During Christmas week I carried out the following works:-


  • Carried out 3 dropped kerb inspections in Forge Bank, Bosbury
  • Completed my December Playground Inspection and placed new yellow stickers on the Information boards
  • Carried out my December Monthly Walked Inspection in Ledbury Town
  • Followed up on a complaint ref gullys at the junction of The Swallow with the Common, Wellington Heath
  • Arranged for Flood boards on the A449 Ledbury side of the Wellington PH and raised 3 blocked gully defects
  • Raised 10 pothole defects in Gwynne`s Hill
  • Inspected 2 PROW`s in Much Marcle following reports from a MOP
  • Attended the wooden steps off the Little Marcle road and replaced the red/white hazard tape to deter pedestrians from using the damaged stairs
  • Inspected a bus shelter for signs of wear in Walwyn Road
  • On Wednesday before Christmas excessive rainfall resulted in considerable water run off from already saturated farmland which resulted in in the need for Flood boards and Warning notices at multiple locations. I believe an announcement was made on the Twitter Account to advise motorist to drive with utmost caution due to the prevailing weather conditions
  • Identified 4 blocked gullys on the B4221
  • Inspected a site on the B4224 at Falcon House regarding further issues raised by a concerned resident
  • Located and removed a fallen tree which was blocking the Ross bound lane of the B4224 in How Caple
  • Raised a defect to cut back the Ivy encroaching over the Walled Garden into Church Road, Ledbury and
  • Responded to a request to cleanse gullys on the C1297 which had already been raised

During the past week I have carried out the following works:- 

  • Raised 12 Carriageway and gully defects on the B4214 and B4220
  • Carried out my fortnightly inspection of the Blue barriers on the B4224 nr How Caple Crossroads
  • Raised a Cat 1 defect for a pothole on the B4224 nr to Rugden House
  • Conducted my Quarterly C Link 1 Driven Inspection over a 2 day period and raised over 40 carriageway defects
  • Raised a Cat 1 defect for a pothole nr to Argus Farm on the B4216 Ledbury
  • Raised a pothole defect at the entrance to Parkway Filling Station
  • Attended the A438 Eastnor to Hollybush and raised 5 carriageway defects, one being a Cat 1 defect
  • Raised 3 jobs to collect Flood boards from one location on the A417 Parkway and two on the A438 at Eastnor
  • Cleared a gully blockage in the High Street, Ledbury
  • Conducted a site visit to a scaffolding Site and liaised with the Builders regarding the conditions of the permit
  • Raised a sweeping job to remove a significant build up of spoil in New Mills, Ledbury
  • Attended Hereford Road, Ledbury and raised a job for the ARB team regarding a fallen tree, turned a sign to correct orientation to warning motorists of the Bridge height and liaised with the Lighting Supervisor regarding an unusual excavation around the base of a lamp column
  • Attended the B4214 Bromyard Road and inspected 10 gullys and raised 5 defects for gullys requiring attention
  • Raised a sweeping job for excessive mud and gravel on the carriageway outside Sequani, Ledbury
  • Investigated a report from the Upton Bishop Clerk regarding a sewage plant which is managed by the Public Realm Contract and not Highways
  • Raised replacement/refills defects for 3 grit bins in the Upton Bishop area
  • Revisited PROW UB22 on behalf of the enforcement officer and noted that no remedial action had been undertaken
  • Inspected a pothole on the A449 in Much Marcle and following liaison with the South Supervisor noted that the works were due to take place the following day
  • Raised a Cat 1 Defect for a Pothole in Jubilee Drive, Colwall lack of Direction signs at Wyche Cutting on the B
  • Identified 4 blocked Gullys and a Sweeping job in Brockhill Road, Colwall
  • Raised 3 blocked Gullys and 2 pothole defects in Beacon Road, Colwall
  • Followed up on a concern over a lack of Signage on the B4218 nr Wyche Cutting
  • Raised a Cat 1B defect for a large pothole in The Cummins as a result of damage caused by Land drainage water
  • Identified the need to cleanse a Gully and jet a blocked culvert at the junction of The Cummins and the C1167
  • Raised a defect for the Reactive Gangs to address an issue of Heave on the A417 south of Parkway
  • Inspected a proposed dropped kerb application in Farjeon Close, Ledbury and finally
  • Raised a pothole defect in Floyd Lane, Wellington Heath

In the Meantime here is a summary of works carried out by the Reactive teams across the locality during the past week.


Hope End……..Cllr Tony Johnson

  • Type 1 stone (2 tonnes approx.) laid in Cowl Barn Lane due to a number of surface defects

Ledbury North……….Cllr Liz Harvey

  • Removed tree limb in Hereford Road
  • Repollard tree in Bank Crescent due excessive mistletoe

Ledbury South.….. Cllr Helen I`Anson

  • Carried out 3.43 sq metres of 10 mm Wearing Course Carriageway repairs on
  • The A438 from the A449 to Hollybush and
  • The B4216 from the C1310 to the A417 Ledbury By Pass
  • Removed flood boards from the A417 Ledbury By Pass
  • Repollard Elder tree and reduced tree crown by 25% on the A449 The Southend
  • Raise a Tree Crown in Oakland Drive to allow pedestrian access and
  • Cleansed 2 gullys on the C1309 from the A449 to China Court


Ledbury West……..Cllr Phillip Howells 

  • No Reports

Old Gore……….Cllr Barry Durkin

  • Carried out 5.22 sq metres of 10 mm Wearing Course Carriageway repairs on
  • The B4224 from Cross in Hand to the B4225
  • The B4224 from Falcon Lane to Cross in Hand and
  • Terrace Farm Road
  • Verge pull back of 20 metres on the C1286 from the B4221 to Kempley Road
  • Attended a Highways Incident on the B4224 Cross in Hand and removed the carcass of a deer and
  • Cleansed 17 Gullys on the B4224, B4221 and B4225                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 Useful Information

  1. Herefordshire Council has an interactive Web site……… It can be found @ www.herefordshire.gov.uk

If you access the section `Travel and Transport` and the sub section `Roads`…….this will give access to information on:- 

  1. Road works and closures,
  2. Traffic Regulation Orders,
  3. Gritting Routes,
  4. your Local Parish Council,
  5. Fly Tipping,
  6. Resurfacing,
  7. Flooding and
  8. Reporting a pothole. 
  1. Please note that Herefordshire Council strongly encourages Balfour Beatty to promote all service requests and queries should be logged via the HC website at   

https://myaccount.herefordshire.gov.uk/report-a-pothole   or called through to the call handling team on 01432  261800.                                                                                       


Please encourage individuals to use the website or call the customer services call handling team.

This will help ensure that everything is logged in to the operating system known as CONFIRM where it can be responded to in a timely way.                                                                                                                         

Alternatively you can see what’s been logged already: 


  1. For any PROW (Public Rights of Way) maps or problems, you can report these via the following link on the Herefordshire Council`s website: 

You can search for PROW information on the map using:- Footpath references, Postcodes, Addresses and Grid References e.g. 354000 254000

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200136/travel_and _transport/248/public_rights_of_way_map


Neil James