July 2020

News from around Welwyn Hatfield in July 2020

An image relating to Applications open for Welwyn Hatfield Annual Community Grant
Applications are now open for the Welwyn Hatfield Annual Community Grant for funding up to £20,000 for core running costs to fund projects that will make a positive impact on the local community (www.welhat.gov.uk/communitygrants).
An image relating to Huge increase in coronavirus tests available in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire residents now have more ways to get themselves tested for the coronavirus COVID-19. A new drive-through site in Welwyn Garden City is able to test at least an additional 600 people a day in the county and mail-order test supplies are keeping up with public demand.
An image relating to Sit back, relax and take in tours of Mill Green Mill and Welwyn Roman Baths
Grab your tea, settle down in a comfy seat and take a trip around Mill Green Mill or Welwyn Roman Baths.
An image relating to Hatfield town centre shops open for business
Hatfield town centre is very much open for business again after non-essential shops were allowed to resume trading on 15 June provided they followed government safety guidelines, giving customers a safe welcome back.
An image relating to District & Borough Council Leaders hit out against a single unitary council proposal for Hertfordshire
The Leaders of the 10 Hertfordshire District and Borough Councils have joined forces to oppose a proposal from Hertfordshire County Council to abolish their Local Authorities in favour of establishing a single unitary Council to serve the 1.2m residents of the county.
An image relating to Food waste recycling service to start
Welwyn Hatfield residents will soon be able to recycle their food waste into a vital resource that will be used to heat and power local communities, whilst helping us to increase our recycling rate.
An image relating to Council acts to protect local beauty spot
A new team of park rangers will patrol Stanborough this weekend as part of a package of measures being introduced to encourage more responsible use of the park.
An image relating to Community urged to help shape county's recovery
Community leaders, groups and other representatives are being urged to complete an online survey to help shape Hertfordshire's recovery from the impacts of coronavirus.
An image relating to Link Drive redevelopment approved
The £23m redevelopment of Link Drive in Hatfield was approved by the council's development management committee (DMC) on Thursday.
An image relating to New taxis to be wheelchair accessible
New taxis operating in the borough will need to be wheelchair accessible with effect from 1 October 2020.