Roads & footpaths

Road Closures

Check the latest road closures via the Herefordshire Closures Map, on the Council website.

Seen a Pot Hole?

You can report a pothole and check on current pothole repairs via the Herefordshire Potholes Map, on the Council website.

Reporting other Road Damage

For Urgent road problems call: 01432 261800

For major damage to the road surface, such as extensive pothole or surface damage, blown out or blocked drains, broken road signs, etc., you can report online via the Roads and Pavement section of the Herefordshire website. 

Lengthsman Scheme

Herefordshire Council offer an unfunded scheme by which parishes may employ local contractors to help with verge maintenance on non-principal roads (C roads and unclassified roads only). This is called The Lengthmans Scheme. The Lengthsman Scheme is designed to support communities who can then use local knowledge to act swiftly in response to specific local maintenance issues.

Under the scheme a local contractor may be appointed to look after minor highway verge maintenance operations in the parish. The Lengthsman’s typical rounds include:

  • clearing leaves and debris from ditches and drains
  • clearing obscured traffic signs
  • trimming verges and overgrown hedges

Budget

A typical annual expenditure is as follows:
£1500 – Drain and gulley clearing
£700 – Stream Clearance in Dorstone
£300 – Strimming and Mowing
£100 – Cleaning and clearing roadside signs

This represents a total annual expenditure of approximately £2600, funded entirely from the parish precept

Note: these figures are averages and may increase during years with hard winters.

The Parish Honorary Surveyor is: Cllr Tony Usher

Note: Repairs to the road surface (such as Pot Holes) are not covered by this scheme.

Parish Paths Partnership

The maintenance of paths is largely managed by the parish council and respective land owners to ensure that the local path network is kept open and usable for the public to enjoy. 

The Parish Paths Office (PPO), in conjunction with Herefordshire’s Public Rights of Way Warden, and respective landowners, is responsible for coordinating work carried out under the scheme. Areas of responsibility include the maintenance of:

  • gates
  • stile cross-steps
  • ditch crossings and small bridges
  • signposts
  • waymarker posts
  • drainage and surfacing works

The Dorstone PPO is: Cllr Tom Arnot

Footpath Map

A definitive map of footpaths within the Parish is displayed on the notice board in the carpark adjacent to The Pandy Inn.

An online interactive map showing all public rights of way is published by Herefordshire Council and can be viewed by following this link