Motorists fear crumbling Allum Lane roundabout, in Borehamwood, could cause serious crash

Antony Gee and Michael Wickes fear the roundabout could cause a serious crash

Antony Gee and Michael Wickes fear the roundabout could cause a serious crash

First published in News Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A crumbling roundabout has not been repaired despite motorists' pleas that someone will be killed if the problem is ignored.

The mini roundabout where Deacons Hill Road meets Allum Lane, in Borehamwood, is so worn down people say it is barely recognisable as a junction.

With bollards also missing, motorists who are unfamiliar with the area drive down Allum Lane and fail to stop at the roundabout, even though people turning right from Deacons Hill Road are supposed to have priority.

Antony Gee, who lives in Deacons Hill Road, walks past the roundabout every day on his way to his job at a bank in town and has lodged countless complaints with Hertfordshire County Council.

The 48-year-old said: “Cars go flying over the roundabout at such a speed, it’s quite alarming. The fear is that this dangerous situation could cause a huge crash.

“I’ve had near misses at the roundabout, but luckily I was alert and avoided a massive collision, but it frightened me.

“The whole road has worn away. It’s deteriorated since January and the roundabout is pretty much non-existent now as the paint has worn off. It’s important for people to be aware of this.”

The father claims the stop lines at the petrol station are also fading away, which poses another danger to motorists in the vicinity.

After logging his initial complaint, Mr Gee claims he was told it is “not an emergency” and now fears it could take a year before the problem is fixed.

“It’s not just a pothole that needs doing, it’s actually quite serious. It’s incredibly frustrating – what will it take for them to listen?”

Speed cameras on Allum Lane are supposed to deter motorists from going too fast.

Mick Wickes, the caretaker at Allum Hall, opposite the roundabout, says he sees countless near misses each day.

Since January, he claims he has seen a total of six accidents.

The 57-year-old said: “I hear horns tooting all day long and it makes me flinch. It’s absolutely crazy, but it doesn’t surprise me.

“They need to raise the road so people know to slow down and stop there. It’s lethal at the moment, it’s very dangerous.

“It makes me angry because at this rate, someone will get killed, there’s no doubt about it.”

Matthew Kelley, Ringway Divisional Manager, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We became aware of the worn white lines at this location a few months ago. We inspected the site and although we agree the lines are worn, they were considered not to be a safety hazard and programmed into this year’s road marking programme.

"The road marking programme started earlier this month as good weather is required and we anticipate the work will be completed within the next few weeks.”

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1:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

paul_marchant says...

Hertsmere Council have just spent dont know how much on resurfacing the double mini roundabout at the opther end of Shenley Rd. but the rest of shenley Rd is like a pot hole roller coaster.

When will they use some of our taxes to repair the ROADS in Borehamwood.
Hertsmere Council have just spent dont know how much on resurfacing the double mini roundabout at the opther end of Shenley Rd. but the rest of shenley Rd is like a pot hole roller coaster. When will they use some of our taxes to repair the ROADS in Borehamwood. paul_marchant
  • Score: 15

9:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

James Fraknal says...

Its great to see a member of the community speak out!
I use to live in the area until last month and I can say that I nearly had a fair share of accidents on the roundabout for two reasons.
1) the roundabout really is no longer marked. The paint from the markings has been completely stripped
2) the roundabout sign approaching from the high-street into Alumn Lane is hidden until last minute by the petrol station price sign.
I was completely fed up with this councils lack of competence and understanding of the basic, yet necessary, needs of its people.
Its great to see a member of the community speak out! I use to live in the area until last month and I can say that I nearly had a fair share of accidents on the roundabout for two reasons. 1) the roundabout really is no longer marked. The paint from the markings has been completely stripped 2) the roundabout sign approaching from the high-street into Alumn Lane is hidden until last minute by the petrol station price sign. I was completely fed up with this councils lack of competence and understanding of the basic, yet necessary, needs of its people. James Fraknal
  • Score: 14

10:48pm Thu 24 Apr 14

watfordman says...

hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel.
hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel. watfordman
  • Score: 10

11:44pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Stevendavies says...

