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Traffic action

ATTEMPTS by the Parish Council to get the highways authorities interested in a traffic calming scheme for Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, have met with official indifference. Apparently there are no recorded accidents or injuries for that stretch of road, though all at the meeting agreed that speeding traffic is a real danger in the narrow lane, and several cases of ‘near misses’ were quoted. Police officers at the meeting agreed that it was difficult to get evidence of speeding there because the lane is so narrow there was no room to set up the camera van. But the officers agreed to book the portable ‘speed gun’ and have a go. Other suggestions that will be followed up are an automated traffic survey, which also records the speed of vehicles, and a flashing ‘slow down’ sign. Councillors were annoyed by the unhelpful highways authorities and agreed to ask the local MP, David Gauke, to help them get a sensible response.

Bulky item collection

The Council run a collection service for bulky items ie; sofas, beds fridges etc

  • 3 items £20 ( ½ price with Dacorum card)
  • 6 items £30.

To book the service ring 01442 867858 (payment taken over the phone). Collection day is a Wednesday. Other rubbish (including tyres) can be taken to Tring tip Open 8am – 4pm 7 days a week.

Continuity council

THERE was no change of responsibilities at the annual meeting of Tring Rural Parish Council held on 20th May. Cllr. Mike Tomlinson was voted chairman, Cllr. Chris Griffiths will continue as vice-chairman, and Cllr. Abby Fermont as chairman of planning. Cllr. Alan Winfield is the council’s representative on the Long Marston village hall committee, with Cllr. Peter Foster on the Wilstone village hall committee. Cllr. Jill Finlan will lead on Rights of Way, Cllr. Nick Murrell on highways matters, and Cllr. Kim Death on Tring Charities.

Events for Dacorum tenants

TENANTS of Dacorum Borough Council are invited to a series of local events to discuss the future of council housing. Two of these events being held in these villages. The first is on Thursday 18th June at Long Marston village hall from 3pm to 7pm; the second on Thursday 2nd July at Wilstone village hall also from 3pm to 7pm.

Voting on 4th June

THE full lists of candidates for the 4th June elections to the County Council and the European Parliament have been published by the Returning Officer, and can be seen on the Dacorum Borough Council website at  www.dacorum.gov.uk/elections. (more…)