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  • Article: Feb 23, 2017
    By Nick Sutton

    Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats are currently recruiting for a temporary part time administration assistant to support the party in the run up to May's County Council elections at its offices in St Albans.

    Key responsibilities include:

    - Processing and organising data in Excel

    - Assisting the Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats with their day to day activities

  • Irwell Bridge Ordsall Chord
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    The important rail infrastructure project known as the Ordsall Chord was given funding in 2011 by the Coalition Government as part of its economic recovery programme aimed at repairing the damage to UK caused by the Anglo-American Banking Crash. It was one of a package of rail improvement projects, among many others, announced by Rt Hon Norman Baker, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingham in September 2011.

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 21, 2017

    Welcome to this edition of 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Really bad news - The Pynesfield Gravel extraction application, rejected by both TRDC and HCC, has been allowed on appeal.

    Countryside campaigners have calculated that the number of homes planned to be built in the Green Belt has increased to 360,000.

  • EU Funded Electric Charging
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    The popularity of all-electric vehicles is growing all the time. When visiting Aylesbury last week to sound out the possibilities for upgrading his Nissan Leaf to a new 30 Kilowatt-hour capacity model, Nick Hollinghurst who has been driving an all-electric car since August 2015, was pleasantly surprised.

    The Brexit-induced fall in the value of the Pound has been partially off-set by a fall in costs as battery manufacture expands meaning little or no cost increase like-for-like. This has all been helped by an upsurge in demand for all-electric vehicles - and with good manufacturers' offers still around it has meant that a range-enhancing upgrade is affordable.

  • Icknield Way Crossing Campaign
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    This picture was taken two years ago at the start of the campaign to improve safety at a well-u8sed crossing on Tring's busy Icknield Way.

    The crossing will be in New Mill between Longbridge Close and Chapel Meadow.

    This is on part of Footpath 41, an important route to the shops and schools.

    It is used by people of all ages but especially by school children.

    Now we've had news that preliminary work for the crossing installation may start in 3 weeks time.

    On Friday afternoon I heard from the engineering team at HCC that preparations may start on 6th of March - i.e. before the period of the scheduled road closure.

    You can never be quite sure of predictions regarding highway work - but fingers crossed!

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 18, 2017

    Welcome to 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Nearly 90 motorists per week are compensated by Highways Authorities for pothole damage to their cars. Last year this cost c £12m, average £650 per incident.

    The number of private renters made homeless since 2010 has trebled. Last year it was 18,820.……………………………………..

  • roadwork sign
    Article: Feb 15, 2017

    Crossing Installation Works are scheduled to be carried out under a Road Closure on the B488 Icknield Way between the New Mill Roundabout and the junction with Dundale Road. The work is timed to take place between 0930 and 1600 as necessary on Monday 13th March or thereafter.

    Please note that the ability to carry out this work depends on the weather and might have to be postponed if it is too cold or wet.

  • First Berkhamsted Station
    Article: Feb 14, 2017

    Tring Station Residents Association has arranged a Talk and Slide Show in the Iron Room, Station Road, near the station.

    It is entitled "The Railway comes to Tring" (or is it Tring comes to the railway?) and will be given by Wendy Austin the well-known local historian.

    Come along and find out: how the route was chosen; how the line was built; how the area prospered; ow the hamlet at the station arose.

    In the Iron Room, Station Road, Tring Station on Friday March 24th 7.30 pm
    complimentary glass of wine
    Tickets £5 (under 18's free) from Rosemarie Hollinghurst 01442 866650 or e-mail rosefinch@btinternet.com
    Tickets also available at the door
    All proceeds to be used for the Iron Room maintenance

  • dacorum logo
    Article: Feb 12, 2017

    Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend more than £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

    Dacorum BC are backing Keep Britain Tidy's national litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean, which aims to encourage 500,000 people to hit the streets and clean up their local communities.

  • berko carpark
    Article: Feb 11, 2017

    A campaign has been set up by a group of concerned residents opposed to the development of an 327 space, eight half level multi-storey car park in the heart of Berkhamsted's conservation area (Planning Application - 4/00122/16/MFA)

    On 8th February the campaign group served legal papers on Dacorum Borough Council giving them the detailed grounds and a statement of facts prepared by their barrister for why they want to apply for a judicial review. Their consultants White Young Green were also served with the same documents. Last week in the Royal Courts of Justice we had sought leave to apply for a judicial review and yesterday's (8-2-16) visit to the Council's Hemel Hempstead offices completes the first stage of our legal battle.