The whole junction is a mess People are not sure how to turn right when coming out of the Allum Lane Community Centre. There is an entry and exit from the petrol station and now the new development next to the petrol station just add to the problem.

Of course HCC will say it's not urgent. There to busy resurfacing the roads in Radlett which are not necessary to worry about Elstree and Borehamwood.

Let's get a new group of people in the next county elections.
The whole junction is a mess People are not sure how to turn right when coming out of the Allum Lane Community Centre. There is an entry and exit from the petrol station and now the new development next to the petrol station just add to the problem. Of course HCC will say it's not urgent. There to busy resurfacing the roads in Radlett which are not necessary to worry about Elstree and Borehamwood. Let's get a new group of people in the next county elections. Stevendavies
  • Score: 9

11:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Stevendavies says...

Oh Forgot to mention the unnecessary cost of the car parking signs which still are not working. Who sits on these committees and decides to waste our money.
Oh Forgot to mention the unnecessary cost of the car parking signs which still are not working. Who sits on these committees and decides to waste our money. Stevendavies
  • Score: 11

11:14am Fri 25 Apr 14

scovill says...

the roundabout on aycliffe road is even worse !!!
the roundabout on aycliffe road is even worse !!! scovill
  • Score: 10

12:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

James Fraknal says...

I must say that in today's world what is considered 'a safety hazard' is remarkable. If this among others in Bwood is not considered so then we really are living in a mixed up reality
I must say that in today's world what is considered 'a safety hazard' is remarkable. If this among others in Bwood is not considered so then we really are living in a mixed up reality James Fraknal
  • Score: 11

12:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

david Burcombe says...

watfordman wrote:
hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel.
This is criminal and daylight robbery by the government using 99% of road fund tax for other than the roads. Misappropriation of money surely this is not legal. Be interesting to see if any lawyer will take up the case for fraud by HM government
[quote][p][bold]watfordman[/bold] wrote: hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel.[/p][/quote]This is criminal and daylight robbery by the government using 99% of road fund tax for other than the roads. Misappropriation of money surely this is not legal. Be interesting to see if any lawyer will take up the case for fraud by HM government david Burcombe
  • Score: 4

3:00pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ANt Gee says...

I am grateful to the Borehamwood and Elstree Times for publicising this issue. What would be useful now is a firm date from the contractors for the commencement of works at this junction. I guess they probably have several projects on the go or planned but I would hope that the dry weather we had over February/March would have enabled a lot of work to be done quicker than expected so is it possible to update us?
I am grateful to the Borehamwood and Elstree Times for publicising this issue. What would be useful now is a firm date from the contractors for the commencement of works at this junction. I guess they probably have several projects on the go or planned but I would hope that the dry weather we had over February/March would have enabled a lot of work to be done quicker than expected so is it possible to update us? ANt Gee
  • Score: 5

5:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

paul_marchant says...

watfordman wrote:
hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel.
Why are our council members on FREE holidays, when that money would be better spent on mending our roads.

Also, its funny that the council nor any of the Councillors have made a comment to defend there actions.
[quote][p][bold]watfordman[/bold] wrote: hertsmere council . aycliffe road potholes , allum lane roundabout, goodmans garage manor way parking problemetc is this hertfordshires worst council ps where is our mp . mr clappison . checking democracy in Israel.[/p][/quote]Why are our council members on FREE holidays, when that money would be better spent on mending our roads. Also, its funny that the council nor any of the Councillors have made a comment to defend there actions. paul_marchant
  • Score: 4

6:17pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Jonathan Doe says...

