Welwyn Garden City town centre trial overruns

PUBLISHED: 12:30 19 June 2018

The taxi rank had been moved to the southern section of Stonehills during the trial.

The taxi rank had been moved to the southern section of Stonehills during the trial.

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Hertfordshire County Council has apologised after the Welwyn Garden City town centre trial overran this week.

Joint proposals from the county council and borough council, which have been tested since the middle of May, were scheduled to finish on Sunday, June 17.

However, yesterday (Monday, June 18) traffic was still totally banned from the northern section of Stonehills, and the taxi rank continued to occupy the southern part.

Town centre traders, many of whom oppose the changes, were left irritated that the trial had not finished and no information had been given.

Following a WHT enquiry, a Herts County Council spokeswoman today said: “We apologise that traffic management remained on site on Monday. We can confirm that this has now been removed.

“The temporary lines will be removed today and permanent lines replaced as soon as practicable.

“Officers are on site today to help things return to normal and we will be speaking to traders in Stonehills to make them aware of the relining works.”

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