Category Archive: Hatfield

Jul 29

An Olympic start

The queen drops in

                      It’s estimated that about twenty seven million people in the UK watched the Olympic opening ceremony last night. It was indeed a triumph, and most of the critics agree. It really was one of those rare moments when you realise that this country is …

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Jul 08

Olympic torch relay passes through…

  Today was the big day, the day that the Olympic torch came through our area on its way to the London 2012 opening ceremony on the 27th of July, more about that here. The weather tried hard to disrupt things but our spirit won out. We expected rain and a cold wind…it’s mid summer …

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Jun 30

Big events in July

The height of Summer is upon us (somebody tell the weather controller!), there are many outdoor events taking place in July.  We may not be able to influence the weather for them, but we can help make them a success by turning out and supporting them. This site wishes all of them the best of …

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Jun 24

Famous names in our midst

Jennings schoolboy reading

In our celebrity driven popular culture claims to fame and local connections to well known faces abound…currently the most well known  being Lewis Hamilton and Alesha Dixon. Recently two more have come to our attention. One internationally famous and living, the other less so but still a worthy mention here. Anthony Buckeridge (1912 -2004) wrote …

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Jun 11

We’re still officially in a drought!

Welwyn Hatfield hosepipe ban

…so say Veolia our water company, you can read their explanation here. It seems amazing that after what seems to be a couple of months of wet weather, today being no exception, and after the washed out jubilee celebrations, we are still officially in a drought with a hosepipe ban in Welwyn Hatfield. Luckily hosepipes …

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May 27

Hatfield Portas pilot bid unsuccessful

Hatfield Town Centre

Twelve towns have been selected for a share of the Mary Portas pilot fund aimed at  kick-starting high street regeneration. Sadly Hatfield was not among them. Hopefully it was nothing to do with the fact that Hatfield town centre does not have a High Street as such. This article in a local paper has more …

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May 24

Bags of deceit

In the last few days two new ‘charity’ clothing donation bags have landed on doormats across our area. I covered this issue a few years back on this website, at that time it was company called Rutex that was behind it. The current ‘charity’ clothing collections appear to be from two different outfits (excuse the …

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May 20

South Hatfield Fete

Hatfield Fete and stalls

The South Hatfield Fete took place yesterday (Saturday 19th May). The rain held off and local people turned out in droves to support the event and have a good time. You can read more about the fete and it’s organisers here in the local paper. There was live music, tea and cakes and numerous activities …

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May 14

Our changing hospital provision

As most Welwyn Hatfield residents are aware our main hospital is currently being wound down with services transitioning mostly to the Lister in Stevenage. There is more background about this in the Hospitals and Health section of this site and on the new web site explaining the changes to services at the QE2 here. The …

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May 04

Welwyn Hatfield Election Results

Welwyn Hatfield election 2012

The results are in. The numbers can been in full on the council website here. It was good to see that two of the candidates who posted their views on this site were elected. Overall change: May 2nd May 3rd Welwyn Hatfield Borough Con 37 Lab 9 Lib Dem 2 Con 34 Lab 11 Lib …

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