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Author: Peter Evans

More Planting of Trees at KGV Playing Fields Radlett

As part of the Aldenham Parish Council commitment to the ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 children from Newberries School recently planted 35 small trees in the Picnic Field at KGV Playing Fields off Cobden Hill Radlett. In all 105 trees have now been planted by members of the Radlett Youth Council and both Newberries and Fair field Schools in Radlett.

Children planting trees in the Picnic Field
Children from Newberries School

Aldenham Reservoir footpath to stay open


Borough Councillor Caroline Clapper is delighted to report some great news about Aldenham Country Park and Footpath Access. Following numerous discussions, we have (finally) reached formal agreement with the owners of the reservoir.

The footpath will now remain FULLY OPEN and the owners will not be allowed to erect any further fencing, and this is a binding agreement. This is one of the best solutions we could have reached, and stops the threat of closing the footpath again, or fencing off the reservoir altogether.
The gates will likely remain in situ for the next couple of months, but they now have to be permanently removed by the end of December 2022, and until then, they will be UNLOCKED at all times.
This is a fantastic win for the users of the Reservoir footpaths and I’d like to thank the County Council for all their hard work on this, as well as Cllr Jeremy Newmark who has supported this ‘All Party’ motion with me, that has lead to this positive outcome!

Radlett Petrol Station — Watling Street

As you are probably aware the petrol station on Watling Street has now closed and the building is being demolished. Starting this week a plywood hoarding will be installed along the front boundary to replace the temporary Heras fencing. There will be various surveys being carried out within the building, utilities will be cut off and they will start to strip out the interior. If there are any questions or comments regarding teh works please do not hesitate to contact the council and we will pass this on to the developer.

APC planting for the Queens Green Canopy

Aldenham Parish Council are pleased to be taking part in the Queens Green Canopy project. The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

APC have already, with the Association of Jewish Refugees planted an Oak tree in Salters Field (part of the King George V Playing Fields off Cobden Hill. Now they have planted two lime trees on the edge of Salters Field where it borders Watling Street.

Over the next few weeks 105 native trees will be planted in the Picnic Field by local youth groups, and we have also had enquirers from local charities who wish to add to our collection.

Volunteer at The Peace Hospice

The Peace Hospice is looking for people to support their compassionate neighbours group. Please see the attached poster for more information

Covid19 Impact Assessment

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact daily life across the county.

In response, Hertfordshire’s Community Reassurance Cell, on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum, has launched a new survey to better understand the needs, challenges and aspirations of all Hertfordshire communities.

The online survey asks respondents a series of questions to collect views about the impact of coronavirus on their lives, what support is needed and how that has changed since the start of the pandemic. The survey results will be used to shape the county’s ongoing recovery plans, ensuring support is targeted where it is needed most.

Please do share your views and experiences by taking part in this short survey. Individuals aged 16 years and above living in Hertfordshire, as well as representatives of community groups or other local organisations based in Hertfordshire are invited to take part. It should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Your assistance in further promoting this survey through your networks would also be appreciated.

Please see the link to the survey here:

This survey is open until Friday, 21 January 2022.