'Clear Welwyn Hatfield's road signs'

FAILURE to take promised action over clearing vegetation obscuring road signs has angered a councillor. Malcolm Cowan has long lobbied Herts County Council to clear trees and shrubs away from street furniture across Times Territory. Last year, the Lib Dem

FAILURE to take promised action over clearing vegetation obscuring road signs has angered a councillor.

Malcolm Cowan has long lobbied Herts County Council to clear trees and shrubs away from street furniture across Times Territory.

Last year, the Lib Dem borough and county councillor was told measures would be taken to improve the visibility of each of the authority's 82 road signs.

But Cllr Cowan told the WHT in many cases the work had made "no difference".


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"It is obvious that many long-running problem signs have not been touched," he said.

"Just take the two on the A1000 at Mill Green that were featured in the WHT last year and the year before - locally famous, yet neither has been revealed."

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He added: "I know from comments from residents how daft they think the situation is - I think they will be even more annoyed to find nothing has been done when we were promised action."

A county council spokesman said: "These two signs have been included in Herfordshire Highways' current operational maintenance programme.

"There have, unfortunately, been some delays owing to the severe weather earlier in the year, which means that the works crews have had to concentrate on pothole repairs.

"However, the vegetation clearance programme is now about 90 per cent complete, and these two signs will be attended to as soon as possible."

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