Results of completed consultation

2021 consultation

Proposed Zone ‘E’ Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Ebberns Road, Hemel Hempstead

We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to carry out a statutory consultation to understand if there was support for a resident-only Controlled Parking Zone in Ebberns Road, Hemel Hempstead.

We are aware of parking issues in the area and plan, subject to support, to introduce parking controls that will prioritise local residents over commuter parking. The initial proposals will mean only residents and their visitors will be able to park on Ebberns Road during certain hours of the day. It is proposed to have some form of parking control operating seven days a week.

If the result of this consultation indicate resident support for the proposal, a “statutory” consultation will be carried out, which will include updated plans.

The Controlled Parking Zone is proposed to improve the safety and environment through deterring commuters from parking inappropriately, which results in serious inconvenience to the residents living in the zone.

The proposals

  • Introduction of resident parking scheme
  • Hours of operation of the parking zone to be Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 1pm
  • Maximum of three vehicle permits per household, each one registered to a separate individual
  • Proof of residency is required, only residents within the dotted blue line on the plan are included in the proposed scheme, properties outside the blue line would not be eligible to obtain permits or visitor sessions.
  • Vehicles must be registered to the resident’s address within the zone
  • Permits and visitor parking sessions are virtual (no documents to display in vehicle) and are obtained and used through our website
  • The current costs for annual resident permits: 1st £40, 2nd £60, 3rd £80, motorcycle £20
  • Visitor parking sessions 20 pence per hour

A letter and plan of the proposals were hand delivered to all addresses along Ebberns Road. Residents were asked to submit their comments in relation to the draft scheme proposals via email. The consultation period ran from 3 March 2021 to 24 March 2021.

Please read the  Ebberns Road Consultation Report (PDF 1MB).

Proposed parking restrictions on Wood Lane End and Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead

We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to carry out a statutory consultation to understand if there was support for single yellow line waiting restrictions along Redbourn Road and Wood Lane End in Hemel Hempstead.

The restrictions aim to deter vehicles from parking along each of these roads and to improve traffic flow at busy times. The proposals also improve safety for both road users and pedestrians. 

The proposals

No waiting restrictions applied to the areas indicated in the plan shown in the report below. These restrictions will mean that vehicles may no longer park at these sections of Wood Lane End and Redbourn Road at the following times:

  1. Wood Lane End: Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 6.30pm
  2. Redbourn Road: Monday to Saturday, 8am and 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

A letter and plan of the proposals were hand delivered to all addresses located in the near vicinity of the proposals. Public notices were erected along the roads where changes are proposed, a public notice was published in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette and details of the proposals were available to view on this website.

The consultation period ran from 3 March 2021 to 24 March 2021.

Please read the  Wood Lane End and Redbourn Road Statutory Consultation Report (PDF 1MB)

Proposed parking restrictions on Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead

We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to carry out a statutory consultation to understand if there was support for double yellow line waiting restrictions at the junction of Chaulden Terrace and Long Chaulden in Hemel Hempstead.

The aim of these restrictions is to deter vehicles from parking close to the junction, which will improve safety for both road users and pedestrians. 

The proposals

No waiting at any time restrictions applied to the areas indicated in the plan shown in the report below. These restrictions will mean that vehicles may no longer park on the junction of Long Chaulden and Chaulden Terrace at any time.

A letter and plan of the proposals were hand delivered to all addresses located in the near vicinity of the proposals. Public notices were erected along the roads where changes are proposed, a public notice was published in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette and details of the proposals were available to view on this website.

The consultation period ran from 3 March 2021 to 24 March 2021.

Please read the  Long Chaulden Statutory Consultation Report (PDF 1MB)

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  • 2020

    Proposed parking restrictions on Marlowes and Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead

    We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to consult to propose to make changes to the current parking arrangement on Marlowes to make the town centre more accessible to disabled badge holders, provide more loading facilities for businesses and to introduce more accessible taxi ranks.

    Additional no waiting and no loading restrictions are also proposed to improve safety at the Marlowes roundabout and at the end of the Marlowes with the junction of Bridge Street.

