Category Archives: Local Links

Interested in writing about local history ?

Interested in reading or writing about local history? This is a link to the ‘Welcome to Our Hertford and Ware’ website. You can share and enjoy photos, memories and historical research. This website is part of the Herts Memories network set up by the County Council with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

You can use the site to share your stories, memories, snapshots, research and observations of life in Hertford or Ware. It’s entirely up to you what you add; your memory can be of an event you attended last week or something that happened years ago.

We’d like to develop the MRA website with history of our estate but if you want to look outside it and get some ideas about the sort of things that others might find interesting take a look at this website.

If you’ve got any stories, pictures or film clips about Molewood please email them to us or speak to one of the committee.

East Herts District Council

east-hertsEHDC has offices in Bishops Stortford and at Wallfields below County Hall. They are the local planning authority, keep the roads clean, collect your rubbish, run car parks, housing and look after parks and leisure facilities.

Graham Lawrence (Conservative Councillor)
Paul Phillips (Conservative Councillor)
Peter Ruffles (Conservative Councillor)

East Herts Website

Hertford Town Council

hertford_town_council_crest_180x188The Town Council is based in the castle. They support the town centre and cultural activity in the town and look after cemeteries and allotments.

Newton, Sally (Independent Councillor)
Radford, Linda (Conservative Councillor)
Turner, Alec (Labour Councillor)
Ruffles, Peter (Conservative Councillor)

Hertford Town Council Website

Parkinson’s UK – Welwyn Hatfield Branch

parkinsonsukParkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that has the main symptoms of tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. There are many other possible problems but few people will suffer from them all. About 1 in 500 people suffer from Parkinson’s in the UK, and most are aged 50 or over.

Drugs are the main treatment being prescribed to suit individual needs. Unfortunately there are no perfect drugs for long-term treatment and research continues to find a cure. Parkinson’s is not infectious and does not run in families.

Parkinson’s uk is the biggest Parkinson’s support and research charity, and is committed to finding a cure. It provides a range of information and support, including expert staff and nurses. There are about 330 local groups and Welwyn Hatfield Branch is one that was established in 1989.

Our Branch is a lively and friendly group of local people who are concerned with supporting anyone with Parkinson’s, their family and carers. We organise social events, exercise classes, art therapy sessions, outings and occasionally lunches for carers. We believe that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

Run only by volunteers, we welcome anyone affected by Parkinson’s to join us at our meetings. Our membership Secretary, Mrs Jean Jones, can be contacted by telephone on 07831 931405, and will answer any questions you may have.

Parkinsons UK

Isabel Hospice

isabel_hospiceEnhancing the quality of life of patients living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in eastern Hertfordshire.

Isabel Hospice provide services free throughout eastern Hertfordshire. They offer a complete service through our team of Community Clinical Nurse Specialists, Day Care Services across our catchment area including satellite services in Thorley, Cheshunt and two in Welwyn Garden City, Hospice at Home, Family Support Service, a 16 bed In-patient Hospice and a Bereavement Service. A fully trained team of volunteers supports the specialist medical staff in providing a warm, caring environment for patients and their families.

Isabel Hospice was founded in 1982 by a number of dedicated people inspired by Isabel Last who herself had cancer.

It was registered as a charity in 1983 and works throughout the eastern Herts area covered by Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts District Council and Welwyn Hatfield Council.

The philosophy of the Hospice has always been to affirm the uniqueness of the individual and to focus on the highest possible quality of life for each patient in our care.

Isabel Hospice is an independent body and is supported mainly by donations from the public. All care given by the Hospice is free to our patients.

The Hospice has its own team of Community based Nurse Specialists, an In-Patient Hospice, a Day Hospice, 2 satellite Day Hospices and a Family Support Team for adults and children facing loss.

All Areas are supported by trained, caring and dedicated volunteers.

Isabel Hospice works closely with the Local Health Authority, NHS Trusts, Primary Health Care Teams and District Councils.

Isabel Hospice