Category: Roads

  • Prosecutions for fly-tipping on Bedmond Lane

    My husband and I used to run a lot around Bedmond on the weekends and it was the swathes of the fly-tipping we saw that tipped me from thinking about becoming a councillor, to standing for election in 2015. After our 10Ks we’d re-trace our steps in the car with the kids in tow and…

  • Helping George St residents and businesses

    The smashed wall (behind the Verulam Rd sign) outside Thai Square has finally been repaired after much chivvying! The land doesn’t belong to the Council so it wasn’t straightforward to get it fixed. After many e-mails and phone calls to Thai Square’s Head Office they put it to the top of their to-do list. It shows…

  • Herts Highways

    I received an e-mail inviting me to a meeting with Hertfordshire Highways in october. They asked what items Councillors would like to see on the agenda. I reflected on what residents have asked me over the last few months. Here’s my reply: Hi Steve, Thank you for requesting input. Please can I clarify whether this…

  • Don’t be a tosser

    Litter thrown from vehicles on our roads is a big problem. Keep Britain Tidy have been selling “Don’t be a tosser” stickers for supporters like me to display in our cars. I don’t know how much good it does in terms of reducing littering but it makes me feel a little less impotent knowing I’m…

  • My potholes and other problems

    **WARNING – this post has made something very easy look mighty complicated!** When residents contact me about highway issues I always feel a twinge of regret that I can’t do more to help. Potholes, faulty street lights, uneven footpaths, potholes, overhanging trees and did I say potholes? These are all managed by Hertfordshire County Council…

  • Bodge it & Patch it

    I’ve always quite liked patchwork quilts and I had a go at making one as a youngster. I didn’t get far though because I’m not good at sitting still achieving very little in a long space of time. Today whilst on my way post dog walk to buy some of Johnny’s divine flour-free chocolate cake…