World’s End team back in Letchworth for more filming

The team shooting scenes for The World's End on Broadway Letchworth GC in September last year

The team shooting scenes for The World's End on Broadway Letchworth GC in September last year - Credit: Archant

A FILM crew will be coming back to Comet country today to finish filming scenes for a blockbuster movie.

Moviemakers will descend on Letchworth GC today and tomorrow to shoot more scenes for The World’s End, which stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine. For the first time, they will be filming at night.

There has been mixed reaction from business owners in Leys Avenue, who were told about the two-day filming schedule last Thursday.

Tony Shah, who owns the Candy Corner shop, said: “The filming won’t affect me as such because I close at 5.30pm but, once again we’ve not been given a chance to say no to them coming here. We have been told they will be coming and that is it.

“How do they expect us to run a business in the town if every five minutes they close roads and put diversions in place? We don’t need the interruption.

“They will be filming at night, so what about the nighttime trade in the area?”

North Herts District Council (NHDC) has received requests for parking suspensions which will be in place from around 4.30pm on each of the two days, on Leys Avenue.

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The team will be filming scenes from 5pm until around 5am on both days.

A small portion of the council’s short-stay Arena Parade car park will also be out of use.

Jenny Jones, owner of Green House, said: “I am not a killjoy, but all I ask is that the council clearly puts up signs to any diversions and road closures so that it doesn’t drive people out of the town.”

NHDC did confirm there will be no road closures, although Hertfordshire Highways have received requests to allow traffic to be held for short periods intermittently.

NHDC leader Cllr Lynda Needham said: “The production company are extremely grateful to everyone in Letchworth for their support so far in making the film, and they are absolutely committed to ensuring these two additional evenings and nights of filming cause the least disruption possible.”

*Send your pictures of any filming around the town to editorial@thecomet.net or tweet @thecomet24 or www.iwitness24.co.uk

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