Herefordshire travel disrupted by earlier downpour

Traffic latest as heavy rain falls on Herefordshire

A picture taken by Jan Long of the flooding along the A417 towards Bromsberrow

A picture taken by Jan Long of the flooding along the A417 towards Bromsberrow

A picture taken by Jan Long of the flooding along the A417 towards Bromsberrow

First published in News

HEAVY rain is causing some problems on Herefordshire roads this morning.

There is flooding on the A438 Trumpet, both ways at A4172 juntion, surface water on the Worcester Road through Ledbury and delays elsewhere.

Due to flooding at Ledbury, London Midland trains between Great Malvern and Hereford are currently being replaced by bus services.

And the Environment Agency has issued a 'Flood Warning' for the River Frome through Herefordshire. 

You can find live updates on our traffic and travel page.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have issued advice on how to stay safe during flooding:

• If you know your home is at risk of flooding, prepare a list of useful phone numbers and keep it somewhere safe.
• If your home does begin to flood, turn off your electricity supply, and do not touch any sources of electricity such as switches or appliances when you are standing in flood water.
• If you have an elderly or vulnerable family member or neighbour who is at risk of flooding, contact them to ensure they are prepared and know what to do should their home flood.
• Don't try to drive through standing water - as well as the water damaging your car, there may be hazards under the water you can't see.
• Listen out for warnings on radio and TV.

•For up to date flood watch information please call Floodline on 0845 988 1188

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11:38am Wed 21 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

Much of the local flooding is because Amey have abandoned any pretence of maintaining our roads - simple routine maintenance such as clearing gullies is vital. Drive down any road in the county and spot weeds growing from gullies - I've reported dozens of them this year and not a single one has been cleared. Vehicles can drive through this flooding, but woe betide any pedestrian or cyclist who'll get soaked by the waves amply illustrated by the picture above. Come lower temperatures, this is going to freeze, becoming both dangerous and damaging further to the surface. We pay for this maintenance and we expect it to be done.
Much of the local flooding is because Amey have abandoned any pretence of maintaining our roads - simple routine maintenance such as clearing gullies is vital. Drive down any road in the county and spot weeds growing from gullies - I've reported dozens of them this year and not a single one has been cleared. Vehicles can drive through this flooding, but woe betide any pedestrian or cyclist who'll get soaked by the waves amply illustrated by the picture above. Come lower temperatures, this is going to freeze, becoming both dangerous and damaging further to the surface. We pay for this maintenance and we expect it to be done. TwoWheelsGood
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12:05pm Wed 21 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

TwoWheels, My dear old friend. Give it up. We've been spitting in the wind and my Granny's frock is covered in phlegm.
Unless Hereford Times produce some online petition Im pretty certain that we as a group of ranters and ravers are pretty much done for.
Take care dear old friend. Continue if you wish but Im going back to pushing my handcart selling rancid melons.
I've gone across to Belmont Voice. It ain't the same of course but in time I reckon it might be a force to be reckoned with.
Take care mate.
TwoWheels, My dear old friend. Give it up. We've been spitting in the wind and my Granny's frock is covered in phlegm. Unless Hereford Times produce some online petition Im pretty certain that we as a group of ranters and ravers are pretty much done for. Take care dear old friend. Continue if you wish but Im going back to pushing my handcart selling rancid melons. I've gone across to Belmont Voice. It ain't the same of course but in time I reckon it might be a force to be reckoned with. Take care mate. bobby47
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12:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Gillian1961 says...

We have a river running down the road at credenhill from the Burghill turning towards the SAS camp it is a river of mud
We have a river running down the road at credenhill from the Burghill turning towards the SAS camp it is a river of mud Gillian1961
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4:47pm Wed 21 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

Twowheelsgood tells it correctly. We pay for maintenance of roadside gullies. But do we get the service we pay for?
Many years ago, my uncle worked for the old HCC, in charge of a road repair gang. He was responsible for maintaining several miles of roads in his designated area. His gang would take great pride in ensuring roads were in good repair, clear ditches of vegetation likely to cause flooding, maintain the verges, clear drains, etc.
He and his gang always wanted their section of roads to be the best. This was all done in the days when only hand-tools were available, so the work was hard and dirty.
In later life he was amazed at being able to use electric hedge trimmers, strimmers, etc. He said modern tools would have made his job so much easier.
The last time it rained heavily, I got drenched by cars hitting a puddle on the Greyfriars Bridge. As you turn left out of St. Nicholas Street onto the bridge there is usually a massive amount of water around a blocked drain. The council were informed. This happens even when the rain is quite light. Does anybody know if this was still a problem today, please?
Twowheelsgood tells it correctly. We pay for maintenance of roadside gullies. But do we get the service we pay for? Many years ago, my uncle worked for the old HCC, in charge of a road repair gang. He was responsible for maintaining several miles of roads in his designated area. His gang would take great pride in ensuring roads were in good repair, clear ditches of vegetation likely to cause flooding, maintain the verges, clear drains, etc. He and his gang always wanted their section of roads to be the best. This was all done in the days when only hand-tools were available, so the work was hard and dirty. In later life he was amazed at being able to use electric hedge trimmers, strimmers, etc. He said modern tools would have made his job so much easier. The last time it rained heavily, I got drenched by cars hitting a puddle on the Greyfriars Bridge. As you turn left out of St. Nicholas Street onto the bridge there is usually a massive amount of water around a blocked drain. The council were informed. This happens even when the rain is quite light. Does anybody know if this was still a problem today, please? littlewhitebull
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5:44pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Biomech says...

