Adopt these Hatfield roads now

Sir – I would draw your attention to the parking problems that we are having on the Salisbury Estate. The roads on the estate are particularly narrow and there are no road markings or signs. The majority of householders have integral parking spaces attach

Sir - I would draw your attention to the parking problems that we are having on the Salisbury Estate. The roads on the estate are particularly narrow and there are no road markings or signs.

The majority of householders have integral parking spaces attached to their properties, but still park in the roads or more often on the pavements, which is a traffic offence.

With the opening of the Howe Dell School, twice a day there is gridlock on the Runway. The coaches and mini-buses park where they like, the drivers being quite offensive and do not understand the law of 'right of way'. We were given to understand that the coaches and mini-buses were to turn into the school grounds to load and unload pupils and that a turning point was available for them to use. They claim that they have not got room to do this, but I have noticed that the bin lorries manage to do this very well.

The problem is made worse by residents parking in front of the bungalows opposite the school entrance and parking on the T-junction between Dragon Road and the Runway. All these people have off road parking.


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The bus routes uses both Dragon Road and The Runway, both of which are supposed to be clamping areas. This very rarely happens, so the roads stay full of obstructions.

I understand that Bovis and/or Taylor Wimpey are responsible for the roads until the area is adopted by Herts CC when traffic issues will become the responsibility of WHC.

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As both of these companies are experiencing difficulties in the current climate, I suspect the roads in Salisbury Village will take a very low priority in their plans.

If this is the case, why not hand them over?

DA Barton, Oxford Place, Hatfield.

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