Tom Perry

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Public Enquiry on Heath Changes

A public enquiry into the proposal to remove the land at Sun Hill from Therfield Heath will take place on 30th January. The Therfield Heath Conservators are proposing that this land should no longer be common land and that a piece of land the other side of the road to Therfield should become common land …

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Baldock Street Crossing

The crossing on Baldock Street outside the Fire Station is now complete, along with widening of the footpaths on either side of the road. There have been complaints that the crossing and its flashing orange “globes” are not prominent enough. Obviously it is a problem if drivers don’t see the crossing and pedestrians are expecting …

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Grants for local groups or organisations

Like every County Councillor Steve Jarvis has a budget of £10,000 a year for grants to help the local community across the area he represents. Since May Steve has approved grants for: £1500 towards the cost of “free after three” parking in Royston £252 to Herts Young Homeless £500 towards Young Enterprise programmes in local …

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Conservative Brown Bin Tax to go ahead

North Herts Council has decided that the brown bin tax will go ahead starting in May. The only concession to the 85% who opposed this is that the charge will be £35 rather than £40 if you sign up early enough. The only chance to stop this is to vote Conservatives out in May’s local …

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Government cuts end A-levels in Royston

We now have all the details of the proposed changes to schools in Royston and it is clear that the sixth form proposals are the biggest concern. Whilst it is good that a deal with Knights Templar means that A-level courses will be available to Meridian students it is wrong that a town the size …

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County council extend road repair contract

Herts County Council’s Conservative cabinet has decided to extend Ringway’s contract to maintain roads and pavements by up to five years. Along with other Lib Dem County Councillors Steve Jarvis argued that the contract should only be extended if the council had commitments from Ringway to make improvements, but the Conservatives voted this down at …

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Survey shows support for 20 mph limit

A survey by Ruth Brown and Steve Jarvis of residents in Green Drift, Tannery Drift and the roads leading off has shown that 93% would support a 20 mph speed limit in the area. The most popular option would be a 20 mph zone covering the whole area which was backed by 58%. 20% wanted …

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Christmas Dinner Social

We are organising a seasonal social to celebrate our successes in the last year and look forward to the challenges of 2018. We would love it if you could join us for some good food and company on Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7:30 for 8 pm, for our (late) Christmas dinner. Partners and other family …

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