Watford's Mayor backs "Robin Hood tax" on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Watford’s Mayor has today written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the Liberal Democrat party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.

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Local leaders call on the Chancellor to introduce financial support for struggling businesses

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has co-ordinated a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for a package of measures to support businesses at risk of closure from the pandemic. The letter has been co-signed by Daisy Cooper, Member of Parliament for St Albans, Chris White, Leader o...

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Watford Mayor calls for a Stop to the London Boundary Tax

I have written to Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to express a number of concerns regarding current proposals for Transport for London that would negatively affect the residents of Watford. Given how many people from Watford regularly travel into the city, it is vital that we all work together to ...

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Further Covid-19 restrictions introduced - 9th December 2021

Further Covid-19 restrictions introduced - 9th December 2021

Last night the Prime Minister gave a statement on the evolving Covid-19 situation and the new Omicron variant. He confirmed the government decision to move England into Plan B which includes the following measures: From Monday 13 December, those who can will be advised to work from home. Employe...

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Mayor calls on Secretary of State to introduce a National Landlord Register

Last week, at the request of a number of residents, I sent a letter to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to call for a National Landlord Register. Too many people currently face uncertainty when renting properties. A National Landlord Register would gi...

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Watford raises over £11,000 for charity at annual fireworks event

Earlier this month Watford Council was once again able to host its incredibly popular fireworks display in Cassiobury Park. Having been cancelled due to Covid in 2020, we saw over 40,000 people flock to the park and enjoy the display.

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Local leaders call for funding commitment for Watford General Hospital

Council leaders from Watford, Three Rivers and St Albans, as well as MPs for Watford and St Albans have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, to request an update on funding for hospital redevelopment plans.

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The Mayor's Column: November 2021

I know that the whole town will have been shocked and saddened by the death of Sir David Amess MP. He was killed whilst carrying out his job, listening to residents and helping them with individual problems.

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Watford Council forced to agree action plan to deliver more housing

In January 2021 the results of the government’s Housing Delivery Test (HDT) were published, revealing that Watford Borough Council had only met 48% of its housing delivery target for the period (2017-2020).  

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River Colne project approved by Watford Council Cabinet

Lib Dem-run Watford Borough Council has approved plans to restore the local River Colne. The ‘Rediscovering the River Colne’ project, which has been jointly developed in partnership with environmental organisation Groundwork, will now move into its first phase of delivery between 2021 and 2024.

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