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Conservatives cut local highways budgets

Pot holes on Chells Way

The Conservatives running Herts County Council pushed through a cut of over 11% from the local highways budget of £90,000. This £90,000 was allocated to County Councillors to get local roads and pavements resurfaced that the County would not otherwise do.

It’s now been cut. The cut was voted . . . → Read More: Conservatives cut local highways budgets

Lib Dem PCC hopeful condemns Home Secretary’s ‘mission creep’ over Police Commissioner role‏

Cllr Chris White

Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Chris White has condemned the Home Secretary’s proposals in a speech yesterday to expand the role of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Chris said: ‘The Government is already thinking of giving PCCs the control of fire authorities on the time-honoured principle of . . . → Read More: Lib Dem PCC hopeful condemns Home Secretary’s ‘mission creep’ over Police Commissioner role‏

Appalling road surface on Chells Way needs immediate action

Pot holes on Chells Way

Letter to local newspapers by Chells County Councillor Robin Parker

 

Recently there have been a number of justifiable complaints, both in the local media and direct to me, about the appalling state of the road surface in Chells Way, which is a major road right in the middle . . . → Read More: Appalling road surface on Chells Way needs immediate action

Comet Article – ‘People are moving out’ – Concern over growing number of bedsits in Stevenage’s Great Ashby area

A law was passed in 2010 which means landlords do not need planning permission to turn a house with up to six occupants who share at least one facility into bedsits.

People living in Great Ashby say this lack of planning control has led to a high concentration of ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation’ in the . . . → Read More: Comet Article – ‘People are moving out’ – Concern over growing number of bedsits in Stevenage’s Great Ashby area

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS RAISE THE ISSUE OF HMOs IN STEVENAGE

At the recent full council meeting of Stevenage Borough Council (SBC), on 7.10.2015, the Liberal Democrat group tabled a question about the growing numbers of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Stevenage. A HMO is generally where a group of people, usually not related, share a larger house.

The question stated:

Many residents are . . . → Read More: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS RAISE THE ISSUE OF HMOs IN STEVENAGE

Shock County Council admission of failure of its household waste policies

After all the self-promoting press releases from Herts County Council over many years, finally an admission of failure, over the queues and early closing of Household Waste sites (‘the tips’).

A report to yesterday’s Resources and Performance Cabinet panel states: ‘High levels of demand resulting in queuing at certain times and centres, . . . → Read More: Shock County Council admission of failure of its household waste policies