TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER 2008Engineering Firm Shuts
Seventy-six jobs are to go at CommaTech on the Foxholes Business Park after administrators KPMG were unable to find a buyer for the business.
The engineering company was formed just three years ago, carrying out precision machining for the aerospace, navigation and telecomunications industries.
A spokesman for the administrators said ""Despite a good deal of interest, we have been unable to conclude a sale of the business of CommaTECH. As a result, we are now in the process of winding the business down. Unfortunately the impact of the recession and high fuel prices on the aerospace industry have meant that the business's key customer was unable to guarantee the level of demand that interested parties required to make the business viable".
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER 2008Free Parking Today
All council run off-street car parks are free today in a bid to encourage Christmas shoppers into the town.
Mike Carver, Executive member for planning policy and transport, said in a statement: "Christmas is an expensive time of year so we're pleased to make the car parks free for a day. We want to help everyone's stretched seasonal budget go a little further and at the same time support traders in East Herts. We know how important that is, especially while the country's going through a tough financial time."
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER 2008A Wanted Man
Police are looking for Lewis Harvey, a 19 year-old man from Cherry Tree Green, after a burglary in Ware on 23rd September.
Members of the public who may have information regarding his whereabouts should contact police on 01438 75 7070/7040/7041 during office hours, or the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222 out of hours. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. You do not have to give your name and you could be entitled to a cash reward.
Hertfordshire Constabulary advises members of the public that if they see any of these people not to approach them but to call police immediately.