The consultation period for the proposed quarry in Stanstead Abbotts has been extended by one month to 31st October. The Parish Council is organising a public meeting to enable villagers to hear more about what is being proposed, what the Council’s concerns are and to give some guidance about providing an effective response.
We are hoping to get our local MP along to the meeting. Once we have her availability, we will publicise the date. In any case, it will be 2 or 3 weeks’ time.
Cllr Julia Witting Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council
As many of you will be aware, Hertfordshire County Council is reviewing its Minerals and Waste Local Plan documents.
The Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2040, which is currently at consultation stage, proposes a ‘mineral allocation site’ (quarry) in the Stanstead Abbotts area. As the impact of this new plan will be significant, we encourage all residents to take a careful look at the plan and make sure you have your say before the end of the consultation period.
THE CONSULTATION STAGE END DATE HAS BEEN DELAYED TO 31st OCTOBER 2022. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE DO ENSURE THAT YOUR OPINION IS HEARD.
It is with great sadness that we received the news that Her Majesty the Queen died at Balmoral Castle on the afternoon of 8th September 2022. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family.
Her Majesty the Queen devoted her life to this nation and was a symbol of unity and strength for us all. For many of us Her Majesty the Queen was the only monarch we have known and her experience and wisdom will be sorely missed in the years ahead.
Many of you will want to share your own messages and a book of condolence will be available in the Ashlea Room at Stanstead Abbotts Parish Hall from Friday afternoon (opening times will be confirmed shortly).
The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire has an online book of condolence available online here and East Herts District Council will have a book of condolence available from Friday afternoon at the council offices in Hertford and Bishops Stortford .
I hope that we can all find comfort in the memory of this great woman who united a nation as our Queen for more than 70 years.
A book of condolence is available for the residents of Stanstead Abbotts and Stanstead St Margaret’s in the Ashlea Room in Stanstead Abbotts Parish Hall. You can visit at the following times:
Over the next few days, our churches will be open for quiet prayer and reflection as we mourn the death of our late Queen Elizabeth II.
St John the Baptist, Great Amwell: Saturday 10th, 10am to 4pm Sunday 11th, 10am to 4pm
St Mary the Virgin, St Margarets: Saturday 10th, 10–11.30am and 2–4pm Sunday 11th, 10–11.30am.
St Andrew’s, Stanstead Abbotts: Saturday 10th, 10am to 4pm Sunday 11th, 10am to 4pm
St Andrew’s Church will be OPEN as a place of quiet reflection from 10am to 4pm on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. A book of condolences is available to sign.
Services remembering our late Queen Elizabeth II are happening on Sunday 18th: 9am at St John the Baptist, Great Amwell 10.30am at St Andrew’s, Stanstead Abbotts 10.30am at St Mary’s Church, St Margarets 6pm at St James’s Church, Stanstead Abbotts