Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is celebrating making the shortlist for renewal and regeneration work in Hatfield.

The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards recognise excellence in local government and the council is shortlisted alongside eight other authorities for the ‘Driving Growth’ category.

The entry focused on the council’s efforts to drive growth and wider regeneration in Hatfield, including securing a £6m Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) grant, spending £15m to improve the environment and buy key sites, and setting-up the Hatfield 2030+ partnership to drive forward a community-led vision for the town.

Cllr Duncan Bell, Executive Member for Resources, said: “We are absolutely determined to continue delivering the positive changes local people want to see. Our work so far in Hatfield has attracted new businesses and investment into the town and this shortlisting is further proof we’re on the right path to secure its future prosperity to 2030 and beyond.”