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The Daily Telegraph this morning reported that Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott neighbours were facing difficulties from Herftfordshire County Council over holding a street party.

I am assured this is not the case and the road closure will be speedily agreed.

Cllr Robert Gordon, the Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, has sent me this comment:

"Hertfordshire County Council and Broxbourne Borough Council have been aware for a couple of days that family and friends of Cheshunt gold-medallist, Laura Trott, wanted to throw a street party in celebration of her splendid achievement.

"Both councils quickly indicated their support for the party but needed details of the event so that they could ensure that it would face no problems.  I have spoken personally with Paul Mason, the Leader of Broxbourne, to confirm that the County Council was entirely supportive.

"The powers for road closures under these circumstances lie with the Borough Council and they have confirmed that they will be granting permission for the closure. In addition, they are actively working with the family to help them with their preparations.

"We are very proud of our Olympians and are keen to do all we can to help them celebrate with their local communities. We hope the Trotts and their neighbours have a great time."

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