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  • Article: Aug 25, 2021

    How Hemel is organised

    Hemel is un-parished (except for Nash Mills) and is divided into 6 divisions and 16 wards:

    Hemel North-West (Chaulden, Warners End and Gadebridge) - 5 DBC, 1 HCC

    Hemel North-East (Grovehill and Woodhall Farm) - 5 DBC, 1 HCC

    Hemel St Paul's (Highfield, Old Town North, Adeyfield West) - 5 DBC, 1 HCC

  • Article: Aug 25, 2021

    Who makes the decisions around here? Where and by who do I get represented?

    Housing? - Dacorum Borough Council Ward Councillor

    Planning for development and jobs? - Dacorum Borough Council Ward Councillor

    Grass-cutting and parks, allotments? - Dacorum Borough Council Ward Councillor

    How our sports centres are run? - Dacorum Borough Council Ward Councillor

  • Article: Aug 17, 2021

    Herts County Council has announced that it is changing the fuel used by its fire engines and other fire service vehicles but has missed the opportunity to cut their carbon emissions. The change is from diesel to "gas-to-liquid" (GTL) fuel, which the council says is cheaper than switching to electric vehicles, will cut NOx emissions but do little for CO2 emissions since GTL is a fossil fuel made from natural gas.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2021

    The statistics on Adult Social Care in England for August 2021 show clearly that the government continues to leave the care sector exposed with the statistics for August 2021 showing :-

    • There were 14,660 positive Covid tests among care home staff in the four weeks to July 27, triple the 4,552 positive tests recorded among care home staff in June, analysis of figures from the Department of Health and Social Care have revealed.
    • The figures are the highest since the pandemic was surging during the second wave in February of this year.
    • 2,047 care home residents tested positive in the four weeks to July 27, up from 596 the previous month.
    • The figures also show 78% of staff in care homes have now received two doses of the vaccine, while 93.5% of care home residents have received both doses.