Very Sad News


We are very sad to announce the death of Councillor John Wringe, on Saturday 9th December 2023.

John lived in Datchworth for more than thirty years and was involved in many aspects of village life.

He was the most enthusiastic, charming, witty and wise man, and he’ll be very much missed by many; his wife Delith and his two sons, his wider family, his many friends, neighbours, work colleagues, and all those involved in the parish council.

Cost of Living Communications Toolkit

Cost of living communications toolkit

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) are continuing to work closely with partners across the county to promote the local and national support available to help our residents deal with the challenges of the rising cost of living.  HCC communications team have created a toolkit of resources and are asking Parish and Town Councils to share these through their networks and communications channels. Please see links below to the toolkit and other useful sources of information.

Key links

Cost of living landing page – Help to manage the cost of living | Hertfordshire County Council

Communications toolkit – Cost of living toolkit | Hertfordshire County Council

There’s also a wide range of central government content you can download and share – Images and Video – Government Support for Household Energy Bills – Government Support for Household Energy Bills (

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