Watch out for heavy traffic on the A414, A1(M), M25 and Hatfield roads this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:14 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 26 July 2017

A gun dog at The Game Fair

A gun dog at The Game Fair

Stephen Shepherd

Roads are expected to be especially busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as people arrive for a major Hatfield House event, which is expected to attract 120,000 visitors.

Hatfield House will be hosting The Game Fair from July 28-31, which is organised by National Game Fair Ltd.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is warning motorists of possible delays.

The council states: “The A414, A1(M), M25 and roads around Hatfield House are expected to be busy, particularly on the morning of Friday, July 28.

“Traffic is expected to build early Friday morning and residents are advised to avoid travelling at peak times, and to use public transport wherever possible.”

The council continues: “There is ample free parking within Hatfield House and visitors will be directed by road signs to designated car parks.

“Visitors should follow the signs and not the Sat Nav postcode.

“More entrances and exits have been opened up on the estate to allow traffic to flow as easily as possible into and out of the site.”

The council has also issued a statement with regards to noise.

“Local residents may experience increased noise levels from the shooting range at The Game Fair.

“Noise levels will be largely dependent on weather conditions and every attempt has been made to keep noise to a minimum.

“The shooting range will only be active during the day, but if you do have any concerns you can call our out of hours noise nuisance service.

“If you have any other concerns or queries during the event, please call the Game Fair event office on 01707 830341.”

Related articles

DIGITAL EDITION

Image
Read the The Comet Motors e-edition E-edition

Traffic News

Wed, 12:21

The church of Father Michael Lambert, who was “known and loved in every congregation in Hitchin”, has paid tribute to him after his tragic death aged 79.

Quick Tips & Advice

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.