On August 12, a large stretch of road in Fala, Scotland, collapsed due to torrential rains.

It was completely repaired and reopened in less than a month.

A far smaller portion of the B4224 leading to Fownhope collapsed in March for the same reason.

Not only is it still unusable, but recent updates suggest it could well be closed until March of 2021.

This is unacceptable and it is a disgrace.

Herefordshire Council might consider phoning Scotland to ask what their secret is, though I suspect it’s just hard work and common sense, instead of constant excuse-making and an abject failure to discharge basic duties to the county.

Mike Galvin

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