SIR, — The condition of Herts roads is mentioned virtually every week in the Herts Advertiser, and was mentioned in a letter in the motoring section of the Daily Telegraph on April 5. I find it difficult to believe that the Department for Transports s Sec
SIR, - The condition of Herts roads is mentioned virtually every week in the Herts Advertiser, and was mentioned in a letter in the motoring section of the Daily Telegraph on April 5.
I find it difficult to believe that the Department for Transports's Secretary of State and/or Ministers are blissfully unaware of the problems, which in one case may have lead to the horrendous facial injuries to a female cyclist (Herts Advertiser, February 7).
As a cyclist myself, some of our roads are in a worse condition than those I saw in Algeria in the mid 1970s.
And yes, I regularly report potholes etc but there are so many that is has become an almost impossible task. And why should the general public be road inspectors?
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So either Herts Highways and/or Herts County Council are under-funded, leading to potholes and dangerous roads, or they are incompetent - or both. Either way, surely the Government Office for the East of England (GO-East) and DfT have the overall management and executive oversight and command of the situation. Or has a new system of buck-passing been introduced that I am unaware of?
In case DfT have failed to realise how damaged and dangerous our local roads have become, I would specifically ask GO-East to make them aware of the situation in Herts.
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COLIN M. WEAVER,
Tuffnells Way, Harpenden.