Warning over potholes hazard in St Albans and Harpenden car parks

PUBLISHED: 20:13 02 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:02 06 May 2010

One of the offending potholes

One of the offending potholes

CAR park potholes in the St Albans district are posing a danger to motorists, a concerned district councillor has claimed. Councillor for the Harpenden West ward Julian Daly attacked the district council at the recent full council meeting for the apparen

CAR park potholes in the St Albans district are posing a danger to motorists, a concerned district councillor has claimed.

Councillor for the Harpenden West ward Julian Daly attacked the district council at the recent full council meeting for the apparently poor condition of many of the district's car parks.

Tory group leader Cllr Daly, who was supported by Cllr Beric Read at the meeting, highlighted car parks such as Amenbury Lane in Harpenden, Bricket Road in St Albans and the Quadrant in St Albans.

Cllr Daly, who said that the Amenbury Lane potholes were by far the worst, called on Cabinet to provide sufficient resources to undertake "swift repairs" to those car parks concerned.

He said that his proposal received unanimous support and added: "I reported the problem because it is about time someone did something about the state of the district's car parks. They pose a real danger for motorists and I think the council should sort the potholes out as soon as possible."

But the council's portfolio holder for community engagement and support Cllr Anthony Rowlands said that aside from Amenbury Lane, the district council's car parks remained relatively pothole free.

He added: "I inspected nearly all of our paying car parks last week and found an average of less than one pothole per car park. It's a pity the same could not be said of our roads! The only exception is Amenbury Lane and our contractors, NCP, will be carrying out repairs there in mid-April.

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