Hertfordshire County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

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Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201348 Seats 201751 Change+3

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 201316 Seats 201718 Change+2

PartyLabour

Seats 201314 Seats 20179 Change−5
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Cottonmill crossing campaign wins county support

Deborah Price

Local Democracy Reporter, Hertfordshire

A local residents' campaign to keep a level crossing open to the public in St Albans has won the backing of Hertfordshire County Council.

Cottonmill crossing
Network Rail

Residents claim that without the Cottonmill crossing over the railway line between St Albans and Watford, Sopwell village would be cut in two, forcing them to make a lengthy detour.

It has been estimated the crossing is used by more than 1,000 people a day - as a vital link to schools, work and shops.

The full council meeting was presented with a 1,508-signature petition and resident Janet Charles told councillors that closure of the crossing would be "devastating".

Backing a motion proposed by Liberal Democrat councillor Sandy Walkington, they agreed that closing the crossing would be "wholly disproportionate" and will now write to Network Rail, calling on them to halt any plans to close it and to install additional safety measures instead - such as warning lights.