In response to this petition raised on Herts Direct concerning safety in Washington Avenue, the following actions have been taken. A pedestrian guard rail funded by County Councillor Colette Wyatt-Lowe’s highways locality budget was installed at the end of September. This has been located in Washington Avenue where the alleyway from Waveney joins the footway. This will help to discourage pedestrians from running into the road at this location. Two speed indicator device signs have been installed in the road – one in each direction. These signs indicate to drivers the speeds at which they are travelling to help reinforce the speed limit. The signs have been paid for jointly by Dacorum Borough Council and County Councillor Colette Wyatt-Lowe’s locality budget. One of the signs is being relocated to outside No. 95 Washington Avenue so that it is closer to the alleyway leading to Waverney. As mentioned in previous correspondence from our Chief Executive John Wood, safety cameras are only introduced in Hertfordshire which meet the County Council’s criteria. Such cameras are only used where there have been four traffic collisions in a three year period which have resulted in serious personal injury, coupled with traffic speeds exceeding the threshold for police enforcement. Whilst it is of course concerning to learn about any collisions, especially those involving children, it is the case that this criteria has not been met in Washington Avenue. Besides the above, the Safe and Sustainable Journey team have been in touch with Maple Grove School where the children involved attend. An assembly was given to the children at the end of the Summer term around walking safely to and from school. A further offer has also been made to provide Pedestrian Skills training this academic year. This would involve our team training adult volunteers to provide practical education around road safety.