The following problems have been reported on Fix My Street within 2 miles of AL5 1JF:

We have had no street lighting for a few weeks now - with no explanation. Itís extremely dangerous., 18th November

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:58:58 +0000
51.818422 -0.347026

No street lighting in Amberley Close. Why?
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 94 Station Road, Harpenden
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Strong smell of gas, 7th November

Sat, 07 Nov 2020 14:56:47 +0000
51.820715 -0.327682

Strong smell of gas

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead
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Broken road drain grill opposite no 9. Old style heavy duty, 28th October

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:09:56 +0000
51.815333 -0.337488

Broken and dangerous for some time. Missing grill section big enough to cause personal injury if stepped on
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Fairfield Close, Harpenden
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Damaged street nameplate, 6th October

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 19:44:05 +0100
51.802339 -0.340078

Nameplate appears to have been vandalised.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Bewdley Close, Harpenden
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Damaged street nameplate, 6th October

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 19:41:39 +0100
51.804044 -0.338276

Nameplate appears to have suffered vandalism.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 35 Broadstone Road, Harpenden
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Bin needs emptying. bin on the edge of the field overflowing, 5th October

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:53:04 +0100
51.799458 -0.340263

Bin needs emptying. cross lane harpenden. is close to the railway bridge opposite the house just on the edge of the field

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Cross Lane, Harpenden
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Flooding, 15th August

Sat, 15 Aug 2020 22:52:46 +0100
51.804207 -0.329335

Road is flooded, whole surface is u der at least 4/5" of water. Cars are forced to one side of road. Nowhere for pedestrians to walk.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Pipers Lane, Harpenden
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Dead tree opposite our shed at No 1 Pipers Farm Cottages Pipers Lane, 13th August

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:45:15 +0100
51.808091 -0.320349

Several years ago a large tree fell onto our shed involving a partial new slate roof. Am anxious this doesn't occur again as I am recently widowed and do not want to deal with an unnecessary and avoidable problem. Thank you. Mrs Mo Gedye.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Pipers Farm Cottages Pipers Lane, Harpenden
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Damaged Fairmead Avenue street nameplate, 3rd August

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:31:30 +0100
51.812282 -0.342764

The Fairmead Avenue street name plate is damaged. It has been hit/driven into ( by car parking on pavement?) and the wooden back plate is rotting. The plate is partially obscured by overhanging hedge foliage and this applies to the adjacent Highfield Avenue street sign, bith of which are difficult to see by passing motorists on this confusing dual street name road.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 32 Fairmead Avenue, Harpenden
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Overgrown hedge and brambles outside High Beeches School, 3rd August

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:27:48 +0100
51.810093 -0.328154

Lack of regular maintenance leaving dangerous growth to catch people in the face or force them on to the road
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Green Lane Close, Harpenden
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Broken road sign, 29th July

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:36:27 +0100
51.807003 -0.343492

Broken street sign that says walkers road. Itís all on the floor
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 129 Southdown Road, Harpenden
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Dangerous location for crossing, 20th July

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:44:09 +0100
51.818693 -0.317609

This is a dead end service road and the council intend putting a crossing on the 1 bit of it that leads to the dead end beyond which is 1 house and a lay-by for parking for 2-3 cars. Because it is a dead end, all traffic using the road at this point reverses over it 50% of the time - either to access or exit. The contractor agrees this is a dangerous location as does my local councillor but the Highways Dept will not reconsider. They know that in reality people walk along the road (not the narrow pavement) and cross diagonally over the access road to get to/from the path on the main road. Reversing is a dangerous manoeuvre at the best of times so to put a crossing here would bring people into danger rather than protecting them. I need someone to do a proper independent risk assessment as I am sure that is they observed this location they would absolutely agree with me. Can the Mercury help? I suggested that rather than put the crossing here they put a path across the end of the dead end thus avoiding reversing vehicles and also avoiding traffic entering or leaving the service rd/main rd but as this would probably cost more than a crossing, it seems they would rather endanger pedestrians that spend a little more to keep them safe! (What happens in practice here is that pedestrians walk along the service road (the footpath would only allow single file - most people walk side by side with companions - (with all it's trip hazards!) and then cross diagonally over the access/exit road to the pavement on the main road. Anyone doing a proper risk assessment would realise that the way to keep pedestrians safe would be to spend the money re-surfacing the service road and pavement. A crossing is unnecessary and a crossing in the proposed location is actually dangerous!

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 286 Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead
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Street light not working outside 5 The Cleave, 28th June

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 12:35:19 +0100
51.813903 -0.337896

This has been out for some weeks now. A technician was in the Cleave last week and checked the lamp further down the road but not this one, so perhaps there was an error in previous reporting or in locating the faulty unit?
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 The Cleave, Harpenden
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Trees and bushes overhanging road by traffic island, 24th June

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:15:36 +0100
51.821199 -0.331747

The trees and bushes along the south side of the Lower Luton Road, at the new traffic island put in near the Katherine Warrington School are encroaching on the highway. Two buses have broken their wing mirrors on these trees.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Lower Luton Road, St Albans
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Pothole condundrum, 23rd June

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:34:51 +0100
51.805015 -0.336788

This morning, much noise Highways van outside our house, took quite a time and the result is the first photo! Just 3 feet away, a much large hole which wasn't touched. We didn't report the first one outside our property, didn't even notice it. Surely the other one should have been done?

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Hawthorn Close, Harpenden
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Cut-through from Welbeck Rise to Acacia Walk overgrow, 13th June

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:15:45 +0100
51.802184 -0.337836

Trees overgrown and hanging very low, some dangerous heavy branches that look like they could fall / break in heavy winds. The cut is extremely overgrown as well not allowing people to social distance at parts when walking through either side.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Nairn Close, Harpenden
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Potholes and road surface degradation, 13th June

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:03:43 +0100
51.807061 -0.295785

Potholes and road surface degradation
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 60 Wick Avenue, Wheathampstead
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Broken glass, 11th June

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:09:59 +0100
51.806656 -0.344721

Broken glass littering the lay by, causing a hazard for members of the public

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stonehurst Court, 2 Walkers Road, Harpenden
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Missing name plate - previously reported, 29th May

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:22:10 +0100
51.81469 -0.336029

Already reported street sign missing at Englehurst
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Englehurst, Harpenden
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Water Leak from manhole, 24th April

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 19:38:11 +0100
51.821779 -0.333994

In centre of B653 no doubt due to building work.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 13 Lower Luton Road, Harpenden
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