A county councillor for Garston criticised Herts County Council for not addressing the poor condition of the roads and footpaths in the area.
Cllr Tim Williams also lambasted transport bosses at County Hall for refusing to inspect the areas with him and refusing to attend a meeting with a local residents’ association.
Despite potholes, crumbling footways, broken kerbs, Cllr Williams said officers at County Hall say the roads are fine.
For the past six months he has been asking council officers to come and look at the roads.
Officers have also rejected a request to attend the AGM of the next year, saying they are not resourced to attend.
Cllr Williams called on the county council to address the situation.
He said: “The conditions of roads in Garston, in the whole of Watford, are in dire conditions due to lack of investment, we all know this, but Herts County Council do not seem to have the desire or capability to address these concerns.
“I find it disrespectful that they are, as a public service, refusing point blankly to attend a meeting of an active residents’ association next year. This could have been a great opportunity for them to explain their position, but they preferred to duck it”.