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Small businesses in Welwyn Hatfield impacted by COVID-19, that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, may be eligible for financial support from a new discretionary business grant.
The government is now advising the public to wear a face covering in some circumstances, such as enclosed spaces where social distancing may not always possible.
'Keep up social distancing and enjoy half term at home', appeals Hertfordshire's Local Resilience Forum (LRF) ahead of this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and next week's school half term holiday.
Businesses planning to reopen in the coming weeks, following the easing of lockdown, are being urged to follow important guidance to prevent the spread of Legionnaires disease, a deadly disease which develops in water systems, causing serious illness and can also result in death.
The car park, on the north side of Stanborough Park, will open from 3pm tomorrow (Friday 22 May).
Grass cutting has been delayed at seven sites across Welwyn Hatfield as part of a trial to encourage wildflowers to grow and attract pollinating insects.
Join in, get fit, have fun and raise money for an amazing local charity. That's the challenge being set by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and local gym, Energie Fitness.
In light of the changes recently announced by government allowing people to travel to outdoor spaces, our partners GLL will reopen the car park on the south side of Stanborough Park from tomorrow (Wednesday, 13 May).
Wreaths were laid at the war memorials in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City on VE Day (8 May 2020) to honour the service and sacrifice of those 75 years ago. It was also a time to reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives in communities across the world.
A report setting out the borough council's response to the coronavirus outbreak was approved at Full Council last night (Wednesday, 6 May).
Work will start next month on the building of a 420 space multi-storey car park in Hatfield, marking another major milestone in the regeneration of the town centre.
Chief Executive of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Rob Bridge, has been appointed as a Director on the board of Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District (WGC BID).
During these challenging times we wanted to show our appreciation of the dedication and bravery of the everyday heroes in the NHS who are at the forefront of the response to the coronavirus.
The council's £45m regeneration of High View neighbourhood centre in Hatfield has been shortlisted for a Planning Award in the Regeneration category.
Plans to build affordable homes on two former garage sites in Welwyn Garden City have been approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's development and management committee.
The £20 million redevelopment of One Town Centre in Hatfield was approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's development management committee (DMC) on Thursday.
Brown bin collections, for garden and food waste, will start again from Wednesday, 6 May.
Our housing repairs contractor, Mears, is donating its monthly £1,000 community fund to three local foodbanks during the current coronavirus crisis.
The council is urging businesses who have checked and think they may be eligible for a business grant and don't currently pay their business rates by direct debit, to apply online today.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has issued up-to-date guidance for private tenants on what they should expect from their landlord or managing agent during the current coronavirus outbreak.
Top tips on how you can support your neighbours, which we hope you'll find helpful.
Hertfordshire residents and businesses have risen to the huge challenge of tackling the coronavirus COVID-19, with many thousands of volunteers going out of their way to support their friends, neighbours, health and social care staff and public servants.
The council is urging anyone who is vulnerable and struggling to reach out for help.
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are urging people not to light bonfires during the coronavirus lockdown.
This probably isn't the Easter weekend you had in mind, but here we are, so let's just make the best of it. There's loads of great ideas out there to keep the kids entertained at home and keep everyone safe. Here's a few of our favourites.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone right across the borough. Throughout our communities, our staunch spirit and determination to help is being shown by people of all ages.
From dog walking and managing pet businesses, to being prepared if you need to go into hospital, the RSPCA has produced advice for pet owners and pet businesses during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, our waste collection services are currently operating with a reduced number of staff.
Due to coronavirus, White Lion House, Hatfield, will be closed to the public until further notice.
First of all I want to say thank you to all of our front line workers, especially those in the health service, for their response to this unprecedented crisis.
We understand this is a very worrying and difficult time for many of you.
The waste and recycling road shows, organised by our new waste and recycling collection partner, Urbaser, have been cancelled.
A building gutted by fire in south Hatfield has been brought back to life as the new Hilltop Community Centre.
The Tree Council has announced a conference in Welwyn Garden City to mark the UK's first ever Plant Health Week. The announcement coincides with the borough of Welwyn Hatfield being awarded 'Tree City of the World' status by the United Nations.
Eager quizzers were put to the test, raising around £1,500 for Hatfield-based Potential Kids at the Mayor's Charity Quiz Night at Campus West.
Splashlands, the new wet and dry adventure and play facility in Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, is on track to open this summer.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Help and advice for anyone affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), including information about financial support and help for those who are vulnerable.

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