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  • Council due to hear about progress of youth activities in St Albans

    By JulieGK at 19:24 on 29/10/12
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    Youth activities and facilities across the area is due to be analysed by St Albans City and District's Local Services Scrutiny Committee on tomorrow (October 30). A presentation on youth provision in the District will be given by the Youth Action Group, which brings together youth organisations across the District, and youth councillors. In February, the Committee heard that the Youth Action Group was planning to set up a youth...
  • St Albans Councils conducts emty homes audit

    By JulieGK at 13:47 on 08/10/12
    Do you know of any empty home in St Albans.
    St Albans District Council is undertaking an audit of private empty homes in the district to find out how they can be brought back into use. There is an acute need for housing locally and Council Tax records show that up to 350 privately-owned homes are unoccupied. The council's new Empty Homes Officer is visiting the properties to identify what needs to be done to make them suitable for occupation. Armed with this information...
  • Abuse of a monopoly

    By John71945 at 15:06 on 09/05/11
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    During the course of a major re-development of my house my Architect submitted a planning application to St Albans Planning Authority at the beginning of Oct last year for a small rear Conservatory and minor alterations to the roof line of a utility room and to increase its size by converting a Garden Store attached to it. The changes were at the request of the prospective buyer of my house. The Council had 8 weeks to make a...
  • Council proposals aim to save on ‘sickies’

    By debbigg at 12:19 on 12/04/11
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    Around 24,000 Hertfordshire County Council employees and non-teaching staff in schools are likely to see changes to their employment terms and conditions in a move to save the authority approximately £11million a year. The changes include the way in which staff are paid for sick leave. The authority and UNISON have reached an 'agreement in principle' to the changes, which are being hailed by the Council as a cost-saving...
  • St. Albans Residents Urged to Take Part in Census

    By StAlbansRobin at 09:40 on 05/03/11
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    St. Albans City and District Council is urging local residents to take part in the upcoming national census. The results of the census are used for a variety of purposes, including planning of national and local service provision and the size of central Government budget allocations to the council. The census, which takes place on Sunday 27 March, will record the age, sex, marital status and ethnicity of everyone in the country in...

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