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Station fencing plan challenged
Contractors refurbishing Brookmans Park Station have been measuring up for the erection of a 10-foot fence at the garden side of the car park.
A resident of Westland Drive says she questioned workmen who said they had been asked to quote for erecting a palisade fence from the end of the station car park along the back of houses and ending at the field adjacent to Bluebridge Road
In an e-mail to this site's 'Have Your Say' section the local resident asks whether anyone else is aware of the plan.
"We are currently awaiting comment from WAGN, having pointed out to Balfour Beatty who were found at the end of our gardens measuring up, that a 10' high fence is unnecessary and potentially unsightly," she wrote.
According to the e-mail the construction company said children were allegedly spotted on the railway line in this vicinity and that this would stop that from recurring.
The local resident pointed out that the fence on the opposite side of the track (footpath side) is extremely easily scaled and poses far more of a potential threat than the perfectly adequately fenced ends of gardens.
The refurbishment of the station has been completed on time and has been warmly welcomed by most commuters who previously had no shelter from the elements and had to negotiate uneven surfaces.
Railtrack carried out the work in response to concerns expressed about vandalism and the general deterioration of the property.
A senior Railtrack manager visited the site prior to the renovations to meet local residents and members of the North Mymms Residents' Association to respond to their concerns.
April 3, 2000
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