A councillor has called on Herts County Council to update signs after a bridge’s height was reduced.

Liberal Democrat county councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, who represents Central Watford and Oxhey, called on Herts County Council to update signs near a bridge in Orphanage Road which had its height reduced.

Cllr Giles-Medhurst fears high-sided vehicles could hit the bridge, which carried the main railway from Euston, after a bridge bar and height restriction was introduced, reducing the height of the bridge from 12ft 13in to 11ft 9in.

He said, “Whilst the difference in height is not too great all it takes is one vehicle over 11ft 9in to hit the bridge and we would have services to and from London taken out whilst the structure is checked and whose fault will that be - well if the vehicle is not over 12ft 3in it is the county because they have failed to change the signs.

“Five months after I reported they still have done nothing. It’s a disgrace.”

Cllr Giles-Medhurst said he pointed this out to the council in August and believes nothing has been done to amend the signs.

A spokesman from Herts County Council said: “We are aware of the anomaly between the height signs on the railway bridge and those on the approach roads.

“A new signing layout has been designed to address this issue. We will be ordering new signs in the next two weeks and undertaking the work before the end of the current financial year.”