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Last Modified October 19, 2015
 

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Housing Enforcement Policy

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Housing Enforcement Policy

Housing Register

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Information about Choice Based Lettings, the mutual exchange of social rented housing and private renting in Hertsmere.

Housing Standards

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The Housing Act 2004 gives local authorities the power to enforce housing standards across the borough.

Housing Strategies and Action Plans

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Links to our Housing Strategies and Action Plans

How the council works

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Find out information on how the council works.

How to check the progress and comment on a planning application

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This website page provides details on how to check the progress of an application or how to submit comments.

How to help yourself

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Advice and guidance on coping in an emergency and how to be prepared.

Immobilise

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Information and advice about Immobilise

Inclusion event helps Hertsmere children with disabilities

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Press release about pupils with Special Educational Needs from schools in the Hertsmere borough who attended an Inclusion event held at Arsenal's London Colney training ground

Information and Digital Services (IDS)

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Information and Digital Services implement and support the technology and information management required to enable our services to be redesigned and transformed around the needs of the community we serve.

Internal Audit

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Information about the council's internal audit provision

Issues affecting your street

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Useful information for reporting issues where you live

Japanese Knotweed

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Advice about control of Japanese Knotweed

Job Centre Plus

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External website to contacts for Job Centre Plus

Jobs

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Find about local authority jobs, working for the council and work experience opportunities.

Join the testing panel

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Join our website testing panel - fill out our form to be sent early versions of Hertsmere web pages to help us improve our website to better benefit you.

Keep up to date

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Find out how to keep up to date with the latest council news and information through our social media channels, e-alerts and meetings.

Kelly Court Play Area

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Information on Kelly Court play area, where it is and what it has to offer.

Kenilworth Park

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Information about Kenilworth Park, where it is and what it has to offer.

King George Recreation Ground

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Information on King George Recreation Ground, where it is and what it has to offer.

Kitchen caddies, compostable liners and garden waste sacks

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Collect food waste more easily in the kitchen with a kitchen caddy and compostable liners, plus paper sacks for extra garden waste.

Knowing our community

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Knowing our community - statistical information relating to our community

Land Registry (external link)

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External link to Gov.uk Land Registry page, including property ownership, boundary questions etc.

Learn vital life-saving skills

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Press release about free CPR Awareness Sessions are being run by fire crews at Borehamwood and Elstree Fire Station.

Leeming Park

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Information about Leeming Park, where it is and what it has to offer.

Leisure Centres in Hertsmere

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Information on Hertsmere's leisure centres, run and managed by Hertsmere Leisure.

Letting Agents and Property Management Redress Scheme

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Find out here about tenants rights to redress under the new legislation.

Libraries in Hertsmere

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External link: information about your local library, opening hours and renewals.

Licence – house-to-house collection

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Information about house-to-house collection permits, and how to apply for one.

Licence - Sex Establishment

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Information about the licence needed to run a sex shop or a sex cinema and how to apply for one.

Licence highway projection

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Information about a highway projection licence and how to apply for one.

Licences A to Z

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Information about various licences and registrations.

Licensing

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Find out about the licenses needed for alcohol and entertainment, animals and boarding animals, charities, gambling, private hire and hackney carriages and trading.

Licensing Act 2003 General information

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Information about the Licensing Act 2003.

Licensing Act 2003 Premises Licence Applications and Notices Received

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List of applications of licensing premises and notifications

Licensing of Animal Activities

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Animal Welfare Licensing of Activities Involving Animals England Regulations 2018

List of Services

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Services

Listed buildings

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Statutory listed buildings are buildings, objects or structures that have been judged to be of national historical or architectural interest. They are designated by Historic England.

Litter and street sweeping

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We are responsible for street cleaning and litter-picking.

Litter picks

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We can help you organise and provide equipment for a community litter pick

Little Bushey Lane

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Information about Little Bushey Lane park, where it is and what it has to offer.

Local councillors, MPs and MEPs

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Information about local councillors, MPs and MEPs

Local Government Transparency Code

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Local Government Transparency Code details

Local Housing Allowance

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Details about Housing Benefit for people renting from Private Landlords.

Local land charges

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When a property or parcel of land is bought, leased, mortgaged or a valuation carried out, a request for a search is sent to the council in whose area the property lies.

Local Plan 2012-2027

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We have a statutory duty to guide development within our borough, and use a number of policies and guides to do so. The Local Plan sets out policies which are used when planning applications are being determined.

Local Plan 2012-2027 - Elstree Way Corridor Area Action Plan (AAP)

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Elstree Way Corridor is an area in Borehamwood which is a mix of businesses, commercial units, public sector services and housing. An Area Action Plan (AAP) has been prodiced which is a Development Plan Document (DPD) that will be an important consideration in determining most planning applications in this area. The AAP was formerly adopted on 8 July 2015.

