DRAINAGE will be a priority for Herefordshire Council’s emerging Annual Plan, which which sets out the Highways and Public Realm aims for the coming year.

Herefordshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places work closely with Town and Parish Councils and other stakeholders “to identify and prioritise future road and public space improvements across the county”.

All A, B and major C roads in the county are inspected monthly to ensure safety and information from these and other inspections inform the development of the plan.

A spokesman said: “The priorities will focus on drainage following a difficult period which has seen the county affected by several flooding events. There will also be work on structures, including significant bridge works.

“General maintenance activities will continue, but this focus is possible because of the additional investment that has been made into carriageway surfacing “