Anti-social behaviour in Ottway Walk

Welwyn Parish Council are aware of anti-social behaviour issues outside the Whitehill Centre on Ottway Walk overnight and would encourage residents to call 101 and report overnight activity in this area to deter further anti-social behaviour

Temporary road closure during the Welwyn 10k race 24 June 2018

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing of Various Roads in Welwyn, Ayot Green, Ayot St Peter, Oakhills and Codicote during the ‘Welwyn 10K – Running Race’) Order 2018

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 16(A) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads:-

1.that length of Codicote Road, Welwyn from its junction with the B656 Link Road/Fulling Mill Lane roundabout southwards to its junction with High Street, a distance of approximately 170

2. that length of High Street, Welwyn from its junction with Codicote Road southwards to its junction with School Lane, a distance of approximately 160

3. that length of School Lane, Welwyn from its junction with High Street south westwards to its junction with Whitehill, a distance of approximately 400

4. that length of Whitehill, Welwyn from its junction with School Lane south westwards and southwards to its junction with Homerswood Lane, a distance of approximately 1302

5. that length of Homerswood Lane, Welwyn from its junction with Whitehill south westwards and westwards to its junction with Ayot Green Lane, a distance of approximately 293

6. that length of Ayot Green Lane, Ayot Green/Ayot St Peter Road, Ayot St Peter from its junction with Ayot Little Green Lane northwards, north westwards, south westwards and north westwards to its junction with Codicote Road, a distance of approximately 2410

7. that length of Codicote Road, Ayot St Peter from its junction with Hill Farm Lane north eastwards to its junction with Kimpton Road, a distance of approximately 1426

8. that length of Kimpton Road, Welwyn/Oakhills from its junction with Codicote Road south eastwards, eastwards, south eastwards and eastwards to its junction with Fulling Mill Lane, a distance of approximately 1860 metres.

9. that length of Fulling Mill Lane, Codicote/Welwyn from its junction with B656 Codicote Road south westwards and south eastwards to its junction with the B656 Codicote Road/B656 Link Road roundabout, a distance of approximately 985 metres.

  1. that length of B656 Codicote Road, Welwyn/Oakhills from its northernmost junction with Fulling Mill Lane south eastwards to its junction with the Codicote Road/B656 Link Road roundabout, a distance of approximately 856 metres.

An alternative route will be via Ayot Little Green Lane, Water End Lane, Marford Road, Cory Wright Way, Codicote Road, Hill Farm Lane, Lord Mead Lane, Kimpton Road, St Albans Road, Cowards Lane and B656 Codicote Road

The sections of roads will be closed between the hours of 10.55am on Sunday 24 June 2018 and 0.30am on Monday 25 June 2018, when signs are in place.

The purpose of the Order is to ensure public safety and prevent accidents for the duration of the ‘Welwyn 10K – Running Race’.

If you have any queries about the temporary road closures please contact Patrick Pearce tel. 07989 436025 at Welwyn Festival or Nikolett Listar tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

County Hall                                                                                        4 May 2018

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Temporary road closure Codicote Road

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing of Codicote Road, Welwyn during a ‘Royal Wedding Street Party’) Order 2018

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 16(A) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Codicote Road, Welwyn from its junction with Church Street north westwards to its junction with the B656 Link Road/Fulling Mill Lane roundabout, a distance of approximately 170 metres.

An alternative route will be via Church Street and B656 Link Road.

The section of road will be closed between 12.00midday and 6.00pm on Saturday 19 May 2018, when signs are in place.

The purpose of the Order is to ensure public safety and prevent accidents for the duration of the ‘Royal Wedding Street Party’.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the temporary road closure please contact the Organiser Stuart Carnegie tel. 07780992346 or Nikolett Listar tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

County Hall                                                                                        3 April 2018

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Temporary road closure Digswell from 14 May 2018

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads in Datchworth, Burnham Green, Tewin and Digswell) Order 2018

 NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads (“the Roads”), except for access and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting at any time on both sides of these lengths of Roads whilst works are in progress:-

  1. that length of Burnham Green Road, Datchworth/Burnham Green from its junction with Bramfield Road south westwards to its junction with Orchard Road, a distance of approximately 1356 metres.

An alternative route will be via Bramfield Road, Winding Shott, Main Road, Tattle Hill, Bramfield Road, A119 North Road, B1000 (Welwyn Road/Hertford Road), Hertford Road, School Lane, Churchfield Road, B1000 Hertford Road, Hertford Road, Harmer Green Lane and New Road.

  1. that length of Orchard Road/Upper Green, Tewin from its junction with Harmer Green Lane south eastwards to its junction with Tewin Hill, a distance of approximately 1645 metres.

