A call on Herts County Council to give residents a Xmas present of repaired road signs has been made by county councillor Malcolm Cowan. "All over the district we see signs knocked down but not repaired. It makes the area look very neglected as well as harder for motorists to navigate" he says.
"There is also a danger aspect - the signs may be just off the road but anyone losing control or having to swerve could face serious damage. The county council keeps saying they will be fixed, but when? The sign in Waterside has been down for around 2 years, the one in Osborn Way since April, as reported by the WHT at the time, now we have others in Broadwater Rd and Stanborough Rd.
My colleague Paul Zukowskyj is experiencing 3 year delay in getting signs in Hatfield fixed. I have a sign in Hydeway that was removed and the hole filled in, so I don't expect that to come back any time soon.
"Ringway, the main highways contractor, are getting away with murder by not fixing them and the Tory-run county council are letting them", Malcolm added.