Hosted by our Vice President Harry Bott DL and his wife Sarah, the 50th Birthday Celebration in Benington was a fantastic success.
Guests including The Lord Lieutenant Hertfordshire The Countess of Verulam, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Stelio Stefanou, Chair of HCC
Cllr Frances Button, Mayors, Deputy Mayors and valued friends and supporters of CDA were treated to a splendid Afternoon Tea and live Jazz from The Boathouse All Stars.
Everyone agreed that it was a lovely celebration enhanced by the lovely location and Kate Belinis' whistlestop tour of 50 years of innovative work supporting communities and partners in Hertfordshire.
Click here to visit our Website to read Kate's 50 year History of CDA Herts 'From Council of Social Service to Community Development Action'
Thank You from the Hertfordshire Year of Walking Team! Thank you for helping the Hertfordshire Year of Walking go off with a bang. We had a fantastic response to the Hertfordshire Walking Festival with over 1000 attendances to 72 events in the month of May. Please let us know if you enjoyed the festival and you’d like to see it repeated. We hope to repeat many of the walks throughout the year so bookmark the Walks and More website to find events near you. www.hertsdirect.org/walksandmore
Volunteers’ Week: The Big Celebration 1st -12th June Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Find out more here
Keep up to date with the Hertfordshire Year of Volunteering here
Herts in Trust
Grants up to £5,000 are available to local groups for projects that increase the quality of life of Hertfordshire residents, minimise risk and encourage the development of young people through prevention, protection and emergency response.Click here
CDA Community Garden Events
Its been a busy time down Hixberry Lane with the Groundwork Crew building timber constructions, staff from Price Waterhouse Cooper, Tesco and Nationwide all enjoying their days out digging, weeding and barrowing, the Mayor of St Albans presenting a cheque from Waitrose and thanks to Tescos Bags of Help we will soon have proper paths providing wheelchair access and solar and wind power to equip the office and provide some much needed security measures. click here for more information
Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan
Buntingford residents, together with some neighbouring parishes, have put together a Neighbourhood Plan, setting out policies on business and employment, environment and sustainability and other important themes.
As well as the town, the plan covers the parishes of Aspenden, Buckland & Chipping, Cottered, Hormead and Wyddial. Read the full story...
CDA Herts Community Energy Network
Together with the University of Hertfordshire and the Herts Sustainability Forum, the Network is holding a Seminar on Monday 20th June at the UH DeHavilland Campus.
The Seminar lead by Lydia Grainger from Planning Aid http://www.rtpi.org.uk/planning-aid/ will focus on Community Energy and Neighbourhood Planning and will interest all those concerned about sustainability and currently engaged with, or planning to embark on, a Neighbourhood Plan.
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The Centre for Sustainable Energy is looking for young people to take part inBright Green Future, a new programme to inspire the next generation of environmental decision-makers.
Those aged 14-17 with an interest in the environment and climate change can apply now to take part in the two year programme starting in September 2016.
Joining Bright Green Future will help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change, and really make a difference to our planet.
As well as receiving training and attending work placements and a summer school, participants will take part in hands-on activities that'll really benefit their own local community.
Applications are now open to take part in Bright Green Future from September 2016. See www.bright-green-future.org.uk/join for more details. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 July.
EU Referendum Thursday 23 June
Don't forget to vote!!
Click here for the Easy Read News Referendum Special
Click here for BBC News 'The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know'
...and finally a reminder that we are still accepting Applications for our Annual Membership. Please Click here to apply.