CHANGES have been made to a junction on a Herefordshire main road where several drivers failed to stop and crashed into a ditch.

Coun Ellie Chowns said she was "really concerned" after hearing of the hotspot at the junction of two main roads between Hereford and Worcester.

Reports on social media and to Green Party councillor Ellie Chowns highlighted a number of crashes at the junction of the A4103 and the B4214 Bromyard to Ledbury road, at the bottom of Fromes Hill.


She then started pushing for changes at the junction, with 12 nights of roadworks, including closures, saw changes made.

There are now bollards in the middle of the road, clearer lines and better signage at the junction.

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Several times over the autumn and winter months, cars had been seen in the ditch at the end of the road from Ledbury, having overshot the junction and crashes – with one local saying it was "a fatal accident waiting to happen".

Writing in the latest edition of the Frome Valley News parish magazine, Coun Chowns said: "As you all know, I am also very passionate about road safety.

"I'm pleased to see there have been further safety improvements to the junction at the bottom of Fromes Hill."


She added: "As the nights draw in and the conditions become darker and more slippery, I hope everyone stays safe."