    We propose the following to achieve these objectives:

    • No waiting and no loading at any time restrictions to the areas indicated in the plan. These restrictions will mean that vehicles may no longer park on these sections of Marlowes and Bridge Street at any time.
    • Implement disabled badge holder bays with a maximum three hours stay, no return within two hours. These will be located on the western side of Marlowes on the stretch south of the Coombe Street junction.
    • Addition of ‘goods vehicles loading only’ bays which will be located on the western side of Marlowes directly below the junction with Coombe Street along with taxi rank bays located opposite on the eastern side of Marlowes, south of the bus stop.
    • Minor amendments to existing double yellow lines at the entrance to the Carey Baptist Church to improve sight lines when exiting the car park. In order to implement the proposed changes listed above, sections of existing yellow lines will need to be removed, which are highlighted in the plans.

    The proposals and plans for Marlowes and Bridge Street can be found in Appendix A of the report below. We consulted residents and businesses along Marlowes. The scheme proposals were provided in the form of a plan and an accompanying covering letter, which were delivered to all businesses along the proposed area as well as a section of residential properties effected by the proposals. The proposals were also advertised in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette, site notices were erected in the affected areas and details were available online.

    The consultation period ran from 11 November 2020 until 3 December 2020.

    Please read the  Marlowes Statutory Consultation Report (PDF 1 MB)

    Proposed parking restrictions on High Street and Manor Street, Berkhamsted

    We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to carry out a statutory consultation to understand if there is support for the proposed amendments to the double yellow line markings and proposed loading ban at the junction of High Street and Manor Street in Berkhamsted.

    We have been made aware of indiscriminate parking taking place close to the junction, resulting in the sight lines of vehicles exiting Manor Street becoming hindered. It is planned, subject to support, to extend the double yellow lines to improve the safety of both pedestrians on the footway and motorists on the highway.

    The proposals:

    • Extension of the existing double yellow lines restrictions at the junction of High Street and Manor Street, which will also include a loading ban that will operate at all times.
    • The purpose of extending the current double yellow lines is to improve safety of both pedestrians and vehicles at the junction.

    A letter and plan of the proposals were hand delivered to all addresses located in the near vicinity of the proposals. Site notices were installed near the location, a public notice was published in the Berkhamsted and Tring Gazette and details were available on our website. Residents and businesses were asked to submit their comments in relation to the scheme proposals via email or in writing.

    The consultation period ran from 11 November 2020 to 3 December 2020.

    Please read the  Berkhamsted High Street and Manor Street Statutory Consultation Report (PDF 1MB)

    Proposed parking restrictions on Wolsey Road, Hemel Hempstead

    Following a periodic review of The Borough of Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) (Consolidation) Order 2003, minor errors were discovered within the schedules relating to Wolsey Road, Hemel Hempstead. It was therefore considered necessary to make the above traffic order in order to correct those errors and to better reflect the way the restrictions in that order currently exist on street and to ensure that the order corresponds with existing signs and lines.

    The consultation ran between 11 March and 8 April 2020. A public notice was published in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette newspaper on Wednesday 11 March and site notices were placed in Wolsey Road.

    Please read the  Wolsey Road report (PDF 682KB).

    Proposed Zone O Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Apsley

    We worked in partnership with Project Centre to consult residents on the introduction of the proposed Zone O Controlled Parking Zone. The consultation area included properties on Orchard Street, Manor Avenue, Henry Street, Winifred Road, Storey Street, Weymouth Street, Kents Avenue, Millbank, Sealy Way and part of Featherbed Lane.

    Two previous rounds of consultation on these proposals for Zone O had already taken place. We considered the responses received from these and made amendments to the proposals, which formed the basis for this third and final round of consultation.

    The consultation period ran from 18 December to 20 January 2020.

    Please read the  Apsley Zones O and D consultation report (PDF 2MB).

