‘Ugly’ fence triumph for neighbours in Tring

The fence which has caused upset on Shugars Green, Tring, is to be pulled down and replaced with a smaller one which will not block the path
The fence which has caused upset on Shugars Green, Tring, is to be pulled down and replaced with a smaller one which will not block the path

A 6ft high fence branded an ‘eyesore’ will to be pulled down following a campaign for its removal.

Locals were upset when the fence – which was erected to combat anti-social behaviour – was put up without consultation and blocked a pathway in Shugars Green, Tring.

Now the fence is set to be replaced with a smaller, silver version and will no longer block the frequently-used pathway.

Neighbour Jackie Luff said: “It’s just a matter of waiting.

“I think they’ve probably got to make the fence first. The path will be open again, so we’re more than happy.”

Councillor Penny Hearn said the man who initially requested the fence admitted that it was a bit over the top, but he is still having problems with youngsters hiding in bushes behind his home.

She said: “There’s a lot of shrubbery behind his house which causes him problems. He’s the most affected by the anti-social behaviour and he took us through and showed us the bottles of alcohol and other rubbish, so they obviously hide in there.”

“The police assure me that this will be taken down and removed, and the ASBO team will visit to see how he’s getting on.”