December with VoLT.

The constant plague of litter continues.
At the Spring clean up on the 6th of April, volunteers collected 12 full black bags of rubbish plus sundry items too large for a bag (see photo 1) . Since then we have a number of “litter haters” who selflessly go out and collect litter for the community. Roger Davies has filled 8 since the litter pick and  we have filled 4 bags (photo 2) with detritus found between Shutton and Jays Green in the last 3 months !  It is worth noting that this is not any rubbish, it is M&S rubbish!  I know that there are other folk who spontaneously collect litter. Please accept all our thanks who pick in the parish !
VoLT are organising another community littler pick for Saturday 7th December meeting at The Alma at 10.00 am.  We are concerned about everyone’s health and safety at the events and so
  • will issue everyone with hi-vis jackets 
  • will provide litter pickers, bags and gloves
  • would ask that all children are accompanied by an adult
  • will ask everyone reads and signs H&S guidance before picking ( we nearly had an accident at the last event)
VoLT is working with Hereford CC to get approved signage installed in litter hot spots around the village, to see if we can dissuade people from dropping litter. However the process is protracted due to wording / sighting of signs etc, having to be approved by the DoT and well as HCC !
There is a feeling that the majority of litter comes from people stopping to eat and drink and who are passing through from the A40 to the M50.  To mis-quote the bard, “a plague on all their houses” !

Traffic control lights on the B4215 Trioscape to Highnam.

Message from the Newent Roads Team: 
Severn Trent have advised that there are likely to be traffic control lights on the B4215 over the next few weeks, to undertake connection work with the new main that has been laid between Trioscape and Highnam, as follows:
ST will be putting up two-way traffic lights on the B4215 at the most northern point of the works, near Trioscape, for three days from tomorrow (Wednesday 6thNovember) to connect the newly installed main to the existing main.
ST are planning to transfer other services from the existing main to the newly installed main in the coming weeks. They will work south from Tibberton towards Two Mile Lane, Highnam, which probably means more traffic controls as they progress.

Holme Lacy Causeway Closures 11 to 22 November

B4399 Holme Lacy Causeway, Holme Lacy, Herefordshire – Emergency Works

Monday, 11 November 2019 to (and including) Friday, 22 November 2019

The recent flooding has further eroded the carriageway along the Causeway, just out of Holme Lacy village and therefore we need to undertake emergency works.

These emergency works will start next Monday, 11 November 2019 for a period of two weeks ending Friday, 22 November 2019.

  • Starting on Monday, 11 November, there will be a road closure in place each day between 09.30 hours and 15.30 hours, Monday to Friday.
  • Outside of the above hours, two-way traffic lights will be in operation.
  • Over the weekend of 16/17 November 2019, two-way traffic lights will be in operation.

The programme of works will include haunching, installing rock armor and new fencing and then resurfacing is scheduled from Wednesday, 20 November to (and including) Friday, 22 November … weather permitting J