An alternative route will be via Bramfield Road, Winding Shott, Main Road, Tattle Hill, Bramfield Road, A119 North Road, B1000 (Welwyn Road/Hertford Road), Hertford Road, Lower Green and Upper Green Road.

  1. that length of Harmer Green Lane, Digswell from its junction with New Road south eastwards, north westwards and north eastwards to its junction with White Horse Lane, a distance of approximately 1195 metres.

An alternative route will be via New Road, Harmer Green Road, Hertford Road, B1000 Hertford Road, Churchfield Road, School Lane, Hertford Road, B1000 (Hertford Road/ Welwyn Road), A119 North Road, Bramfield Road, Tattle Hill, Main Road, Winding Shott and Bramfield Road.

The Order is needed because works are proposed to be executed on or near the Roads.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 14 May 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Roads.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order please contact Isaac Aitken tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

County Hall                                                                                        26 April 2018

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Emergency resurfacing works on the A1

Contractors Kier will be undertaking road repair works at the below locations, on behalf of Highways England. These emergency works are occurring due to recent inclement weather resulting in a rapid deterioration of the road surface. Working hours for all of the below works are 8pm until 6am, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to complete their journey whilst using the diversion route. We encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage.

Works overview

 A1 Southbound between Biggleswade north and Biggleswade south

 A full southbound road closure between Biggleswade north and Biggleswade south roundabouts starts Monday 19 March, lasting two nights.

Diversion: Leave the A1 at the A603 Sandy roundabout, take A421, A6, A507, before re-joining the A1 at Radwell.

A1 Southbound between Biggleswade south and Langford

A full southbound road closure between Biggleswade south and Langford starts Wednesday 21 March, lasting one night.

Diversion: Leave the A1 at the A603 Sandy roundabout, take A421, A6, A507, before re-joining the A1 at Radwell.

A1(M) Southbound between Junctions 8 and 7

A full southbound road closure between Junctions 8 and 7 starts Thursday 22 March, lasting one night.

Diversion: Leave the A1(M) at Junction 8 heading towards Stevenage, take A602 Hitchin Road, A1072 Gunnels Wood Road, A602 Broadhall Way, then re-join A1(M).

A1(M) Southbound Junction 6

A small road closure between the junction 6 southbound slip roads starts Friday 23 March, lasting one night. Traffic will be diverted off at the exit slip road and straight back on at the entry slip road.

 

For more information please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Temporary Road Closure – Pottersheath and Digswell

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads in Newgate Street, Pottersheath, Welwyn, Digswell and Welwyn Garden City) Order 2018

 

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads (“the Roads”), except for access and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting at any time on both sides of these lengths of Roads whilst works are in progress:-

  1. that length of New Park Road, Newgate Street from its junction with Newgate Street Village north westwards for a distance of approximately 655 metres.

There is no alternative route available for vehicles when the works are being carried out. However vehicular access to properties in this road will be maintained whenever possible throughout the duration of the works.

  1. that length of Pottersheath Road, Pottersheath/Welwyn from its junction with Canonsfield Road north westwards and north eastwards to its junction with Spinney Lane, a distance of approximately 975 metres.

An alternative route will be via Canonsfield Road, Heath Road, B197 (Mardley Hill/London Road), Bridge Road, Wych Elm Lane and Spinney Lane.

  1. that length of Harmer Green Lane, Digswell from its junction with Hertford Road north westwards, north eastwards and south eastwards for a distance of approximately 1549 metres.

An alternative route will be via Hertford Road, B1000 Hertford Road, Archers Green Lane, School Lane, Lower Green, Upper Green Road, Upper Green, Orchard Road and Harmer Green Lane.

  1. that length of New Road, Digswell from its southernmost junction with Harmer Green Lane north eastwards to its northernmost junction with Harmer Green Lane, a distance of approximately 1142 metres.

An alternative route will be via Harmer Green Lane.

  1. that length of Adele Avenue, Welwyn from its junction with Harmer Green Lane south eastwards and north eastwards to its junctions with New Road, a distance of approximately 199 metres.

An alternative route will be via Harmer Green Lane and New Road.

  1. that length of Harmer Dell/The Dell, Digswell from its junction with Harmer Green Lane eastwards, south eastwards and north eastwards for its entire length.

There is no alternative route available for vehicles when the works are being carried out. However vehicular access to properties in this road will be maintained whenever possible throughout the duration of the works.

  1. that length of Sharmans Close, Digswell from its junction with Harmer Green Lane north westwards and south westwards for its entire length.

There is no alternative route available for vehicles when the works are being carried out. However vehicular access to properties in this road will be maintained whenever possible throughout the duration of the works.