Their priorities are so messed up. Borehamwood & Elstree has so many mini-roundabouts and heavily used roads and junctions. They clearly know that we have a heavy flow of traffic but would prefer to spend our money on stupid and ugly electric parking signs rather than help save our tyres, cars and lives. They would prefer blood on their hands! All they need to do is raise the junction slightly and redo the lines on the road. They need to sort this out straight away especially as its full of commuters and school kids! Whilst they're on it they might as well sort out the station junction too! Its about time someone stood up for us! Well said!
Their priorities are so messed up. Borehamwood & Elstree has so many mini-roundabouts and heavily used roads and junctions. They clearly know that we have a heavy flow of traffic but would prefer to spend our money on stupid and ugly electric parking signs rather than help save our tyres, cars and lives. They would prefer blood on their hands! All they need to do is raise the junction slightly and redo the lines on the road. They need to sort this out straight away especially as its full of commuters and school kids! Whilst they're on it they might as well sort out the station junction too! Its about time someone stood up for us! Well said! Jonathan Doe
  • Score: 8

8:29am Sat 26 Apr 14

JLS of wd6 says...

I think its not only the roundabout has worn away, but the idiot drivers that ignore mini roundabouts as well. Coming out of Arundel into furzehill is lethal. The speed they come down furzehill road and just ignore the fact there is a roundabout there! I have had many near misses at that and other mini roundabouts in the area. Some people just don't know how to drive!
I think its not only the roundabout has worn away, but the idiot drivers that ignore mini roundabouts as well. Coming out of Arundel into furzehill is lethal. The speed they come down furzehill road and just ignore the fact there is a roundabout there! I have had many near misses at that and other mini roundabouts in the area. Some people just don't know how to drive! JLS of wd6
  • Score: 4

9:53am Sat 26 Apr 14

Frank Ward says...

The comments made regarding remedial works to the surface of the highways and roundabouts have incorrectly identified Hertsmere Borough Council as being responsible for this maintenance.
Hertfordshire County Council is responsible under the Highways Act for this maintenance and where required, repairs to comply with legislative standards intended to ensure both motorists, other road users and pedestrians are safe and protected by 'duty of care.'
However, apart from the two County Councillors who represent the North and South of Boreham Wood we also have thirteen Hertsmere Borough Councillors all of whom collect six thousand pounds just for attending meetings?
None of these Borough Councillors have ever complained direct to the County Council for failing to execute repairs or have even put down a motion of no confidence identifying this negligence during any one of the six full Hertsmere Borough Council meetings held every year.
Suddenly three Councillors appeared, Labour Councillor Ernie Butler, Councillor Richard Butler and County Councillor Leon Reefe as revealed in a recent edition of the Boreham Wood Times when Lawrence Stack a resident of Brookmeadow exercised a civic and moral obligation by publicly complaining and identifying the potholes at the junction of Aycliffe Rd and Leeming Rd.
Where they aware that Lawrence Stack was destined to become the UKIP candidate standing in Borookmeadow at the elections being held on 22nd May?
Equally in the absence of any Councillor participation in dealing with the concerns and complaints made to the County Council and Borough Council over a period of many months about road safety and the remedial works required to the roundabout at the junction of Deacons Hill and Allum Lane a resident of Elstree, Antony Gee had exercised the civic and moral obligation to complain publicly about this hazard to road users.
Meanwhile, had the Elstree Councillors been aware that Antony Gee was destined to be a UKIP candidate standing for Elstree in the elections being held on 22nd May, they also may have appeared in the Boreham Wood Times?
The comments made regarding remedial works to the surface of the highways and roundabouts have incorrectly identified Hertsmere Borough Council as being responsible for this maintenance. Hertfordshire County Council is responsible under the Highways Act for this maintenance and where required, repairs to comply with legislative standards intended to ensure both motorists, other road users and pedestrians are safe and protected by 'duty of care.' However, apart from the two County Councillors who represent the North and South of Boreham Wood we also have thirteen Hertsmere Borough Councillors all of whom collect six thousand pounds just for attending meetings? None of these Borough Councillors have ever complained direct to the County Council for failing to execute repairs or have even put down a motion of no confidence identifying this negligence during any one of the six full Hertsmere Borough Council meetings held every year. Suddenly three Councillors appeared, Labour Councillor Ernie Butler, Councillor Richard Butler and County Councillor Leon Reefe as revealed in a recent edition of the Boreham Wood Times when Lawrence Stack a resident of Brookmeadow exercised a civic and moral obligation by publicly complaining and identifying the potholes at the junction of Aycliffe Rd and Leeming Rd. Where they aware that Lawrence Stack was destined to become the UKIP candidate standing in Borookmeadow at the elections being held on 22nd May? Equally in the absence of any Councillor participation in dealing with the concerns and complaints made to the County Council and Borough Council over a period of many months about road safety and the remedial works required to the roundabout at the junction of Deacons Hill and Allum Lane a resident of Elstree, Antony Gee had exercised the civic and moral obligation to complain publicly about this hazard to road users. Meanwhile, had the Elstree Councillors been aware that Antony Gee was destined to be a UKIP candidate standing for Elstree in the elections being held on 22nd May, they also may have appeared in the Boreham Wood Times? Frank Ward
  • Score: 7

