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  • Document: Mar 19, 2017
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    Update on the Proposed Signals for Tringford Road Canal Bridge

  • Nigel Taylor
    Article: Mar 16, 2017
    Southern Railway has caused disruption to the travel arrangements, not only of regular commuters, but also of anyone who has been planning to use their services at week ends. Many a family outing has been spoiled by an unexpected cancellation of trains with no alternative arrangements being offered.
  • Document: Mar 11, 2017
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    News about highway projects and issues relevant to New Mill

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Mar 10, 2017

    Welcome to this edition of 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'.

    Three Rivers District Council (TRDC)'s budget for next year was passed at the end of February. It protects front line services despite financial pressure from government cuts - the central Government Revenue Support Grant will reduce from £3m in 2013/14 years ago to £0.3m in 2017/18 and to zero by 2019/20 and the cost of providing for homeless families, a legal obligation, is forecast to increase from £0.0 in 2013/4 to £0.5 in 2917/18 and to £0.8m in 2019/20

  • Dog Poo Bin Tring East
    Article: Mar 10, 2017

    Dacorum Borough Council has a department that is optimistically called "Clean, Safe and Green". One of their responsibilities is to empty the Dog Dirt Bins and dispose of the excrement.

    Apart from the matter of unsightliness and fouling there is a clear public health issue here.

    A number of parasitic worm diseases can be contract from dogs, including Toxocara canis and Echinococcus granulosis.

  • Work on Icknield Way Crossing
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    It seems like a very long time but this project really took less than three years. This is quite fast for a highway project! On the other hand since the Icknield Way has been there a number of millennia perhaps it wasn't so fast after all. Perhaps people used to complain then of the danger in crossing it because of the all the migrating mammoths?

    The most difficult bit was putting together a financial package to pay for it. Some money came from developer contributions, some from the "Safer Routes to School" budget and the rest from the Highway Locality Budget that is allocated to each county councillor.

    It is an important element at the start of Footpath 41 which is to be upgraded to shared cycle and pedestrian use from Longbridge Cose to the town centre. This features as Scheme 22 in the Tring, Northchurch and Berkhamsted Urban Transport Plan put together by the County Council in 2013 and in which Tring Town Council was involved in some of the later stages.

    I hope the crossing will be completed before the end of the month.

    In the not too distant future development money will be channelled through Dacorum Borough Council (the Planning Authority) to Herts County Council (the Highways Authority) for improvements such as Scheme 22. I have already had a preliminary meeting with DBC officers to discuss the availability of funding for some of these county council schemes.

    A future development arising from Scheme 22 might be a second crossing over Silk Mill Way, which Footpath 41 has to cross - funding permitting. We shall see.

  • Railfreight Wagon Sensors ()
    Article: Mar 8, 2017

    You may not have heard of VTG Rail UK but this long-established company with headquarters in Brimingham is, with over 2,000 railfreight wagons, Britain's largest private rail wagon hire company.

    VTG's wagons are suitable for 3 main types of business (a) the movement of materials in bulk (b) tank transport for chemicals e.g. lime or cement, fuels and bitumen (c) intermodal. This latter is essentially the transport of sea/road/rail containers and the VTG fleet includes a number of the new Ecofret flat bed wagons. Ecofret refers to a design standard which enables either 40 foot or 20 foot containers with a height of 9 foot 6 inches to be carried in combinations which maximise the number of containers per train.

  • Slip Road Pool
    Article: Mar 7, 2017

    If you ask, you sometimes get - but this grid on a slip road to the A41 in Tring at the Wigginton roundabout was asked for by the local Hertfordshire county councillor, Nick Hollinghurst, 3 years ago.

    It's been a long time coming but everyone will be pleased to see the end of that long deep puddle on the slip road that forms every time it rains.

  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Mar 6, 2017

    Welcome to this edition of 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Very many thanks to those who made a donation to Beat The Killer Cold.

    TRDC (Three Rivers District Council) doubles the gifts. The money goes to helping the oldest, most vulnerable local residents with their winter fuel bills. None is spent on administration . Your generosity is much appreciated. ………………………………………………………

  • Wigginton Flower Show 2016
    Article: Mar 5, 2017
    Wigginton Gardeners' Association will be holding their Spring Show in the Village hall, Chesham Road.

    Saturday April 8th 2017. Viewing from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

    Cream Teas.

    The picture shows last year's splendid show.

    And a date for your diary...

    Coach Trip to the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Hyde Hall in Essex, near Chelmsford. 1st of July.

    Departure 8.45 a.m, return approx. 5.00 pm.
    Tickets £12.50 from Roger Wyborn on 01442 826876

Nick Hollinghurst