Old News and Events of possible continuing interest

Lagoon - Appeal Dismissed.
The appeal against the refusal to grant planning consent for the Bio Fertiliser lagoon at Home Farm has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate. The full details of the dismissal can be read on the Planning Inspectorate website by following this link and clicking on the documents "Decision.pdf" and "Costs Decision.pdf".

Combating Dog Fouling in East Herts
Dog owners who walk their pet without the means to pick up after them could be fined under proposals being considered by East Herts Council. The new offence is one of the possible powers the council is consulting residents.
Among other powers being considered is an offence of failing to put your dog on a lead when asked by an authorised person, when a dog is being a nuisance to others.
The consultation is also inviting comments on existing dog control orders.
Red flags
In a further measure targeted at shaming irresponsible owners, the council is planting red flags next to dog poo left by inconsiderate pet owners. The red flags are being trialed at The Bourne in Ware and in the open space at Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford.

Changes on the Cards for East Herts Car Parks
In October 2016, East Herts Council will introduce new pay and display machines in all its car parks – enabling local people to be among the first in the UK to take full advantage of their innovative features. Find out more here.

Beware of bogus council tax enforcement notices!
Some residents in Bishop’s Stortford have received bogus council tax enforcement notices from a company called QDC collection agents who are asking to collect unpaid council tax.
This is a scam and the letters have no connection with East Herts Council. The address at the bottom of the letter is QDC, PO Box Macclefield SK9 1NY Tel: 0870 820 0419. If you receive a bogus notice, please report it to the police on T: 101 and don’t pay it.

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