The Forum


February 2021

HAVE YOUR SAY - The Borough Council is inviting comments on the Local Plan Emerging Strategy for Growth (2020-2038). The consultation runs until 11.59 pm on 28th February 2021. For further information about the Local Plan and how to take part in the consultation please visit https:/www.dacorum.gov.uk/localplan or Email: strategic.planning@dacorum.gov.uk or Phone 01442228660

Chipperfield Housing Needs Survey



January 2021

Affordable Housing Needs Survey in Chipperfield October 2020

We at Chipperfield Parish Council seek to safeguard the future sustainability and viability of our community.

Many people living and working in our community struggle to access affordable and suitable housing. The Parish Council is working with Community Development Action Hertfordshire (CDA) and Dacorum BC to look at the current housing need in the Parish. We are reviewing whether there is demand for affordable housing for people with a strong connection to Chipperfield (through residency, family ties or employment) who cannot access the housing that they need locally. This could be the young, single people, families with young children, the elderly, or simply people struggling to make ends meet.

As a small community, we need to understand local people’s housing needs properly. We can use the information you give us to decide if a development of affordable housing is needed and also what type of housing should be provided. We need each household to complete one Housing Needs Survey questionnaire.

Your part in this exercise is crucial, regardless of whether or not you need alternative housing because a high response rate improves the accuracy of the survey result.

Please read the information that you have been sent and follow the instructions given. Please answer ALL questions if you believe that you, or someone else in your household, may need affordable housing.

ANY INFORMATION YOU SUPPLY WILL BE TREATED IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE. Information given as part of the Housing Needs Survey will only be seen by CDA and will be made anonymous and presented in a compiled format to the Parish Council and other partners.

The questionnaire is being distributed to local households and can also be completed by friends and family who currently live elsewhere but who have a strong connection to the Parish and would wish to live in the area. Additional forms can be obtained from CDA Herts, tel. 01992 289060or the survey can be completed online.

Go towww.cdaherts.org.uk/rural-housing and follow the links.

The deadline for completion is 31 October 2020.

An affordable housing project could be provided if the need for affordable housing is confirmed (potentially restricted to local people unable to rent or buy on the open market). Depending on results, this could include housing for rent or shared ownership.

Any development would only go forward after consultation and planning approval, using an appropriate site. I urge you to complete the survey even if there is no requirement in your extended household as all the data will be used to formulate any future plans should there be a decision to progress with such a scheme. I thank you in anticipation of your response and for your co-operation.

Cllr Kevan Cassidy

Chairman, Chipperfield Parish Council




March 2020

The following meetings are scheduled. All Councils have been issued government advice as to how to conduct these meetings digitally. We will inform this detail in our Agenda published in advance of the meeting. We intend asking members of the public to notify the Clerk in advance of the meeting so that we can provide guidance as to how to participate. Please follow the link for help.

There are a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases across Dacorum, with a specific rise in Hemel Hempstead.

Existing self-isolation and testing measures have not contained this local outbreak amongst a group of young people (17-19yrs olds) in a small number of pubs and cafes in the Tring and Berkhamsted area. This has raised the importance of continuing to self-isolate when you are a known contact, even if you have recently tested negative.

Hertfordshire Public Health needs all Dacorum residents to pay close attention to this serious issue of the spread of COVID-19 locally. If you think you may have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, you should self-isolate for 14 days. If you are feeling unwell, you should call?119 or book a test at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Local councils are:

• Keeping under close watch any new cases in the Dacorum area, on a daily basis, and if necessary, deciding whether to enact local powers (eg an enforced local lockdown);

• Putting in place additional surge capacity for local Contact Tracing for priority cases, in addition to the national Test and Trace

• Writing to specific premises with linked cases asking them to contact customers

• Writing to all cafes, pubs and restaurants warning them of the imminent threat to their businesses, of a local lockdown if they don’t follow stringently the existing guidance, especially keeping customer contact details

• Ensuring that that every ‘significant contact’ of an infected person who needs to self-isolate is given clear, written guidance on what they must do

• Promoting the existing twice-weekly mobile testing sites in Hemel Hempstead, as well as the other nearby testing sites

• Trading standards will carrying out spot checks on licensed premises and Hertfo

Public Access Defibrillator

Two Brewers public house


January 2020

Public Access Defibrillator

The Parish Council has purchased a Public Access Defibrillator. This is on the wall of the Two Brewers public house. If needed in an emergency dial 999 and they will advise you