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SUNDAY 31st AUGUST 2008
Roundabout Sponsors
The first roundabout sponsors have emerged.

Hertford Property Services are sponsoring the Bluecoats roundabout in a scheme run by Marketing Force on behalf of the District Council.



Two other roundabouts on the A414 at the Pegs Lane and Cross Road junctions are also available for sponsorship.

The new scheme has met with a mixed response. Whilst some welcome the additional planting and maintenance that the income will support, others regard the signage as unsightly.
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FRIDAY 29th AUGUST 2008
Sainsbury's New Plans
Sainsbury's have submitted revised plans for a smaller 25,000 sq.ft on the Hertford Brewery site.



The new store has been redesigned to better reflect the character of the Victorian brewery, which is a listed building.

Sainsbury's frst planning application was withdrawn back in April after it became clear that it was not going to be approved by The District Council.
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THURSDAY 28th AUGUST 2008
Closed 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.
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WEDNESDAY 27th AUGUST 2008
Maidenhead 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.
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TUESDAY 26th AUGUST 2008
Ice Cream at Serendipity
Serendity are selling a selection of luxury ice cream from outside their Bircherley Green cafe.

Flavours include rum and raisin, mango and passionfruit, vanilla, strawberry, Swiss chocolate, and maple and walnut. Price start at £1.75 for a scoop. Mini-cones are available for just a pound.
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MONDAY 25th AUGUST 2008
Skaters on YouTube
A video showing skaters at the Hartham skatepark has been posted on YouTube.



The five minute video entitled "Hartham People" features various skateboarders and an original soundtrack.
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SUNDAY 24th AUGUST 2008
Dark 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.
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SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST 2008
The 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.
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FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2008
Ginger Lillie To Close
Fashion retailer Ginger Lillie in Railway Street is set to close tomorrow.



Shop owner Alison Bates is shutting up the shop she opened in 2005 to spend more time with her family.
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FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2008
A 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.
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FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2008
Psychic Shop Opens in Honey Lane
A psychic consultant has set up shop in Honey Lane.

Second Sight occupies the cellar beneath Charlotte's florist and was formerly home to Gamesmart.



The shop offers psychic readings, spiritual healing, hypnotherapy and spiritual development courses.

Also on offer are courses by Helen Mackay on The Art of Stress Relief and How To Be Successful.

Second Sight can be contacted on 01992 509000
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FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2008
Welcome to The Blog
Welcome to our new blog. We hope to use this to keep you informed of all the latest news and developments in the town.

The blog takes over from the Latest News section and the Shop News page.

Enjoy!
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