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Get involved and have your say on life in South West Hertfordshire

Last Modified March 16, 2020

More than 2,500 people have so far given their views on what they like about life in their part of South West Hertfordshire, what matters to them and what could be better.

If you live, study or work in Hertsmere or any other part of South West Hertfordshire, the six councils which comprise the area are keen to know what matters to you.

Hertsmere Borough Council is working with Dacorum Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, St Albans City & District Council, Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council to consider what is important to the people of South West Herts to help to create even greater places to live, work and play, supported by the right infrastructure.

A better public transport network, housing, jobs, improved healthcare, schools and greater access to education, and tackling climate change have all been part of the responses received to date.

The SW Herts, Your Future poll was launched last month so that the councils can hear what the people of South West Herts like about the area now and what they feel is important when shaping the future.

Hertsmere Borough Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning said: “As a local authority, it’s increasingly important that we work with our neighbours to ensure we provide the homes, jobs and infrastructure where people want to live.

“Before we begin to think about what that could look like, we need to know what people already enjoy about living, working or studying in South West Herts and how they would like the area to be in the future.

"That is why it’s so important as many people as possible take part in this online poll. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete but could help shape the area for generations to come.”

Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure, Planning and the Economy, said: “If you live in South West Hertfordshire, this is an important opportunity to tell your councils what you think about living in your area, what you value most and what you would like to see improved.

“To have received over 2,500 responses already since the poll was launched is fantastic. It’s great to see a large number of young people getting involved, especially as we are thinking about the needs of future generations. This is all about what we can do to make life even better over the next 30 years and beyond.”

To find out more go here.


Posted on Thursday 5th March 2020

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