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Hertsmere Council to discuss next stage in possible street trading ban in Stirling Way in Borehamwood
Councillors will meet tonight to discuss banning street trading in a busy Borehamwood road.
Hertsmere Borough Council’s executive committee will decide whether to allow street trading in Stirling Way to be monitored for a period of time, with a view to a possible ban.
The proposal comes after Hertsmere Borough Council launched a consultation over whether to make the slip-road off Stirling Corner a “no trading spot” in February.
This was triggered after members of the public complained about the risk food vans posed to pedestrian and car safety near the major roundabout.
Stirling Corner is a notorious accident hot-spot which drivers say is “terrifying”, and food vans have been linked to crashes in the area.
The council also received complaints about littering and illegal and inappropriate parking and congestion.
The ban will mean council officers would be able to avoid these problems by moving on anyone trading there.
The consultation ended in March, and the results will be presented at a future meeting, during which a final decision will be made.
However, more than 3,000 people have signed a petition opposing the possible ban, which would put a popular food van out of business.
Gordon and Tracey Tibbles, who have been trading outide Morrisons for 20 years, say crashes happen on the other side of the roundabout and deny responsiblity for any problems in the area.
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