Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps met with residents of Hillfield in Hatfield to see for himself the poor quality of the road surface.

Grant heard that efforts to get Hertfordshire Highways to resurface the road have been ongoing for many years, with the road last being resurfaced in 1986. The council has said that resurfacing works are assessed on a nationally agreed formula, and the roads in the poorest condition are not necessarily the ones that are resurfaced first.

Grant said: “I came to Hillfield to meet with local residents and to see for myself the appalling state of the road. I was told that the road was last resurfaced in 1986, and it’s clear that the poor quality of the surface is impacting on the lives of my constituents. I have urgently asked Hertfordshire County Council to address this issue so that everyone can use the road safely.”

Local resident James Barnes said: “We are thankful to Grant for coming to see the poor condition of the road himself. We have been trying to get this road resurfaced for many years now, which is causing damage to residents’ vehicles. Something needs to be done now.”