An articulate seven-year-old girl has written to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) explaining how a flooded road is affecting her journeys to school.
Anisa Ford regularly walks to school with her younger brother and is troubled by unsafe flooding on Herons Court.
She wrote a heartfelt letter to the council, which read: “Overnight when it rains, the next day in the morning when we get out of the house there is a giant puddle which me, and my brother can’t get past. The cars zoom super-fast through the puddle and we get splashed.”
Anisa wants the council to investigate the flooding and come to a quick solution. Her father, Nick, has been disappointed by the lack of care taken by officials when considering important road safety.
He said: “This problem with surface water drainage has been going on since we moved here, eight years ago, and I think it’s about time the council took responsibility and fixed the problem.”
Radlett News have addressed the issue of this flooding after complaints were previously raised by Herons Court resident Roger Graham.
In light of the recent criticisms, a representative of HCC previously said: “We have always worked hard to try to identify the risks and reduce the effects flooding has on communities. We aim to investigate all reports of flooding to see if there is anything that can be done to reduce the risk in the future.”
Written by Chris Redmayne