Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has today offered an update following a ‘constructive’ meeting with Herefordshire Council on Friday 6th September.

Mr Wiggin met with Council chiefs to discuss numerous issues – including the Hereford bypass.

After the meeting Mr Wiggin offered an update saying:

“I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with the new Administration of the Council and ask them to consider the risks that these delays pose to the bypass project. I made clear my views that the funding was at risk and my own priority has to be the majority of my constituents who want a bypass as soon as possible.

The Council said they wanted to investigate further so we must hope that sense will prevail. I initially fought for an Eastern route but I would prefer any bypass to no bypass. I will continue to press for the western route.

We also discussed other pressing issues like the economy and Housing and Planning and I hope that we can work positively together to ensure a bright future for Herefordshire.”