10:14am Sat 26 Apr 14

Reader (R) says...

Stating the obvious Frank, the last two paragraphs of the article clearly state that the responsibility lays with H.C.C.
Stating the obvious Frank, the last two paragraphs of the article clearly state that the responsibility lays with H.C.C. Reader (R)
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Frank Ward says...

Reader (R) really must focus on the accuracy of my on-line comment.
I was not referring to the newspaper article.
I was making comment about the apparent confusion by many other subscribers who evidently are not aware of the divers responsibilities of both Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council in providing legislative services within Boreham Wood and Elstree.
Frank Ward
Chairman
Hertsmere UKIP
Reader (R) really must focus on the accuracy of my on-line comment. I was not referring to the newspaper article. I was making comment about the apparent confusion by many other subscribers who evidently are not aware of the divers responsibilities of both Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council in providing legislative services within Boreham Wood and Elstree. Frank Ward Chairman Hertsmere UKIP Frank Ward
  • Score: 4

1:54am Mon 28 Apr 14

EMS32 says...

Frank Ward.. It's Borehamwood!! At the very least.. Try and get to grips with the correct spelling of our town the next time you give us another rant about how brilliant your UKIP party is.
Frank Ward.. It's Borehamwood!! At the very least.. Try and get to grips with the correct spelling of our town the next time you give us another rant about how brilliant your UKIP party is. EMS32
  • Score: -1

8:05am Mon 28 Apr 14

Reader (R) says...

No confusion with my comment Frank I focused on the last two paragraphs.
No confusion with my comment Frank I focused on the last two paragraphs. Reader (R)
  • Score: 0

8:24am Mon 28 Apr 14

RedBen says...

To be honest its not clearer markings that are needed but simply improvement in driving standards. If the police did their job for one they'd be cracking down on the morons who drive without any care and consideration for anyone else. Bus drivers are the worst with school mothers and white van man not far behind in the cretinous drivers league of selfish scum.
Where are the police when these scumbags break highway rules?
To be honest its not clearer markings that are needed but simply improvement in driving standards. If the police did their job for one they'd be cracking down on the morons who drive without any care and consideration for anyone else. Bus drivers are the worst with school mothers and white van man not far behind in the cretinous drivers league of selfish scum. Where are the police when these scumbags break highway rules? RedBen
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Frank Ward says...

