Potholes outside Tring primary school drive residents potty

Potholes on Grove Road, Tring
Potholes on Grove Road, Tring

Tring residents want to see a group of potholes outside a school repaired – before a child is injured in them.

The road defects outside Grove Road Primary School have been driving residents around the bend.

Malcolm James, who lives in nearby Grove Gardens, said: “The road surface has deteriorated so much it has worn through two layers of Tarmac.

“It doesn’t seem like there are any plans to resurface and yet they have redone Station Road in Tring that didn’t need doing.”

He believes it could only be a short while until primary school pupils who cycle on the road could be injured.

The road was inspected by Ringway, which repairs the roads on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, when Mr James previously complained in May and November last year.

Ringway divisional manager Kevin Carrol said: “We can confirm that Grove Road was looked at by our Inspector on May 27 and again on November 23.

“During these inspections it was confirmed that the defects reported did not meet our 50mm safety intervention levels so no immediate repairs were undertaken.

“We will now schedule a visit from our inspector to look again and assess if there has been a worsening of road condition.”