New junction branded 'madness'

PUBLISHED: 12:56 08 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 26 October 2009

Some of the Moors Walk traders with their petitions

Some of the Moors Walk traders with their petitions

SHOP owners are the latest to express their anguish at a new road junction. As previously reported in the WHT, the new entrance to the Moors Walk shopping parade in WGC has created a bit of a stir among disgruntled residents.

SHOP owners are the latest to express their anguish at a new road junction.

As previously reported in the WHT, the new entrance to the Moors Walk shopping parade in WGC has created a bit of a stir among disgruntled residents.

Letters have flown in to Times Towers in their droves from shoppers unhappy with the new entrance which was moved from a roundabout and sits just yards from a pedestrian crossing.

Now shopkeepers of the parade are joining in the debate - starting up a petition to take to Welwyn Hatfield Council in a bid to get the old entrance restored.

Chris Coulson, branch manager of Martins Newsagents, started the petition on Thursday and has since had over 400 signatures.

He said: "The amount of signatures we have already shows just how much this has angered people.

"Shop workers and customers all feel the same about the entrance, it is a ridiculous idea."

Graham Squires, owner of Panshanger Hardware, said: "It is not a clever idea. I'm not sure what was wrong with the old entrance, so why did they have to play around with it?"

Becky Hossell, branch manager of Simmons, said: "We are all supporting the petition here and so are all of our customers, because it really is a dangerous entrance."

Patrick McCarthy, owner of Sleek Designs, said: "I've been working in the parade for 30 years and never saw an accident on the roundabout entrance in all that time, but this new one is dangerous.

"It is absolute madness, even the workers think it is a bad idea.


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