The following problems have been reported on Fix My Street within 2 miles of AL5 4FE:

Bin needs emptying, 30th November

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:15:41 +0000
51.80884 -0.348135

As you can see the bin is overflowing and needs emptying. On Southdown Road. Outside the flats on the opposite side of the Skew Bridge pub.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 13 Southdown Road, Harpenden
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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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Dumped armchair, 15th November

Sun, 15 Nov 2020 18:26:44 +0000
51.835947 -0.333001

Dumped armchair at side of road
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bower Heath Farm Common Lane, 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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Multiple potholes some deep, 26th October

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:28:30 +0000
51.825348 -0.344077

The part of Coldharbour Lane between Station Road and Ox Lane has multiple potholes some very deep and a hazard to cyclists and car tyres/suspension. All are alongside previous repairs and several are now growing rapidly. Due to parked cars on one side of the road during weekday working hours these would be best viewed and fixed at the weekend.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Hand Car Wash Adjacent Chelford House Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden
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Multiple potholes, several deep, 26th October

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:25:03 +0000
51.825998 -0.344827

The part of Coldharbour Lane between Station Road and Ox Lane has multiple potholes some very deep and a hazard to cyclists and car tyres/suspension. All are alongside previous repairs and several are now growing rapidly. Due to parked cars on one side of the road during weekday working hours these would be best viewed and fixed at the weekend.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Allied Business Centre Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden
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Multiple potholes, several deep, 26th October

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:23:28 +0000
51.822536 -0.350213

The part of Coldharbour Lane between Station Road and Ox Lane has multiple potholes some very deep and a hazard to cyclists and car tyres/suspension. All are alongside previous repairs and several are now growing rapidly. Due to parked cars on one side of the road during weekday working hours these would be best viewed and fixed at the weekend.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 38 Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden
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Multiple pot holes some deep, 26th October

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:21:42 +0000
51.824486 -0.343111

The part of Coldharbour Lane between Station Road and Ox Lane has multiple potholes some very deep and a hazard to cyclists and car tyres/suspension. All are alongside previous repairs and several are now growing rapidly. Due to parked cars on one side of the road during weekDay working hours these would be best viewed and fixed at the weekend.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Waveney Road, Harpenden
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Pothole in Road near Tarry Close, 24th October

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:54:01 +0100
51.826188 -0.345584

Pothole getting bigger. Top surface removed and exposing tarmac underneath. Will only get bigger as the weather gets worse and water gets underneath and freezes.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 90 Ox Lane, Harpenden
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Fallen tree blocking road, 20th October

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 09:19:24 +0100
51.832002 -0.334717

A tree has fallen blocking the road. Can only just about squeeze past in small vehicle
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Common Lane, Harpenden
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Canít safely walk on pavement next to doctorís surgery, 15th October

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 22:16:02 +0100
51.81866 -0.352099

Overgrown vegetation. Have to walk on the road.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 8 Stewart Road, Harpenden
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3 foot pothole in middle of road, 13th October

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:10:25 +0100
51.823234 -0.366331

This pothole has been here for at least 2 months since I moved here. The problem is getting worse with rain, etc. It is down to Type 1 layer with large stones on the road. Some of these are being picked up by passing cars and hitting cars. I have swept once but it keeps getting worse.

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12a Park Mount, Harpenden
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Deep pothole outside Simmons on Station Road, 3rd October

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 14:26:05 +0100
51.814583 -0.354554

This is getting really deep now, Probably 4 inches. This is a busy road with 2 way traffic. Difficult to avoid By swerving and definitely a serious risk to both wheel and tyre.
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2a Station Road, Harpenden
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Fly tip, 11th September

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:51:06 +0100
51.82813 -0.368171

See photo

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cooters End House Cooters End Lane, Harpenden
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Tree in road, 10th September

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:04:48 +0100
51.839699 -0.33049

There is a tree/large bush that has fallen and is blocking half the road
Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Common 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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