Committee Vacancies- Welwyn Planning and Amenity Group Committee (WPAG)

Since the 1960s Welwyn Planning & Amenity Group Committee members have worked on behalf of the community to ensure that issues connected with:

• Planning,

• Community Safety,

• Heritage and Environment in the Welwyn Parish are fully researched and acted upon.

The Committee has ensured that the WPAG Membership is kept fully informed on matters of importance. The WPAG website keeps members updated with newsletters and bulletins, together with links to other Welwyn-based organisations and local events.

The Committee meets only a few times a year, and has remained constant for several years. Committee work is enjoyable and it is not onerous.

On the Planning side of activities, up to two WPAG Committee members are co-opted onto each meeting of the Welwyn Parish Council Planning and Licensing Committee, which meets once every 3 weeks. But as only two are needed at a time, WPAG rotate attendance according to convenience. Shared among a full committee, the duties are therefore minimal.

Vacancies on Committee

Very sadly, over the past 12 months the Committee has lost several committee members through ill-health and death and as a result are urgently seeking four new Committee Members.

If you feel you could spare a little time to join the committee of what is a very worthwhile group, they would love to talk to you.

You would be doing something very worthwhile for your community whilst having the opportunity to get involved in helping to maintain the status quo of our beautiful village.

Please contact: chairman@wpag.org.uk

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.

Closure of the Codicote Road, Welwyn

Water pipes replacement works will be taking place on the B656 Codicote Roadd, Welwyn.

Affinity Water will be working between 22/07/2017 and 13/08/2017. The road will be closed from 09.30-15.30 Monday – Friday and 24hrs Saturday & Sunday. Diversion routes will be in place. and

For more information please visit https://roadworks.org/?96178442

Temporary road closure Mill Lane.

Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Mill Lane, Welwyn from a point in line with the northern boundary of No.8 Mill Lane southwards for a distance of approximately 95 metres.