Am I loving in the twilight zone? Or is this an old article? I love in right in Hereford, it hadn't rained even once today.
Am I loving in the twilight zone? Or is this an old article? I love in right in Hereford, it hadn't rained even once today. Biomech
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5:45pm Wed 21 Nov 12

trucking says...

Not everything is ameys fault, feilds are full and the water has nowhere to soak into so runs onto the roads and even rail tracks. Amey has a buget to stick to as any company would, it has gully emptiers and a back log of work, they cant be everywhere at once.
Not everything is ameys fault, feilds are full and the water has nowhere to soak into so runs onto the roads and even rail tracks. Amey has a buget to stick to as any company would, it has gully emptiers and a back log of work, they cant be everywhere at once. trucking
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5:47pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Biomech says...

Heh loving :P
But seriously, if they aren't maintaining the roads to a safe standard, I encourage anyone who crashes, ice slides, breaks or pot hole damages their vehicle to sue the council for negligence or worse
Heh loving :P But seriously, if they aren't maintaining the roads to a safe standard, I encourage anyone who crashes, ice slides, breaks or pot hole damages their vehicle to sue the council for negligence or worse Biomech
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6:18pm Wed 21 Nov 12

trucking says...

If they crash on ice its not the councils fault unless it wasnt gritted, they need to adjust their driving in icey conditions. The gritters go out when most people are tucked up in bed, so they think they havent been out because they havent seen them. Pot holes are a pain i agree and only seem to be filled in and soon woks it way back out.
If they crash on ice its not the councils fault unless it wasnt gritted, they need to adjust their driving in icey conditions. The gritters go out when most people are tucked up in bed, so they think they havent been out because they havent seen them. Pot holes are a pain i agree and only seem to be filled in and soon woks it way back out. trucking
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6:28pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Biomech says...

If they crash on ice because the roads have flooded due to neglect or they crash because the roads have cracked open from ice due to neglect, then it is very much the councils fault. ESPECIALLY when we are forced to pay them for such maintenance.
If they crash on ice because the roads have flooded due to neglect or they crash because the roads have cracked open from ice due to neglect, then it is very much the councils fault. ESPECIALLY when we are forced to pay them for such maintenance. Biomech
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6:56pm Wed 21 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

Heavy floods is a natural thing what happens so im pretty sure theres nothing that can be done, If its any consolation amey are not having there contract renewed as of nxt year.
Heavy floods is a natural thing what happens so im pretty sure theres nothing that can be done, If its any consolation amey are not having there contract renewed as of nxt year. billyb83
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9:26pm Wed 21 Nov 12

trucking says...

Well billy it sounds like you know more than amey bosses (NOT), they are still putting a bid to have the contract renewed, nothing is definate yet, and contract doesnt run out till september 2014. You should get your facts right first.
Well billy it sounds like you know more than amey bosses (NOT), they are still putting a bid to have the contract renewed, nothing is definate yet, and contract doesnt run out till september 2014. You should get your facts right first. trucking
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10:40pm Wed 21 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

You should to cause it runs out in April so who needs there facts right.
You should to cause it runs out in April so who needs there facts right. billyb83
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10:44pm Wed 21 Nov 12

trucking says...

SORRY contract runs out september 2013, but a lot of work is going into win the contract, its not lost yet. whoever takes over, amey or not they will have to do it on a shoe string budget, so i cant see things improving much if at all. if the council have their way the contract will be broken down into several sections wich will no dout mean job losses.
SORRY contract runs out september 2013, but a lot of work is going into win the contract, its not lost yet. whoever takes over, amey or not they will have to do it on a shoe string budget, so i cant see things improving much if at all. if the council have their way the contract will be broken down into several sections wich will no dout mean job losses. trucking
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4:37am Thu 22 Nov 12

Biomech says...

