THURSDAY 28th AUGUST 2008Closed For Refurbishment
Hertford Women's Society in St.Andrew Street are closed for refurbishment until the end of August, when they will re-open with a "gorgeous Autumn collection".
Work includes a lick of paint and repairs to the cracked ceiling and creaky floorboards!
Also closed for refurbishment is The Hot House Indian restaurant in Maidenhead Street, although no date for re-opening has been set. Takeaway orders are still being taken.
WEDNESDAY 27th AUGUST 2008Maidenhead Street Closure
Maidenhead Street will be closed to traffic for three weeks starting Monday 1st September whilst National Grid Contractor Morrisons replace gas mains.
The works will extend from the junction at The Wash to 18 Maidenhead Street and involves replacing the old iron gas mains with modern plastic ones.
Pedestrian access to Maidenhead Street will be maintained at all times and the works will be surrounded by fencing to safeguard the public.
SUNDAY 24th AUGUST 2008Dark Herts
An exhibition of the criminal heritage in Hertfordshire opens on the ground floor of Hertford Museum on 23rd August until 15th November 2008.
The county town has been witness to many fiendish crimes and criminals over the centuries and has seen three Gaols. Until 1878, the Museum held the Gaol gallows on which many a villain ended their lives. These were bought by Madame Tussaud�s and can now be seen in the Chamber of Horrors.
In 1824, John Thurtell shot, stabbed and robbed William Weare after Weare cheated on a game of cards, losing Thurtell £300. Thurtell was hanged on the 9th of January in front of Hertford Gaol on the gallows that are now resident in Maddam Tussaud's. On display at the museum is the pistol that is reputed to have been used by Thurtell to shoot Weare.
SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST 2008The Meads
Despite the credit crunch, Weston Homes are are ploughing ahead with their new development in Mead Lane.
Work has now started in earnest on the site that will see 130 new homes adjacent to the recently completed Riviere, now named The Waterfront. The scale and character is very similar to the Higgins Homes development in Mill Road.
Planning permission was refused by the District Council but passed on appeal by The Planning Inspectorate.
FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2008A Credit Union For Hertford
East Herts District Council have agreed to offer financial support to a Credit Union in Hertford.
The Council have granted �20,000 over the next four years to HertSavers Credit Union to act as a pump-primer.
The purpose of the Credit Union is to enable everyone living, working and studying in East Herts together with Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield and eventually the entire county of Hertfordshire to access affordable financial services. The existing Hatfield Credit Union will be extended with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to produce a flag-ship Hertfordshire-wide Credit Union. This will be renamed and rebranded as HertSavers Credit Union Ltd.