It would not have escaped your notice as to the state of our roads. The recent rains has lifted the
already inadequate road surface created cavernous holes enough to now cause injury to cars, and
possibly, sufficient to create road traffic accidents.
We all know that the reason for the state of our roads has been the decades of underinvestment and
poor contractual arrangements with Amey but since becoming your elected County Councillor I have
attempted to raise the profile of roads at the Council and have had some successes with some of
these problem roads.
It is acknowledged that due to this lack of previous investment, together with the limited funds now
available in these difficult financial times, some of our local roads have now reached a critical point.
I ask now for your help. It would be impractical for me to check all roads within the Ward. I need to
know the roads that are in danger, limited to the Golden Cross with Weobley ward (including your
Herefordshire Council have a dedicated e-mail address to forward road defect issues. As your Ward
Councillor I too have a dedicated e-mail address with Amey.
Amey work on the premise of priority to resolve issue. If they receive issues in duplicate, with bias
from a Ward Councillor, there is a hope these major defects will received a higher priority and,
hopefully, be repaired.
If you have the technology could I ask you please to:-
1. E-mail your identified road defect to
- this being the public e-mail
address for Amey.
2. E-mail a copy to myself at
Upon receipt I can forward a further e-mail to Amey under my priority. In principle, therefore, Amey
should get the same road defect in double if not in triplicate. I can also log, track and attempt
resolution of these road defects with Amey.
With any e-mail communication to either Amey or myself please ensure you identify the road
correctly, the size and detailed description of the fault and the exact location. This will save
time and be very helpful to myself and Amey.
If you do not have the technology and are therefore unable to send e-mails please phone me on
Cllr Mark Cooper