Gosling Closure Shock

On Christmas Eve 2018, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), operators of the Gosling sports complex in Welwyn Garden City, quietly announced that a decision had been made to close the sports hall and associated facilities at Gosling Sports Park at the end of March. Liberal Democrat Cllrs Nigel Quinto...

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Rail Fares Up; Service Still Down

Rail Fares Up; Service Still Down

News that rail fares will rise by 3% at local stations is massive blow to passengers, and also to the reputation of MP Grant Shapps who vowed to stop the rise. "Even a government without a majority feels able to snub the MP and other more vocal Herts MPs who wrote together to oppose any rise" sa...

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Local hospital trust misses targets yet again – why?

Figures just secured by the BBC show the local North and East Herts Hospitals Trust missing 2 out of its 3 main targets, and not even providing data for the third. On seeing patients in A and E within 4 hours, it hasn't hit the target for over 3 years. For cancer care treatment within 62 days of...

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Depot out of Service

Letter to Welwyn Hatfield Times 12/11/2018 Dear Sir or madam, Residents of Peartree Lane with the threat of a bus servicing depot being built at the bottom of their gardens are jubilant after a planning inspector threw out an appeal against the refusal by Welwyn Hatfield council. Applicants Welh...

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Christina Raven Selected as Liberal Democrat Candidate for Welwyn West

Christina Raven Selected as Liberal Democrat Candidate for Welwyn West

The Liberal Democrats have chosen Christina Raven as their candidate for the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council by-election in Welwyn West ward set for 29th November. An osteopath who practises in Welwyn, Hitchin and SE London, Christina grew up in Digswell and returned in 2007 to live in Old Welwy...

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