Summer playschemes open for booking

by Sara on 9 June, 2011

Bookings will be taken from 10 am tomorrow morning for the Three Rivers summer playscheme for ages 5-11 years. This year’s summer playscheme will take place at Tanners Wood School from 27th  July to 26th August, between 9am-4pm (excluding 12th August). The price for Three Rivers residents is £10.50 per day. To book a place […]

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Parish council success for Lib Dems

by Sara on 6 May, 2011

All fifteen LibDem candidates were elected to Abbots Langley Parish Council after  yesterday’s elections. Once again, all fifteen councillors are Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrats had a successful set of elections in May, retaining majority control of both Three Rivers and Watford councils. Not one Conservative was elected at either District or Borough level in […]

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All four local LibDem candidates were elected to Three Rivers yesterday, as the LibDems remained in control of the council. Matthew Bedford in Abbots Langley, Helen Lehrle in Bedmond & Primrose Hill, Paul Goggins in Langleybury and Stephen Giles-Medhurst in Leavesden. The Liberal Democrats had a successful set of elections in May, retaining majority control […]

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Council planning staff retain training award

by Sara on 26 January, 2011

I was delighted to hear that Three Rivers’ planning team have retained their ‘Learning Partner’ status from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The council is one of a small number of local authorities that hold this award, which recognises the council’s commitment to the training and development of planning staff.  The RTPI were so impressed by […]

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Planning appeal for World of Water rejected

by Sara on 24 January, 2011

World of Water have lost their planning appeal to hugely extend their current premises on the A41 Hempstead Road (near the Hunton Bridge roundabout). The application (10/0286/FUL) was refused by Three Rivers on green belt grounds. The proposal would have seen the floor area of the shop add 482 square metres to the existing 1,134 square metres […]

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Abbots Langley Tough Ten makes awards

by Sara on 22 January, 2011

Last year’s Abbots Langley Tough Ten raised over £8,000 through the sponsorship of runners in the main race. On Friday the funds were distributed to a range of local people and organisations as follows: £3,500 Two local individuals who are disabled £1,000 Abbots Langley Youth Project £1,000 Breakspeare School £1,000 South West Herts Narrowboats Project […]

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After the disruptions caused by the snow and ice, the refuse and recycling collections are back to the calendar this week, That means that you will have the same collection this week as last week. I realise that means that residents will go three weeks without either a brown bin collection or recycling collection, but […]

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Opposing charges for parking in the village

by Sara on 11 January, 2011

Tonight I attended the council’s Sustainable Environment committeeto listen to reports on a number of issues affecting local residents, One of these was the suggestion that the council start charging for car parking in all local shopping area. To be fair, council officers brought forward the suggestion in response to councillors’ requests that all possible […]

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Abbots Langley Parish Council have agreed not to increase the council tax for local residents for 2011-12, meaning that the council tax for Band D properties will be £68.50. The precept charged by the council will be a total of £558,955, a decrease of 0.06 per cent. The Parish Councillors have worked hard over the […]

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The Chairman of Abbots Langley Parish Council, Cllr Leon Lay has decided not to hold a Civic Reception this year, in order to save money for council tax payers. Announcing the move, which will save over £2,000 plus council officers’ time, Leon said,”I feel that in the current economic climate it would be entirely inappropriate […]

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