A lopsided sign on a main road in Watford has been left unfixed for three months - prompting criticism from a Hertfordshire county councillor.

Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lib Dem, has been complaining to the county’s contractor Ringway since July about the 'give way' sign in Vicarage Road.

But despite reporting the sign, Cllr Giles-Medhurst has yet to receive a response from the highways department.

He said: “It is atypical of the county council not to do anything about it. The sign is on a main road just off the ring road.

“I imagine it will take around 30 minutes max and probably cost around £50.

“There are currently signs around the town warning people about deer.

“It is like it is April Fool’s Day. Watford is becoming a laughing stock.

“They could put signs up on match days warning people about the increase traffic but instead they have deer warning signs.”

Cllr Giles-Medhurst believes the borough council spend money to improve the area but the county council give the town a bad reputation.

Watford Borough Cllr Steve Bolton, who represents the central ward, said: "It is on a main road and junction that comes straight onto the ring road.

"It must be a matter of prioritising for Hertfordshire County Council. The post does feel quite secure but if something else clips it could easily fully fall down."

If the sign was on a shorter, less busy road Cllr Giles-Medhurst said he would understand but he cannot believe nothing has been done despite it being three months since the complaint.

He said: “Vicarage Road is a main road with at least 10,000 vehicles using the road a day.

“Currently you cannot see the sign when driving down the road. I just want things to be fixed."

Ringway has been the main contractor of the road for the last four years and are in charge of any highway issues including road signs and potholes.

The Observer approached Ringway for a comment.