Thousands in St Albans will face £500 'tax on caring' as Covid tests scrapped

Liberal Democrats are warning that the scrapping of free Covid lateral flow tests will slap St Albans with a £7,741,709 “tax on caring,” with as many as 14,491 residents facing costs of over £500 a year to take regular tests and visit vulnerable relatives.

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Which ward will you be voting in for the May 2022 elections? Ward boundary changes explained

New electoral arrangements for St Albans City & District Council will be coming into effect at the next district council elections in May 2022. Read on to find out how these changes affect you. 

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Lib Dems set out cost of living rescue package as St Albans energy bills to soar by £691 a year

The Liberal Democrats have set out a “cost of living rescue plan” that would save thousands of struggling families in St Albans nearly £1,000 this year.

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Ambitious carbon-neutral social homes strategy set out by Lib Dem-controlled council

A strategy to ensure almost 5,000 social rent homes are made carbon neutral by 2030 has been produced by Lib Dem-controlled St Albans City and District Council.

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St Albans Lib Dem councillors greet news of Hertsmere local plan with caution

Following the news that Hertsmere Borough Council has pulled its local plan, St Albans Liberal Democrats councillors have said that while this is good news in the short-term regarding the shelving of the controversial Bowmans Cross development, it leaves the door open to developers.

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St Albans Lib Dems call for ‘Robin Hood’ tax as yearly energy bills in city set to soar by £613 a year

Residents in St Albans face a £613 rise to energy bills in April, new figures have revealed.

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Bus stop set to be blooming lovely thanks to Lib Dem councillors

The first bus shelter in St Albans to be fitted with a planted ‘living roof’ will be blooming with an array of wildflowers in the spring thanks to the efforts of Liberal Democrat councillors Helen Campbell and John Hale.

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Oysterfields area to be safety priority for police following urging from Lib Dem councillor

Police are making Oysterfields in Batchwood a Safer Neighbourhood Team priority thanks to Batchwood Lib Dem councillor Sinéad Howland.

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St Albans council is top for recycling rate in England

Our Lib-Dem controlled district council achieved the best annual recycling rate in the whole of England last year.

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Eco-friendly housing milestone as Lib Dem council fits properties with air source heat pumps for first time

For the first time ever, St Albans City & District Council has equipped new properties with eco-friendly air source heat pumps – instead of gas boilers – to cut carbon emissions

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