Stanborough boat roundabout repaired for £6,000

PUBLISHED: 09:37 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:59 17 May 2016

Stanborough's newly-repaired boat roundabout

Stanborough's newly-repaired boat roundabout

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The much-mocked boat decorating a key Wewyn Garden City road junction has been repaired at a cost of thousands of pounds.

The boat, the butt of regular ridicule since installation on a Stanborough Road roundabout in 2007, has been repaired by the borough council after a car hit it last year.

A spokeswoman said the cost of £6,000 was entirely met by an insurance claim.

Former borough councillor Dennis Lewis told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “They should have used the money to see if it would work as a submarine, because a lot of people think it should be thrown in the lake.”

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