A LOWER speed limit to improve safety at a dangerous junction in rural Herefordshire is still being pursued.

Wyeside Group Parish Council said it was looking for the speed limit on the B4352, which connects Clehonger, near Hereford, to Hardwicke, near Hay-on-Wye, to be cut in Moccas.

But according to minutes, it was in 2019 when the issue of speeding on the straight run through Moccas was discussed and it was agreed that ward councillor Jennie Hewitt to approach Herefordshire Council.


She was going to ask that the speed limit on the stretch of the road through the village be reduced from 60mph to 40mph "to help prevent danger to persons emerging form the crossroads".

Those crossroads are where Woodbury Lane and the road leading to the church and cricket club meet the B4352 between Blakemere and Bredwardine.

Minutes said she would take the idea forward, but minutes from December 2022's meeting suggested progress was slow.

Two Wyeside parish councillors and Coun Hewitt, an Independents for Herefordshire councillor for Golden Valley North, had attended a meeting with the traffic regulation order team, for highways, on location in Moccas.


Minutes said there was an acknowledgement that a drop in the speed limit to 40mph may be desirable but this would be subject to consultation and analysis of traffic data.

Having gates on verges, as seen in other villages across Herefordshire, was suggested so drivers knew they were entering the village, and the parish council was told there could be funding available from the police and crime commissioner for West Mercia.

Speed assessments would now be made and consultation on proposals would also be implemented, minutes added.