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First success for save Little Green Lane petition

October 19, 2021 4:59 PM

Cllrs Margaret Hofman, Chris Lloyd and Dominic Sokalski at County Hall with the petition

Herts County Council have unanimously accepted a Lib Dem motion to produce a detailed report into closing Little Green Lane to motorised traffic. This will allow the petition to progress to the next stage, with costings and the type of barrier to be assessed.

The campaign has had overwhelming resident support and continues to grow. Over 1,300 residents have signed the Lib Dem petition calling for the unpaved parts of Little Green Lane to be protected by having it closed to general motorised traffic.

Local campaigners say this will help stop the fly-tipping that occurs there and preserve the rural nature of the road and surrounding area for future generations.

Liberal Democrat Croxley Cllr Margaret Hofman spoke to present the petition. She said, ''We are delighted - and I'm sure so are residents - that Herts County have agreed to our request. This narrow rural road is used by hundreds of residents for pleasure and daily exercise. It is not suitable for motorised traffic use, yet cars use it freely causing a danger to children, cyclists and horse riders.

Traffic levels have increased on Little Green Lane. A greater number of vehicles have been using (or attempting to use) the unpaved road. It unfortunately has also led to it becoming a regular site for fly-tipping. Without action now, this beautiful part of Croxley Green risks being damaged irreversibly.

We again thank residents for their support. We will continue to work hard to support Herts County to have this implemented without delay.''

The campaigners are still collecting signatures and you can sign the petition here.

Cllr Margaret Hofman presenting the petition to Herts County Council

Unanimous support for the Lib Dem campaign