General Notices

Appointments:- Clerk/RFO to the Council & Community Ranger

Following a rigorous recruitment process, Datchworth Parish Council are delighted to welcome Mr Andy Short as our new Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to the Council and Mr Nick Kleanthous as our new Community Ranger.

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Rural Funding Digest

The Rural Funding Digest is a monthly bulletin facilitated by the Rural Services Network highlighting a selection of current funding opportunities. If this is something you might be interested in, please click on this link which will take you to the current monthly edition.  

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Datchworth Parish Council objects to latest planning application by Luton Airport

Datchworth Parish Council have written to Luton Borough Council to object to Luton Airports’ latest planning application with the following letter: Application: 21/00031/VARCON Luton Airport, Luton Variation of Conditions 8, 10, 22, 24, and 28 to Planning Permission 15/00950 to accommodate 19 million passengers per annum and to amend day and night noise contours. Datchworth […]

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Changes to East Herts Council Garden Waste Collections

From 1 April 2021, East Herts District Council will be changing their brown bin service to a chargeable garden waste only collection service. Residents will be receiving an information leaflet though the door over the next few weeks, but attached is a leaflet which should answer some of your questions.

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Public Statement – Budget and Precept for 2021/22

Over the past few months Datchworth Parish Council (DPC) have been working hard on its budget and precept* for 2021/22. DPC are mindful that this year, of all years, the council tax increase to its parishioners should be as low as possible. It has been a difficult decision but the conclusion has been to increase […]

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Walking in Hertfordshire

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks? Walking in Herts www.walkinginengland.co.uk/herts is the website for you! With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or […]

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Astonbury Wood

Astonbury Wood has been put up for sale by Hertfordshire County Council. Aston Parish Council have launched an e-petition on the Herts County Council website asking the County Council to sell the woodland only to a person or organisation that clearly demonstrates that their ownership will:  Maximise the social and environmental benefit to the local […]

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20’s Plenty for Herts

20’s Plenty for Hertfordshire are Blowing the Whistle on Herts County Council’s Speed Management Consultation The setting of speed limits should be based on the needs and desires of people to live in and move around their communities safely. At the present time, Herts County Council (HCC) sets speed limits by reference to the existing […]

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Royal Mail Launches Doorstep Parcel Collections Service

The Financial Times and the Independent have reported that Royal Mail postal workers are now collecting parcels from customers’ doorsteps for the first time through a new service called Parcel Collect The service will cost 72p on top of standard postage costs for every parcel, while pre-paid return items will cost 60p each. As well […]