A local pressure washing company stencilled their details on paving surrounding the war memorial on the High Street, which caused quite a stir amongst residents.
The advertisement, which read: “HERTS PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAY AND PATIO REMOVAL”, along with the company’s Facebook page underneath, was brought to the attention of the Aldenham Parish Council by a passing resident, according to Councillor Vivienne Charrett.
The councillor, who is a member of the Parks and Open Spaces Committee, said that when the council received the complaint, it reached out to the company and asked them to remove it or pay the council to remove it for them.
Cllr Charrett said their response was: “All we did was clean a bit of pavement, and since it isn’t permanent, no crime has been committed, but please feel free to pursue this line of enquiry if you wish. We shall not be removing or paying for the removal of the stencils.”
While the mark on the paving has now reportedly been cleared, many residents were left upset by the advertisement.
When Cllr Charrett opened up a discussion on the Radlett Village Facebook page about the etching, many responded saying they thought it was “disrespectful” and “inappropriate.” There were also a number of people who defended the company’s actions, saying that the advertisement was impressive and far enough from the memorial to not be offensive.
RadlettNews reached out to Herts Pressure Washing’s owner, Alex Bracken, for comment but he declined.