The comment by EMS32 regarding the correct spelling of Boreham Wood being Borehamwood may or may not be accurate?
When I purchased a home in this Town more than forty years ago on the title deeds it was spelt Boreham Wood.
A few years later I asked the late Labour Councillor Dave Button why this was also described t as Borehamwood instead of Boreham Wood? He advised me that many years previously the this was amended to fit the new screens on the buses.
When I asked him if the people of the Town had been consulted he just laughed and replied: 'Who cares about something like that'?
Therefore, if somebody is able to reveal a more plausible explanation this would prove to be of interest?
The comment by EMS32 regarding the correct spelling of Boreham Wood being Borehamwood may or may not be accurate? When I purchased a home in this Town more than forty years ago on the title deeds it was spelt Boreham Wood. A few years later I asked the late Labour Councillor Dave Button why this was also described t as Borehamwood instead of Boreham Wood? He advised me that many years previously the this was amended to fit the new screens on the buses. When I asked him if the people of the Town had been consulted he just laughed and replied: 'Who cares about something like that'? Therefore, if somebody is able to reveal a more plausible explanation this would prove to be of interest? Frank Ward
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

ANt Gee says...

RedBen wrote:
To be honest its not clearer markings that are needed but simply improvement in driving standards. If the police did their job for one they'd be cracking down on the morons who drive without any care and consideration for anyone else. Bus drivers are the worst with school mothers and white van man not far behind in the cretinous drivers league of selfish scum.
Where are the police when these scumbags break highway rules?
RedBen I have no doubt that better driving standards would improve road safety in Borehamwood and Elstree but it isn't just bad driving that is dangerous at this junction, it is also because many good drivers cannot see that there is even a junction here
[quote][p][bold]RedBen[/bold] wrote: To be honest its not clearer markings that are needed but simply improvement in driving standards. If the police did their job for one they'd be cracking down on the morons who drive without any care and consideration for anyone else. Bus drivers are the worst with school mothers and white van man not far behind in the cretinous drivers league of selfish scum. Where are the police when these scumbags break highway rules?[/p][/quote]RedBen I have no doubt that better driving standards would improve road safety in Borehamwood and Elstree but it isn't just bad driving that is dangerous at this junction, it is also because many good drivers cannot see that there is even a junction here ANt Gee
  • Score: 1

2:11pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Reader (R) says...

EMS32 wrote:
Frank Ward.. It's Borehamwood!! At the very least.. Try and get to grips with the correct spelling of our town the next time you give us another rant about how brilliant your UKIP party is.
One of the earliest mentions of Bosci de Boreham (Wood of Boreham), is in 1188:

"In 1188 Pope Clement granted to the kitchen of the monastery the whole land of Elstree. He also gave to the Abbey the wood of Boreham for the feeding of the swine."
In 1776, the House of Lords granted:

"An Act for dividing and closing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idletree, in the Country of Hertford."
Up until 1909, the town was part of the ancient parish of Elstree; the two still share a local council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

From the 1920s onwards, the town became known as one of the main centres of the UK film, and later television, industries due to the presence of production studios.

Following World War II, the town's population greatly increased, with large areas of council housing set up for displaced Londoners, many of which are now in private ownership. Fast train connections to central London have resulted in the town becoming a primarily residential suburb.

Borehamwood is currently undergoing a substantial housing transformation which has seen hundreds of new homes built over the last five years. There are currently two further developments being built and more are expected.

In addition to the studios, the town is also home to many retail shops, offices and light industry.
[quote][p][bold]EMS32[/bold] wrote: Frank Ward.. It's Borehamwood!! At the very least.. Try and get to grips with the correct spelling of our town the next time you give us another rant about how brilliant your UKIP party is.[/p][/quote]One of the earliest mentions of Bosci de Boreham (Wood of Boreham), is in 1188: "In 1188 Pope Clement granted to the kitchen of the monastery the whole land of Elstree. He also gave to the Abbey the wood of Boreham for the feeding of the swine."[3] In 1776, the House of Lords granted: "An Act for dividing and closing the Common or Waste Ground, called Boreham Wood Common, in the Parish of Elstree otherwise Idletree, in the Country of Hertford."[4] Up until 1909, the town was part of the ancient parish of Elstree; the two still share a local council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council. From the 1920s onwards, the town became known as one of the main centres of the UK film, and later television, industries due to the presence of production studios. Following World War II, the town's population greatly increased, with large areas of council housing set up for displaced Londoners, many of which are now in private ownership. Fast train connections to central London have resulted in the town becoming a primarily residential suburb. Borehamwood is currently undergoing a substantial housing transformation which has seen hundreds of new homes built over the last five years. There are currently two further developments being built and more are expected. In addition to the studios, the town is also home to many retail shops, offices and light industry. Reader (R)
  • Score: -5

