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A list of unadopted roads has been compiled which highlights that the majority of unadopted roads in St Albans district can be traced back to just a handful of large developers. Some roads have been waiting nearly 15 years. Councillor Allan Witherick, who has been fighting hard to get Goldsmiths Way adopted with help from […]

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Fighting for safety (Lorry blind spots)

by awitherick on 29 March, 2011

Lethal blind spots in lorries which are the cause of so many cyclist deaths could soon be a thing of the past after the success of a long-running campaign strongly supported by LibDem MEPs on lorry and truck road safety. Campaigners have secured the support of the 369 MEPs needed for the ‘Written Declaration’ on […]

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Hertfordshire County Council is encouraging older drivers to increase their confidence and stay safe behind the wheel by enrolling on a Driving Advantage course. The one-day confidence building course is tailored to drivers aged over 60, with presentations and advice from an advanced driving instructor and a physiotherapist. People who sign up for the course […]

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A1(M) Hatfield Tunnel – overnight closures

by awitherick on 8 March, 2011

Although it’s not in the Ward, many local residents will use this route at various points and so we’ve posted it up for information. The A1(M) will be fully closed in both directions overnight between Tuesday 8 March and Monday 14 March to allow for a change of traffic management. The works are part of […]

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Don’t get hurt on the pavement…

by awitherick on 26 February, 2011

Liberal Democrats have been shocked to discover that pedestrians who fall and injure themselves on pavements are ignored in the Tory County Council’s statistics. Liberal Democrat county councillor Malcolm Cowan was shocked to be told, while working on an update to a county council report, that the only figures kept for ‘trips and slips’ on […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors demand changes to the way the county handles developers payments for community benefit following almost £500,000 being repaid to developers. Senior county councillors have demanded massive changes in the way the county council handles monies it received from developers to help mitigate the effect of developments and to fund such things as […]

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Normandy Road, the good and the bad…

by awitherick on 6 February, 2011

County councillors in St Albans on Thursday condemned the farcical processes employed by the Conservative led county council in identifying roads in need of repair. At a meeting of the Joint Member Panel, which brings together county and district councillors to examine road priorities, a report on four particular roads was produced. Normandy Road was […]

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Coopers Green Lane

by awitherick on 4 February, 2011

Not in the Ward, but of course many will use it and it may impact on traffic along Sandpit Lane. Hertfordshire Highways is to carry out repairs to the road surface and drainage work on Coopers Green Lane between St Albans and Hatfield. Work is due to start on February 9 and is expected to […]

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Sandridgebury Lane Highways survey work

by awitherick on 7 January, 2011

Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Melvyn Teare had an email on Tuesday 4 January which said: “In case you are not already aware, Mouchel (apparently on behalf of Herts Highways) have been carrying out measurements of the junction of Sandridgebury Lane with Harpenden Road.”  The resident went on to ask if we could check what was […]

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Porters Wood and Valley Road Resurfacing

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

Optimistically (ie it’s weather dependent!), Herts Highways hope to do resurfacing work between the 10th and 19th January (during work days, 8pm through to 6am) with a full road closure in place each time. It’s one of the areas that your local Liberal Democrats have been campaigning on for some time, so let’s hope Herts […]

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