County council hammered over 'appalling' Hatfield road

PUBLISHED: 08:30 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 22 November 2017

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps with residents angry at the state of Hillfield.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps with residents angry at the state of Hillfield.

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Hatfield residents and their MP have blasted the county council over the "appalling" state of a road in Hatfield.

Several residents met Tory MP Grant Shapps to discuss their fruitless attempts to get Hillfield resurfaced for the first time in decades.

“I came to Hillfield to meet with local residents and to see for myself the appalling state of the road,” the former Tory Party chairman said.

“I was told that the road was last resurfaced in 1986, and it’s clear that the poor quality of the surface is impacting on the lives of my constituents.

“I have urgently asked Hertfordshire County Council to address this issue so that everyone can use the road safely.”

Local resident James Barnes added: “We are thankful to Grant for coming to see the poor condition of the road himself.

“We have been trying to get this road resurfaced for many years now, which is causing damage to residents’ vehicles. Something needs to be done now.”

Hertfordshire County Council has been approached for comment.

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