Councils at loggerheads over Croxley Rail Link viaduct colour scheme

Watford Observer: Is this the shape of things to come if Watford and Three Rivers cannot agree? Is this the shape of things to come if Watford and Three Rivers cannot agree?

A row has erupted between Watford and Three Rivers councils over the colour of the new Croxley Rail Link viaduct, which will straddle the two areas.

Following complaints from residents about plans to leave the new structure gunmetal grey, councillors from the two areas have come up with differing suggestions to spruce up the viaduct.

Watford wants the structure to be painted in bright Hornets’ yellow while Three Rivers have mooted imperial purple.

A leaked Three Rivers document said the council favoured imperial purple, the colour worn by Roman emperors, as it would “lend gravitas” to the viaduct.

In the document, council officials also rejected Watford’s yellow colour scheme on the grounds it would be “garish” and a “potential distraction to motorists”.

If the dispute cannot be resolved, the colour scheme for the rail overpass will be spilt at the border over the Grand Union Canal.

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8:29am Tue 1 Apr 14

bishopofwatford says...

What is the problem ? Hornet yellow on the Watford side and imperial purple on the Three rivers side....
What is the problem ? Hornet yellow on the Watford side and imperial purple on the Three rivers side.... bishopofwatford
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8:33am Tue 1 Apr 14

croxley46 says...

April Fool?
April Fool? croxley46
  • Score: 23

8:48am Tue 1 Apr 14

E.Coli says...

yellow with purple spots please
yellow with purple spots please E.Coli
  • Score: 3

9:36am Tue 1 Apr 14

AlbansWoodBear says...

Compromise - purple polka dots on a bright yellow background - tasteless certainly not
Compromise - purple polka dots on a bright yellow background - tasteless certainly not AlbansWoodBear
  • Score: 2

10:20am Tue 1 Apr 14

angryangryangry says...

Nice try WO, nice try!
Nice try WO, nice try! angryangryangry
  • Score: 4

10:47am Tue 1 Apr 14

TRT says...

They should paint it with a rainbow...
They should paint it with a rainbow... TRT
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Andrew1963 says...

In other stories released today, Watford General hospital is to be rebuilt to take full advantage of the new rail link and hundreds of new flats for key workers on its doorstep??
In other stories released today, Watford General hospital is to be rebuilt to take full advantage of the new rail link and hundreds of new flats for key workers on its doorstep?? Andrew1963
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

TRT says...

Whatever the final decision, it'll be painted near as dammit in Croxley Green.
Whatever the final decision, it'll be painted near as dammit in Croxley Green. TRT
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Tue 1 Apr 14

pippadog says...

Two Councils, and both on an ego-trip. What about the poor folk who will have to look out of their windows and see the results of this Civic vanity project. For their sakes,l just leave it as "gunmetal grey", or any other gentle shade which is not an eyesore, as are both the current loony ideas.
Two Councils, and both on an ego-trip. What about the poor folk who will have to look out of their windows and see the results of this Civic vanity project. For their sakes,l just leave it as "gunmetal grey", or any other gentle shade which is not an eyesore, as are both the current loony ideas. pippadog
  • Score: -13

1:52pm Tue 1 Apr 14

HornetJJ says...

pippadog wrote:
Two Councils, and both on an ego-trip. What about the poor folk who will have to look out of their windows and see the results of this Civic vanity project. For their sakes,l just leave it as "gunmetal grey", or any other gentle shade which is not an eyesore, as are both the current loony ideas.
Pretty gullible aren't you!!
[quote][p][bold]pippadog[/bold] wrote: Two Councils, and both on an ego-trip. What about the poor folk who will have to look out of their windows and see the results of this Civic vanity project. For their sakes,l just leave it as "gunmetal grey", or any other gentle shade which is not an eyesore, as are both the current loony ideas.[/p][/quote]Pretty gullible aren't you!! HornetJJ
  • Score: 10

3:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

D_Penn says...

Beautiful UKIP colours eh? Ahh, I wish it wasn't a Watford Observer wind up.

Mind you, whatever is done it's going to be a bit of an eyesore. Perhaps we should have a town competition to see how it might be decorated to make it more attractive. Perhaps a giant mural of trees and plants would look good.

Maybe WO has accidentally stumbled on a great idea.
Beautiful UKIP colours eh? Ahh, I wish it wasn't a Watford Observer wind up. Mind you, whatever is done it's going to be a bit of an eyesore. Perhaps we should have a town competition to see how it might be decorated to make it more attractive. Perhaps a giant mural of trees and plants would look good. Maybe WO has accidentally stumbled on a great idea. D_Penn
  • Score: -4

3:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

jasonwatford says...

Lol Suckers !!!!
Lol Suckers !!!! jasonwatford
  • Score: -1

5:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Busman268 says...

Mix the two colours together and have a brown bridge, can't believe they are arguing over something so pathetic
Mix the two colours together and have a brown bridge, can't believe they are arguing over something so pathetic Busman268
  • Score: -3

8:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Tee Hee
Tee Hee Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 0

9:55pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Retlas says...

.........and some of these people have the vote!!
.........and some of these people have the vote!! Retlas
  • Score: 9

10:57am Wed 2 Apr 14

JonBoy says...

Busman268 wrote:
Mix the two colours together and have a brown bridge, can't believe they are arguing over something so pathetic
another one reeled in
[quote][p][bold]Busman268[/bold] wrote: Mix the two colours together and have a brown bridge, can't believe they are arguing over something so pathetic[/p][/quote]another one reeled in JonBoy
  • Score: 0

11:35am Wed 2 Apr 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Got to be an April fools joke! Lib Dem one side (almost) and UKIP the other? Paint it gun metal grey! Bickering old tarts...
Got to be an April fools joke! Lib Dem one side (almost) and UKIP the other? Paint it gun metal grey! Bickering old tarts... LocalBoy1
  • Score: -1

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