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County slammed over delays to fix  flooded crossing

 Published on: 26th April 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Herts County Council has been slammed by Central Watford Councillors for a year long delay over a pedestrian crossing that becomes unusable when it rains.

The crossing in busy Clarendon Road on the main route to and from Watford Junction floods on one side every time it rains.

County Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst and Borough Councillor Aga Dychton, both Lib Dem councillors, have been demanding action for almost a year and repeatedly reported the problem.

Cllr Aga Dychton said “This is a busy pedestrian route and people cannot use the crossing when it rains and those that walk past  get covered in water from passing traffic – it’s a disgrace that been left like this so long after we reported it and chased for action so many times.

After 10 month wait the county council has now finally admitted that a utility company has broken the drains and that has caused the flooding. They now plan to rectify flooding at the crossing and resurface Clarendon Road.

County Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, said ” This is just typical of the delays we get from county . Yet this is a major route, it’s totally unacceptable and it lets the Town down, it’s no wonder I and my colleagues opposed Ringway getting the  Highways contract for another 5 years if they take 10 months to find a drain is broken!”

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