Vil­lagers get a chilly re­cep­tion at meet­ing

Res­i­dents’ meet­ing can­celled with no light­ing or heat­ing at venue

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­

A RES­I­DENTS’ meet­ing had to be called off at the last minute when com­mit­tee mem­bers turned up at their vil­lage hall venue and found it had no heat­ing or light­ing.

The Hare­field Ten­ants’ and Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion (HTRA) was due to meet at the Park Lane Vil­lage Cen­tre on Mon­day last week.

The cen­tre is con­nected to Hare­field Li­brary, in Park Lane, Hare­field, and the elec­tri­cal fault was dis­cov­ered when rou­tine main­te­nance work was be­ing car­ried out there.

Li­brary man­ager Lara Mar­shall said: “Our main­te­nance company came to the cen­tre to do some rou­tine work and they thought there was a fault and could not get the heat­ing or light­ing work­ing.

“There had been a leak in the roof which was drip­ping onto elec­tri­cal ca­bles and they were try­ing to sort that out but un­for­tu­nately it could not be fixed in time for the meet­ing.

“What was meant to be quite a straight­for­ward main­te­nance job turned into some­thing much more com­pli­cated, but ev­ery­thing was fixed and back to nor­mal by the Fri­day and the group have now man­aged to sort out a new date for their meet­ing,” she said.

The HTRA has now resched­uled its meet­ing to be held on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 8, at 7.30pm in the Park Lane Vil­lage Cen­tre.

Sec­re­tary Wendy Rice-Mor­ley said: “The new date has been set and it will be a good catch-up due to the Novem­ber meet­ing be­ing can­celled at the last minute be­cause of elec­tri­cal prob­lems in the hall.

“We hope as many peo­ple can at­tend as pos­si­ble as we al­ways rely on the support of res­i­dents.”

Top­ics on the agenda for the De­cem­ber meet­ing in­clude plan­ning is­sues af­fect­ing the vil­lage – hous­ing, the Red and Yel­low plan for a de­men­tia care vil­lage on the Medi Parc land near to Hare­field Hos­pi­tal, an up­date on HS2, health mat­ters and other con­cerns af­fect­ing vil­lagers.

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