Herefordshire Council are expected to announce changes to controversial traffic measures that have been put in place in Hereford, in an announcement early this week.

Councillor Harrington (Cabinet Member for Infrastructure & Transport) met with business owners and concerned members of the public on Friday and listened to their views and concerns and promised to respond to them and make alterations where possible, to support and help businesses in the Broad Street, King Street and Bridge Street areas of the city centre.

Business owners shared concerns over parking, access and the look of the area, following the implementation of the measures. Local taxi drivers complained about the lack of spaces on the taxi rank and the fact that they are now not allowed to cross the Old Bridge, despite the fact that buses can.

The new measures have been put in place as part of the Emergency Active Travel Measures that Herefordshire Council has been recommended and given financial support from central government to put in place.

Councillor Harrington agreed at a full council meeting last week, that the council would hold meetings in Hereford and market towns across the county to discuss the measures, with some town councillors stating that they couldn’t make a decision based on the reaction in Hereford, because many market towns hadn’t seen the traffic measures put in place yet.