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Keep safe this winter!

by awitherick on 21 December, 2011

Off out to see the relatives for Christmas? Here are our top three winter tips: A large number of the burglaries took place in the afternoon to early evening. A simple but effective way to help deter opportunistic burglars is to use timer switches on lamps to make it seem like somebody is home.* You […]

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Need Help? There’s a new number to call…

by awitherick on 20 December, 2011

One of the first of its kind in the country, HertsHelp brings together the expertise of a huge range of services for anyone who needs help or advice of any kind. The service is free and open to people of all ages and aims to find solutions quickly and simply. HertsHelp is an initiative of […]

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Get more from a trip to the council

by awitherick on 14 December, 2011

Fancy getting a bit more from your next trip to the council? In an attempt to bring things under a single roof the services available at the Civic Centre on St Peters Street will be as follows: Oaklands College Drop-in sessions and free guidance interviews on Mondays (9am-3pm) and Wednesdays (9am-5pm).  It will also be […]

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Want to see Santa on track?

by awitherick on 12 December, 2011

On Saturday the 17th December the Abbey Line will be running their Santa Special for children. With everything from face painters and goody bags to balloon artists it will be the ride of a lifetime! You can find out more details at:

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For the others who stood up for what we believe in

by awitherick on 8 December, 2011

Sometimes, with all the petty politics, it’s too easy to forget not how we got here (the needs of our electorate should never be far from our mind!) but also the people who made it possible. Among those who should be honoured for this are those commemorated by our war memorials locally. One of the motions put […]

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Free parking? More money for shopping!

by awitherick on 27 November, 2011

You might have missed last Thursday, but there’s a few more before Christmas! And with some local retaillers opening late on Thursdays to help people get their Christmas shopping done in time you can also benefit from free parking. Retailers in Christopher Place and the Maltings will welcome customers until 7pm on Christmas late night shopping […]

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Silent but deadly…

by awitherick on 24 November, 2011

We’re half way through Domestic Violence Week (21-27 November). Did you know that? But then you probably don’t know how many people around you have at some point been affected by it.  Domestic Abuse can involve coercive and controlling behavious as well as verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.  That’s estimated to be 1 […]

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Don’t get too fired up!

by awitherick on 1 November, 2011

A lot of us love playing with fire, and bonfire night is a great excuse! But as anyone who’s ever burnt themselves knows all too well, you need to do it safely so always remember the Fireworks code: Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves Never give sparklers to a child under five […]

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So you set the clocks- what about the alarm?

by awitherick on 30 October, 2011

If you’re like me you’re going round the house, the car, and other devices trying to figure out which ones have changed the time yourself and which ones have auto-updated. We know we need to do it just twice a year, but when was the last time you checked your fire alarm? Local Liberal Democrat […]

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by awitherick on 25 October, 2011

It might have been burnt down, but Tennis is back in force at Batchwood. Cllr Allan Witherick watches the bubble go up Liberal Democrat Cllr Allan Witherick who represents Batchwood Ward said “Whilst I am happy to see at least some of the things up and running I am concerned that if the Council moves […]

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