Electric Vehicle Survey

Dacorum residents needed to help plan the electric vehicle re-volt-ution

Dacorum is calling on residents to complete a short survey, which will help them 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.

The Council is currently developing an Electric Vehicle Strategy in order to support residents transition to electric vehicles. Dacorum is 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.

Dacorum has launched a quick and easy new Electric Vehicle Resident’s 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

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 has useful information and advice.

Annual Parish Meeting – Thursday 18th March

Once a year Nettleden with Potten End Parish is required to hold a meeting when local government electors are able to table agenda items for discussion. Decisions taken at the meeting are not binding on the Parish Council, but the Council may chose to take account of them in the future. This year the Parish Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th March.

All Parish Electors are welcome to join the meeting online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88429006356?pwd=L0wyUVRDYlFMYUgrdi9IMG54ZURQUT09 or by phone on either 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196 using the meeting ID: 884 2900 6356 and passcode: 723386.

The agenda may be found here.

The minutes of the last meeting may be found here.

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 18th February 2021

The next Parish Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm next Thursday, 18th February 2021.

Please join the meeting online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88429006356?pwd=L0wyUVRDYlFMYUgrdi9IMG54ZURQUT09 or by phone on 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196 using the meeting ID: 884 2900 6356 and passcode: 723386.

The agenda (updated Monday, 15th February) contains links to all supporting documents.

Dacorum’s Local Plan

Dacorum Borough Council has published its draft Local Plan for consultation.

The Parish Council has significant concerns with the proposals which include the potential for significantly more traffic coming through Potten End and building on significant quantities of Green Belt land. The Parish Council will object strongly to the proposed Plan and ask Dacorum to reconsider.

Anyone is able to input to the consultation and we encourage you to do so. The deadline for comments is 28th February 2021.

Further information can be found here.

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 21st January 2021

The Parish Council will be meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 21st January 2021. You can join the meeting

Online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88429006356?pwd=L0wyUVRDYlFMYUgrdi9IMG54ZURQUT09 or by phone on 0203 901 7895 or 0131 460 1196 using the meeting ID: 884 2900 6356 and passcode: 723386.

The agenda contains links to all supporting documentation (please note that a second version of the agenda was uploaded at 10am on Saturday 16th January correcting a broken link and adding a new item 21/006.c).