News from around Welwyn Hatfield in December 2020.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Cabinet this week approved a public consultation on the schedule of charges to be imposed on new developments in the borough under a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Following the Prime Minister's announcement of the Covid Winter Plan, the Government has confirmed that from 2 December, Hertfordshire will be placed in Tier 2: High Alert of the revised three-tiered system of local restrictions.
A three-hour free parking period with chargeable long stay options could be introduced across Hatfield town centre car parks next year.
This year's Christmas festivities across the Welwyn Hatfield borough have just begun and the details of events and activities have been confirmed.
Businesses in Welwyn Hatfield impacted by COVID-19 which have not had access to some of the direct financial support from the government's national schemes, could benefit from an alternative cash injection with the Additional Restrictions Grant being administered by Welwyn Hatfield Council.
Work has commenced on Hertfordshire County Council's Hertfordshire Living Lab project, set to pave the way for future smart towns and cities across the country.
Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District (the BID) has partnered with Welwyn Hatfield Council to encourage people to discover the town's shopping and leisure facilities and help bring much needed revenue to local traders in the all-important Christmas shopping season.
A new support team starts knocking on doors across Hertfordshire this week, offering advice and support to people who are required by law to self-isolate for at least 10 days to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
The council has partnered with Hertfordshire Police and the Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District (BID), in an initiative to help Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield town centres be safe and enjoyable places to shop in the run up to Christmas.
A ground-breaking event at Minster Close in Hatfield on 7 December officially marked the start of construction of 90 new high-quality apartments for older people.