Paint spillage spread by cars is ‘blighting historic celebration’

Paint on the road in Tring High Street
Paint on the road in Tring High Street
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A paint slick which cars are spreading up Tring High Street is blighting the look of the town - according to a resident.

Martin Ramirez, who moved to Tring this year spotted the spillage around seven days ago.

Paint on the road in Tring High Street

Paint on the road in Tring High Street

He says that he spoke to a council worker who was attempting to clean up the mess, but the worker said he would not be able to stay and completely clear it up because of traffic.

But Mr Ramirez says this is not good enough, and that the mess is blighting the look of the town as it celebrates the 700th anniversary of its charter.

He said: “I find it amazing that this happened more than a week ago, and the council has not sorted it out properly.

“You would think that there us someone who is involved in the charter celebrations that would be working to get this done. The council spends money on resurfacing the car parks, but can’t clean up a bit of paint. The cars drove through it and have now spread it up the road.

“If a tourist came from America to see beautiful Tring, they would be absolutely astounded.

“What makes it worse is, because they have left it so long the paint is now set hard into the road surface, they should have closed the road for a while and done the job.”

A spokesman for Herts County Council said that it would look into the spillage, and if it was a danger carry out repairs. Dacorum Borough Council is responsible for a clean up if it is not deemed dangerous.