A number of residents have condemed the decision by a national chain to remain open for business as usual in Stevenage and St Albans, despite concerns the store does not fall into the government’s “essential” shops category.
Like much of the UK, the Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock communities came together last night to applaud our carers, healthcare workers, nurses and doctors and everyone else battling the coronavirus outbreak.
The NHS Trust which oversees the Lister Hospital in Stevenage is asking visitors to not remove its hand sanitiser gels – which are available around the hospital – as a number of dispensers have been taken amid coronavirus fears.
Plans to build 800 homes on Green Belt land in Stevenage were approved by the borough council’s planning committee last night, despite 450 formal objections and a petition calling to save the land from development.
With just hours left before borough councillors are expected to approve a planning application for 800 homes to be built on swathes of historic open countryside in Stevenage, the town’s MP has asked the housing secretary to step in and put a halt to the proceedings.