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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.

25 January: we had hoped that representatives of Severn Trent would attend the Parish Council meeting on Monday 28 January to share their thinking on alternative options for the works.  However, they have declined to do so, telling us that they are not yet in a position to say anything, but will be sharing their plans with businesses and communities before progressing them.

24 February: after the January Parish Council meeting, we wrote again to Severn Trent reiterating the concerns of local residents and seeking an early response.  To date, no reply has been received.

Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council


2019 is an election year for the Parish Council. Nominations open on 26 March and elections will be held on 2 May.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor and would like to know more about what it involves, please contact the Clerk (see below) or the Chair, Bob Wolfson (

At the Council meeting , Rudford and Highleadon Parish Councillors:

·     welcomed the new Clerk to the Council, Belinda Holder, who can be contacted at

·     discussed the proposed, currently postponed, road closure of the B4215 by Severn Trent and agreed to write a further letter expressing the concerns of local residents and seeking an early resolution 

·     followed up matters relating to the illegal encampments on Highleadon Green, unauthorised building work and dumping of waste at the end of Church Lane, and the issues around a vacant property in Buttermilk Lane, referring them where necessary to the relevant authorities

·     noted that the bridge over the Redbrook has now been completed in full

·     agreed to hold a site meeting including local residents to investigate further erecting a bus shelter for northbound travellers at Highleadon turn, taking account of its potential to affect sightlines

·     decided to investigate further the possibility of clearing the area at the corner of Buttermilk Lane and planting commemorative trees there

The full draft minutes are available on this website on the 'Parish Council Meetings' page


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday March 25 at 7.30pm at Rudford & Highleadon Village Hall, Rudford. The other dates for 2019 meetings will be 29 April (Annual Parish Meeting), 13 May, 29 July, 23 September, 25 November


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.