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Free food <- thought that might interest you…

by awitherick on 7 April, 2012

Although the minute I add “school dinners” it might have turned you off, but it has to be said, school meals have REALLY improved over the decades, with a wide variety now on offer which seeks to be balanced and nutritious. But for some they are out of range due to the cost, but perhaps […]

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Libraries… more than just books!

by awitherick on 22 March, 2012

Among the many things you can do at the library that you might not be aware of is take a short course on using computers. The classes are aimed at people with little or no experience of using a computer or the internet. They offer one-to-one introductions to computing and cover everything from the basics […]

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Nursery Applications open Today!

by awitherick on 20 February, 2012

From today you can apply online for Nursery places for children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 for Nursery schools and classes. Nursery Applications Apply online from:     Monday 20th February 2012 Closing date:            Sunday 1st April 2012 Allocation date:         Monday 30th April 2012 Accept your place by: Sunday 6th May 2012 […]

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Ready for School? DEADLINE 15 January!

by awitherick on 10 January, 2012

People often forget that starting school isn’t just stressful for the Children, but for the parents as well! The application process is due to close soon for parents to select their preferences for children starting school, or moving on to junior or middle school, in September 2012. There’s just 5 days left! You can get […]

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Youth Contract- something Labour never did

by awitherick on 9 January, 2012

Among the things launched last year was the Youth Contract, a £1bn programme to get every unemployed young person earning or learning again before long-term damage is done. As Liberal Democrats we know that as a society we cannot afford to lose the skills and talent of our young people – right when we need them […]

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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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How will your child get to school?

by awitherick on 13 December, 2011

The Tory run county council recently carried out a wide ranging review of school transport. Following consultation, they cut back school transport to only statutory provision for school age pupils from September 2012.  This will affecting all new pupils and some existing pupils. This means that some pupils will no longer get free home to […]

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Herts County Council’s Schools Library Service is to be axed. The service, which provides staff support to the County’s school libraries, will close from next April. At the Libraries Cabinet Panel (7th December), 8 Conservatives voted to end the contract on 31 March 2012, while the Panel’s 3 Lib Dems voted against. Labour’s representative on the […]

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Is your childs school closed tomorrow?

by awitherick on 29 November, 2011

No one likes going out on strike, it’s a day of lost pay when most can ill afford it. What’s often forgotten though is the knock on impact for parents.  Trying to arrange care at short notice can be a nightmare and it’s not been helped by the lack of information from the County Council. […]

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Thinking about school in September 2012 might seem a long way away, and the work to get a new school in the centre of St Albans is well under way, but there’s still a lot to do. A consultation on the proposal to open the Alban City School, a Free School, on 1 September 2012 […]

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