Have your say on district council services

Message from TRDC

Residents have an opportunity to shape the future of council services across Three Rivers district as a major survey of local opinion is launched.

Three Rivers District Council launched its residents’ survey on 7 February – and the results will help the council make informed decisions over the future of services.

The annual residents’ survey gives people the opportunity to have their say on the services they receive from their district council. Views are being sought from all residents aged 16 and over and the survey will close in 31 March.

“This is your opportunity to give direct feedback on the council, the services we provide and the way we provide them. Is there an issue you think we should be paying more attention to? Or have you had a good experience you would like to give feedback on? You can take the survey by clicking on our Have Your Say platform today.”

Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Council Leader

The district council provides a variety of services ranging from benefits, community safety, planning and housing needs to leisure services, parks and green spaces, public health and protection and waste and recycling collections.

If you would like more information on the survey contact enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk or call 01923 776611. Paper copies are available from the Visitor Centre at Three Rivers House and at the Community Hubs.

To complete the survey, click: https://haveyoursay.threerivers.gov.uk/trdc-residents-survey

Community engagement

Message from TRDC

My name is Jay Williams and I’m the Community Engagement Officer for Three Rivers District Council. 

I sit on the strategy partnership team which is responsible for a range of local initiatives and projects. I would be very grateful for if you could circulate to this to all the members to get a better understanding of the role we play in the community.

Our main objectives are:

  • To facilitate the constructive conversation and collect feedback from residents. 
  • Hosting community fairs and awareness events across the district. 
  • Organising community forum for partners and charities.
  • Communicating emerging trends and themes from residents. 
  • Promotion of healthy mental and physical lifestyle through interventions.

Stay up-to-date with local events and initiatives & sign up to the Partnership Bulletin here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKTRDC/subscriber/new?topic_id=UKTRDC_18.

Jay Williams

Local Warm Spaces during cold weather

Message from OWL

Three Rivers District Council has a list of welcoming spaces on its web pages at https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/services/community-and-living/cost-living-support#Welcoming%20spaces

There are places listed across the district each day where you can go for a cuppa, chat or just sit quietly in the warm to escape from the cold weather for a while.

You could ask at your local library for a list of the welcoming spaces near you or ring the Council on 01923 776611.

If you can, please find the time to check on any elderly or vulnerable friends and neighbours to see if they’re OK. 

If you are concerned about someone you can ask Hertfordshire Fire Service to carry out a free Safe and Well visit.  Further details are on their website here or ring 0300 123 4046.