PUBLISHED: 12:12 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 06 May 2010
SIR, — Re the proposed closure of Barley Mow Lane to vehicles. I am rather amazed to see a letter (Herts Advertiser, July 31) from a parish councillor openly opposing the wishes of an overwhelming majority of electors in Tyttenhanger Green – precisely tho
SIR, - Re the proposed closure of Barley Mow Lane to vehicles. I am rather amazed to see a letter (Herts Advertiser, July 31) from a parish councillor openly opposing the wishes of an overwhelming majority of electors in Tyttenhanger Green - precisely those whom he is supposed to represent.
The wishes of the overwhelming majority are there for all to see in a survey and petition properly drawn up throughout the Tyttenhanger Green village and presented widely.
In my view Cllr Jamie Day is wrong to air his elected representative views in your letters columns. He should be discussing his slant on the subject with those he represents. Also, he singularly failed to commit his views at a local meeting other than on the grounds he was unsure.
I am staggered that this councillor can bring himself to put in writing an expectation of increased vehicular traffic using Hixberry Lane and as a result posing dangers to others.
I would openly challenge him to take me along the length of Hixberry Lane in his car. I maintain that he would find it impassable. This outrageous suggestion alone only undermines this councillor's credibility. At the same time, mention of Hixberry Lane is just an irrelevant smokescreen in my view.
I use Barley Mow Lane daily but I am ready and prepared to use reasonable dual track alternatives for the benefit of our collective community.
Furthermore, given that Cllr Day holds these opinions and indeed wishes to advertise them in your paper, I find it outrageous that he seeks to maintain his position on St Albans District Council Joint Highways Panel whom he advised that he was "undecided".
Cllr Day's letter does not strike me as being from someone who is in the least bit undecided and he should consider whether or not he wishes to represent anyone.
In summary, throughout the village the arguments have been aired, the views have been expressed and the clear conclusion has been arrived at - close the lane. That majority in favour wish to see action even for a trial period. Let us see the difference and assess the results.
Homewood Road, St Albans.