Hatfield Libary will follow Welwyn Garden City’s succesful reopening and open its doors on Monday, August 17.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Hertfordshire libraries have announced the next phase of reopening plans which will see 13 of the county’s libraries allow customers to browse bookshelves for 15 minutes.

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Hundreds of local government jobs could be axed if a new unitary authority was created in Hertfordshire, a report suggests.

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Turning Hertfordshire into a single unitary authority could be a stepping stone to further devolution of powers from central government, Hertfordshire County Council’s leader has said.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

A report looking into the advantages and disadvantages of Hertfordshire County Council becoming a unitary body was prepared in February – five months before boroughs and districts were told last week about the plans.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Leaders of Hertfordshire district and borough councils – including St Albans, Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere – will oppose any moves to create a unitary authority.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and Watford Central libraries will have collection services available from Monday, July 6 – allowing users to collect a pre-selected book pack to read at home.

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After the government u-turned on extending free school meals into the summer, it has been revealed that nearly 5,000 children in south Herts could benefit from the scheme.

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A scheme that could keep the lights on until 2am on some Hertfordshire streets has been backed by the county council.

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Concerns have been raised about COVID-19 patients, who are not expected to recover, being discharged early and being put back into care homes.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hertfordshire residents could soon be allowed to use recycling centres to dispose of household waste.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Coronavirus figures from the ONS reveal that over 100 people have died in Hertfordshire care homes over a two week period.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There has been an 85 per cent reduction in people visiting shops in Hertfordshire, according to data from Google’s Community Mobility Reports.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Businesses are being urged to give personal protective equipment (PPE) to Hertfordshire County Council care workers.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

In 2019 Hertfordshire County Council looked after 58 immigrant children – down from 2018, which saw 65 unaccompanied minors or child refugees taken into care.

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A shortlist of sites where cameras could be used to keep motorists out of bus lanes are to be drawn up by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Liberal Democrat county councillor Chris White has quashed rumours – on social media – that local elections may be postponed.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

After recent rain and storm filled weeks, a Hatfield subway is set to close to deal with drainage issues.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

The NHS and Public Health England will not be releasing specific locations of confirmed coronavirus cases due to concerns over breaching patient confidentiality, according to Hertfordshire County Council.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Only a fraction of trees – one in three – were replaced by Hertfordshire County Council last year.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

A verge that has been damaged in south Hatfield has been classed as “low priority” by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A call for street lights in Hertfordshire to stay on longer has been rejected – for now – by the county council.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

A range of transport plans around the A1(M) corridor have been submitted by Hertfordshire County Council for consultation – with cycleways top of the list for Hatfield.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Action will be taken to protect some of the county’s most vulnerable residents including butterflies, beetles, bees and moths.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Hertfordshire county councillors have deferred a decision on whether to build a quarry on the former aerodrome site in between Hatfield and St Albans at a meeting on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A requirement to replace every tree that is removed from the side of a road is to be considered by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The county council temporarily lost £9.1 million after a member of staff typed in the wrong bank account number.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is set to increase charges to its neighbouring councils for using its fire service.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is no longer heading for an overspend of £7 million by the end of the financial year.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Should we charge more for our neighbouring counties to use Herts fire services?

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Temperatures are expected to drop tonight so Herts County Council’s gritting teams will be out in force.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Illegal fireworks are being removed from sale by Hertfordshire County Council during Guy Fawkes festivities.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Unite said 93 per cent of its workers are “angry” with Ringway Infrastructure Services, which runs the highways maintenance contract on behalf of Herts County Council.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is calling on the Prime Minister to increase government investment in light of “historic under-funding”.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Non-visible disabilities will now be covered under Hertfordshire County Council’s blue badge scheme.

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