Willersey parish councillors say they feel let down by Gloucestershire County Council in the campaign to rectify the village's heavy goods vehicles problem.

Gloucestershire County Council advertised its intention of introducing a 7.5-tonne weight restriction on Main Street and Broadway Road in the Journal last September but since the advertisement, nothing has been done.

At their latest meeting, members expressed concern that action had not been taken on Main Street. Afterwards, chairman Maurice Andrews said: "We as a parish council fear that we've been badly let down by Gloucestershire County Council. It is our county council and it is supposed to be acting on our behalf."

Mr Andrews said that Gloucestershire County Council had also failed to strengthen the railway bridge at Willersey.

Last October, Worcestershire County Council launched an official objection to plans to stop heavy goods vehicles passing through Willersey because it was concerned that extra traffic would be diverted on to the railway bridge at Collin Lane, which needed strengthening.

Worcestershire insisted Gloucestershire County Council complete the upgrading of the work and that plans should not go ahead until Collin Lane was upgraded.

Despite this latest objection, last month the county council and Wychavon District Council gave their support as long as safety conditions along Collin Lane were improved.

A Freight Quality Partnership meeting was set to take place yesterday (Wednesday) with representatives from Gloucestershire County Council, Worcestershire County Council and The Road Haulage Association.

Lawrence Elcocks, area transportation manager of the county council environment department, said before any measures were implemented cost had to be considered, and a meeting of The Traffic Regulation Order Panel in March was necessary to give people the chance to air their views.

He said: "We have had a 120- signature petition from the residents of Collin Lane not to add additional heavy goods traffic to their road.

If a weight restriction is put on Main Street, it will mean a change of traffic to Collin Lane. Before we do that, we need to improve the lane but the cost is more than we thought. Excluding the strengthening of the bridge, it will cost £200,000, and there was only a cost of £50,000 mentioned originally."