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MP calls on Watford residents to sign the Link Road petition

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Watford MP Richard Harrington is calling on the community to sign a petition on the Link Road. Bushey Arches, West Watford and the ring road all suffer from traffic congestion and now residents have the opportunity to change this and alleviate some of the pressure on these routes. Richard said: “Around two years ago I secured £7million of funding from the Government toward a new Link Road, which will create access from the M1 via Dalton Way, to the back of the Hospital near Cardiff Road. “This was excellent news and very welcome, it will undoubtedly relieve pressure by removing hospital traffic from other routes, and will ensure faster response times with ambulances no longer having to battle their way down Vicarage Road.” Since then however plans are afoot for the council to install number plate recognition cameras along the Link Road to make sure that Watford residents cannot use it. Local residents using the new road to get home for example, would receive a fine. Richard said: “I do not believe that local residents are properly aware of this, and I want that to change. I also do not believe that preventing local people from using the road is fair; after all it is being paid for with public money. “I am lobbying the Council to change their mind on this and I hope you will join me. I have started a petition asking the Council to allow local residents the use of the Link Road, and you can sign it here.” https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qVlF-1SxuugnDTZtTLH8v25Hpaxl-gtt0zCzHBgQfXI/viewform?edit_requested=true

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