This year we have an uncontested election for Parish Councillors. This means that the twelve candidates who stood for election will automatically be elected on Thursday 2 May. This will include the current nine councillors, with the three new councillors commencing their roles on 6 May.
Please be advised telecommunication installation works at Harpenden Road/Wheathampstead Road, Wheathampstead is programmed to take place on Monday 8 April (weather permitting).
To facilitate these works a road closure will be in place from 9.30 am- 4pm Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sundays.
This is currently programmed to be completed between:
Harpenden Road (junction of Brewhouse Hill to the junction with Wheathampstead Road): 8 April – 3 May
Wheathampstead Road (junction of Harpenden Road to the junction of Piggotshill Lane): 29 April – 24 May
We are pleased to unveil our new website, which we hope will be a great source of local information to both residents and visitors to the parish.
Our new-look website include details of local groups and organisations, various events around the parish, local news, details of road closures, information about open spaces, booking info for The Memorial Hall and so much more!
If you have a community based group/organisation that you wish to be included on our website, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bear with us whilst we ensure that all relevant documentation (such as minutes and agendas) is made available.
The Annual Parish Meeting, which was held on Wednesday 20 March, gave our Councillors a great opportunity to share what they have been doing over the past four years.
Attendees heard about projects such as maintaining open spaces, upgrades to the sports facilities, the Neighbourhood Plan and plans for the future of The Memorial Hall, to name but a few.
Jane Parker, Principal Wastes Contract Officer from St Albans District Council, gave a presentation regarding food waste and provided an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Attendees were also given an opportunity to read the Neighbourhood Plan in detail and have their say, as well as view a snapshot of the WW1 Exhibition created by the History Society.
The defibrillator is now back in place at The Memorial Hall, having been taken to St Helen’s Church when someone fell ill during a service.
The ambulance service has confirmed that it is not obligatory for the defibrillator to be given to the paramedics, unless they specifically request to take it or if it has nowhere safe to be stored.
This life-saving equipment is for public use, however, please notify Wheathampstead Parish Council if you remove it via email at email@example.com or call 01582 832541. If you are unable to get the defibrillator back into its wall box securely, please keep hold of it until the first opportunity to return it. We will then check the battery and replace the pads as required.
The willow spiling, which was put along the river banks by our extremely hardworking volunteers in 2018, has been vandalised and pulled out. This spiling was installed to help prevent erosion to the river banks, as well as allow access to the river for those wishing to paddle.
If you have any information regarding the above, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01582 832541 – or call 101 to speak with the police.
Herts County Council will subsidise the weekday 304 St Albans-Hitchin service, to keep it going for now.
UNO have declined the offer of another contract for the Monday to Saturday 657 service and the Sunday 304 & 657 services. They plan to withdraw their Borehamwood-St Albans-Sandridge-Wheathampstead-Batford-Harpenden-Redbourn service from 21 April.
Herts County Council are negotiating a new contract, with another operator, to replace the current 657 service and will issue further information on the Intalink website as soon as it becomes available.
It is the intention to keep the 657 weekday service running after 21 April, dependent of course on another operator taking on this route.
The Sunday 304 St Albans-Wheathampstead service and the Sunday 657 St Albans-Sandridge-Wheathampstead-Batford-Harpenden-Redbourn service are under threat because the operator, UNO, have declined to accept a contract extension after 21st April.
Herts County Council are currently going out to tender on behalf of St Albans City & District Council for a new operator to take on these services
The Environment Agency undertakes routine water quality monitoring at seven locations along the River Lea (also known as the Lee) between East Hyde and Hertford. Samples are collected 12 times a year from each of these locations.
Click HERE for a report from the Environment Agency and Affinity Water, titled “Briefing note on water quality of the River Lea through Wheathampstead – January 2019”, which includes links to further information on each section.