Anger at Welwyn Garden City repair delay

PUBLISHED: 12:07 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 24 February 2017

Cycle racks that were broken by a car before Christmas.

Cycle racks that were broken by a car before Christmas.


County Hall is under fire for failing to repair damage from a central Welwyn Garden City road accident for more than two months.

Lib Dem councillor Malcolm Cowan reported damaged cycle racks in Wigmores North on December 23, and told the Welwyn Hatfield Times the site was potentially dangerous and an eyesore.

He said: “The people of Herts, who pay their wages, deserve so much better. It hasn’t even started, seven weeks after I reported it.”

Kevin Carrol, divisional manager of county council contractor Ringway, said: “We have protected the damaged cycle racks with barriers to keep the area safe for pedestrians. We have to prioritise maintenance works and fix the most dangerous faults first.

“The follow-up repair works were classified as a low-maintenance priority and will go into a future planned works programme.”

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