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Using footpath as a car park

Reported anonymously at 13:02, Tue 11 July 2017

Sent to East Hertfordshire District Council and Hertfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

This is on 10 July 2017 about 6.30 and shows what pedestrians, joggers, and yes, people with mobility issues have to face when walking along parts of Ware Road, Hertford. Worse still, just across the road, developers are applying to build 62 flats & 2 houses with a shortfall in parking. This is addition to the 'already approved' nearby Hertford Gate development with a further 34 flats, again with a shortfall in parking. Disgraceful and extremely dangerous situation which is getting worse! Needs a multi-agency approach - Highways, Planning and Police working together!

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:53, Wed 9 August 2017

  • All agencies are aware of the problem but unless there are lines on the road the council's enforcement team cannot act. The police can however take action but only when the footpath is obstructed i.e. a wheelchair could not pass safely. Problem is... the police, quite understandably, cannot always respond immediately and by the time they can the vehicle may have gone. As can be seen from images taken 26.07.17 the problem persists!

    Posted anonymously at 14:53, Wed 9 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:42, Thu 7 September 2017

  • Unfortunately, the problem still exists. Everyone is aware of the issue and the police recently had a well publicised blitz in Hertford but until all agencies agree on a long-term solution, such as yellow lines etc., the buck will continue to be passed and pedestrians will bear the risk.

    Posted anonymously at 11:42, Thu 7 September 2017

  • And it just continues... it was scary to watch pedestrians and joggers having to step out into the busy road to pass by these cars. Original images submitted to the police (Hertford SNT) for info/action.

    Posted anonymously at 11:47, Tue 19 September 2017

  • This car is always here on mondays and tuesdays...a real pain...

    Posted anonymously at 11:20, Fri 29 September 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:22, Thu 5 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:40, Fri 3 November 2017

  • There is currently a comprehensive traffic survey of Ware Road and the surrounding area being carried out by Herts County Council Highways. Hopefully, this will highlight the road safety, congestion and parking issues and result in the recommendation of appropriate measures. Watch this space!

    Posted anonymously at 18:40, Fri 3 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:30, Fri 1 December 2017

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