WHTimes letter about WGC footpaths

December 10, 2013 12:00 AM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan
Earlier this year, you published a letter from a lady about the condition of the footpaths in WGC town centre. I replied, informing readers of the schemes to improve this that I was funding from my highways locality budget. It is a source of great frustration to me that 6 months on, none of these schemes have been started and indeed I have no idea of future dates except they are supposed to be completed by the end of next March.
What however is even more worrying is the latest list of highways and footpath schemes across Herts for next year from the main central pot. How many will be in WGC town centre? Zero, nil, zilch, ne rien, de nada. And how many for footpaths along the residential roads in Handside and Peartree? Again zero.
Meanwhile people trip and get injured. Some sue the county council for their accidents, and good luck to them in that. When will the Tory-controlled county council put fixing our footpaths higher on their agenda?
Yours sincerely
Malcolm Cowan
LibDem county councillor, Handside and Peartree