Right direction

PUBLISHED: 10:27 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 May 2010

SIR, — As I was walking home last Friday via St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, towards the cul-de-sac that borders the church grounds, I noticed a 4X4 driver turning round at the bottom and then move about 50 metres up the wrong way before stopping. Despit

SIR, - As I was walking home last Friday via St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, towards the cul-de-sac that borders the church grounds, I noticed a 4X4 driver turning round at the bottom and then move about 50 metres up the "wrong way" before stopping.

Despite there being ample space to park on the road, the driver, as if trained to do it from birth, mounted the pavement about halfway across the pathway ahead of me, apparently to drop off her passenger.

The implication made by Carol Hedges (Herts Advertiser letters, February 19) suggested that our town should be likened to a third-world Eastern bloc state - Harpendenistan - owing to the poor state of the local environment e.g. potholes, litter; dog mess etc.

My experience described above, however, suggests that in spite of the credit crunch, Harpenden is moving even further to the right.

RICHARD WHITE,

Park Hill, Harpenden.

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:00

Record numbers of Remembrance Day spectators gathered in Radlett to witness a spitfire flight display and take part in a special centenary service.

Yesterday, 16:23

Crowds linked arms in tribute to orphans during a special centenary Remembrance Day service in London Colney.

Yesterday, 15:04

A St Albans-based author held a launch party to celebrate the release of her debut paranormal crime thriller novel.

Yesterday, 12:58

A historic landmark has unveiled a memorial specifically for St Albans train employees who died during World War One.

CountryPhile Zoo Watch

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy