10 YEARS AGO

PUBLISHED: 11:20 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

RAIL company WAGN (West Anglia Great Northern Railway) was the subject of a catalogue of complaints – and Royston s MP Oliver Heald told the operators it had had a dreadful year. Mr Heald said he had received a raft of protests from commuters over servi

RAIL company WAGN (West Anglia Great Northern Railway) was the subject of a catalogue of complaints - and Royston's MP Oliver Heald told the operators it had had a "dreadful" year.

Mr Heald said he had received a raft of protests from commuters over services from Royston to King's Cross.

Commuters had complained about the standards of service and equipment failures.

But the MP was told that WAGN had drawn up an action plan which had been implemented in April and from then there had been an improvement in services. Indeed, over 12-weeks the rail operator had reported "excellent" punctuality and service.

The "dreadful" year had allowed some season tickets holders to be given a 5 per cent discount.

- Reed became the Herts Best Kept Village of the Year - and the 210 residents were set to celebrate.

It took the small village of the year title after judges awarded full marks for the appearance of such places as the village green and the churchyard.

But a key to success was that one resident went out each day to clear litter from around the village.

- It was a question of hair today - gone tomorrow. Thieves broke into the Diane Hair International salon in Angel Pavement, Royston, and stole three ladies' wigs.

- A total of 28 traffic and safety problems were revealed in a report on Royston town centre.

The report was part of discussions over an enhancement scheme for the town centre which were expected to cost about £110,000.

There was the hope that improvements would, as one councillor said, see an end to to the "chaotic problems" for the town centre.


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