Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has met with residents of Upland Drive to discuss their ongoing concerns about the condition of the A1000 Great North Road adjacent to their street.

Grant walked down the A1000 with the residents to view a number of potholes as well as a manhole cover that could potentially cause damage to vehicles. Hertfordshire County Council have said they will repair the potholes, but having seen for himself the poor quality of the road surface, Grant is now calling on the county council to carry out a full resurfacing of the affected section of road to bring it to a safe and acceptable standard.

Local county councillor Stephen Boulton has recently met with highways officers to also raise this issue, and has been informed that repair work will be carried out as soon as possible.

Grant said: “I visited Upland Drive to meet with residents and see for myself the poor quality of the A1000. The potholes are a potential hazard to drivers, and I want to see the county council address this problem quickly so that residents can drive safely.”

Eric Ewer, Chairman of the Upland Drive Road Committee, said: “We were delighted to have Grant come and meet us to see for himself the potholes on the road. We hope that with Grant’s input, the county council will now urgently repair the road surface.”