Fire service watch commander's concern at blocked Bromyard Road

From The Hereford Times - click here....!

A FIRE and Rescue Service Watch Commander has raised serious safety concerns about the accessibility of a narrow Bromyard street following the closure of an important access road.

Clover Road in Bromyard has been closed since October 12 when a lorry carrying machinery collided with a garden wall, resulting in its partial collapse into the carriageway.

Nine weeks after the crash, the collapsed masonry is still strewn across the road and the cones and barriers remain in situ.

"It's more than just an inconvenience to drivers and residents, and I can't see why the blocks can't be moved and any unsafe areas of the remaining wall pushed into the garden of the property to allow the road to be opened," said Simon Halling.

"Clover Road is an essential access route for large emergency services vehicles attending properties on York Road, a no through road which lies opposite. It's got very restricted access and at night there are cars parked right up to the junction.

"If there was a fire up there, the Fire appliance would have great difficulty in turning into that road. It might not even be possible to do so."

A Herefordshire Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of this matter and we are working with the landowner to progress reinstatement of the wall in an appropriate manner. Emergency services are updated with road closure information and plan accordingly.”

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