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Hertfordshire County Council -draft Integrated Plan

Let us know your priorities   An online survey is available from 11 January until 1 February 2021 at   Residents are being invited to have their say about Hertfordshire County Council’s draft Integrated Plan (the proposed budget) for 2021-22, contributing to the budget setting process.
We want Hertfordshire to continue to be a county where people have the opportunity to live healthy, fulfilling lives in thriving, prosperous communities.   Hertfordshire is a great place to live and work. However, we face a range of major challenges over the coming years. Significant population and housing growth are anticipated and, as with the rest of the country, our population is ageing and increasingly experiencing long-term complex health problems. Coronavirus has also brought about some changes to how we work and provide services. All of these challenges generate increasing demand on our services and infrastructure.   Let us know how you think we should prioritise our spending by filling out our survey.
Just some of the draft budget proposals include:  
Adult Care and Health   Investment in adult social care including care worker pay increases, support for the voluntary sector, investment in safeguarding, permanent funding for the domestic violence service, and funding for transformation in disability services.   
Highways   £10m of investment as part of our climate change response to improve drainage in response to highways flooding. Additional investment is proposed for moving forward the roll out of 20 mph speed limits, active travel schemes, and extra funding for winter maintenance to help keep the county moving.
Sustainable Hertfordshire   £10m of capital investment in sustainable projects to significantly drive forward delivery of the Sustainable Hertfordshire strategy approved by Cabinet, including £1.5m earmarked for pilot projects in school energy initiatives.
Read more   You’ll find more highlights from the proposed budget for 2021-22 summarised on the survey web page at

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor – Aldenham East Ward

  1. Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy exists on Aldenham Parish Council – Aldenham East Ward due to the resignation of Councillor Przemek De-Skuba.
  • An election to fill the vacancy will be held within 60 days from the date of this notice if a written request is received by the Proper Officer from ten electors for the Parish ward*. This request must be received within 14 days after the date of this notice i.e. Tuesday 26th January 2021 – computed in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006.
  • Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, signatures can be submitted by email to Signatures are not required to be submitted together.
  • The Address of the Proper Officer is:

Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1WA

  • If no such request is received the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co‑option.

Dated: 6th January 2021                

Peter Evans, Parish Manager to Aldenham Parish Council

*Due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, emergency legislation has been passed postponing elections and referendums that would take place between the date the act was passed (25th March 2020) and 5th May 2021. More information can be found under sections 59 – 63 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

If requested a by election will take place on 6th May 2021.

How has Covid-19 affected your business?

Is your business in Hertsmere?

Our new Economic Development Team want to work with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors in the Borough.

We want to hear from all local business owners and managers to see how we can provide support and advice to help your business survive and grow. We want to understand how you have been affected in order to help us get a clearer picture of where companies stand, and identify where support is needed

We are currently looking at a recovery strategy to help take our businesses through the pandemic and beyond.

In order to do this effectively and to make it relevant to your business, we need your input.  Please can you complete the short five minute survey below by clicking here.

 With your help we can turn the issues into opportunities and help get our businesses back up and not just surviving, but thriving.

For all help and advice for your business, please contact the team on Help us to help you!

Parking at Newberries Parade

We have been advised that HertsCC/HertsmereBC will be replacing the orange barriers in Radlett with a mix of planters and bollards. This work is proposed for 10th December 2020. HertsCC are installing the planters and HertsmereBC will plant them up.

There will be no reduction in disabled persons parking as a result of the changes. The planters will replace existing barriers and less likely to be able to be moved by residents as well as looking much more pleasant.

All measures are temporary in nature and maintenance is funded up to 31 March 2021.  

New Mayor of Hertsmere appointed

A new Mayor of Hertsmere has been sworn in following the sad death of the previous incumbent, Councillor Cynthia Barker.

The mayoral chains have been passed back to Councillor Alan Plancey, who will remain in post until the end of this Mayoral year in May 2021. Cllr Plancey was Mayor from May 2019 until June, when Cllr Barker was sworn in. Cllr Barker died four months later after a short period of illness.

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Communication Survey

Aldenham Parish Council value resident’s opinion and  we would like improve how we communicate with you.

For many years, Aldenham Parish Council (APC) produced a parish magazine, ‘Around Radlett’ but during pandemic an online newsletter was launched. 

In order to establish which form of communication would be preferable, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey