Public Meeting 6th April 2017
A second public meeting has been arranged for 6th April to discuss the need for a Widford Neighbourhood Plan. The last public meeting was held on 12th January and it was clear that residents wanted to see more examples of policies from other Neighbourhood Plans. Policies from four Neighbourhood Plans have now been circulated, (see link below).
The meeting on 6th April will allow these policies to be discussed. A consultant has also been invited to answer questions and advise us on the need for our own plan.
Neighbourhood Plan more information please
The Public Meeting on 12th January 2017 was very well attended in spite of the terrible weather. Laura Pattison East Herts Senior Planning Policy Officer was there to tell us more about Neighbourhood Plans and how they fit with the new District Plan. During the consultation process the Parish Council formally asked East Herts to redraw our village boundary to include the Martlets and Wilmoor developments and we are very pleased to say that Laura believes that this request is being viewed favourably by East Herts. It is therefore clear that Widford may not need to produce a Neighbourhood Plan with the sole purpose of redrawing the village boundary. The discussion turned to other policies that could be included in a Widford Neighbourhood Plan and there was general agreement that more information was required before a decision is made.
Parking in Benningfield Road
A number of residents have complained about number of cars parked close to the junction with the Ware Road. Please remember that parking within 10 metres of a junction is illegal.
Two additional Dog Waste Bins
Widford can now boast three Dog Waste Bins. One is located at the start of the footpath next to the House of Orange. This has been well used and is definitely very successful so the Parish Council have invested in another two. There is now one on the village green and a third by the entrance to the playing field. These bins will be emptied and kept clean by East Herts on a regular basis.