Originally the Broadway bypass on the A44 did not exist so all traffic went through Broadway High Street and as Evesham did not have the A46 bypass,
the A46 went through Willersey. Traffic was much lighter in those days. The Evesham bypass opened in 1987 which in time took on the function
and name of the A46 and the Broadway bypass opened in 1998 to take the A44 traffic. The original A46 in Willersey is now renamed the A4632. The
place names on the road signs have not been altered so if you want to go to Stratford from Evesham you are sent up the Broadway bypass and down
Main Street in Willersey rather than along Collin Lane. Satnavs are more sensible! They send you along Collin Lane.
Willersey is just off the A44 where it runs from Oxford to Evesham.
It is well signposted at the Evesham end of this section of the A44.
Willersey has very few double yellow lines and parking restrictions but you are also very welcome to park (for free)
in the Village car park behind the Village Hall at any time.
When driving from the Broadway direction to Willersey there is a very sharp left hand bend opposite the Methodist Church.
If you wish to turn right up Campden Lane at this point, because of poor visibility it may be better to go down Main Street,
turn round and approach the junction from a safer, different direction.
This picture shows a lorry negotiating this sharp bend and being forced to come across the whole road.
Here are two more pictures of lorries negotiating this sharp bend.
In freezing weather, Campden Lane which is very steep can become lethal when it gets a layer of ice on it (toboggan run)! Often there is a stream running down the road which adds to the problem.
As it is not a main road it rarely gets gritted. It is best avoided in these conditions. Use the A44 Fish Hill instead which is higher on the priority list for winter gritting and salting.
The Two Build Outs in Collin Lane, Willersey are now Complete.
Here is a drivers eye view of the build out heading out of Willersey.
Willersey Parish Council has been using its influence to try and improve the build outs scheme. A log of incidents is to be kept and it would be helpful
if anyone who has had a near miss or accident to report brief details including date, time and nature of incident by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information will form part of the pressure we are exerting on Gloucestershire Highways Dept. to resolve the matter.
In November 2918, one of the bollards has been broken off.
Amey delivers highways services across Gloucestershire.
Here is a letter from Amey about a consultation on the proposed build outs in Collin Lane.
This is the latest plan for the build outs
( and here is an earlier plan.) The last offical date for comments was Friday 3rd March 2017.
The greatest concentration of road accidents in Willersey happen at the mini roundabout at the bottom of Main Street.