  • 2019

    Proposed parking restrictions on Lockers Park Lane, Bury Hill and Melsted Road, Hemel Hempstead

    We worked in partnership with Project Centre Ltd to consult to propose to make changes to the current parking arrangements on Lockers Park Lane at the junction with Bury Hill and Melsted Road to improve safety at school drop-off and pick-up times.

    The proposals:

    • To apply single yellow line restrictions to the areas indicated on the consultation plan, which will operate Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 5.30pm.

    These restrictions will mean that no vehicles should park on this section of Lockers Park Lane, Bury Hill and Melsted Road between the intended hours of operation.

    The proposed Lockers Park Lane, Bury Hill and Melsted Road single yellow line restriction plan can be found in Appendix A of the report (below) along with the consultation letter. We consulted local stakeholders and residents on Lockers Park Lane, Bury Hill and Melsted Road. The scheme proposals were provided in the form of a plan and an accompanying covering letter, which were delivered to all residents affected by the restrictions as well as to The Collett School. Notices were also put up on site. Comments were submitted either via email or in writing.

    The consultation period ran from 13 November 2019 to 4 December 2019.

    Please read the  Lockers Park Lane statutory consultation report (PDF 1MB)

    Proposed parking restrictions on Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead

    We received instruction from Hertfordshire County Council, the highway authority, to make changes to the current parking arrangements due to safety issues on a section of Heath Lane, between Cemetery Hill and the Heath Lane Children's Centre.

    The proposals suggest replacing the section of parking on the eastern side of Heath Lane with:

    1. A double yellow line restriction to operate at all times
    2. A loading restriction to operate between 7.30am and 9.30am and 3pm and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. This will mean that no vehicles will be able to wait in this area between these times.

    We consulted residents and the proposals were issued in the form of a plan and an accompanying covering letter, which were delivered to all properties affected by the proposals.

    The consultation period ran for 28 days from 15 May to 12 June 2019.

    Read the  Heath Lane Statutory Consultation Report (PDF 1 MB).

    Proposed Zone O Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Apsley

    We worked in partnership with Project Centre to consult residents on the introduction of the proposed Zone O Controlled Parking Zone, which included the following roads: Orchard Street, Manor Avenue, Henry Street, Winifred Road, Storey Street, Weymouth Street, Kents Avenue, Millbank, and a section of Featherbed Lane. The final proposals were provided to residents in the form of a plan and an accompanying covering letter, which were delivered to all properties within the proposed area. Residents were given the option to give their comments either via questionnaire, email, post or by phone.

    The statutory consultation period ran from 16 January 2019 to 13 February 2019.

     Apsley Zone O Statutory Consultation Final Report (PDF 2MB)

    Budget forum

    On 19 January 2019 we held a budget forum and asked members of the public to think about their personal and community priorities against a backdrop of reductions in central government funding for local government and alongside our priorities for Dacorum. Their views would help inform elected members’ thinking about difficult financial decisions.

    Read the findings from this consultation below:

     Budget forum - January 2019 (PDF 228KB)

  • 2018

    Proposed Grovehill athletics track and pavilion

    In June 2018, residents were invited to give their views on a proposed new athletics track and sports pavilion at Cupid Green playing fields, Grovehill. The consultation closed on 17 August 2018.

    The findings went to the Housing and Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 10 October 2018, and the 548 responses were carefully reviewed.

    It then went to Cabinet on Tuesday 16 October 2018. After gauging respondents’ views on the benefits and challenges to upgrading and relocating the athletics track, members decided not to continue with the proposed relocation to Cupid Green Playing Fields.

    Read the findings of the consultation and Cabinet’s decision below:

     Cabinet Agenda - 16 October 2018 - Appendix A - Athletics Track (PDF 298KB)
     Cabinet Decisions/Actions - 16 October 2018 (PDF 57KB)

    Public Spaces Protection Order: Hemel Hempstead Town Centre

    Following a public consultation in the summer of 2017, Cabinet has considered the responses received and proposes to make a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the form of the draft order set out below:

    Read the  PSPO report to the Cabinet (PDF 193KB), which considered the consultation responses.

    We will now carry out a further statutory consultation for a period of six weeks, which is directed to the Police, landowners and community representatives, and will then decide whether to make the order.

