A quarry – adjoining Coopers Green Lane – is set to be extended between St Albans and Welwyn Garden City.

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Free school meals during the holidays is set to be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of Hertfordshire County Council after the Prime Minister refused to extend the provision during the October half-term and Christmas break.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Parents do not have to be told by Hertfordshire schools if one of their child’s classmates tests positive for COVID-19, it has emerged.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Proposals to overhaul the planning system by the government have been branded a “dog’s breakfast” by Hertfordshire’s county councillors.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Most Hertfordshire residents strongly oppose the creation of a single unitary council, a Survation poll has found.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

After the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions for the north of England, Hertfordshire was put into the lowest tier of risk.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Welwyn Hatfield residents are increasingly worried about road safety and people driving at excess speeds post-lockdown, when many are still working from home and using more sustainable transport.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New financial estimates are predicting the coronavirus pandemic will cost Herts County Council more than £70 million by the end of the financial year.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urged to push ahead with reforms to local government – amid fears the expected white paper may be delayed – by Hertfordshire County Council leader David Williams.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

After the county council’s development control committee refused planning permission for the quarry between St Albans and Hatfield, on Thursday, the developer said it will consider its options.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

More than £10,000 has been paid out by Hertfordshire County Council following complaints about children’s services to the local government and social care ombudsman.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

A quarry between St Albans and Hatfield has been refused by Hertfordshire County Council by a vote of five against and four in favour.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

After a Welwyn Hatfield music festival raised concerns about revellers not obeying COVID-19 restrictions, events will go ahead at Colesdale Farm with enhanced measures.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

After years of campaigning and numerous cancelled meetings by Hertfordshire County Council, a decision is imminent on whether to build on the former Hatfield Aerodrome site.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

After over 900 people asked Herts County Council to stop investing in fossil fuels, it has emerged the amount invested on polluting technologies by the Local Government Pension Fund has almost halved since the end of last year.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A former employee of Hertfordshire County Council has been convicted of fraud after abusing his position by submitting false invoices.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hertfordshire’s Suicide Prevention Network has been working with a range of people to share their lived experiences of suicide, in a bid to raise awareness this World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Museums across the county have nominated their Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 Museum Object of the Year – which include a toy monkey, an old scone and some toilet cream.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

The leader of Hertfordshire County Council has called the two-tier local government system “a bit of historical relic” and advocated for them to be scrapped across the UK.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

After footage of a Welwyn Hatfield music festival showed party goers dancing close together, Herts County Council has said the videos demonstrate COVID-19 protocols were breached.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Hertfordshire’s schools and colleges are looking forward to welcoming back all children and young people as they return this September, according to the county council.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

A new Hertfordshire County Council consultation on introducing speed limits has been announced.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

There have only been three new COVID-19 positive tests reported today in Welwyn Hatfield but self-reported rates have spiked on a research app.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

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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