  1. that length of Mornington, Digswell from its junction with New Road south eastwards, south westwards, south eastwards and clockwise for its entire length.

There is no alternative route available for vehicles when the works are being carried out. However vehicular access to properties in this road will be maintained whenever possible throughout the duration of the works.

  1. that length of Wheatley Road, Welwyn Garden City from its junction with Cole Green Lane north eastwards to its southernmost junction wih Wellcroft Road, a distance of approximately 122 metres.

An alternative route will be via Cole Green Lane, Sweet Bria, Blackthorn Road and Wellcroft Road.

  1. that length of Wheatley Road, Welwyn Garden City from its southernmost junction with Wellcroft Road north westwards and north eastwards for a distance of approximately 310 metres.

An alternative route will be via Wellcroft Road.

  1. that length of Wellcroft Road, Welwyn Garden City from its southernmost junction with Wheatley Road south eastwards, north eastwards and north westwards to its northernmost junction with Wheatley Road, a distance of approximately 630 metres.

An alternative route will be via Wheatley Road.

The Order is needed because works are proposed to be executed on or near the Roads.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 8 April 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Roads.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order please contact Shamil Shah tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

County Hall                                                                                        21 March 2018

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Temporary Road Closure B656 Codicote Road

 

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in B656 Codicote Road, Welwyn/Oakhills) Order 2018

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14[1] of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of B656 Codicote Road, Welwyn/Oakhills from its junction with the Fulling Mill Lane/B656 Link Road roundabout north westwards for a distance of approximately 675 metres (“the Road”).

An alternative route will be via B656 (Link Road/Church Street), B197 (Great North Road/ Mardley Hill/London Road/ Stevenage Road/London Road/Monkswood Way), A602 Broadhall Way, A1072 Gunnels Wood Way, A602 (Hitchin Road/Wymondley Bypass/ Stevenage Road) and B656 (London Road/Hitchin Road/High Street/Codicote Road)

ADDITIONALLY all vehicles are prohibited from waiting at any time on both sides of this length of Road whilst works are in progress.

The Order is needed because works are proposed to be executed on or near the Road.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 8 April 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Road.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Christopher Brown tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

County Hall                                                                                        21 March 2018

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Temporary road closure – Carlton Rise (Welwyn) and Birch Grove (Oaklands).

Hertfordshire County Council, under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, intends to make a temporary order prohibiting traffic:

  1. on the length of Carleton Rise, Welwyn from its junction with B656 Link Road north eastwards to its junction with Cylers Thicket, a distance of approximately 77 metres. An alternative route will be via B656 Link Road, Grange Hill and Carleton Rise
  2. the length of Birch Grove, Oaklands from its junction with Canonsfield Road south westwards for its entire length. There is no alternative route available for vehicles when the works are being carried out. However vehicular access to properties in this road will be maintained whenever possible throughout the duration of the works.

The Order is needed because works are proposed to be executed on or near the Roads.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 1 April 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Roads. A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order please contact Laura Hart tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

Parking at the Civic Centre and Lockleys Drive

Parking at the Civic Centre

Due to complaints from hirers at the Civic Centre and regular users of the Library, from Monday 5th February 2018 the barrier to the Civic Centre Car Park will close from 11pm and re-open at 9.30am Monday to Friday. Any car owner that leaves their vehicle in the car park after 11pm on weekdays will have no exit access until 9.30am the following day.

Lockleys Drive Car Park

Welwyn Parish Council have three car park spaces reserved for Council staff, Councillors, visitors and contractors in Lockleys Drive Car Park. If any of the three spaces are free during the day please knock on the Council Office door and we can authorise use for parking. A member of staff is usually in the office from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Temporary Road Closure – Prospect Place, Welwyn

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Prospect Place, Welwyn from its junction with Mill Lane south westwards for a distance of approximately 21 metres (“the Road”).

An alternative route will be via Mill Lane, Church Street, High Street and Prospect Place.

The Order is needed because electrical cabling works are proposed to be executed on or near the Road.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 4 February 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Road.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Carrie Greenstreet tel. 0330 053 7225 at Herts Traffic Management or Nikolett Listar tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

Temporary road closure – High Street Welwyn

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads (“the Roads”), except for access and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting at any time on both sides of these lengths of Roads whilst works are in progress:-

  1. The length of High Street, Welwyn, from its junction with Church Street south westwards and south eastwards to its junction with London Road, a distance of approximately 217 metres. An alternative route will be via Church Street, B656 Church Street, A1000 Welwyn Bypass Road, B197 Welwyn Bypass Road and London Road
  2. The length of London Road, Welwyn, from its junction with High Street south eastwards, south westwards and south eastwards to its junction with B197 Welwyn Bypass Road, a distance of approximately 717 metres. An alternative route will be via High Street, Church Street, B656 Church Street, A1000 Welwyn Bypass Road and B197 Welwyn Bypass Road.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 18 January 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Roads. A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order please contact Oliver Sullivan tel. 0300 123 4047 at Ringway.

