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Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:24:52 am »
I have attached a photo of a post that has been erected in the middle of the pavement on Marshmoor Bridge. Please list your observations as to why this is dangerous. You may use a second sheet of foolscap.
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 01:22:32 pm »
Foolscap being the operative word. Unbelievable!!
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 03:05:10 pm »
I have now had a response from the Highways Dept. They will attend to this matter. When?
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 12:23:49 pm »
I suggest to all the people who have contacted the Highways dept, to bring to there attention the state of Pot-holes and dangerous paving around our area, and not just the petty speed humps that everyone is whinging about.

Have a walk down Hawkshead lane towards Vet college, and then you will MOAN !!!

 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 11:57:32 am »
The post is still there and I now have a witness who saw a lady with a double buggy having to go on to the road. Do we have to wait until there is an incident?
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 02:30:03 pm »
The post is still there and I now have a witness who saw a lady with a double buggy having to go on to the road. Do we have to wait until there is an incident?
you are correct Dubhagan we shouldnt have to wait for an incident, i agree the lady with the buggy should not need to go on the road.

Now think Georges Wood Road with no paths.
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 05:56:04 pm »
The post is still there and I now have a witness who saw a lady with a double buggy having to go on to the road. Do we have to wait until there is an incident?
That's awful because that bit of road is very dangerous at the best of times without having to negotiate a buggy with children in as well.  No way should anyone have to go into the road but there's no alternative way round.  Also dangerous for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.  The sign is completely mad

I hope the witness was able to take a photgraph

Hope it gets sorted soon
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 07:22:27 pm »
I Walked past the Sign this morning.  The funny thing is the Large sign is attached to the Green lamp post,  but the new sign has been planted smack bang in the middle of the pavement, why o why, o why could they just not attached it below the large sign ????.    The new obstruction says  Lorries over 7.5tn turn >    I bet the Council Planner who  Gave permission for this  COCK UP got a bonus for his good and careful Planning.

No wonder the councils going skint with Planners like this. Thank god they were not bomb aimers in the last War, God knows were the Bombs would have landed.   Come on Planners another waste of our Money... Sort it OUT !

PS The sign is on the ffotpath leading to Welham Green Station, You Cant Miss it, No Prams or Buggies though or you may get crushed by a Lorry.
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 11:00:17 am »
The Highways Dept. are going to deal with the post and move it to a more pedestrian friendly position.  Why didn't they do this in the first place? More ratepayers money being wasted! It will be seen to some time in November so do be careful for the next five or six weeks.
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 01:37:56 pm »
Be nice to find out why they put it there and why the person putting it there didn't think it was a little stupid ("I was only following orders guv").
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 04:14:54 pm »
Be nice to find out why they put it there and why the person putting it there didn't think it was a little stupid ("I was only following orders guv").
The said person would have been well paid for creating this gross misdemeanor.  IMO c.40,000 pa. Makes you weep doesn't it.
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 08:10:01 pm »
Hard to believe but the post is still there three months since I first complained about it. Talk about treating the public with contempt. is there anybody who cares?
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 10:25:31 pm »
Im afraid there is probably no one in the Highways Department who cares.   I have contacted Herts Highways twice in the last three months and have, on both occasions, been told that someone would call me back.   To date no one has returned my calls and the problems still exist.   Dont hold you breath on this one. :(
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 10:56:22 pm »
I reported a faulty piece of armco barrier nearly a year ago and it's still unresolved on their system. I would think by the time things are outstanding a month it ought to get escalated to a manager to ask why. You have to keep your part of the deal by paying up each month, they don't need to keep theirs it seems.

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 02:18:52 am »
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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 02:45:57 pm »
I reported a faulty piece of armco barrier nearly a year ago and it's still unresolved on their system.

I and over 30 of my neighbours sent a petition to Herts Highways earlier this year to get something done about the very heavy lorries using Swanley Bar Lane as a cut through.  I then spoke at a committee meeting and the petition was accepted and passed on for action.  So far we have had a suggestion of 'no parking' lines at the junction with Swanley Crescent, and now a suggestion of 4 parking bays cut into the grass triangle next to the phone box and post box at the Hawkshead Road junction.  They would replace the existing two spaces cut into the grass!  Big deal.

Herts Highways seems to think that reducing the number of vehicles parked on the roadway will answer the lorry problem.  The clearer road will just make it worse and encourage speeding and lorries.  And these suggestions come from a presumably qualified and experienced highways engineer. 

Don't expect sense or timely action from Herts Highways if the above postings and my experience are anything to go by.

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 03:15:09 pm »
Don't expect sense or timely action from Herts Highways if the above postings and my experience are anything to go by.

And certainly expect it a lot less timely now following the news that they are faced with a 1% capped pay freeze... 
 

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Re: Hazard - road sign blocking the pavement in Welham Green
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2011, 11:38:22 am »
I am pleased to report that after 4 months the post has now been moved to a "pedestrian friendly position". BUT the question is "Why wasn't it put there in the first place?"
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