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Platinum Jubilee in Tring - take a look at Tring Together's video of the event!

Dacorum's Den 2022 - Winners Announced!

This is our local version of the popular TV show Dragon’s Den. We had some great pitch presentations and the judges awarded 8 Dacorum businesses with up to £2,500 business grant funding to help their businesses grow. See the attached, for details of all the winners: Dacorum’s Den 2022 Winners

Tring's Annual Garden Competition

 

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Proud of your front garden? Like to show it to the wonderful people of Tring?

Here’s your opportunity.

This annual competition is your chance to show off your front garden or acknowledge your neighbour’s. Personally engraved trophies for winners to keep for the year!

Categories are:
  • Best large garden
  • Best small garden
  • Best front garden in Eight Acres.
The garden must be visible from the front pavement; judges do not need to access the property.
The judging criteria will be:
  • sustainable planting for year round interest
  • evidence of recycling and water conservation
  • good colour and mix of plants – “bee friendly”
If you know of a garden which should be considered, please send the address to admin@tring.gov.uk by 28th July 2022.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new developments in their area. Its purpose is to raise funds for infrastructure needs in the area to support growth. Tring Town Council receives 15% of the monies received by Dacorum Borough Council.

CIL spending should be carried out by the Town Council within five years of receipt. Where money is not used to support development of the area within five years of receipt, or is used for other purposes, the regulations give charging authorities the power to recover those funds. This is to ensure that money is spent, and spent effectively, to benefit the local community.

CIL monies must be spent on: providing, replacing, improving, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports development in the area; or anything else concerned with addressing the demands that development places on the area.

A report of past expenditure of CIL monies can be found on our website: https://www.tring.gov.uk/town-council/finance/

The most recent expenditure proposal is to lower the kerb at the back of Church Square as it is considered to be a trip hazard, especially when the Friday Market is operating.

If you have any comments (either in support or against) regarding the above proposal, please contact the Clerk by Friday 29 July 2022 giving the first 5 digits of your postcode.

Any proposals for future expenditure are also welcomed.

Lydia Housden, Clerk to Tring Town Council

Market House, 61 High Street

Tring, Herts HP23 4AB

clerk@tring.gov.uk  01442 823347

 

Grants awarded for Wendover Canal restoration project

 

We’ve worked in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council to award grants to Wendover Canal Trust for a canal restoration project.

Dacorum has given £135,000 and Tring Town Council has given £20,000 towards a project to remove waste from Wendover Canal, which will later enable it to be relined and rewatered. The grants have been matched with a legacy from a former resident of Little Tring.

The restoration project includes the removal of 5,500 cubic metres of household waste. This was tipped for 10 years from 1918 to 1928 into the closed canal at Little Tring by the then Tring Urban District Council.

The tip waste consists mainly of ash and stretches for 270 metres. It’s one of the final barriers to rewatering the Wendover Canal, and its removal will be a significant milestone. It will also allow the re-opening of the towpath through the area currently containing the waste, avoiding the need for walkers, runners and cyclists to divert down the busy Little Tring Road. For the first time in 100 years, there will be a continuous towpath from the Grand Union Canal to Wendover.

Councillor Graeme Elliot, Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services at Dacorum, said: “We are pleased to be able to support this excellent canal restoration project, which when completed will bring a range of biodiversity, health and wellbeing and economic benefits to the area.”

Councillor Christopher Townsend, Mayor of Tring, said: “We have a strong interest in the progress of this magnificent local restoration project, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, and have been pleased to support the removal of the town’s historic household waste from the canal.”

Clive Johnson, Chair of Wendover Canal Trust, said: “We’ve been worrying for so many years how we could afford to safely and legally dispose of this waste blocking the canal, and I am looking forward to it being taken away this summer. I am really pleased that Dacorum Borough Council has been able to help us clear this barrier to local people enjoying this historic canal.”

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We all need a little support from time to time

The Hertfordshire County Council’s cost of living resource page offers advice and practical help to manage finances and make savings while also helping the environment. If you are struggling, please get in touch with HertsHelp – trained friendly advisors are on hand to offer confidential assistance and can put you in touch with helpful services and support locally – call 0300 123 4044, email info@hertshelp.net or visit www.hertshelp.net