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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 […]


Compassionate Neighbours

St Clare Hospice is delivering new training to people who want to help prevent social isolation in their local community by becoming a compassionate neighbour. The Compassionate Neighbours project is working to support local people who are facing social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Support is being given ‘virtually’ over the phone or by video […]

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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 […]

Appointment of Clerk to the Council

Following a rigorous recruitment process, Datchworth Parish Council are delighted to welcome Mrs Lucy Crofton as our new Clerk to the Council.

HCC COVID-19 Weekly Stakeholder Bulletin

Welcome to this week’s edition of Hertfordshire County Council’s weekly stakeholder bulletin. This provides updates on the county council’s key priorities this week, as well as outlining preparations being made for the recovery of services.   Local Outbreak Plan Hertfordshire’s COVID-19 Local Outbreak Plan was published on 30/06. There is both a short summary aimed at […]

Stansted Airport update

London Stansted Airport, Future Airspace Programme Step 1B – Design Principles   Earlier this year, we wrote to update you on an important piece of work that London Stansted Airport was undertaking as part of the Government’s national programme to modernise the way UK airspace is managed.  As a reminder, we have been working to […]

Waste aware Update – May 2020

Put used masks and gloves in your bin   Like us, you may have seen increasing numbers of disposable gloves, wet wipes and masks being dropped as litter around the county – and reaching the sea.   These items pose a risk to others, including our street cleansing crews, if they are thrown on the […]

COVID-19 Bonfire Advice Bonfires Many people consider the traditional method for disposing of garden waste is to have a bonfire – but simply lighting a fire in the garden can be full of pitfalls for the unwary. You may be breaking the law or endangering somebody’s health. Be a good neighbour Don’t stop others from enjoying their […]

COVID-19 Update

Dear Partner, Welcome to the second edition of Hertfordshire County Council’s new weekly stakeholder bulletin.  This bulletin provides updates on the county council’s key priorities this week, as well as outlining preparations being made for the recovery of services.  Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) Following the recent release of additional guidance from Defra, 10 Hertfordshire […]