4:09pm Mon 28 Apr 14

RedBen says...

Sorry Mr Gee but the signage is there and it's mainly down to incompetent drivers in the categoried I previously stated. These drivers just don't understand highway rules and if you stuck the roundabout on bricks they would still fail to slow down and give right of way. Pure selfish incompetent scum.
Sorry Mr Gee but the signage is there and it's mainly down to incompetent drivers in the categoried I previously stated. These drivers just don't understand highway rules and if you stuck the roundabout on bricks they would still fail to slow down and give right of way. Pure selfish incompetent scum. RedBen
  • Score: 3

10:34am Tue 29 Apr 14

jgee says...

You forgot to mention that Mr Gee is also standing as a UKIP candidate in the forthcoming elections too
You forgot to mention that Mr Gee is also standing as a UKIP candidate in the forthcoming elections too jgee
  • Score: 0

11:00am Tue 29 Apr 14

ANt Gee says...

jgee wrote:
You forgot to mention that Mr Gee is also standing as a UKIP candidate in the forthcoming elections too
that is true; I had never considered standing for election before but due to this story about the junction I started to realise that sometimes it takes local people to push matters important to them when it seems the Council aren't reacting to our concerns. I dont know if I can make a difference but I will certainly do what I can to make the elected County councillors tell us what they are doing on our behalf
[quote][p][bold]jgee[/bold] wrote: You forgot to mention that Mr Gee is also standing as a UKIP candidate in the forthcoming elections too[/p][/quote]that is true; I had never considered standing for election before but due to this story about the junction I started to realise that sometimes it takes local people to push matters important to them when it seems the Council aren't reacting to our concerns. I dont know if I can make a difference but I will certainly do what I can to make the elected County councillors tell us what they are doing on our behalf ANt Gee
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Tue 29 Apr 14

The_Legend says...

Frank Ward wrote:
The comment by EMS32 regarding the correct spelling of Boreham Wood being Borehamwood may or may not be accurate?
When I purchased a home in this Town more than forty years ago on the title deeds it was spelt Boreham Wood.
A few years later I asked the late Labour Councillor Dave Button why this was also described t as Borehamwood instead of Boreham Wood? He advised me that many years previously the this was amended to fit the new screens on the buses.
When I asked him if the people of the Town had been consulted he just laughed and replied: 'Who cares about something like that'?
Therefore, if somebody is able to reveal a more plausible explanation this would prove to be of interest?
Bore Off Frank, we don't have time for your life story. Let's talk about the roundabout yeah.
[quote][p][bold]Frank Ward[/bold] wrote: The comment by EMS32 regarding the correct spelling of Boreham Wood being Borehamwood may or may not be accurate? When I purchased a home in this Town more than forty years ago on the title deeds it was spelt Boreham Wood. A few years later I asked the late Labour Councillor Dave Button why this was also described t as Borehamwood instead of Boreham Wood? He advised me that many years previously the this was amended to fit the new screens on the buses. When I asked him if the people of the Town had been consulted he just laughed and replied: 'Who cares about something like that'? Therefore, if somebody is able to reveal a more plausible explanation this would prove to be of interest?[/p][/quote]Bore Off Frank, we don't have time for your life story. Let's talk about the roundabout yeah. The_Legend
  • Score: -1

11:48am Wed 30 Apr 14

Frank Ward says...

