News

Crossing patrol on Brewhouse Hill/The Hill

There are currently no crossing patrols on Brewhouse Hill or The Hill by the entrances to St Helen’s Primary School.

St Helen’s have tweeted following a meeting with various Councillors, including Annie Brewster and our MP, Bim Afolami, this morning. Kaye Healy and Kate Taylor have said:

“We are gravely concerned about the safety of our children. Staff, parents and carers are doing their very best but swift action needs to be taken before someone is seriously hurt.”

Could you help with the crossing patrol?

If you are interested in this role, click here to visit the Herts County Council website.

Trial period for weekend lighting on the astro turf pitch

As of 28 December 2019, the floodlighting for the ATP on Marford Playing Fields will be on during the weekend evenings, as well as during the week.

Council have agreed to a trial period of six months. If it is felt that this is being abused, the lights will no longer be on during the weekends (unless hired privately).

The ATP can be used Monday-Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 8pm*.

Please be mindful of the rules, such as those regarding correct footwear, litter, noise etc.

* These times are in line with planning conditions.

What do you think about the policing budget?

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd would like to hear Councillors’ and residents’ thoughts about funding for the Hertfordshire Constabulary as he is looking to raise the policing precept in order to maintain a larger force. For more information on the Comissioner’s plans, visit bit.ly/precept2020. 

You can thereafter complete a quick survey here.

The survey closes on Thursday 9 January.

London Luton Airport Consultation

We encourage residents of Wheathampstead to respond to the consultation to increase the volume of air traffic to and from Luton airport.  Please see the link provided below:

https://planning.luton.gov.uk/online-applications/

Under the section ‘Enter a keyword, reference number, postcode or single line of an address’, type or copy and paste in the planning reference as follows: 19/00428/EIA – then click search.

The consultation will run until 8 January 2020.

Sheepcote Lane to Codicote Road – closure

From Hertfordshire County Council:

The public byway between Sheepcote Lane and Codicote Road will be closed for up to 21 days (starting 3 December 2019). 

The closure is due to the surface damage along the byway, which is being repaired. Once the works are complete, the aim is for the byway to be more accessible to walkers and cyclists. 

See below road closure notice.

Children in Need are coming to Wheathampstead

BBC Children in Need and The One Show’s Rickshaw is well under way after setting off on Friday from Holyhead, as six young riders have embarked on a challenging 400 mile route making their way to London as they raise money for Children in Need along the way. 

On Friday 15 November – the final day of the challenge – they be passing through Wheathampstead, as Team Rickshaw pedals its way to the final destination of Elstree, for the live BBC Children in Need Appeal Show that evening.

They will be coming along the High Street at around 2.25pm, and they would love for the village to cheer the team on as they ride through. It really does make all of the difference! 

You can also see the exact route here, and the team can also be tracked live at this link: http://live.opentracking.co.uk/cin2019/.

Make sure you are there to cheer them on! 

Parish Councillor vacancy

Would you like to become a voice for your community and affect real change?

Wheathampstead Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you wish to apply for this role, click here for more information.

Updating The Memorial Hall – have your say!

The Parish Council wants feedback from residents with regards to their next big project – the development of The Memorial Hall.

Click here to find out more information about this project, as well as have your chance to give your feedback/opinions/ideas in the form of a short survey.

The ‘Meander through the Meads’ project is a winner

As you may have seen from a previous news post, Affinity Water were offering the chance to fund a local project as part of their Community Engagement Programme.

Thanks to your votes, our project ‘Meander through the Meads’ won! This project, in partnership with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) was created to enhance and increase the range of habitats for fish, invertebrates, birds and rare plants, protect the river from bank erosion and habitat disturbance, raise awareness of chalk rivers and increase people’s skills and knowledge of river restoration.

Keep an eye on our website for more information – we will update everyone as and when we know more.

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