Access road work in progress

Village Hall access road re-opened. Thank you Martin!

After months of worsening potholes on the access road to Wychbold Village Hall in Wychavon, Worcestershire, Dodderhill Parish Council had to take the difficult decision to close the road. The risk of injury to people, dogs, cars, bicycles and other vehicles was just too great.

The Parish Council was in the middle of obtaining quotes for repairs when Martin Phillips, in his liaison role for the contractors on the Smart Motorway Programme (SMP) Alliance National Emergency Area Retrofit M5 J4a to 6 scheme contacted one of the councillors with regard to a member of the Parish’s concerns about future motorway works and mentioned the Social Value policy they have when working in an area.

To our amazement and without fuss, the job was done within a few days.  The road was swept, the drains were cleared, the potholes and the areas around them were excavated and new tarmac was laid.  The council and residents were amazed at the thoroughness of the job and the excellent end result.

That the road is open once again is thanks to the SMP Alliance Partners bmJV and Forkers Ltd and the M5 J5 Improvement Scheme contractors, Heidelberg Materials (with tarmac donated by Midland Quarry Products).  Residents, visitors and workmen who need to use transport can once again use the access road to park by our village hall and get to the playing fields and park.  Very many thanks to everyone  who made this possible and saved the council (and residents) thousands of pounds, which can now be spent on other projects to improve the community.

Renewed access road to park

Renewed access road to park

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Parish Councillors thanking Martin Phillips for the repairs.