    Proposed Zone T Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Tring

    We are seeking to implement a Zone T Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Tring, to include Clarke's Spring, Station Cottages and Station Road.

    Since the introduction of Zone TS outside Railway Cottages in Tring and a single yellow line in Clarke's Spring in 2007, to deter commuters wanting to park near to Tring railway station, it has been decided to review the current restrictions and to provide greater parking protection for the residents. 

    Vehicles now regularly park on footpaths, causing obstructions to pedestrians in Clarke's Spring at the weekends. This can make it difficult for residents to park near to their properties and causes an unwanted nuisance.

    We consulted residents on the proposals for Zone T - a plan and an accompanying covering letter were delivered to all properties within the proposed area. Comments were then submitted to us. The consultation period ran from 6 December 2017 to 12 January 2018.

    The final proposals will be subject to the statutory legal process. 

     Proposed T-Controlled Parking Zone - Informal consultation report - May 2018 (PDF 2MB) 

    Proposed Zone O Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Apsley

    We're seeking to introduce a residents' parking scheme in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, (known as Zone O) which will include the following roads: Orchard Street , Manor Avenue, Henry Street, Winifred Road, Storey Street, Weymouth Street, Kents Avenue, Millbank, and a section of Featherbed Lane.

    Following a number of concerns raised by local residents regarding the parking arrangements on these roads, we wished to engage with residents to determine whether there was support for parking restrictions in the area. Outlying roads, including Avia Close, Sealy Way and London Road, were also consulted.

    An increasing number of commuters using Apsley railway station have been parking in residential streets. These proposals intend to provide residents with adequate parking near to their properties. The proposals aim to provide permit holder only and limited waiting between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    A plan and an accompanying covering letter were delivered to all properties within the proposed area, and comments were invited. The consultation period ran from 6 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.

     Proposed Zone O informal consultation report - 30 July 2018 (PDF 2MB)

  • 2017

    Digital Inclusion: In August 2017 we surveyed 235 residents to find out what support we could provide to help people get online. For some people, the main issue was a lack of access or equipment. Others did not use the internet because they had never learned how to, or felt it wasn’t for them. Stories about cybersecurity had also caused a lack of trust. This research has been really useful in helping shape our thinking and we will shortly be launching a programme of activities, resources and campaigns to help address the key challenges:

    1. Access to the internet
    2. Building digital skills
    3. Motivation to go online
    4. Cyber trust and security
  • 2016
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  • 2011
    •   Overview of Reputation and Budget Consultations (PDF 793 KB)
      Over the last few months of 2011, various consultations were carried out regarding our reputation which included budget questions. This overview report gives a summary of the various consultations that took place.
    •   Two Waters Consultation May 2011 (PDF 33.4 KB) 
    •   Budget 2011/12 Consultation Summary Report (PDF 591 KB)
      We have carried out various budget consultations with members of the Citizens’ Panel, members of the public, members of the business community and members of staff within the Council. The elements have been summarised in the Budget Overview. The final budget is now being prepared and will be taken to Full Council on 23 February for final approval.
  • 2010

    Citizen Panel Survey Results Autumn 2010

    Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Consultation

    This survey closed on 7 October 2010. Stakeholders were invited to two briefing sessions where they had the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the framework before completing the consultation. The consultation document was widely disseminated throughout the VCS in Dacorum, to staff, members and other local groups.

    The aim was to identify if the framework was comprehensive and for any gaps to be identified.

    Community Cohesion Survey

    This survey closed at the end of May 2010.  Residents were involved in workshops and had the opportunity to respond to a questionnaire which sought to ascertain their perceptions about the local area. The aim was to identify what was already going on at ground level and how residents felt about this.  This enabled gaps in the service to be identified which shaped future recommendations and an Action Plan for the Community Cohesion agenda in Dacorum. Results and report below:

    Two Waters Open Space survey

    Members of the public were asked their views on potential improvements to the area surrounding the junction at Two Waters. Download the findings below:

  • 2009

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