New District Plan Adopted

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If you haven’t seen the news already, we are pleased to announce that the East Herts District Plan was officially voted in last night at an extraordinary council meeting. For more information please visit:

The Green Man

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The current owners of the Green Man pub have indicated that they intend to apply for planning permission to permanently convert the last remaining pub in Widford into a private residence. A public meeting was held on Thursday 5th July to determine how the residents felt about this proposal. It was pleasing that the Gumbal family who currently own the pub felt able to attend the meeting.
The meeting was called at short notice but over 70 residents turned up and voiced their concerns that this facility would be lost to the village forever. For several months the pub has been run by tenants on a trial basis and it is clear that a well run pub could be very successful on this site. Despite some interest the present owners have not been able to sell the business at an acceptable price and feel that change of use is their only option.
After some lively discussion 66 residents signed a petition requesting the Parish Council to apply to East Herts District Council for a Community Asset Order which will delay the planning application for 6 months and allow the residents to investigate other solutions that may be available.

        Jill Buck
        Chairman Widford Parish Council

General Data Protection Regulation

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GDPR officially came into force on 25th May 2018 and our Data Protection laws are now significantly upgraded.
All organisations are now required to keep personal data securely and must have formal consent or a legally valid reason to either process it or sell it on to a third party. This is new territory for everyone and some aspects of the legislation are, as yet, unclear making implementation something of a work in progress.