hertfordshire county council
Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads in Markyate
NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting at any time on both sides of these lengths of roads whilst works are in progress:-
1. that length of Dammersey Close, Markyate from its junction with London Road south westwards, north westwards and south eastwards for its entire length.
2. that length of B4540 Luton Road, Markyate from its junction with A5 Dunstable Road north eastwards for a distance of approximately 1445 metres.
3 that length of Green Lane, Markyate from its junction with Old Watling Street north eastwards and northwards for its entire length.
The purpose of the Order is to enable highway maintenance works to take place.
The sections of roads will each be closed and the temporary waiting restrictions will be in place for approximately 7 days during the period 17 March 2014 and 17 September 2014, when signs are in place. Alternative signed routes will be provided for traffic whilst the road closures are in place.
If you have any queries about the highway maintenance works, the temporary road closures or the temporary waiting restrictions, please contact Chris Brown tel. 07717227751 at Hertfordshire County Council.
Forthcoming Road Works and Closure
These works are on behalf of UK Power Networks and will be undertaken by Morrison Utility Services, with Herts Traffic Management providing the required temporary traffic management.
The works will require open cut working with the installation of new ducting into the carriageway for the insertion of the new power supply cables for the new housing on the building site.
The proposal is for the phases of works to be undertaken as follows;
Phase 1 & 2: The new building site to outside No.2 High Street to be undertaken during the coming half term school holiday, commencing on Saturday 15th February 2014.
Phase 1 & 2: will utilise a priority system maintaining access and egress to the High Street and Park View Drive, north of No.2 High Street.
Phases 3 to 5: outside No.2 through to opposite No.37 High Street Markyate to be started during the Easter school holidays, commencing on Saturday 5th April 2014.
Phase 3: will be a southbound road closure of the High Street from the junction of the A5 to outside No.22 High Street, with the associated diversion of traffic.
Phase 4: will utilise 3 way temporary traffic lights for the works as they progress along the High Street from outside No.22 towards Fullerton Close and across Cavendish Road.
Phase 5: will use 2 way temporary traffic lights for the works from Fullerton Close to outside No.37 High Street.
No waiting cones will be set out prior to the commencement of each phase of the works and we politely request your assistance to ensure that your car is out of the works area before the works start.
The proposed road closure is for the phase 3 of the works from outside No.2 High Street to outside No.22 High Street, approx. 100m.
This proposed southbound closure is due to the proximity of the works to the permanent traffic lights located at the junction of the High Street and the A5, and will allow the works to be undertaken safely without the implementation of temporary traffic lights for this section of the installation.
The northbound traffic on the High Street will be able to exit the junction with the A5 in the normal manner, however, southbound traffic wishing to enter the High Street from the A5 will be diverted south via the A5 to the junction of the A5 and London Road Markyate, and then northbound on London Road Markyate to the junction with the High Street. UK Power Networks 361 London Road Stevenage Hemel Hempstead Herts SG1 4QF Herts HP3 9AZ
On completion of this phase of works the remaining works will be undertaken utilising temporary traffic lights, which will be manually operated during peak hours.
Please be advised that individual electric supplies will not be affected by these works.
The project is being undertaken by Morrison Utility Services, all individuals carry an identification card. Access, if requested, should be refused if an ID card is not available or shown. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by these essential works. Should you require any further information or advice, either prior to or during the works, please do not hesitate to call UK Power Networks on 0845 601 4516.
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Free home fire safety visit, it won’t cost you a penny and it could save your life.
This service is completely free and they will also supply and fit free smoke detectors where necessary.
Visits are by agreed appointment only, only uniformed staff will call, they will always use an agreed password and show an official ID card.
Please call 0300 123 4046 to take advance of this service.
Bag it and bin it!
Dog owners are asked to bag and bin their dogs' waste to keep the village clean. Dog mess poses serious health risks. It can carry roundworm - containing the parasite Toxocara canis which can cause blindness, epilepsy, asthma and infections. So it's vital to reduce dog fouling to protect others, particularly children. Failing to clean up after your four legged friend when in a public space is an offence.
If your're walking your dog please take a doggy bag, pick up after your dog and use the dog waste bins provided around the village.
If you are aware of the address of any dog owner who does not clean up after their dog, please email email@example.com with the relevant details.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
To view an open letter to the people of Hertfordshire from the
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, please see the link below:
David Lloyd also remains Borough and County Councillor for this parish.
NHS contact details
It's not a 999 emergency, but you need medical help fast.
There's now 111 number to call
You should use the NHS 111 service if:
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life threatending emergencies, continue to call 999
London Luton Airport Police Unit [MENPAD]
Police officers from London Luton Airport are asking for your assistance.
The MANPAD Neighbourhood Policing Team is a dedicated unit of police officers based at London Luton Airport.
As part of a Goverment led initiative the team are working on engaging with the communities in the area surrounding the airport. They are asking members of the public to be additional eyes and ears, reporting anything suspicious to them in an attempt to reduce the opportunity for terrorist related incidents.
It is important to note that the security threat to the UK is under constant review.
If you feel that you could contribute to the initiative then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note email is their preferred method of contact, thank you.
Welfare Reform changes
For the latest advice on the many welfare reform changes please visit
Special Skip in Hicks Road
The next date for the Special Skip in Hicks Road will be Saturday 14 June 2014, from 9am to 1pm.
Please see list of items which should not be disposed of in the skip as listed on our notice boards during January 2014.