October 2020

News from around Welwyn Hatfield in October 2020

An image relating to Fountain turned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month
The newly repaired Coronation Fountain in Welwyn Garden City, has been turned pink to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.
An image relating to Check your family's eligibility for Healthy Start Vouchers
Thousands of Hertfordshire families are missing out on £100's of food and milk vouchers.
An image relating to Youth and community grant applications open
Applications are open for the Welwyn Hatfield Small Community Grants as well as a new Youth Action Grant which is specifically for community and charity organisations working with young people in the borough.
An image relating to 80% of local people say a County Unitary is the wrong plan at the wrong time
A cross-party group of all local District and Borough Council Leaders have united to call for a rethink over Hertfordshire County Council's plan for one single authority for its 1.2 million residents.
An image relating to Public consultation on charges for new Community Infrastructure Levy
Welwyn Hatfield residents are being asked for their views on the level of charges to be imposed on new developments in the borough under a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
An image relating to HatTech opens for business
HatTech, our spacious, modern business centre designed to accommodate freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses, has been officially opened by the Mayor, Cllr Roger Trigg.
People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise.
An image relating to Support grant for the self-isolating
If you have been told to self-isolate for 14 days because you've tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive, then you could qualify for a £500 grant.
Following consultation last year and a Cabinet decision in August, key employment space in the borough is now protected by an Article 4 Direction.
An image relating to Herts Leaders advise "Stay safe and have a spooktacular Halloween"!
Council leaders across Hertfordshire are encouraging people to celebrate Halloween safely, helping to save lives by preventing the spread of the coronavirus. This year, many Halloween traditions such as trick or treating carry a risk and the county's message is clear: this Halloween, stick to a safer way of having fun.