The nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 has affected everything – and the multi-storey car park is no exception.
Although building work was completed earlier this year, the car park is unable to be opened until the section 278 Highways works have been completed, and power works are carried out by UK Power Networks (UKPN).
‘UKPN have attempted the work three times,’ explains Ben Hosier from Dacorum Borough Council. ‘The first two attempts were called off following the awful storms over the winter, and the third time was booked for a week after the lockdown began so subsequently cancelled.’
The Moor, meanwhile, has been handed over to the Clean, Safe and Green team for reseeding and replanting – but this has also been delayed due to staff shortages and more urgent priorities for remaining staff. ‘They are hoping to carry out the work during the summer, but it’s likely it could be as late as autumn,’ said Ben.