Welwyn Parish Council Offices will be closed from Tuesday 24th December to Wednesday 1st January.

Welwyn Parish Council would like to wish all our residents and visitors a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Hertfordshire County Council E-petition –  funding to implement road safety recommendations on B197 near Oaklands Primary School (Oaklands) .

We need you to sign the above e-petition in support of  the urgent implement of the AECOM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations and Management independent consultancy) road safety recommendations for the B197 near Oaklands Primary School (Oaklands). Implementing AECOM’s low to medium cost recommendations alone would help to improve road safety near Oaklands Primary School  by reducing traffic speeds from the current 40 mph to at most 30 mph.

Following concerns raised about road safety on the B197 , in 2017 a petition was signed by 353 concerned parents and local residents and led to a road safety study by AECOM which made a number of recommendations that were aimed at reducing the serious road risks to school children at Oaklands Primary School (and St. Michael’s Primary School in Woolmer Green as well as other vulnerable local people).

These recommendations, made in May 2018, have yet to be implemented. A funding application has been submitted to carry out the works and we urge for a successful outcome.

To find out more information and sign the e-petition please visit https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=53

Welwyn Parish is located in central Hertfordshire and has a population of approximately 10,000. The Parish boundary follows the old Great North Road (now B197), the A1M motorway and parallel London-York-Edinburgh railway.  The parish comprises the village itself, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath.

Welwyn Parish Council provides a variety of venues for hire (please visit welwynhalls.com for more information), sports pitches, recreation and play areas, car parks, a cemetery, and  allotments. The Council also maintains public footpaths, open spaces, churchyards.

Welwyn Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has an important role to play in promoting the village and outlying settlements, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups and residents within the community. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is the second tier of local government and is responsible for services including housing, environmental services and strategic planning policies for all development (including housing and employment sites). Finally, Hertfordshire County Council is the third level of local government and is responsible for highways, relating to both roads and footways (pavements), education, health and social services, public rights of way and libraries.

Welwyn Parish Council prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. To facilitate this Welwyn Parish Council considers applications for support from the community in the form of the Community Grant Scheme, available to projects, charities or community activities which are expressly supporting the residents and community of Welwyn Parish (covering Welwyn, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath). For more information on our Community Grant Scheme process please click here.

Our aim is to serve and respond to the needs of the community by:

  • providing a strong and independent voice for the community,
  • to safeguard and enhance the traditions, character and identity of the Parish,
  • to promote the Parish as a clean, safe, welcoming and vibrant place to live and work,
  • to provide high standards and cost effective services, and
  • to work in partnership with others to achieve for all.

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