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Hereford Locality Weekly Briefing W/E 10th April 2015

Colin James

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Dear Councillors and Parish Clerks,

A relatively quiet week in the locality over the Easter period. The reactive team has completed the following works:


  • 6 pothole repairs
  • 10 gullys cleared
  • 4 fly tips removed
  • 2 litter picks carried out
  • 11 kerb defects rectified.


Planned works in April - Hollington Ward Greenway, Holme Lacy (Cycleway Work) now taking place on 15 to 17 April (previously 1 & 2 April) Traffic Management: 2 Way Lights


Update from Shane - (City South Belmont, St Martins & Hinton, and Tupsley Wards; Rural Backbury and Hollington Wards)

Following an extended Easter break Ive worked only Thursday and Friday this week. Some of the issues I have addressed


  • Cleared broken glass from footpath adjacent to Northolme Community Centre and carried out litter pick
  • Inspected a dropped kerb installation in Brampton Road
  • Approved 3 x dropped kerb applications in Brampton Road, Franks Avenue and Aconbury Avenue
  • Carried out a PROW inspection on HER17
  • Inspected and raised orders for potholes/patching work in Gorsty Lane, Cilcennin Close, Court Orchard Fownhope, Burden Road, Seaton Avenue, Church Road
  • Arranged for fallen tree branch to be removed from Noverwood Drive, Fownhope
  • Inspected and raised a works order in respect of a blocked gully in Standale Road
  • Arranged for a tree assessment in Hillside Avenue 


Update from Mike (City North Aylestone, Central, St Nicholas, and Three Elms Wards; Rural Credenhill and Hagley Wards)


This week I have 


·         Attended court to defend a personal injury claim against Hereford Council

·         Met with Westhide parish council regarding culvert / c/way flooding issue

·         Attended an emergency to remove discarded barbed wire adjacent to a PROW route in Newton Farm

·         Raised an order for double yellow lines to be retraced in Barton Road

·         Spoken to a resident about an overgrown hedge causing and obstruction to pedestrians, Scudamore Street

·         Inspected a tripping incident in Commercial Road for a personal injury claim

·         Inspected a tripping incident in King Street for a personal injury claim

·         Raised a sweeping request for the cycle lane Aylestone Hill

·         Raised a number of ad hoc c/way defect for Aylestone Hill near the copper kettle

·         Raised a couple of ad hoc c/way pothole defects in Huntsmans Drive

·         Raised some works orders for loose bocks in Commercial Street and High Street

·         Prepared an order for a dangerous tree to be felled in Churchill Gardens


Herefordshire Council website is the one-stop-shop for up to date information

Maps for pot holes are available on the Councils website –


We hope the above is of interest.

Kind regards

Shane & Mike.


Shane Hancock | Senior Locality Steward (Hereford – City South)

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