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Opening of Hertfordshire splash park delayed

Jane Killick
BBC Three Counties Radio

On what could be a very hot weekend, the opening of a brand new splash park in Hertfordshire has has to be delayed.

The new "tropical island" in Kings George Recreation Ground in Bushey was due to open tomorrow, but a problem with the electrical circuit board means it's now on hold.

There's no news when it will open but Hertsmere Borough Council hopes it wil be "as soon as possible".

The fault was discovered during final testing today.

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Borehamwood businesses advised to take legal action against council

Simon Oxley
BBC Three Counties Radio

Businesses in Borehamwood are being told to take legal action against their local council in an ongoing row about rent increases. 

One printing business is closing today after the owner said Hertsmere Borough Council had increased his rent from £6,000 to £25,000 a year.

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David Bowman who runs Deadline Reprographics said he was left with "no choice" but to close the business after the 300% rent increase.

Richard Butler is the leader of the Labour group on the Conservative-run council.

He said: "It's important for the council to keep local businesses going. What concerns me is how quickly they're putting these rents up. 

"We've advised local businesses to get an independent surveyor and then take legal action."

We've contacted Hertsmere Borough Council for comment.



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