Long wait

PUBLISHED: 11:50 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:12 06 May 2010

SIR, — Since reading your editorial on the fiasco over resurfacing Spencer Street and last week s article on the problems with Batchwood Drive (Herts Advertiser, April 10), I am prompted to relate the saga of yellow no-parking lines in Palfrey Close. In J

SIR, - Since reading your editorial on the fiasco over resurfacing Spencer Street and last week's article on the problems with Batchwood Drive (Herts Advertiser, April 10), I am prompted to relate the saga of yellow no-parking lines in Palfrey Close.

In January 2006, the majority of residents in this road signed a letter which eventually found its way to the Highways Department, requesting yellow lines to stop illegal and dangerous parking on a daily basis. On March 28 that year, a reply was received to the effect that it was agreed yellow lines were needed but that the process was protracted and could take a long time.

In autumn 2007, a notice appeared in the local paper listing our road among a host of others where work was considered necessary. In February 2008, I again telephoned to see if anything would happen, to be met with surprise from the representative of the Highways Department that the work had not been done.

One question leaps to mind. Who checks on work that is scheduled? Someone braver than I might suggest that the contractors could very easily tell the Highways Department that work has been carried out and get paid for the "non-job".

JOSEPHINE DALE,

Palfrey Close, St Albans.

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