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Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council


Planned road closure of the B4215 February to July 2019

We have been advised that the B4215 will be closed in successive sections from mid February to July 2019 while Severn Trent Water replace the main water main.  The closure will affect from Two-Mile Lane in Highnam to Newbliss Straight south of Trioscape.

We are currently seeking details of the arrangements for the closure and will update this website as and when we have more details. We are also expecting the engineer responsible to attend the next meeting of the Parish Council on 28 January to tell us more about the project and answer questions.

Today (12 December), we have been advised:

  • The works will be starting at the junction of B4215 and Two-Mile Lane
  • The full closure will be in place for 24 hours
  • The closure will remain in place over the weekend.
  • They will be looking at weekend working to reduce the overall duration of the work.

4 January:  we had expected to meet with the Project Team early next week, but this has now been postponed as we have been advised that the contractors are looking "at options to mitigate and review the project as there are a number of outcomes to explore."  We will keep you posted.



Prior to the meeting, there was public discussion about the continued illegal encampments on Highleadon Green and about the unauthorised building work and dumping of waste at Rectory Fields and Church Meadow. Some twenty members of the public attended this session.


At the Council meeting , Rudford and Highleadon Parish Councillors:

·    agreed to liaise further with the District and County Councils in a renewed effort to put an end to the    illegal encampments, unauthorised building work and dumping of waste

·    decided to maintain the precept (the element of Council Tax that goes to the Parish Council) at the same level as last year

·    discussed the most recent analysis of the data from the Vehicle Activated Sign.  This compared the speeds of vehicles in autumn 2018 with those of autumn 2017. It showed little change in the broad patterns, which indicate that most drivers above the limit are identified at Trioscape travelling northwards, suggesting that the Sign may be helping in slowing such vehicles before they reach right-turning vehicles 

·    agreed to make a donation of £200 to the Highleadon Green Association to support their work in maintaining the Green

·    agreed to investigate further the possibility of erecting a bus shelter for northbound travellers at Highleadon turn, taking account of its potential to affect sightlines

·    referred the matter of the issues around a vacant property in the Parish to the District Council for further action

·    noted that the winter grit bins have all been replenished and that there are now reserve supplies stored in the Rudford. Should parishioners need to access these, please contact Bob Wolfson (790831) or Mark Deane (790774)

·    thanked the retiring Clerk, Sandie Middleton, for all her hard work over the last six and a half years, and made a presentation to her.  The new Clerk, Belinda Holder, can be contacted at


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday January 28 at 7.30pm at Rudford & Highleadon Village Hall, Rudford

The dates for forthcoming Parish Council meetings, all of which are held at 7.30 in Rudford and Highleadon Village Hall are:

 28 January 2019, 25 March 2019

You can find the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings under the 'Parish Meetings' tab of this website.  If you can't find what you are looking for, or need to contact the Parish Clerk or a Councillor, please use the contact details on the 'Your Councillors' page, or the 'Contact' tab on this website.