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Archive for the ‘Local Services’ Category

Save the Maltings Theatre

by awitherick on 2 December, 2011

Want a say on what’s going to happen at the Maltings Arts Theatre? There’s a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 at 7pm so people can give your views on how you would like the venue to be used in the future. The open stakeholder forum meeting is being organised by St Albans City and District […]

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Anger at library collection to be locked away

by awitherick on 25 May, 2011

The Reference library is set to move from New Barnfield, south of Hatfield to the Campus West library in WGC. But lack of space means not all the other collections will continue to be available for the public to browse and borrow. Malcolm Cowan, Lib Dem county councillor for Handside and Peartree said: ‘While it makes sense not to lavish huge […]

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Sporty spice?

by awitherick on 19 May, 2011

Want to find out more about how you can become more physically active in St Albans? Well there’s one website you must take a look at: http://www.sportinherts.org.uk/ Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick agrees that keeping active and healthy is vital for a good quality of life: “I used to teach martial arts, but now I’m […]

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Don’t let Friday the 13th be a bad day for you, or indeed any other. Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick said “It’s easy to see why both legitimate companies, and con-artists, use these techniques.  They work. If they didn’t they wouldn’t invest huge amounts of time and effort, as well as money, […]

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Ready for Digital TV?

by awitherick on 9 May, 2011

Digital UK have announced that television viewers across our area will be switched to digital-only television on 4 and 18 April 2012. Analogue signals will be turned off and Freeview coverage boosted to reach virtually all homes, including over 244,000 households served by local relay transmitters who will be able to receive digital TV free via […]

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Proposal for a Free school in St Albans

by awitherick on 4 May, 2011

On the 14 February 2011  the Tory run County Council Cabinet finally agreed to the purchase of the current University of Hertfordshire building on Hatfield Road in order to accommodate a new school in St Albans city centre.  Sadly this action came too late for the government to consider it seriously so that it could […]

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Beech Road facing gas main disruption

by awitherick on 17 April, 2011

National Grid is investing £578,000 in a scheme to replace more than two kilometres of old metal gas mains in St Albans with new hard-wearing plastic pipes. This vital project begins in April and will help ensure the people of St Albans continue to enjoy safe, secure and reliable gas supplies in future years. Work […]

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Helping more people stay independent

by awitherick on 5 April, 2011

A free service for people with physical and/or mental health problems is providing care and support to more and more people. From the end of May, ‘Hertfordshire Enablement – helping you to keep your independence’, a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Goldsborough Home Care will be serving residents in St Albans having been trialled elsewhere […]

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New waste collection measures are being put in place to help residents in St Albans City and District increase their recycling rate to 60% of all household waste by 2015. The measures form part of an action plan agreed by St Albans City and District Council’s Cabinet that is designed to help the District achieve […]

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This was never just about the water. This is about providing a real facility for all residents to enjoy. The leisure centre project is expected to cost £24.7m and funding for the project has been approved by the Council and is on track for opening in summer 2012. Building work on the new leisure centre […]

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