Local Plan 2012-2027 Core Strategy

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Core Strategy Development Plan Document

Local Plan 2012-2027 Policies Map

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The Policies Map relates to the spatial policies in the Local Plan 2012-2027.

Local Plan 2012-2027: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan

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The SADM Policies Plan has three main purposes:◾to provide environmental and other criteria, against which all development proposals and planning applications can be judged;◾to define sites and areas. These are shown on a policies map and include the Green Belt, towns and villages, town centres, employment areas, housing sites and open spaces. For site proposals (e.g. housing sites), the plan lists specific planning criteria or constraints to which development proposals should adhere; and◾to deliver the policies set out in the Hertsmere Core Strategy 2013.

Local recycling banks

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Find your local recycling point

Local theatres

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Information about theatres in Hertsmere.

Locally listed buildings

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We maintain a list of Locally Important Buildings in Hertsmere, which includes over 300 buildings of local significance. Inclusion on the local list provides extra protection for buildings which are not on the national register of listed buildings.

Locate It

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Locate It

Lotteries

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information about lotteries and how to apply for an operating licence or registration.

Making a claim for housing / council tax benefit

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Details on how to make a claim for housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Management team

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Information about our management structure

Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake

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Information about Mark Forsdyke Garden, where it is and what it has to offer.

Maxwell Hillside Park

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Information about Maxwell Hillside Park, where it is and what it has to offer.

Meadow Park

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Information about Meadow Park, where it is and what it has to offer.

Meals on wheels

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Meals on Wheels in Hertsmere

'Meanwhile' plans for former Bushey Country Club site 'unveiled'

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Press release about 'meanwhile users' for former Bushey Country Club site

Miscellaneous licensing

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Information about highway projection licences, performance and stage licences for school age children, petroleum licensing and scrap metal dealer registration.

Missed collections

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Reasons your bin or box may have been missed.

Modern Slavery

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An article about modern slavery and human trafficking.

More Hertsmere pupils learn about the dangers online at E-Safety workshops

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Press release about the latest E-Safety Workshops in Hertsmere organised by the Hertsmere Schools Partnership, which were attended by 180 pupils.

More Hertsmere schools hear hard hitting message on drugs and knives

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Press release about Paul Hannaford's latest visits to speak to schoolchildren.

Multiple Occupancy Homes

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Information on the registration and safety requirements for houses in multiple occupancy.

Museums & Theatres

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Find out more about Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, Potters Bar Museum and local theatres.

Mutual exchange - House swap

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Information about exchanging social rented housing

My Maps

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My Maps

National Fraud Initiative

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Information on the National Fraud Initiative

Neighbourhood Planning

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Information and links about neighbourhood planning in Hertsmere

New animal welfare rules will affect Hertsmere residents

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Press release about changes to animal welfare legislation which may mean more people in the Hertsmere borough will need to apply for a licence.

New era for run-down Potters Bar home

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A dilapidated Potters Bar property which has been empty for more than 10 years will be getting a new lease of life following unprecedented legal intervention by the local authority.

New Mayor takes over the reins

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The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Hertsmere were welcomed at the annual council meeting in May.

New planning applications received

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This page provides details of new planning applications received.

New sports club set to open in Hertsmere for children with disabilities

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Press release about a new sports club which is set to open in Hertsmere to cater for children with disabilities.

Newcome Road

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Information on Newcome Road play area, where it is and what it has to offer.

NewsHome

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Find out the latest news from across the council.

Nominations announced for Shenley Parish Council by-election

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Press release about the nominations for the Shenley Parish Council by-election.

Oakmere Park

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Information on Oakmere Park, where it is and what it has to offer.

Object to a planning application

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Information on how to comment, object or support a planning application.

Official Publications, Guides and Policies

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Find out about your rights under the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act and Environmental Information Regulations, and read our residents' magazine, Hertsmere News.

Older People's Day and Silver Sunday 2018 celebration grant

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older people's day silver Sunday celebration grant

Online access to details of benefit entitlement

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Details on how you can view details of your benefit entitlement / payments online.

Online systems unavailable

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Press release about online systems being unavailable on Saturday 28 July.

Open and derelict properties

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Information about reporting empty and derelict homes in Hertsmere.

Organ Hall Open Space

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Information about Organ Hall Open Space, where it is and what it has to offer.

Organising an event

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Information on safe and successful events.

Other services available

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Other health and wellbeing services available.

Our latest residents' survey - the results are in!

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News release about the results of our residents' survey

Out of hours response

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Information about the out of hours callout service provided by environmental health

Overpayments of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

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Details about Housing Benefit overpayments.

Overview and Scrutiny

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Find out about the role of our three Overview and Scrutiny committees.

Overview of sports and physical activity opportunities

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An overview of the work we do with our partners to deliver sport and leisure opportunities.

Parish and Town Councils

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Information about parish and town councils in Hertsmere

Park Avenue

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Information on Park Avenue park, where it is and what it has to offer.
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