Plans to improve Hatfield's White Lion Square are to be changed so a large mature tree can stay.
Nearly 400 reports of rats were made by households in Welwyn Hatfield in the last financial year.
A Welwyn Garden City woman has been banned from two shops for a year after stealing cleaning products and chocolate.
A report on the work of Welwyn Hatfield Council's street wardens has revealed how they have dealt with nearly 100 stray dogs, helped combat fly-tipping, deterred rough sleeping and collected dozens of dumped needles.
Hatfield residents have vented their frustrations after the borough council decorated the Welwyn Garden City fountain with poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
A fang-tastic free Halloween event for families is going down in Hatfield Town Centre next week.