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Sometimes as many as eight out of ten house fires in Hertfordshire on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day can be caused by cooking. Liberal Democrat Councillor Allan Witherick said “When I go back to see my family it’s great- but there are a LOT of distractions to keep us busy with a young […]

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Less than a month to get your party started!

by awitherick on 2 April, 2012

Hertfordshire, and indeed St Albans, had among the highest turn out for people to have Royal Wedding street parties, with parties in roads such as Battlefield Road. And again this year the County Council is offering the opportunity for streets to apply to close “minor roads” for free.  Cllr Allan Witherick said “I am hopeful […]

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Take the kids to the park this Easter!

by awitherick on 31 March, 2012

If you’ve got kids I expect there’s a chance they not let you forget that Easter is coming, even if you wanted to! Easter Holidays 2nd – 13th April 2012 But entertaining the children this Easter doesn’t have to cost a lot! There are FREE Play activities for 5 – 12 year olds in 16 […]

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We’ll ignore for a second whether the biggest funder of Labour should be threatening to bring the country to a halt, or the Tories have stoked the issue of fuel supplies. It doesn’t matter- there are some things you can do to make your fuel go further ALL the time! Driving more efficiently, emptying the […]

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If you’re wondering what to do with the kids next weekend how about taking part in the ever popular Skateboard Jam at The Pioneer Club, or this year joining in with the Scooter Jam the following day. Skateboard Jam (+Rollerbladers!) Starting at 10:30am on the 24 March with Riders paying £7 and Spectators £1. Scooter Jam Also […]

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The European Union has been there a while, and often we hear all kinds of horror stories and claims about what it’s up to.  But we don’t hear that much, which is really frustrating, especially when we’ve elected our MEPs from the UK and even our MPs which sit in the European Council of Ministers […]

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Digital TV switch over is the biggest change in television since the introduction of colour. Analogue television will be switched off across in our area in April 2012 and if residents don’t have digital TV by the time of switch over, they will lose their TV channels. Many people’s equipment is already compatible and will just […]

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Young people aged 16-19 will be given the opportunity to get involved in volunteering opportunities in their area thanks to a grant from a local county councillor. Councillor Allan Witherick (St Albans North Division), is supporting the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in St Albans from his 2011/12 allocation by providing £500 from his locality budget […]

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The Olympics Fire up volunteers in Herts

by awitherick on 4 January, 2012

There are so many ways you can get involved in the local community… One burning example is the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s fire safety community volunteer scheme which has even been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly […]

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“Enough short-termism”, say Lib Dems

by awitherick on 2 January, 2012

St Albans Liberal Democrats have called in the decision of the cabinet to sell off the Ariston Site on Harpenden Road.  As a result there will be a full day scrutiny. Previously they wrote to the County Council to protest at the short-term planning behind the proposals to sell off County Council-owned land at the […]

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