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HOW TO MAKE HARPENDEN ROADS SAFER

for children. pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.











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                       JANUARY. 2019    Click here for GDPR statement

Want to know more about rights of way for cyclists??

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Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages.












The team, from Rothamsted Research in the UK and from Syngenta Crop Science and Symmetry Bioanalytics in the US are working to develop new strategies.

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Nov 7. Need help funding sports costs for schools. associations, clubs and individuals?

Then let the 948 committee help you by sending a grant application in by Jan 2019








Claim for Coaching; Sports Kit; Equipment and Travel.

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ALL THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

ABOUT HARPENDEN, UPDATED DAILY.

Ron Taylor. Editor

Plenty of Green Spaces in Harpenden?

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Farming's brighter future from Environment Secretary Michael Gove  with support from Rothamsted Research, via their grazing systems for livestock production and experiments to explore crop rotation.















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NEW DART RAIL SYSTEM to improve transport connections to London Luton Airport from Luton Airport Parkway train station is being constructed now.

READ the details here

IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

A favourite sound bite from politicians in election mode BUT so relevant to the standard of life for Harpenden.


Southdown Industrial Estate is home to many established businesses in Harpenden and designated to retain its commercial status in Harpenden’s Neighbourhood Plan.


The landlords for several industrial units inc Artscape  want to change things and convert these units for housing.


MAINROCK Furniture and Interiors are one of the key businesses there.

Read what they think here.

How toxic is Harpenden’s air?

Transport for London are introducing an Ultra Low Emission Zone to help make

Cleaner Air.













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David Williams, Hertfordshire County Councillor for Harpenden North East has made the following personal comments:

*Under the Planning Act 2008, a generating station is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project if it is an onshore station generating more than 50 MW. It is absurd that the promoter is definitive that this facility will only generate 49.99MW. This application should be taken forward as an NSIP


*This is a very large facility - 500,000 tonnes pa. Much is made of dealing with Luton’s waste sustainably yet it’s understood that Luton will contribute under 10% of the capacity. It is clear the facility will need to attract capacity from much further afield adding to the pressures on local roads


READ MORE COMMENTS HERE

Aug 15. Luton Borough Council withdraw support for the proposed Waste Burning Incinerator.

Comments from:

Luton Borough Council

Emsrayne -the developer

Stop Harpenden Luton Incinerator.


Click here to read the full story as told in Luton News.

Sept 2018.  New property investment scheme launch by Harpenden business man.

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PIPELINE problems at proposed INCINERATOR?

The pipeline running close to the proposed Incinerator plant is owned by Flotel. It delivers aviation fuel from the Total refinery in the North East of England to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Read more here AND see the current planning situation. At Central Beds.

OCT 4. OVER 1,000 NEW HOMES FOR HARPENDEN ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW LOCAL PLAN ON OCT 2 BY Cllr, MARY MAYNARD


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Oct 18. Serious flaws in the Local Plan highlighted by The Harpenden Green Belt Association:

Legal Issues. Soundness.

Duty to Co-Operate

Green Belt Boundary Changes/Strategic Sites

Absence of Transport Evidence Base

Lack of Proper Infrastructure Planning


Read the full document, now submitted to SADC, by clicking on this link.

http://www.harpendengreenbelt.org.uk/HGBA%20Regulation%2019%20consultation%202018.pdf














ONGOING DETAILS ON THE HOUSING PAGE click here


Nov 29. Why there will be pressure to build new homes in Harpenden.

UK housebuilders registered 43,578 new homes during the third quarter of 2018. This represents a 15 per cent increase on the 37,940 registered in the third quarter of 2017. Steve Wood, chief executive at the NHBC, said:

“Attaining the government’s target of 300,000 new homes by the middle of the next decade will require a real focus on innovation, particularly the use of modern methods of construction, and on building skills and capacity in the workforce onsite – topics many builders are actively grappling with.”

What will the Neighbourhood Plan mean for Harpenden?

Harpenden Town Council have prepared the Plan based on consultation and research collected from residents in Spring/Summer 2017.


It has now been published and can be viewed on the Town Council web site.- All 72 pages.












Jan. Can you trust Social Media for shopping information?


READ THE LATEST REPORT HERE

Flu and Travel. Clinic now open on the High Street at

Springfield Pharmacy.

Appointments and Walk-Ins available

01582 712104


Stay well this winter.

Dec 11. Davenport House Surgery - Looking after the health of Harpenden residents.

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a report from Chris Marsden.

Dec 28. Do you want more parking space in Harpenden?


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A classical concert to remember and raise money for AT

Saturday Jan 12 at  St Nicholas Church, Harpenden.









The 2019 Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra concert with soloist Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation.



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Dec 20. Katherine Warington School site construction work to start in early Jan.

Site works are now confirmed to start the week commencing 7th January 2019. All archaeological work is now complete with no new findings revealed.
Minor enabling works will be taking place on site from w/c 17th December 2018 in the guise of the following activities:













1. Tree surgeons will remove the shrubbery from in front of the new Common Lane access road.

2. All on-site fencing will be completed.

3. Bonding facilities for the ground-worker will be prepared. There will be a dumper and a digger on site to facilitate this operation.

  1. 4.Heavy equipment deliveries in preparation for start on 7th January.


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Harpenden residents love reading the latest news on the Harpendia web site.

During 2018 there were 27,467 site visits

Jan 3. London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal now open.

The transformation of the airport will increase its annual capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers by 2020. Johan Lundgren, CEO, easyJet, said: “As the largest airline operating to and from London Luton Airport, we are excited that the airport’s transformation will benefit the seven million easyJet customers who use the airport every year. Click here for details

Jan 3. London Luton Airport (LLA) has seen a 45 per cent drop in the number of noise complaints compared to last year.

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HARPENDEN FOR EUROPE

Harpenden for Europe meeting with Bim Afolami ON JAN 4.


Harpenden Action Day: Saturday 5th January - photo right


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What about the younger Generation-see letter below:

Jan. Future Tech Trends coming soon to change the way we live and improve our health. Via Voice activisation


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Jan 9. Singing and socialising at the Clover Singing Club.

Want to join?  Click here for details.

Jan 9. Q. Could Drone problems at Gatwick and Heathrow occur at London Luton Airport?

A. A London Luton Airport Spokesman: “We work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure our passengers and staff are well protected and constantly review all security measures to remove any potential threats to the airport.”

Jan 10. Nineteen-year-old to teach English in Malaysia, with support from Rotary in Harpenden.

Nineteen-year-old Lottie Apsey (below) has deferred going to university to read biology to take the attachment, arranged by the educational charity Project Trust.

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YOU can influence the future of Harpenden.

Vote  YES in the REFERENDUM on Feb 7th.

Watch the video here to see what it is all about.

https://youtu.be/DB4fx449ouY