Temporary road closure London Road from 20th June 2017

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From 20th June 2017 for a period of up to 18 months the London Road between the junction of Broomfield Road and The Crescent will be restricted at certain periods for works to replace existing water mains.

Any queries about this work please contact Stephen Buzer on 07595 962397 at Morrison Utility Services or Nikolett Listar on 0300 1234047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

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Annual Parish Assembly, Thursday 25th May 7.30

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Don’t forget the Annual Parish Assembly on Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, Prospect Place, Welwyn AL6 9ER

This is your opportunity to meet your Parish Councillors, Parish Council staff, find out where your money went in 2016 to 2017, and what plans the Council have for the next 12 months.

Refreshment will be served and resident of the Parish will be given the opportunity to ask questions from their Parish Councillors. Borough and County Councillors will  also be present.

Please contact the Parish Office on 01438 716667 if you have any questions about this event.

 

 

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Pot Hole Repairs

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Essential works to repair the pot holes and refresh road markings in various car parks within the village will be starting in the upcoming weeks. Ottway Walk will also be closing for a short time (during normal working hours) to allow repairs to carried out safely, alternative access to the Clubs/Venues will be via the steps leading up from White Hill car park located off School Lane. We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum, the car parks will be closed one at a time so please use an alternative car park where possible.

The schedule of works is as follows:

High Street car park – will be closed Monday 15th May to Tuesday 16th May

Broomfield Road car park – will be closed Friday 19th May to Saturday 20th May

Titmus Yard car park – will be closed Monday 22nd May

Lockleys Drive car park – will be closed Tuesday 23rd May

Ottway Walk – the road will be closed during normal working hours from Wednesday 17th May until Friday 20th May

If you have any queries please contact Louise or Caroline in the office – 01438 716667

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Welwyn Parish Council Annual Parish Assembly, 7.30pm Thursday 25th May at the Civic Centre.

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Please join us at our Annual Parish Assembly from 7.30pm at the Civic Centre on Thursday 25th May 2017.

The following items will be presented to our parishoners:

  1. Welcome by the Vice Chairman of the Council.
  2. Agree and sign the minutes of the Annual Meeting on 26th May 2016.
  3. Report from the Vice Chairman and other Committee Chairmen for the municipal year 2016-2017.
  4. Refreshment break and a chance to ask questions from Borough and County Councillors, and officers representing various services at local and county level.
  5. Open forum – an opportunity for members of the public  to raise any issues with Council.
  6. Closing address by the Vice Chairman of the Council.

Please note that only persons registered as local government electors for Welwyn Parish will be entitled to vote at this meeting.

For more information on the format for this meeting please contact the Parish Office on 01438 716667.

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Community Information Day

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Community Information Day

Please come along to the High Street Car Park, Welwyn

Wednesday 8th March 2-4pm

Residents have a chance to talk to officers form the Fire & Rescue Service, Welwyn Hatfield Council, Police and other partners to talk about local issues, learn about and sign up for Online Watch Link – OWL and much more.

Please support this important opportunity to tell the Police of our concerns by coming along to meet them.

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Cob Lane Common path resurfaced

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The footpath across Cob Lane Common is a well-used shortcut between the top end of Woodside Road by Cob Lane and the Welwyn North station car park.  This piece of land is looked after by Welwyn Parish Council as it is common land and has no registered owner.  The footpath was originally shingle that had been well-trodden down over the years and latterly covered by chippings from the tree works the Council has funded over the past three years.  Requests have been made to the Council for improvements to be made to the path.

Now, thanks to a grant made by Herts County Councillor Richard Smith from his locality budget, the Parish Council have had the path resurfaced using crushed concrete.  The specification for the work was provided by the Hertfordshire County Council Parish Paths Partnership Officer, Tom Goldsmith, who has much experience of undertaking the surfacing of rural paths in the County.  We hope the path will be used by residents for many years to come and we will be working on other improvements and additions to the Common in due course.

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More Fly Tipping at Cemetery Approach Road

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The Parish Council has now removed the debris that had blocked the approach road to the cemetery.  The fly tipper could not be bothered to take their tree and hedge trimmings to the County Council waste site at Stevenage.  They completely blocked the approach road, making cemetery access difficult on Sunday afternoon and nigh-on impossible for visitors and relatives needing near access to memorials by wheeled transport.  Later this week we have a funeral scheduled and it would also obstruct routine operations and maintenance.  We would like to apologise to cemetery visitors for any inconvenience caused.

We became aware of this around 2pm on Sunday 5th February.  On Monday morning our Head Groundsman and one of our contractors cleared the road and on Tuesday morning removed all the debris.  The cost will be met by local Council Tax payers.  Unforeseen, unwelcome and thoughtless acts like this spoil our beautiful countryside; they also drive up our Council Tax bills.

Can you help?

If anyone has any useful information that might identify the fly-tipper, please contact the police using 101 or the parish office on 01438 716667.  Thank you.

 

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Car Park Repairs

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Many of you will be aware that some of the car parks have degraded surfaces; others have white-lining worn away; Ottway Walk has several deep potholes.  Please be patient; we are tendering for all these works and will be announcing soon, when these works are to begin.  Regrettably this will involve closure of car parks whilst the work is done, typically for half a day.  We hope this can be co-ordinated such that any car park is closed for the minimum time but if we don’t have a clear car park to begin with, the sweeping, surface preparation and the lining takes much longer.  More details on this web site and at car park notice boards, as it becomes available.

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