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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Cottered & Throcking Parish Council has learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Council and residents of Cottered & Throcking extend condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family.

Hertfordshire’s Book of Remembrance for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Remembrance

 

Notice of closure of Bull Lane Cottered

NOTICE is given that Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from using the following lengths of roads (“the Roads”), except for access and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting at any time on both sides of these lengths of Roads whilst works are in progress:

  1. that length of Bull Lane,

Electoral Review of East Hertfordshire District Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) will be conducting an electoral review of East Hertfordshire District Council.

The review will decide on:

  • the number of elected district councillors
  • the number of wards
  • the name of wards
  • where the boundaries between wards should lie
  • the number of councillors for each ward

The LGBCE are keen that this information is disseminated to as many people as possible and to provide them with the opportunity to express their views.

REMINDER Census 2021

The census gathers vital information to help plan services such as transport, education and healthcare. All households should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after.

You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.

If you need help,

East Herts Council’s grants programme – now open

Call for projects that strengthen the community  (Up to £8,000 available)

East Herts Council is looking for projects that strengthen the community and lead to improved health and wellbeing of residents.  The next funding round opens today with a closing date of the 3 May 2021.  Our priorities this year are

  • Health for all
  • Community issues,

Councillors and residents clear mud off footpaths

Following the Cottered & Throcking Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 9th March 2021 Cllr. John Harwood Bee, Cllr. Allen Chamberlain and Cllr. Murchie, along with a piece of his machinery with a very big ‘bucket’ cleared the mud from the footpath between Lower Farm drive and The Guide Centre. They were ably assisted by two nearby residents who helped to load the bucket and supply much needed tea.

Citizens Advice East Herts update

Who and how are we helping?
We continue to operate a remote advice service which has enabled us to help over 7,269 people (as of end January) since the first lockdown in March, up 31% on 2019. We are seeing an increase in demand for our support with issues becoming more complex. Benefits and Housing are the biggest areas of need and we are fundraising to be able to offer more specialist casework support in these areas.

Changes to the Brown Bin Service

From 1 April 2021 East & North Hertfordshire District Councils Shared Waste Services will be changing the Brown Bin Service to a chargeable garden waste only collection service. Residents will receive an information leaflet though their door over the next few weeks. A leaflet is attached below for your information.

Residents are signposted to the East Herts website –

Contribute to Hertfordshire County Council’s budget decision-making process

Hertfordshire parish and town councils, and all Hertfordshire residents, are being invited to have their say and contribute to Hertfordshire County Council’s budget decision-making process. An online survey is available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/budgetsurvey until 1 February 2021.

You can access the draft Integrated Plan 2021-22 (the proposed budget) and also summary highlights from www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/budgetsurvey

Tree Works in Cottered

On the 12th January 2021 J.W. Salmon Ltd. Tree Care will be starting tree works on the trees in Cottered that were deemed to be of the highest risk in a recent tree survey carried out on all trees on land under the jurisdiction of the Parish Council and the Recreation Ground Trust (known as the Parish Trust).