BAGS full of rubbish have been left spilling into Widemarsh Street, Hereford, after they were not collected.

Widemarsh Street is currently closed to vehicles as the £1.2 million project to rip up the trip hazard kerbs gets underway.

But Hereford Business Improvement District (BID) said bins have not been collected, with the bags strewn across the narrow walkway, with the road cordoned off with barriers.


Hereford BID, which represents businesses in the city centre, said: it had been asked by shops in Widemarsh Street to help and ask questions about the collection of trade waste.

It said the collection "seems to have been missed" and said this was "probably due to logistical issues from the roadworks".

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The BID added that Herefordshire Council said its contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places will be there as soon as possible to remove bags which are spilling into the narrow walkways.

Herefordshire Council has been approached for comment. The work in Widemarsh Street is set to take 17 weeks and started last Monday.