They are idiots - and any old person in Hereford will tell you the same. You see the problem with the council - and amey etc - is that when they fix a pot hole, they use the cheapest crap they can get, you know, being on a budget. But the first time it rains, it washes out most of it or it sinks and the bonding fails, which means they have to do it again, and again and again - ultimately paying a lot more for it that if they used good quality stuffing in the first place.
They are idiots - and any old person in Hereford will tell you the same. You see the problem with the council - and amey etc - is that when they fix a pot hole, they use the cheapest crap they can get, you know, being on a budget. But the first time it rains, it washes out most of it or it sinks and the bonding fails, which means they have to do it again, and again and again - ultimately paying a lot more for it that if they used good quality stuffing in the first place. Biomech
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7:58am Thu 22 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

Amey won't get the contract again no way. There to slow at responding to jobs for instance you report a dirty toilet it takes them hours before anything is done. Pot holes takes weeks before there filled. Hey someone in who knows what there doin.
Amey won't get the contract again no way. There to slow at responding to jobs for instance you report a dirty toilet it takes them hours before anything is done. Pot holes takes weeks before there filled. Hey someone in who knows what there doin. billyb83
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11:13am Thu 22 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

Drainage my boys is what you need, we have tropical rains here in OZ and the only way for the H2o to get to the rivers and the sea is good drainage. If you have a blockage (local council member) blocking the flow it will never get away and you will be down the drain. So you need to shift it, if Amey cant, then look to Amway !!!. they have products that will shift a rat up the drain pipe, Talking of rats, how ya going Bobby,? still free from Burghill Mental Home and on the run, or you still on your medication. Hows the revolution going? Regards to All.
Drainage my boys is what you need, we have tropical rains here in OZ and the only way for the H2o to get to the rivers and the sea is good drainage. If you have a blockage (local council member) blocking the flow it will never get away and you will be down the drain. So you need to shift it, if Amey cant, then look to Amway !!!. they have products that will shift a rat up the drain pipe, Talking of rats, how ya going Bobby,? still free from Burghill Mental Home and on the run, or you still on your medication. Hows the revolution going? Regards to All. hollerharris
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11:16am Thu 22 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

burghill mental home lol how long u been in oz :) and it was st marys hospital ;)
burghill mental home lol how long u been in oz :) and it was st marys hospital ;) billyb83
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11:21am Thu 22 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

Sorry Billy been away to long, left My Beautiful Hereford in 1972, years ago I had a mate how's father was the Director of the establishment. used to go up there after school, Whitecross Boys, NO girls in those days.
Sorry Billy been away to long, left My Beautiful Hereford in 1972, years ago I had a mate how's father was the Director of the establishment. used to go up there after school, Whitecross Boys, NO girls in those days. hollerharris
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11:39am Thu 22 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

I thought so closed in 1994 full of houses now. Shame really as I'm sure it could still be full with half of Hereford :)
I thought so closed in 1994 full of houses now. Shame really as I'm sure it could still be full with half of Hereford :) billyb83
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2:19pm Thu 22 Nov 12

mizza21 says...

There really is a great big fuss being made about a little bit of water and wind, which is just air really.
I am perfectly alright in HR2. I shall not be doing anything out of the ordinary.
I spend most afternoons in my bunker in the garden anyway and I had to get around to checking my insurance policy covers "acts of god" at some stage.
It's a normal British Autumn day. Get over yourselves Hereford Times and report on some real news, like County Council Shennaigins. (Not sure Shennanigins is spelt properly there)
There really is a great big fuss being made about a little bit of water and wind, which is just air really. I am perfectly alright in HR2. I shall not be doing anything out of the ordinary. I spend most afternoons in my bunker in the garden anyway and I had to get around to checking my insurance policy covers "acts of god" at some stage. It's a normal British Autumn day. Get over yourselves Hereford Times and report on some real news, like County Council Shennaigins. (Not sure Shennanigins is spelt properly there) mizza21
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6:37pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Biomech says...

"There really is a great big fuss being made about a little bit of water and wind."

That's the point, every time there is a little bit of rain, snow, wind, a minor car bump, a minor bit of roadworks - Hereford fails, it falls to pieces, roads jam up, people get stranded.

All because - exactly how you put it - a little bit of something.

The point we are making is that this shouldn't happen.
"There really is a great big fuss being made about a little bit of water and wind." That's the point, every time there is a little bit of rain, snow, wind, a minor car bump, a minor bit of roadworks - Hereford fails, it falls to pieces, roads jam up, people get stranded. All because - exactly how you put it - a little bit of something. The point we are making is that this shouldn't happen. Biomech
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7:48pm Thu 22 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

9 times out of 10 it's human error anyway. See a pot hole avoid it like I do, bad weather slow down and take care. I see people at over 70 mph in hazardous conditions.
9 times out of 10 it's human error anyway. See a pot hole avoid it like I do, bad weather slow down and take care. I see people at over 70 mph in hazardous conditions. billyb83
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8:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

Travelled on M4 in horrendous conditions. Warning signs to slow to 40 m.p.h. - even that seemed fast in the conditions. Yet some completely mad drivers were still doing 70+ with no lights on. Quite unbelievable considering they had such limited visibility. The police can't be everywhere, but it's times like these when a few nutters could, and should, in my opinion, be taken off the road.
Travelled on M4 in horrendous conditions. Warning signs to slow to 40 m.p.h. - even that seemed fast in the conditions. Yet some completely mad drivers were still doing 70+ with no lights on. Quite unbelievable considering they had such limited visibility. The police can't be everywhere, but it's times like these when a few nutters could, and should, in my opinion, be taken off the road. littlewhitebull
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8:19pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Biomech says...

