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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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Wasting time in council? Or fighting for residents?

by awitherick on 19 April, 2012

It’s easy to be critical on the council, to stoke fears and throw things out to the media which are sensational and will make the headlines. Sometimes the fears can be justified, other times they obscure the real work being done to improve things. For us it was sad to see the almost hysterical cries […]

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re welcoming a new life in to the world, or giving a farewell as another leaves, there’s always a load of paperwork attached! It’s not the thing which instantly comes to mind, it’s not exactly what most of us want to be dealing with as a priority, things are stressed enough […]

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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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Take a walk on the wild side (locally)!

by awitherick on 6 April, 2012

Looking for somewhere nice to escape out to this Easter? Actually if you want to find a nice place to go for a walk then you don’t have to go that far!  We’ve a number of local areas, from Batchwood Wood to Beech Bottom, from Bernards Heath to The Wick. Cllr Allan Witherick who has […]

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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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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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Do the Tories care enough?

by awitherick on 18 March, 2012

The Conservative Cabinet of Herts County Council will be meeting on Monday, March 19th, to decide whether to sell off yet another care home. In a close echo of the sell-off of Jane Campbell House in St Albans, the Hyde Valley Residential Care Home in Welwyn Garden City also has an occupation rate approaching 100%, […]

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A new online system for reporting Highways problems, meant to be an “improvement”, has come in for sharp criticism from Hertfordshire’s Liberal Democrats with a difficult to use mapping process. The new system, rolled out recently by Conservative-run Herts County Council also requires you to register if you want to track something as simple as […]

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Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Allan Witherick has reacted with dismay at the Herts Highways response to a petition of over 100 local residents about the state of a road in the District. ‘I’m very disappointed that, after residents made the effort to bring the petition to the Conservative-run Council, the County’s response has been to […]

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