The Wiseman Memorial is a well known and important feature in our churchyard and it has unfortunately been less than vertical for many years now. The Parish Council has been working with the Widford Parochial Council and the Diocese in an effort to remedy the matter. The Parish Council is responsible for the Closed Churchyard but the cost of repositioning the monument is significant. The Parish Council have been advised that the monument should be roped off for safety reasons and various funding options are being considered.
Neighbourhood Plan Public Meeting
On 6th April a third public meeting was held to discuss the idea of developing a Widford Neighbourhood Plan. The objective was to listen to a presentation by a freelance consultant, Lorraine Hart and to look in more detail at the sort of policies which we might wish to include. Approximately 15 residents turned up and Lorraine gave a very interesting presentation.
At the end of the meeting 7 or 8 residents expressed an interest in developing a Neighbourhood Plan. Notes of the meeting will be circulated shortly.
Lambs Gardens Road Closure
As from 1st April 2017 Lambs Gardens will be closed to all traffic except for access while work is carried out by a utility company. This work will be completed within 18 months.
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.