Construction Given Green Light on A1(M) Upgrade

With the design phase of the project completed, Highways England have announced that construction on the planned A1(M) ‘Smart Motorway’ upgrade will begin in March 2020. Traffic flows between J6-8 have long exceeded intended capacity, and with 13,000 new homes planned...

Cash machine back in Welwyn Village

A new cash machine is due to be installed in Welwyn after the area’s only ATM was closed down back in March. Welwyn residents were left without any access to cash withdrawal facilities after the only bank branch, Barclays, closed down in March taking the ATM with it....

Contactless ‘Oyster’ payments reach first Welwyn Hatfield station

Rail travellers can now use contactless card payments from a station in Welwyn Hatfield when travelling to and from London – with more local stations to follow by the end of the year. The move is part of the latest extension of the Pay As You Go scheme, which...

Time running out to save historic chalk streams

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has written to both the Environment Secretary and the Environment Agency to call for urgent action to save the highly valuable chalk streams as many dry up across Hertfordshire. The mineral rich streams are extremely rare with only 200...

The next generation meet local MP at Parliament

Members of Welwyn Hatfield’s Youth Council followed up their exclusive tour of Parliament last week by holding a Question Time session there with local MP Grant Shapps. The Youth Councillors, aged between 11 and 16, went on the tour as part of the Council scheme,...