Pedestrian peril

SIR, — Two-thirds of the pavements on Manland Avenue, Harpenden, are too dangerous to walk on because there are raised iron-works which anyone could trip over in the dark, or partially-sighted people could in daylight, dawn or dusk. There are five red war

SIR, - Two-thirds of the pavements on Manland Avenue, Harpenden, are too dangerous to walk on because there are raised iron-works which anyone could trip over in the dark, or partially-sighted people could in daylight, dawn or dusk.

There are five red warning signs in metal stating: "caution: raised ironworks" and three signs in red with the warning: "temporary footway".

Herts Highways removed the damaged pavements in late January and put in a new base. The snow between February 2 and 9 prevented them from putting in the new top surface.

At 09.05 on Tuesday I spoke to someone at Herts Highways. After taking the details, she gave me an incident number #4788 and put me through to another person in their St Albans office. I asked him why the pavement was not finished soon after February 9 and said that it should now be done immediately. He said he would find out from his colleagues.


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In superior countries such as Germany and Finland, this job would have been done better and quicker and would have been finished last week.

DR TONY HALL,

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Manland Avenue, Harpenden.

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