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The borough is set to deliver 13,277 homes under the draft Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan following a full council meeting earlier this week.

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Following an announcement by the Government this morning, it is confirmed that Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere will be in Tier Two, ‘High Alert’, when lockdown ends on December 2.

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A Hertsmere borough councillor has said she is deeply upset after being called a “misogynistic” word by a fellow councillor at a full council meeting earlier this month.

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The coronavirus infection rate in Hertfordshire fell last week and is well below the national average, suggesting it should avoid being placed in the highest tier of restrictions.

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Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased – but only for areas with lower infection rates.

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Photographers in Potters Bar are continuing to take part in competitions and meetings, despite not being able to meet face-to-face since March.

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Two £1,000 fines have been issued to organisers of separate gatherings that recently breached coronavirus restrictions in Northaw and Hemel Hempstead.

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A new mayor of Hertsmere has been sworn in following the tragic death of the previous incumbent, Councillor Cynthia Barker.

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Three year groups at Potters Bar based Mount Grace School are being taught from home due to several members of staff having to self-isolate.

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With Christmas set to look a little different this year, the Welwyn Hatfield Times is asking readers to show us how you’ve decorated your front windows, gardens and homes.

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Welwyn Hatfield borough councillors have agreed to 13,277 homes under the draft Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan, subject to approval by the council’s cabinet and full council.

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Christmas lights and youth football were among the good causes to benefit from a funding boost recognising their work helping Hertsmere communities through the pandemic.

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The data for the first full week of lockdown has shown another rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Welwyn Hatfield and a rise for Hertsmere following a drop in cases the week prior.

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A Portuguese restaurant in Potter Bar has been the victim of criminal damage and police are appealing for witnesses.

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Welwyn Hatfield’s coronavirus cases have continued to rise into the start of the second lockdown, while Hertsmere saw a significant decrease.

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Hertsmere residents are being invited to take part in a Diwali drawing competition.

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Schools in Welwyn Hatfield decided to do what they can to celebrate Remembrance Day, knowing they could not remember the fallen in the usual way this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Wreaths were laid in Potters Bar for Remembrance Sunday 2020 as part of Hertsmere’s commemoration of the Fallen.

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Potters Bar’s Wyllyotts Theatre has received a lifeline grant of over £300,000 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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For the first lockdown in March the Government introduced a scheme to house all the homeless, however this has not been repeated for the second lockdown.

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