I agree, but also - driving cautiously didn't mean driving at 20 when theres drizzle, too many people go from one extreme to the other.

That said, I drove back from london at 2am during the January blizzard 2 years ago. 30mph for the first 4 hours, then I got the balls to do 40 for the next 4 hours. By balls, I mean I got used to controlling sliding all the way home. I saw 1 other car driving that night, the rest were in bushes :P
I agree, but also - driving cautiously didn't mean driving at 20 when theres drizzle, too many people go from one extreme to the other. That said, I drove back from london at 2am during the January blizzard 2 years ago. 30mph for the first 4 hours, then I got the balls to do 40 for the next 4 hours. By balls, I mean I got used to controlling sliding all the way home. I saw 1 other car driving that night, the rest were in bushes :P Biomech
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9:03pm Thu 22 Nov 12

megilleland says...

Years ago farm labourers would cut the hedges and clear out ditches and brooks following the harvest. Nowadays farmers sit in their tractors and seem to only cut the hedges. I haven't see any ditching lately.Came back along the Hereford to Bromyard road this evening and the water is cascading off the fields directly onto the road. Surely some ponds could be created to hold some of this run off and safeguard some pond life
Years ago farm labourers would cut the hedges and clear out ditches and brooks following the harvest. Nowadays farmers sit in their tractors and seem to only cut the hedges. I haven't see any ditching lately.Came back along the Hereford to Bromyard road this evening and the water is cascading off the fields directly onto the road. Surely some ponds could be created to hold some of this run off and safeguard some pond life megilleland
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9:28pm Thu 22 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

That's It Biomech you have hit the nail on the head learning to drive in those light, moderate, and extreme conditions is the answer. Knowing what to do and how to handle the elements. it's not the weathers fault, for act of God's sake, go back to driving school, or talk to a older person (sorry Pensioners) who was brought up in probably worst conditions than you can imagine. That is why they are all in the bushes or in the drink, fluid that is, not alcohol. Jack Daniels would not drive in these conditions, he is too classy in a glass to do that.
That's It Biomech you have hit the nail on the head learning to drive in those light, moderate, and extreme conditions is the answer. Knowing what to do and how to handle the elements. it's not the weathers fault, for act of God's sake, go back to driving school, or talk to a older person (sorry Pensioners) who was brought up in probably worst conditions than you can imagine. That is why they are all in the bushes or in the drink, fluid that is, not alcohol. Jack Daniels would not drive in these conditions, he is too classy in a glass to do that. hollerharris
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9:49pm Thu 22 Nov 12

billyb83 says...

Same here I was on m4 Tuesday and cars tailgating I couldn't seen more than 5/10 metres in front if suddenly braked they would be dead. The weather can't be controlled but driving steady can.
Same here I was on m4 Tuesday and cars tailgating I couldn't seen more than 5/10 metres in front if suddenly braked they would be dead. The weather can't be controlled but driving steady can. billyb83
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10:31am Fri 23 Nov 12

mizza21 says...

Err. hollerharris... Those bottles of suspicous cloudy yellowy liquid at the side of the road are not any kind of beverage that you would want to drink.
They are colloquially known as "trucker's tizer" or "lorry driver's lemonade" and most certainly do not emanate from an off license.
I found yesterday's driving to be more hazardous than usual because of all the extra overtaking I had to do. One old feller was doing little more than 50 on the Abergavenny road and I had one hell of a struggle to overtake him because of all the standing water on the road and the heavy rain. My poor old 1989 Nissan Micra was chugging it's guts out. I suppose I should really replace the bald tyres and get the driver's side wiper fixed..
Err. hollerharris... Those bottles of suspicous cloudy yellowy liquid at the side of the road are not any kind of beverage that you would want to drink. They are colloquially known as "trucker's tizer" or "lorry driver's lemonade" and most certainly do not emanate from an off license. I found yesterday's driving to be more hazardous than usual because of all the extra overtaking I had to do. One old feller was doing little more than 50 on the Abergavenny road and I had one hell of a struggle to overtake him because of all the standing water on the road and the heavy rain. My poor old 1989 Nissan Micra was chugging it's guts out. I suppose I should really replace the bald tyres and get the driver's side wiper fixed.. mizza21
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10:48am Fri 23 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

