Borehamwood DVLA office to close under new proposals

Motorists may be left without key services as the Borehamwood DVLA office faces closure under new proposals released this week.

Under the proposals released for consultation by Roads Minister Mike Penning, 39 regional offices will be closed.

The plans potentially affect the 31 people who work in the DVLA regional office in Elstree Way.

The office in Borehamwood carries out administrative functions such as arranging trade plates for garages, vehicle inspections and personalised registration.

The closures of the 39 centres, which are due by the end of 2013, will save an estimated £28m a year according to the DVLA.

The plans are to streamline the services of the DVLA to its central office in Swansea and make dealing with the agency easier for people by moving more services online.

The consultation with staff began on Tuesday this week and will end March 6 2012.

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8:52pm Thu 15 Dec 11

mr.taxpayer says...

GOOD!!!

Get rid of all these idiot learner drivers from all over north west london round the streets of borehamwood..
GOOD!!! Get rid of all these idiot learner drivers from all over north west london round the streets of borehamwood.. mr.taxpayer

7:11am Fri 16 Dec 11

JLS of wd6 says...

What makes you think Borehamwood is so special that learner drivers want to come from all over north west London? There are other test centres in Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet and Watford to name but a few. If all these regional offices were to close they would have to travel a long way just to take a driving test.
Also, is it 'GOOD' that potentially 31 people will be out of a job? I don't think so.
What makes you think Borehamwood is so special that learner drivers want to come from all over north west London? There are other test centres in Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet and Watford to name but a few. If all these regional offices were to close they would have to travel a long way just to take a driving test. Also, is it 'GOOD' that potentially 31 people will be out of a job? I don't think so. JLS of wd6

9:32am Fri 16 Dec 11

Maverosi says...

The jobs can be done just as easily in swansea as here , and if it cuts costs , yes I am sure that trade plates and personal registrations going will really hinder borehamwood
The jobs can be done just as easily in swansea as here , and if it cuts costs , yes I am sure that trade plates and personal registrations going will really hinder borehamwood Maverosi

6:18pm Fri 16 Dec 11

mr.taxpayer says...

JLS of wd6 wrote:
What makes you think Borehamwood is so special that learner drivers want to come from all over north west London? There are other test centres in Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet and Watford to name but a few. If all these regional offices were to close they would have to travel a long way just to take a driving test.
Also, is it 'GOOD' that potentially 31 people will be out of a job? I don't think so.
I didn't say Borehamwood was 'special' I just commented that it was good that we might see the back of all the learner drivers that seem to be in every road in Borehamwood during the day and night.

And no, I am not that bothered if 31 people are out of a job as no doubt they will all have cushty government pay offs when they are laid off/transferred.
[quote][p][bold]JLS of wd6[/bold] wrote: What makes you think Borehamwood is so special that learner drivers want to come from all over north west London? There are other test centres in Mill Hill, Hendon, Barnet and Watford to name but a few. If all these regional offices were to close they would have to travel a long way just to take a driving test. Also, is it 'GOOD' that potentially 31 people will be out of a job? I don't think so.[/p][/quote]I didn't say Borehamwood was 'special' I just commented that it was good that we might see the back of all the learner drivers that seem to be in every road in Borehamwood during the day and night. And no, I am not that bothered if 31 people are out of a job as no doubt they will all have cushty government pay offs when they are laid off/transferred. mr.taxpayer

12:32pm Sun 18 Dec 11

stox says...

mr.taxpayer wrote:
GOOD!!!

Get rid of all these idiot learner drivers from all over north west london round the streets of borehamwood..
I can't see anywhere in the news article where it says that the DSA office may close.
[quote][p][bold]mr.taxpayer[/bold] wrote: GOOD!!! Get rid of all these idiot learner drivers from all over north west london round the streets of borehamwood..[/p][/quote]I can't see anywhere in the news article where it says that the DSA office may close. stox

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