Storesbrook Bridge Update 26th March 2019

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on our work to replace the bridge deck at Storesbrook, near Ledbury.

As you know, work began on site in early January and, overall, it has progressed extremely well, with off-site construction enabling the site to be prepared while the new deck was constructed in a factory and then lifted into place.

Storms Gareth and Hannah caused some weather delays and we’ve also experienced some unexpected working restrictions on site. This means that some steps that we hoped to complete at the same time have had to be re-sequenced one after another. This will take additional time and, while it may have been possible for the team to make up the weather delays, it will not be possible to recover the time for consecutive works.

While an April 5 opening date cannot be achieved, we are optimistic of a mid-April opening of the bridge to traffic. There are a number of weather dependent steps still to complete, including concrete pours and waterproofing, and we hope the weather remains favourable. We will, of course, share the precise opening date with all concerned as soon as it is possible to do so.

Linzy Outtrim PhD

Stakeholder Manager | Balfour Beatty | Services | Living Places


Cradley and Storridge Parish Council Great Spring Clean Saturday 6th April 10am-2pm


This is a great opportunity for the residents of Cradley and Storridge to work together to help keep our public spaces litter free. Please come along at any time and for any amount of time you can spare.
Herefordshire CC are running two competitions during the Spring Clean :

1: The oldest piece of litter found

2: The most unusual piece of litter (Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019 – visit for more information)

Meeting and collection hubs located in :

Cradley- Chapel Lane Recreation Ground

Cradley- Cradley School

Storridge – Storridge Village Hall

Litter picking equipment for adults and children can be borrowed free of charge (to be returned) (In association with the Great Herefordshire Spring Clean and Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean 22 March – 23 April 2019 )