Welwyn Garden City’s fountain changes hands

PUBLISHED: 06:25 06 October 2011

Parkway Fountain in Welwyn Garden City

Parkway Fountain in Welwyn Garden City


ARGUABLY WGC’s most famous landmark – the Coronation Fountain – is to be handed to Welwyn Hatfield Council along with 150 other pieces of land.

The Homes and Community Agency (HCA) currently owns the Parkway centrepiece along with two community buildings – The Forge in Digswell and 64-68 Bridge Road East in WGC – all of which will be signed over.

Welwyn Hatfield Council will also receive almost £236,000 from the HCA to cover the upkeep of the sites and the legal transfer cost.

The deal, which was first mooted in 2006, was resurrected last year, and included a site at New Barnfield.

The site, which the council states: “does not form part of the proposed Veolia incinerator site”, was removed from the deal as it was too costly to maintain.

150 pieces of land

To see what pieces of land in Welwyn Hatfield have been given back see the click the link above right.

The Forge is used by the Digswell Arts Trust and 64-68 Bridge Road East is occupied by Welwyn Thalians, the community workshop and the sea cadets, the council confirmed it had no plans to change the use of either site.

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