July 27, 2015
The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation is conducting a consultation ahead of the publication of its new Five Year Plan in January 2016. The online consultation aims to inform the next 5 year plan so that the Foundation can continue to add to the quality of life in Letchworth based on previous improvements carried out during the last 5 years. Those that wish to respond can do so online or by visiting the Community Hub on Station Road on weekdays between 10am and 3pm and leaving ideas in the suggestions box, or by visiting it when it is open late on the following Thursdays: 30 July, 6 and 13 August between 6.30-9pm, and on the following Saturdays: 25 July and 1, 8 and 15 August between 10.30am and 1pm.
It is important that the next 5 year plan reflects the wishes of those living in Letchworth and nearby and I would strongly encourage my constituents to respond to this consultation.
March 5, 2015
I am concerned by the recent arson attacks against vehicles in Letchworth Garden City. There were over ten such attacks in January and February and they are completely unacceptable. There have also been some van break-ins reported. As I told the local press, the idiots committing these offences are putting themselves and others in danger, and I am glad that we are seeing an increase in police patrols in Letchworth to deal with the situation. Our police are a great local asset and they are working hard to solve these crimes and keep our streets safe.
We must remember that, even with these recent problems, North East Hertfordshire remains a low-crime area. I appeal to local people to report any suspicious circumstances to the authorities.
January 26, 2015
I was interested to read recently that the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation is offering grants to homeowners who wish to upgrade their properties, which will in turn improve the appearance of the town. They can apply for grants to help with a variety of types of work including garden work, house rendering, and painting.
£20,000 has been set aside by the Heritage Foundation to assist with grants, and the first deadline for applications is February 16th. People can make applications for grants between £100 and £1000. I understand that awards will be made in March and September.