Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 22nd April 2021

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS A RESULT OF THE PERIOD OF MOURNING FOR HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE 22ND APRIL FROM THE 15TH APRIL. A REVISED AGENDA WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY.

The Parish Council will be holding it’s next meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, 15th April. The meeting may be joined 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 includes links to all the necessary supporting papers and may be downloaded from the council website.

The Duke of Edinburgh

Nettleden with Potten End Parish Council and the residents of the parish would like to extend their condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family on the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

A Book of Condolence is available at Holy Trinity, Potten End for those who wish to sign it; the church will remain open until 8pm each day until the funeral and will instigate suitable COVID protection measures. If you’re concerned about maintaining social distance and still wish to show your respects there are online books of remembrance on the Buckingham Palace website and the website of the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 18th March 2021

The March Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday, 18th March as soon as possible after the Parish Meeting has finished, but no earlier than 7.30pm.

The PC is delighted to host a talk by Howard Craft, Manager of the Berkhamsted Golf Club, on the Club’s plans for the future, followed by a Q&A session. Open to members of the public. Please join by zoom using the link below.

You may 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 with links to all supporting papers.

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.