billyb83 wrote:
Same here I was on m4 Tuesday and cars tailgating I couldn't seen more than 5/10 metres in front if suddenly braked they would be dead. The weather can't be controlled but driving steady can.
Well said billyb83. We all need to adjust our driving to prevailing conditions. Just as some drivers will drive just as fast in adverse conditions, some drivers will slow too much when a few flakes of snow fall, which can be just as dangerous. Incidentally, sorry to hear you were tailgated. Tailgating and poor lane discipline is about to be made an immediate offence when seen by police of a fine of £85. These offences are most concerning to the police - according to officers I spoke to at a recent meeting. Tailgating is obviously very dangerous - as billyb83 outlined - and hogging a lane causes great frustration and can lead to danger.
[quote][p][bold]billyb83[/bold] wrote: Same here I was on m4 Tuesday and cars tailgating I couldn't seen more than 5/10 metres in front if suddenly braked they would be dead. The weather can't be controlled but driving steady can.[/p][/quote]Well said billyb83. We all need to adjust our driving to prevailing conditions. Just as some drivers will drive just as fast in adverse conditions, some drivers will slow too much when a few flakes of snow fall, which can be just as dangerous. Incidentally, sorry to hear you were tailgated. Tailgating and poor lane discipline is about to be made an immediate offence when seen by police of a fine of £85. These offences are most concerning to the police - according to officers I spoke to at a recent meeting. Tailgating is obviously very dangerous - as billyb83 outlined - and hogging a lane causes great frustration and can lead to danger. littlewhitebull
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11:41am Fri 23 Nov 12

Biomech says...

I drive on the motorways as part of my job and what always annoys me - more so around town - is when people don't indicate. There is literally no reason not to. Even if there are no cars around, many pedestrians don't know how the road works (particularly if they don't drive), indicating isn't just for other cars. It's a flick of the finger, it takes no effort - and it even turns itself back off!
I drive on the motorways as part of my job and what always annoys me - more so around town - is when people don't indicate. There is literally no reason not to. Even if there are no cars around, many pedestrians don't know how the road works (particularly if they don't drive), indicating isn't just for other cars. It's a flick of the finger, it takes no effort - and it even turns itself back off! Biomech
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11:42am Fri 23 Nov 12

Biomech says...

..that and when people don't use a roundabout properly and cut across your path.
..that and when people don't use a roundabout properly and cut across your path. Biomech
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11:52am Fri 23 Nov 12

mizza21 says...

Well said Biomech.. There's a lot that can be indicated by the flick of a finger as my common law wife would be more than willing to demonstrate.
Good point about indicating though. I tell my bin lids to watch the cars indicators to see what they're gonna do, but I also tell em the oaf in the driving seat may forget or not bother to indicate so watch the line they take too.
Especially if it's a minicab in Hereford.
Well said Biomech.. There's a lot that can be indicated by the flick of a finger as my common law wife would be more than willing to demonstrate. Good point about indicating though. I tell my bin lids to watch the cars indicators to see what they're gonna do, but I also tell em the oaf in the driving seat may forget or not bother to indicate so watch the line they take too. Especially if it's a minicab in Hereford. mizza21
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12:15pm Sat 24 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

May I humbly apologize for the heavy rain and generally diabolical weather? I think it must be my fault. The day before the drought was declared official, I went into Rockfield and bought a new hose pipe. I know bobby47 is very forgiving - he forgave me for 'redacting' one of my school report's - so please may I ask the rest of you to forgive my foolish action in buying a hose pipe? Perhaps, Rockfield's demise is also my fault?
I am just off to buy some rock salt, as I heard that temperatures are due to plummet soon.
May I humbly apologize for the heavy rain and generally diabolical weather? I think it must be my fault. The day before the drought was declared official, I went into Rockfield and bought a new hose pipe. I know bobby47 is very forgiving - he forgave me for 'redacting' one of my school report's - so please may I ask the rest of you to forgive my foolish action in buying a hose pipe? Perhaps, Rockfield's demise is also my fault? I am just off to buy some rock salt, as I heard that temperatures are due to plummet soon. littlewhitebull
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7:14am Sun 25 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

