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Polling station review – could this mean a change for Wheathampstead?

The Boundary Commission has revised the St Albans City and District Council wards to reflect population changes. Now the Council is consulting on the location and suitability of the polling stations where people will go to vote. In particular, it wants to ensure the stations are accessible to all including people with a disability. As part of the review, the Council is also looking at polling districts, designated areas within wards that determine which polling station voters are assigned to. There are two to five such districts in each ward.

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Wilder Spaces Initiative

Wilder St Albans - Wilder Spaces with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust​

Our local wildlife needs more space to thrive. Many of our smaller green patches could be home to a rich diversity of wildflowers, providing vital food for insects and birds and creating a network of habitat from the smallest to the largest of our wildlife. Every patch makes a difference.

Through Wilder St Albans, St Albans City and District Council are inviting you to nominate your local patch to be Wilder in 2022! Suggestions can include ‘greens’ in cul-de-sacs, verges, footpaths and some areas in our local green spaces.

Click here to see the map and make your nominations. As you will see on the map, Wheathampstead doesn’t very many suggested locations, so get nominating – and be sure to add your comments too!

Welcome Back to Wheathampstead!

You can find a trail map, plus more info HERE. 

If you are a business interested in getting involved, you can also find more info HERE

CAN YOU SPARE AN HOUR TO HELP US SET UP AND RUN THIS EVENT?

Community events are run on a tight budget and often require “all hands on deck”. Simply put – we need volunteers! If you can help, please complete this two minute form forms.gle/X3tMiPz4isGaKT4o7

This event is being run in conjunction with Wheathampstead Businesses. Part of this event is to be funded by a grant from St Albans District Council’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’, a scheme which forms part of the EU’s European Regional Development Fund.

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New accessible circular path around Butterfield

Working with Herts County Council and using s106 funding, Wheathampstead Parish Council is enhancing the grassland adjacent to the Butterfield Nature Reserve and extending accessible access to the Village.

We aim to:

  • Restore chalk grassland habitat by removing scrub and vegetation
  • Retain neutral grassland habitat by replacing aging grazing infrastructure and securing the fence to the sheep enclosure
  • Install new 1.16km hard surfaced circular path and redress existing path to improve access and link with public footpath network.
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Map of site

  • Sheep enclosure edged blue
  • New circular path with additional spur to Rights of Way network in red
  • Yellow denotes the footway along The Hill/ B651 Wheathampstead-Nomansland- Sandridge
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Notice of Vacancy – Parish Councillor

WHEATHAMPSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY

in the office of

PARISH COUNCILLOR

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Wheathampstead.

If by 21 July 2021 (14 days* after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to:

The Proper Officer, St Albans City and District Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3JE, signed by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by the Wheathampstead Parish Council by co-option in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) Rules 2006.

If an election is requested, the election will take place on a date determined by the Returning Officer within 60 days* from the date of this notice.

Dated: 1 July 2021

Julia Warren – Parish Clerk
Wheathampstead Parish Council
The Memorial Hall
Marford Road
Wheathampstead
Herts
AL4 8AY

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Click here for a PDF version.

Vandalism to ATP floodlights

The glass covering of one floodlight at the artificial turf pitch (commonly referred to as the astro) was found smashed during the morning on 23 June 2021. We believe the damage occurred the previous night, some time between 9pm on Monday 22 June and 10am on Tuesday 23 June.

If you saw anything suspicious, please contact 101 and provide the crime reference number for this incident – 41/47314/21.

Sadly damage like this is extremely expensive, given the specialist equipment required to fix the same. We urge anyone who sees/saw anything suspicious to speak with the police as soon as possible so that we can try to prevent this from happening again.

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