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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

Thefts at Parish Council allotment sites

A number of allotment tenants reported thefts and unauthorised entry into their sheds earlier this week. Items taken ranged from hosepipes to lawn mowers, one dismantled to free it from the lock used to secure it.

Please notify us and the police if you witness suspicious activity or experience thefts.

Drought declared in Hertfordshire & Keep Sun-Safe

The Environment Agency has declared a drought including here in Hertfordshire . So please be mindful with your water use, be sparing and avoid watering plants in the heat of the day.
For more information see: UK Heatwave: Official drought declared across large parts of England –

Whilst the hot weather continues avoid over heating and heatstroke. Some simple actions that can help in these current hot days include

1. Keep curtains on windows exposed to the sun closed while the temperature outside is higher than it is inside.
2. Stay out of the sun (especially between 11am-3pm).
3. Drink lots of water, stay in the shade, wear hats, sunscreen, thin scarves, and light clothing if going outside.

And keep an eye on your neighbours, especially those who live alone, are

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The grass and vegetation is bone dry – No BBQs

No BBQs please. The grass and vegetation is so dry it will easily catch light.

Please be extra and dispose of your litter in bins or take it home.

It’s not just smoldering cigarette ends that can cause a fire. The sun’s reflection on glass, liquid in plastic bottles etc can also cause a spark and a fire set itself going.

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