Just a quick note, Sorry to say it's 30 degrees C here in OZ, beautiful and sunny with a coolish light Nth /East breeze of the ocean, just had a BBQ, steak and salad, and now for a dip in the pool to cool off and then a lie in the sunshine for half an hour. Now it's time to take the dog for walk down on the beach front in Manly Sydney. I will think of you all in Hereford, I hope the rain has stopped, and the temperature does not go down too far. Good Luck.!!!!! Stay Warm.
Just a quick note, Sorry to say it's 30 degrees C here in OZ, beautiful and sunny with a coolish light Nth /East breeze of the ocean, just had a BBQ, steak and salad, and now for a dip in the pool to cool off and then a lie in the sunshine for half an hour. Now it's time to take the dog for walk down on the beach front in Manly Sydney. I will think of you all in Hereford, I hope the rain has stopped, and the temperature does not go down too far. Good Luck.!!!!! Stay Warm. hollerharris
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4:20pm Sun 25 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Hollerharris, We're drowning and your painting water on your literary canvas.
I spit in your general direction Holler.
I hope your canine friend gets fleas, I hope they itch and I hope they bite. As for your BarBQ, you insensitive man. have you any idea how long ago it was since we were given the opportunity to nibble on some pork in our back gardens. We've seen the sun three times this year and two of those sightings was watching half our pantomime industry sat in your bloody jungle being eaten alive by your bloody insects.
Since we last hurled abuse at one another I've become King of Hereford and its this appointment and the many trinkets that now adorn my neck that sustain me through this bloody nightmare that we call living in Hereford.
At least we have a bloody ozone layer!
Hollerharris, We're drowning and your painting water on your literary canvas. I spit in your general direction Holler. I hope your canine friend gets fleas, I hope they itch and I hope they bite. As for your BarBQ, you insensitive man. have you any idea how long ago it was since we were given the opportunity to nibble on some pork in our back gardens. We've seen the sun three times this year and two of those sightings was watching half our pantomime industry sat in your bloody jungle being eaten alive by your bloody insects. Since we last hurled abuse at one another I've become King of Hereford and its this appointment and the many trinkets that now adorn my neck that sustain me through this bloody nightmare that we call living in Hereford. At least we have a bloody ozone layer! bobby47
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4:34pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Biomech says...

I drove back from Worcester at 1am this morning, it took nearly 2.5 hours, lucky I was in a van, none the cars made it and had to be abandoned in the water. At one point the road was raging and flowing like a river, I nearly did a little poo, before carrying on regardless :P
I drove back from Worcester at 1am this morning, it took nearly 2.5 hours, lucky I was in a van, none the cars made it and had to be abandoned in the water. At one point the road was raging and flowing like a river, I nearly did a little poo, before carrying on regardless :P Biomech
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7:02pm Sun 25 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Littlewhitebull, Rubbish! This deluge is not your fault and neither is the demise of Rockfield, and believe me, when you've dealt in rubbish, written rubbish and embellished rubbish as long as I have been dealing, writing and embellishing rubbish you get a sense of what rubbish is and what it isn't.
And anyone who says otherwise disagrees with me!
Littlewhitebull, Rubbish! This deluge is not your fault and neither is the demise of Rockfield, and believe me, when you've dealt in rubbish, written rubbish and embellished rubbish as long as I have been dealing, writing and embellishing rubbish you get a sense of what rubbish is and what it isn't. And anyone who says otherwise disagrees with me! bobby47
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8:25pm Sun 25 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

Bobby47. I forgot to buy the rock salt - so it's sure to freeze, snow and God knows what else. I am doomed, sire. Although, in my defence, I have never applied for a job with the council, or been a councillor! Please, ask gran to knit me a dress (and balaclava) so I can pretend to be a woman and become next Bishop of Hereford.
Bobby47. I forgot to buy the rock salt - so it's sure to freeze, snow and God knows what else. I am doomed, sire. Although, in my defence, I have never applied for a job with the council, or been a councillor! Please, ask gran to knit me a dress (and balaclava) so I can pretend to be a woman and become next Bishop of Hereford. littlewhitebull
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9:26pm Sun 25 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

I note the latest weather/road interface has seen the Hampton Bishop road closed due to flooding. It can't be a coincidence that every gulley for 2 miles along this road is blocked solid with mud dropped by potato farmers in their recent rush to cash in their spuds. Reported it to Amey who, no doubt, lobbed my report in the bin and went back to the job of prioritising jobs and doing nothing remotely productive. Hence the outcome. HERE WE CAN make your life even harder than it need be ... and charge you for the privilege.
I note the latest weather/road interface has seen the Hampton Bishop road closed due to flooding. It can't be a coincidence that every gulley for 2 miles along this road is blocked solid with mud dropped by potato farmers in their recent rush to cash in their spuds. Reported it to Amey who, no doubt, lobbed my report in the bin and went back to the job of prioritising jobs and doing nothing remotely productive. Hence the outcome. HERE WE CAN make your life even harder than it need be ... and charge you for the privilege. TwoWheelsGood
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9:38pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Biomech says...

I saw my first here you can sign at the early hours of this morning driving home. It was 10ft before a deluge and road closure - made me think of you lot
I saw my first here you can sign at the early hours of this morning driving home. It was 10ft before a deluge and road closure - made me think of you lot Biomech
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9:53pm Sun 25 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Twowheels, I died on my arse at Belmont Voice. Drivel, Tripe and Rubbish aint their cup of tea. Has Lukio come back?
Twowheels, I died on my arse at Belmont Voice. Drivel, Tripe and Rubbish aint their cup of tea. Has Lukio come back? bobby47
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10:26pm Sun 25 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

