Businesses in Hereford have contacted us throughout today to share their absolute dismay at traffic measure changes that Herefordshire Council has implemented without any consultation.

Rob Mitchell (Manager at Left Bank & De Koffie Pot) said:

“Absolute joke. I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning. Pure stupidity.”

Charlie Allport (Spread Eagle Hereford) said:

“My dad is a disabled badge holder and can no longer park outside his home. We have had people commenting on our Facebook page about disabled access. Approximately 60% of our customers during the day are disabled badge holders.”

Andrew Morris Estate Agents said:

“34 years of being located on the corner of Bridge Street and King Street and we have never known the streets so quiet.”

Karen (JJ & Little Dots Cafe) said:

“We’ve had to deal with record breaking floods, Coronavirus and now this!”

Herefordshire Council has brought in the changes as part of a safer towns and cities initiative that has received government funding. New cycle lanes and increased pedestrian space will be created across Hereford and in market towns.

The changes that are being introduced across the county are as follows:


  • Cycle lanes on Newmarket St, Blueschool St, Commercial Rd, Ledbury Rd (uphill)
  • Extended timed closure in High Town and Widemarsh St – 10.30am – 5.30pm
  • Closure of Old Wye Bridge except cycles and buses northbound
  • Closure of Aubrey St at junction with King Street
  • Parking suspension on Broad Street (west Green Dragon side), King St (south Spread Eagle side) and Bridge St (east Left Bank side)
  • Shared use footway on Station Approach
  • Extended 20mph zone (see map for exact area)


  • Footway widening on High Street and New Road
  • Suspension of some parking bays
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • One way on Woodleigh Road except cycles
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • Timed closure (except cycles) on High St, Victoria St, Corn St and Corn Square 10am-1pm Mon – Sat
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)


  • Moderated traffic speed on High St
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)

Ross on Wye

  • Moderated traffic speed through the town centre
  • 20mph zone town-wide (see map for exact area)