LEDBURY Town Council’s deputy mayor, Cllr Liz Harvey, has insisted that Bye Street won’t be made one-way.

The Ledbury Reporter reported today that it understands that Bye Street was being considered for a one-way system, as detailed in Herefordshire Council documents leaked to a reporter.

However, Cllr Harvey said: “Herefordshire Council is not proposing to make Bye Street one way. Rumours to the contrary are without foundation.

"The Covid-19 emergency transport measures that are being consulted upon for Ledbury relate to only 3 locations: The High Street, Church Street and the southern end of Woodleigh Road.

"In addition, all roads within the town are proposed to be reduced to 20mph speed limit. This will tackle vehicle speeding issues in some particular trouble-spots and will improve safety and amenity for everyone living in and visiting the town.”

Herefordshire Council’s plans to make the town centre better for pedestrians and cyclists would also see the widening of the pavement in Market Square.

Councillor John Harrington, the council's transport chief, said a reason for the proposed changes, which would be temporary, was to provide more space for shoppers due to Covid-19 distancing restrictions.