b47 - they'd already locked the doors by the time I got there - "I'm a mate of King Bobby's" I hollered and all I got was a bucket of old oil from Mr Chips tipped over the parapets onto my muddy two wheels. Hmmm, I thought, bobby's tripe has given them severe indigestion ... best pedal back to the HT and join the search for Lukio, last seen muttering something about a coup ...
b47 - they'd already locked the doors by the time I got there - "I'm a mate of King Bobby's" I hollered and all I got was a bucket of old oil from Mr Chips tipped over the parapets onto my muddy two wheels. Hmmm, I thought, bobby's tripe has given them severe indigestion ... best pedal back to the HT and join the search for Lukio, last seen muttering something about a coup ... TwoWheelsGood
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10:55pm Sun 25 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Yes old friend. Lovely little site and very well organised but they had no appetite for tripe which kind of limited any audience I hoped to infect.
Now what to do about Lukio? I reckon he's just worn out with it all. Its a bit different for me c'os I'm full of meaningless drivel whereas, Lukio really feels it and wants an impact upon this chaotic Council leadership.
I think if he did pop on and had a look he'd see that others like Biomech, Mizza and Billy were putting their shoulders to the wheel and perhaps taking the load off us regular demented ranters and ravers.
Best regards mate.
Yes old friend. Lovely little site and very well organised but they had no appetite for tripe which kind of limited any audience I hoped to infect. Now what to do about Lukio? I reckon he's just worn out with it all. Its a bit different for me c'os I'm full of meaningless drivel whereas, Lukio really feels it and wants an impact upon this chaotic Council leadership. I think if he did pop on and had a look he'd see that others like Biomech, Mizza and Billy were putting their shoulders to the wheel and perhaps taking the load off us regular demented ranters and ravers. Best regards mate. bobby47
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11:04am Mon 26 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

Well King Tutt, your showing your colours now, Spit you say don't you think there is enough water in Good old Hereford without you contaminating it with self induced slime and rhyme. King Bob what a knob, and full of tripe, it's going off and becoming ripe. A dress you want, and I understand the want of a balaclava, you must have something to hide, If the truth was known you are the Arch Bishop, or with those pretty necklaces you could even be the Lord Mayor in drag, light up old boy and have a fag. Sill 28 degrees C with a bit of moisture in the air, Known to us privileged few as Tropical Rain, not meaning less drizzle down the drain. Anyway I hope you find Lukio before he gets elected for Council leadership of the ranters and ravers as you so put it. Don't forget all you budding writers, to worship Old King Tutt. the nut.
Well King Tutt, your showing your colours now, Spit you say don't you think there is enough water in Good old Hereford without you contaminating it with self induced slime and rhyme. King Bob what a knob, and full of tripe, it's going off and becoming ripe. A dress you want, and I understand the want of a balaclava, you must have something to hide, If the truth was known you are the Arch Bishop, or with those pretty necklaces you could even be the Lord Mayor in drag, light up old boy and have a fag. Sill 28 degrees C with a bit of moisture in the air, Known to us privileged few as Tropical Rain, not meaning less drizzle down the drain. Anyway I hope you find Lukio before he gets elected for Council leadership of the ranters and ravers as you so put it. Don't forget all you budding writers, to worship Old King Tutt. the nut. hollerharris
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12:41pm Mon 26 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Hollerharris, Brilliant. Good lad. You made me laugh and with this bloody hare lip, that aint easy.
Hollerharris, Brilliant. Good lad. You made me laugh and with this bloody hare lip, that aint easy. bobby47
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1:13pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Biomech says...

.... so I hear Merton Meadow is flooded........... again.
.... so I hear Merton Meadow is flooded........... again. Biomech
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1:33pm Mon 26 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

It's bloody ridiculous. There's no end to it Biomech. We really are doomed. We've got water. Lots of it. We've no need for more.
Maybe that's our future. A United Kingdom collection point for Gods good bloody water.
There's never a break. Never a boost.
It's bloody ridiculous. There's no end to it Biomech. We really are doomed. We've got water. Lots of it. We've no need for more. Maybe that's our future. A United Kingdom collection point for Gods good bloody water. There's never a break. Never a boost. bobby47
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1:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

TwoWheelsGood says...

Yes, Merton Meadow is flooded again - the brook has burst its banks - I've seen it this morning. Its all going to plan though, according to Hfd Futiles, who say "Around half of the necessary work has been carried out to clear Widemarsh Brook, downstream of Merton Meadow, after September’s flooding event. This work is being carried out to help alleviate some of the blockages in the watercourse that cause water to back up and not drain away". Two months work and they've only cleared half of it? Really? Or perhaps it really just doesn't work ...
Yes, Merton Meadow is flooded again - the brook has burst its banks - I've seen it this morning. Its all going to plan though, according to Hfd Futiles, who say "Around half of the necessary work has been carried out to clear Widemarsh Brook, downstream of Merton Meadow, after September’s flooding event. This work is being carried out to help alleviate some of the blockages in the watercourse that cause water to back up and not drain away". Two months work and they've only cleared half of it? Really? Or perhaps it really just doesn't work ... TwoWheelsGood
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2:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Biomech says...

heh yeah I was going to say - didn't it all flood because of blockages a couple months ago? - and they didn't think to clear it out? What a joke.

