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WOSV Gustard Wood 8 Oct 10am

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

Cost of living – energy awareness workshop (free) 12 Oct

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

SW Herts Joint Strategic Plan Consultation

The five councils in SW Herts are working together to produce a Joint Strategic Plan. This will address some of hte biggest issues and challenges facing the area to 2050.

They are Dacorum Borough, Hertsmere Borough, St Albans City and District, Three Rivers District and Watford Borough, supported by Herts County Council.

The plan seeks to create a vision for the locality, setting out priorities including coordinating transport, education and healthcare infrastructure with new homes and jobs in the right places.

Consultation 5 Sept – 4 November (5pm)

Submit electronically via their website or email

Closing date 4 November at 5pm