Throughout our campaign calling on Herts County Council to make the A505 safer, the Crow has found that the single most devisive issue on the stretch between Royston and Baldock is the cut-through junctions in the central reservations to cross the dual carriageway and access the villages.
Care home residents and staff in Royston who were previously able to get to the town centre via a private car park now have to go the long way round, after the gate they used for years was closed to the public due to antisocial behaviour in the area.
The control centre co-ordinating the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is being beset by IT problems and computer glitches that are causing delays to call-outs and putting lives in danger – according to an inside source.
After reporting on another round of terrifying incidents on the A505 over the last two weeks – and hearing of many more near-misses – the Crow is today launching its own campaign to call upon Herts County Council and other agencies to act now and make the A505 safer between Royston and Baldock. Enough really is enough.
A public consultation has been launched over a proposal to create an independent organisation to deliver Hertfordshire’s library services on behalf of the cash-strapped county council, which is struggling to balance its books.
As the winter weather has well and truly arrived in Hertfordshire – with the potential for snow at the weekend – highway maintenance contractor Ringway and Herts County Council have been gearing up for the gritting season ahead.
A Royston driving instructor has condemned the infamous Letchworth Gate A1(M) filter lane after seeing a motorcyclist “miraculously” walk away from a crash that left his bike wedged under a van this morning.