Spare me a though on Thursday - I'm driving to Caernarfon (NW Coast Wales) to work for the night :P
heh yeah I was going to say - didn't it all flood because of blockages a couple months ago? - and they didn't think to clear it out? What a joke. Spare me a though on Thursday - I'm driving to Caernarfon (NW Coast Wales) to work for the night :P Biomech
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3:51pm Mon 26 Nov 12

littlewhitebull says...

bobby47 wrote:
It's bloody ridiculous. There's no end to it Biomech. We really are doomed. We've got water. Lots of it. We've no need for more.
Maybe that's our future. A United Kingdom collection point for Gods good bloody water.
There's never a break. Never a boost.
Bobby47, why don't you bottle it and save the council £12,000 a year? How about adding a few of your amphibian friends for that little bit of extra taste?
[quote][p][bold]bobby47[/bold] wrote: It's bloody ridiculous. There's no end to it Biomech. We really are doomed. We've got water. Lots of it. We've no need for more. Maybe that's our future. A United Kingdom collection point for Gods good bloody water. There's never a break. Never a boost.[/p][/quote]Bobby47, why don't you bottle it and save the council £12,000 a year? How about adding a few of your amphibian friends for that little bit of extra taste? littlewhitebull
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6:57pm Mon 26 Nov 12

bobby47 says...

Littlewhitebull, It's getting worse my old friend. It's like some biblical, apocalyptic disaster that's about to befall upon our heads.
We've got a deranged Council leadership, the Dear Lord's urinating on us every bloody single moment of the day, some fool stole the Cathedral Ceremonial Gown, we've got nothing we really need like bloody roads, Mr Jarvis implies we should cozy up to a member of the animal kingdom, soon the food shops will start to tumble and Hollerharris is heckling me on the other side of the globe.
That said, lets remain optimistic shall we!
Littlewhitebull, It's getting worse my old friend. It's like some biblical, apocalyptic disaster that's about to befall upon our heads. We've got a deranged Council leadership, the Dear Lord's urinating on us every bloody single moment of the day, some fool stole the Cathedral Ceremonial Gown, we've got nothing we really need like bloody roads, Mr Jarvis implies we should cozy up to a member of the animal kingdom, soon the food shops will start to tumble and Hollerharris is heckling me on the other side of the globe. That said, lets remain optimistic shall we! bobby47
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10:00pm Mon 26 Nov 12

VWVWVW says...

...............and no doubt the 190 houses and 7 pitch rugby club, car park etc approved at Hampton Bishop will have NO impact on local flooding? Got my wet suit and snorkel ready.
...............and no doubt the 190 houses and 7 pitch rugby club, car park etc approved at Hampton Bishop will have NO impact on local flooding? Got my wet suit and snorkel ready. VWVWVW
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12:39pm Tue 27 Nov 12

hollerharris says...

Don't worry my friends, they tell me it is written on a calendar, somewhere found in an ancient tomb, under a load of rubble rocks, in a jungle, in an Aztec province or temple written by the Mayan head witch doctor or Mayor some bloke with jewels , that all our troubles are over. Yes the big plug of the big drain will be pulled this coming month of December, all the water will disappear down the great black hole of life as we know it,and it's All Over Rover the End of the World is nigh. Also if this happens NOT to Happen. If you want an Ark I Noah Guy.!! Become a floater, water wings and all, the big girls have then built in, and beer drinker Float and Bloat.
It must be bad all this rain, water and floods all around the old dart. News over here have photos of the City of York under water,How is Poor Hereford and Worcester?? My heart goes out for little Upton on Seven always Under. My Sister lives in Malvern at least they are high and dry.Take care all,!!! Remember Breast stroke., Then Back stroke, and last of all The Australian Crawl. Wye, Wye Wye.
Don't worry my friends, they tell me it is written on a calendar, somewhere found in an ancient tomb, under a load of rubble rocks, in a jungle, in an Aztec province or temple written by the Mayan head witch doctor or Mayor some bloke with jewels , that all our troubles are over. Yes the big plug of the big drain will be pulled this coming month of December, all the water will disappear down the great black hole of life as we know it,and it's All Over Rover the End of the World is nigh. Also if this happens NOT to Happen. If you want an Ark I Noah Guy.!! Become a floater, water wings and all, the big girls have then built in, and beer drinker Float and Bloat. It must be bad all this rain, water and floods all around the old dart. News over here have photos of the City of York under water,How is Poor Hereford and Worcester?? My heart goes out for little Upton on Seven always Under. My Sister lives in Malvern at least they are high and dry.Take care all,!!! Remember Breast stroke., Then Back stroke, and last of all The Australian Crawl. Wye, Wye Wye. hollerharris
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1:03pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Biomech says...

Judging by the way this council are running things, I think the Mayans were predicting the end of Hereford.
Judging by the way this council are running things, I think the Mayans were predicting the end of Hereford. Biomech
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