UNDER THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS RULES WE REGRET THAT THE VILLAGE HALL REMAINS CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT PLAYGROUP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATOR ON 01442 268723 OR BY EMAIL AS BELOW.
THE HALL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES OR SOCIAL GATHERINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
DBC SURVEY - Our local council is seeking the help of residents in planning for the future of electric vehicles
DBC are calling on residents to complete a short survey, which will help us to plan where to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In Dacorum, transport is responsible for a massive 43% of the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions. To help tackle the climate emergency, reducing car use and increasing active travel (such as walking and cycling), will be crucial in order to lower our emissions.
From 2030, the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned. The number of electric vehicle drivers is growing and it’s a trend that’s set to continue. Electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, making them better not only for drastically helping to reduce emissions, but for improving our air quality too. Another key benefit for owners is the savings on fuel and running costs.
We are currently developing an Electric Vehicle Strategy in order to support residents’ transition to electric vehicles. We are working with various organisations on this, as well as Hertfordshire County Council. Whilst the majority of residents will be able to easily charge their electric vehicles from home on their own driveways, this option is not available for over a third of Dacorum’s households.
As such, a key part of the strategy will be planning where to install more chargepoints throughout the borough – including council-owned car parks, residential streets and in new build developments. We will also be liaising with businesses to encourage them to install chargepoints on their land too.
We have launched a quick and easy new Electric Vehicle Residents' Survey, to help understand the short-term and future needs for residents.
Please take five minutes to complete the survey here: www.dacorum.gov.uk/sustainability<https://dacorum-mail.co.uk/3QGJ-195NJ-ZJL6I-STLXC-1/c.aspx>
Your answers to this survey will ensure that we can plan to meet the borough’s growing needs, provide insight into various electric vehicle initiatives, as well as provide valuable evidence which can help the council secure funding for chargepoints.
If you would like to learn more about electric vehicles, the Energy Savings Trust website<https://dacorum-mail.co.uk/3QGJ-195NJ-ZJL6I-STLXD-1/c.aspx> has useful information and advice.
25 February 2021
East Hemel Plans – LATEST UPDATES
In a letter dated 1st September 2020 the Planning Inspectors have again rejected the St Albans Draft Local Plan.
AT A FULL COUNCIL MEETING ON 2nd DECEMBER 2020 IT WAS AGREED TO WITHDRAW THE PLAN COMPLETELY AND START AGAIN. THIS COULD TAKE UP TO FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.
For further details please visit the Environment page.
New Cemetery and Crematorium
LATEST UPDATE - 16 November 2020
To view plans for the new crematorium in Bedmond Road and the proposed start date, please visit Cemetery on the Environment page.