We would like to bring to your attention today’s launch of our consultation with our customers and our stakeholders on our Affinity Water draft Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP). Our WRMP aims to address a significant future shortfall in water resources in our supply area. Population growth, climate change and the demand for water are putting significant pressure on the local environment and water resources in Affinity Water’s supply area. Without action, the area Affinity Water supplies faces a possible shortfall of 449 million litres a day by 2050. We want to hear what customers and stakeholders think about our draft plan to help us shape our final plan which we will publish in Autumn 2023.
Please take part and have your say.
The consultation runs for 14 weeks until 20 February 2023 and we really want to hear your views. Our Engagement website (https://affinitywater.uk.engagementhq.com/wrmp ) provides a breadth of materials from videos and summary documents to detailed appendices and most importantly the consultation questions. All your views will be considered and we will produce a Statement of Response to our customers and our stakeholders in May 2023 to update you on how your responses will shape our final plan.
We are holding a number of events both regionally and locally to explain more about our plan. If you would like to join any of these sessions please let us know by email.
14 November: WRSE and SE water companies to launch dWRMP24 public consultations
16 November: WRSE Parliamentary launch event (including SE companies)
17 November: National Water Resources webinar
22 November: WRSE webinar
23 November: WRE webinar
28 November: Affinity Water and Thames Water – Water Resources Forum (hybrid event)
13 December: Local Authority and Canal community event with focus on the Grand Union Canal Strategic Resource Option
Other local events to be confirmed and will be updated on our engagement site.
Join us for the Christmas lights switch on on the High Street, Santa’s Grotto at Tithe Barn Yard and a Christmas market in the Crinkle Crankle Community Garden.
Hertfordshire County Council is running a webinar next Weds 23 Nov (7pm – 8pm) to give residents in Hertfordshire a chance to find out more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme. Here is the link to register for this no-obligation, online information session: Register here for 23 Nov webinar
As well as a short introduction outlining how the scheme works there will be a panel of existing hosts who will share their experiences and answer any questions from people who may be interested in becoming hosts.
Join our Open Spaces Volunteers this Saturday, 8 October 10am and help make a difference to our wonderful landscape!
they intend to plant some more heather, gather heather seed, prune and weed the gorse, cut back invasive holly and also undertake some aftercare for their newly planted hedges.
Come appropriately dressed and if you have loppers or pruning shears they will be helpful. Mark will bring cakes but you’ll need your own drink.
Meet in the small car park at 10am
Communities 1st are delivering an online workshop next Wednesday (12th October) on energy usage awareness, in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureau. Details below.
This one-hour session on energy aims to explain what is happening in the energy market and how it is affecting clients. The participants will get an understanding of the difference between fixed and variable tariffs and whether clients should consider switching energy companies. The session will also cover an update on the financial help that the government is providing along with an explanation of the priority services register. Tips on using less energy and other savings clients might be able to make will also be discussed.
This session is online, on the 12th Oct from 11.00 to 12.00 pm
Participants can sign up – Register Here
Access to Place Farm via the Diamond Jubilee Garden is temporarily suspended for safety reasons whilst construction work is carried out on the neighbouring properties.