Please see here for a map of the proposed closures.

Fly-tipping

If you witness any incidents of fly tipping please report immediately to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council on 01707 357000 or reporting direct via their website at http://www.welhat.gov.uk/flytipping

Temporary closing of Wilshere Road, Welwyn from 8th January 2018

Hertfordshire County Council  – Temporary Closing of Wilshere Road, Welwyn 

 

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Wilshere Road, Welwyn from a point in line with the north western boundary of No.54 Wilshere Road south eastwards for a distance of approximately 25 metres (“the Road”), except for access.

An alternative route will be via Wilshere Road, Hawbush Rise and Wilshere Road.

The Order is needed because gas connection works are proposed to be executed on or near the Road.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 8 January 2018 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the Road. A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Simon Herbert tel. 03301 596140 at Cadent Gas – Triio or Nikolett Listar tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

 

County Hall                                                                                        13 December 2017

Hertford                                                                                              John Wood

Herts                                                                                                   Chief Executive &

SG13 8DN                                                                                         Director of Environment

Christmas Lights Switch on Friday 1st December from 4.30pm

Please come and join us for the Christmas Lights switch on, at Welwyn St Mary’s Church, on Friday 1st December from 4.30pm.

Refreshments will be served in the Church and St Mary’s School choir will be singing songs from 4.30pm

 

 

Improvements to the Civic Centre

Community groups and residents in Welwyn will now have the benefit of improvements to the Civic Centre in Prospect Place following the installation of new double-glazed aluminium doors. The project will be officially opened by Councillor Lynn Sparks, Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough, on Thursday 16th November at 11am and the Centre will be open for everyone to view.

This project has been funded by a grant of £12,500 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund via the Derbyshire Environmental Trust and funds of £20,000 from Welwyn Parish Council. The award has been managed and administered by community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire.

 The Civic Centre now boasts new front doors including the installation of a set of fully automatic powered doors, replacement emergency exits doors and some replacement double-glazed windows to the Main Hall.

 The Chairman of Welwyn Parish Council, Bill Morris, is delighted with the work and said “these improvements will improve the comfort levels for users, improve energy efficiency, reduce noise in the building and take the Civic Centre one step closer to a fully Disability Discrimination Act compliant building. I would like to thank the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, Derbyshire Environmental Trust and Groundwork Hertfordshire for their support for this project, and Councillor Dennis Spruce for his commitment in driving this project forward. I would also like to thank our local contractors SJ Murphy, Old Welwyn Construction, Smiths Builders and Baldwin and Bleakley Electrical Services Ltd who have all done excellent work in bringing this project together”.

 Further improvements are planned for the Civic Centre next year.

Santa needs your help!

Welwyn Round Table has been driving Father Christmas around Welwyn collecting donations for local charities for about 40 years. Unfortunately over the years membership of the group has dwindled and now they are unable to put on Santa with his sleigh for the parish.

The sleigh run runs for 6 consecutive evenings at the beginning of December and requires the float, a driver, Father Christmas and a minimum of 8 collectors. If you would be willing to volunteer and keep this traditional event  alive for the children of your parish please contact Malcolm Temple at malcolmtemple@hotmail.com

Temporary road closure of Stuart Road, Welwyn.

Hertfordshire County Council have closed Stuart Road from 4th October for 3 days.

A statement from Hertfordshire County Council states “owing to the likelihood of danger to the public whilst water main repair works are being undertaken, all traffic is temporarily prohibited from using that length of Stuart Road, Welwyn from its junction with Tudor Road south eastwards for a distance of approximately 22 metres, except for access. If you have any queries about the water main repair works or the temporary road closure, please contact Graham Day tel.07525 161 709 at Amey or Nikolett Listar tel.0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council. The work is expected to take 3 days to complete when started on the 4 October 2017. An alternative signed route will be provided for traffic whilst the road closure is in place.”

Our new website is live

Our website is now live and we are continuing to work on it to make sure our information is up to date. If you have any queries of problems with our website please contact Louise or Caroline on 01438 716667 or by email at office@welwynpc.org.uk

Audit for the year end 31st March 2017

The following documents in relation to the audit process for the year end 31st March 2017 are now available by clicking here:

Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 section 1
Accounting Statement 2016/17 section 2
External Auditor Report and certificate section 3
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Period for public to exercise right to view accounts year end 31st March 2017

Under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Parish Council accounts are available for inspection by local electors. To arrange a viewing please contact Louise Harrison between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01438 716667.