I would refer to the latter part of the comment by EMS32: 'Next time you give another rant about how brilliant your UKIP Party is.'
In my copy of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary the word 'Rant' is defined as : 'Bombastic language, tirade and empty turgid talk'.
Reminding the readers of this newspaper and on-line commentators that 75% of the laws and regulations are made by a non-elected quango of Commissionaire in Brussels and consequently govern the lives of their families and themselves is hardly 'Bombastic' a 'Tirade or 'Empty turgid talk.'
Equally the courage of the 'Metric Martyrs' who were stall holders in London and the Mid-lands and were convicted for selling fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces on request by the elderly in addition to metric weights, flushed out the reality of the truth that many people in this country had forgotten simply because of the everyday demands of work and families and of which others may not even have been aware?
Edward Heath the Conservative Prime Minister signed the European Communities Act of 1972.
The public were never told or advised about the consequences of this Act in detail by either Conservatives, Labour or the Liberal Democrats politicians of the day.
29 nine years later in the High Court judgement of 2001 following the conviction of the 'Metric Martyrs' Judge Morgen ruled that because of the Act:
'We are now living under a new legal order. Parliament surrendered its sovereignty in 1972. The doctrine of the primacy of European Law holds good. European Union laws have over-riding force with priority over our law.'
Later this judgement was confirmed following rejection of their Appeal.
This is one of the main reasons UKIP are providing the voters with a choice by fielding candidates contesting 12 of the 13 seats on Herstmere Borough Council because ordinary people feel betrayed by yesterdays politicians many of whom are with us today and still remain untrustworthy in the minds of the people they have taken for granted over the years.
This is only one of many examples.
I rest my case

Frank Ward
Chairman
Hertsmere UKIP
I would refer to the latter part of the comment by EMS32: 'Next time you give another rant about how brilliant your UKIP Party is.' In my copy of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary the word 'Rant' is defined as : 'Bombastic language, tirade and empty turgid talk'. Reminding the readers of this newspaper and on-line commentators that 75% of the laws and regulations are made by a non-elected quango of Commissionaire in Brussels and consequently govern the lives of their families and themselves is hardly 'Bombastic' a 'Tirade or 'Empty turgid talk.' Equally the courage of the 'Metric Martyrs' who were stall holders in London and the Mid-lands and were convicted for selling fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces on request by the elderly in addition to metric weights, flushed out the reality of the truth that many people in this country had forgotten simply because of the everyday demands of work and families and of which others may not even have been aware? Edward Heath the Conservative Prime Minister signed the European Communities Act of 1972. The public were never told or advised about the consequences of this Act in detail by either Conservatives, Labour or the Liberal Democrats politicians of the day. 29 nine years later in the High Court judgement of 2001 following the conviction of the 'Metric Martyrs' Judge Morgen ruled that because of the Act: 'We are now living under a new legal order. Parliament surrendered its sovereignty in 1972. The doctrine of the primacy of European Law holds good. European Union laws have over-riding force with priority over our law.' Later this judgement was confirmed following rejection of their Appeal. This is one of the main reasons UKIP are providing the voters with a choice by fielding candidates contesting 12 of the 13 seats on Herstmere Borough Council because ordinary people feel betrayed by yesterdays politicians many of whom are with us today and still remain untrustworthy in the minds of the people they have taken for granted over the years. This is only one of many examples. I rest my case Frank Ward Chairman Hertsmere UKIP Frank Ward
  • Score: 2

7:22am Wed 21 May 14

ANt Gee says...

very happy to say that following much contact with the contractors this roundabout was re-painted and the lines re-marked last night!
very happy to say that following much contact with the contractors this roundabout was re-painted and the lines re-marked last night! ANt Gee
  • Score: 0

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