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General Discussion Boards => Transport => Topic started by: Editor on July 01, 2017, 05:43:59 pm

Title: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Editor on July 01, 2017, 05:43:59 pm
The short lane between Moffats Lane and the Gobions Open Space car park seems to be as bad as I've ever seen it. Jonas Way, as it is now called, has always had potholes, but there seems to be more than ever now, and they are deeper. The issue has been raised on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/brookmanspark/) by one local resident who was commenting on the new exercise equipment (http://www.brookmans.com/forum/index.php/topic,5605.msg41313.html#msg41313) that's just been installed in Gobions Open Space.

Title: Re: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Editor on July 01, 2017, 06:00:15 pm
I am told that Jonas Way is managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk), and that, in the past, North Mymms Parish Council (http://www.northmymms.org) has offered to help with the cost of repairs. So I have tweeted including both so they are aware of the situation with the potholes.

Title: Re: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Editor on July 02, 2017, 03:00:47 pm
A local resident has contacted this site with the following information.

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The sign at the entrance to Jonas Way states "Gobions Wood Nature Reserve and access road owned and managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust", so users with questions can phone the number given. Jonas Way is not maintained at public expense, so users could offer a donation to Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust to pay for the cost of removing potholes, if that is what a user wants.
Title: Re: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Editor on July 04, 2017, 10:44:30 am
Got a reply from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (https://twitter.com/HMWTBadger) saying they are looking into the issue of potholes on Jonas Way.

Title: Re: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Helen on July 04, 2017, 12:49:15 pm
Our garden borders Jonas Way & our fence has been smashed into three times so far this year (twice this month alone). At night we're sometimes kept awake by motorbikes and cars flying down Jonas Way and skidding round the bend. With a lot of children walking down that road (& as a cat owner) I'd be very happy to see some of the pot holes remain, as this seems to be the only thing that keeps the speed of the boy racers down.
Title: Re: Potholes along Jonas Way - urgent attention required
Post by: Editor on July 04, 2017, 02:46:24 pm
Our garden borders Jonas Way & our fence has been smashed into twice this month alone. At night we're sometimes kept awake by motorbikes and cars flying down Jonas Way and skidding round the bend and our fence has been hit 3 times so far this year. With a lot of children walking down that road &, as a cat owner, I'd be very happy to see some of the pot holes remain, as this seems to be the only thing that keeps the speed of the boy racers down.

Hi Helen,
I see your point, and can understand why you would be against repairs. Some pictures of the potholes below.

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw1.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw2.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw3.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw4.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw5.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw6.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw8.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw9.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw10.jpg)

(http://www.brookmans.com/roads/jw11.jpg)