St Albans streets unite for garden competition after sewer upgrade disruption

Sewage works on Bedford Road

Sewage works on Bedford Road - Credit: Archant

EVERYTHING could soon be coming up roses in two roads which suffered from sewerage upgrade disruption for months earlier this year.

Resurfacing work has now finished in Bedford and Inkerman Roads in St Albans following the work which was carried out on behalf of the London Road Project to turn the former Evershed’s site in London Road into a new housing scheme.

The problems came to a head at Easter when residents were plagued with so much noise and disruption over the bank holiday that some houses shook from the vibration caused by heavy diggers.

Now David Glanville, a resident of Bedford Road, is organising a best front garden competition in the two roads to brighten them up.

The windows and frontages of the houses, most of which have only tiny front plots, are waiting to be cleaned by the contractors for London Road Project developers Spen Hill.

But once that is completed the competition will get underway with a judging date in mid July.

Local county councillor Chris White, who was contacted by several residents when the disruption occurred at Easter, is to be a judge and David is hoping that a local garden centre would be interested in sponsoring the competition and become part of the judging process.

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David, who pointed out that the two roads would shortly be in the “front line” of the Evershed’s site development, added: “There is a considerable amount of interest from neighbours, even those who have never really bothered to do a regular front garden display.”