Shoppers Urged to be Vigilant Following Series of Thefts in
With the busy Christmas shopping period getting under way, police are urging shoppers to be extra vigilant following a series of thefts in St Albans.
For more information please click on the Herts Constabulary website below, for the full version of this article.
SANDRIDGE PARISH - FLOOD DEFENCES
St Albans District Council has supplied Sandridge Parish Council with a limited number of sandbags to assist vulnerable people and those unable to help themselves in the event of local flooding. Anyone meeting the criteria should telephone the Parish Office (01727 831871) in the event of a flooding emergency. Outside of office hours and for general use please click on the link below to go to the District Council webpage on flood advice. This includes contact details for Herts County Council and other useful numbers such as the Met Office and the Environment Agency.
A further £100k funding available for community groups
Information about the application process for the new round of funding and application forms are available at: www.stalbans.gov.uk/community-and-living/communitygroups/community-grants/default.aspx. Completed forms must be sent to Nicky Flynn, Community Engagement Officer at St Albans City and District Council, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3JE.
Councillor Beric Read, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement and Localism at St Albans City and District Council, Mobile: 07956 220264.
FREE BUS SERVICE
Did you know that Sandridge Parish Council runs a bus service taking pensioners and disabled people, free of charge, to and from St. Albans every Wednesday (Market Day)? The buses, operated by PPH, follow two routes - route 247 runs from Sandridge Village via Jersey Farm and route 248 runs from The Quadrant, Marshalswick. Click here to view the timetable for both routes.
Details on other local bus services can be found under 'Useful Links'.
WE HAVE A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PAGE
The Neighbourhood Plan is a big project involving the community in decision making over how the parish will be run/decisions that may be made on green belt planning etc. in the future. Click here to go to the page.
SCAM - PEOPLE'S POSTCODE LOTTERY
Hertfordshire CC Trading Standards is warning residents to avoid a scam claiming to be the People's Postcode Lottery after a Hertfordshire couple have recently lost money to this con. The addresses being used for the scam are at Turners Hill, Cheshunt, Herts and Madrid, Spain. The genuine People's Postcode Lottery is not based at any of these locations.
If you have responded to the letter and sent money, please contact Herts Trading Standards about the matter on 01707 292652.
VICTIMS OF CRIME - HAVE YOUR SAY TO IMPROVE SERVICE
If you have been a victim of a crime in Hertfordshire at any time during the past year, please take part in a new consultation to help improve the suport offered to victims in the future.
The easiest way to have your say is by going to the online survey here: www.victimsvoice-herts.info
Or you can call 0800 999 7499 (free from most landlines) to take part in an automated telephone survey.
BENTSLEY SPINNEY - Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2014 - 2019
Bentsley Spinney is a small area of woodland surrounded by housing in the Marshalswick area of St Albans.
The objective of the GAP is to improve and enhance this small urban woodland for both people and wildlife.
The core aspirations are as follows:
- to promote awareness of and interest in Bentsley Spinney
- Engage and prompt involvement from the local community in the future site management through volunteering
- To protect and enhance the biodiversity that can be found on site
- To put in place proactive, strategic and sustainable woodland management that appropriately tackles tree safety whilst taking account of biodiversity
- To improve access for all users throughout the woodland, with links to local greenspaces, businesses and schools
- To install appropriate signage to enhance the visitor experience
- To secure external funding to ensure the viability of capital works
- To ensure ongoing maintenance costs are financially sustainable
For further information, please click here to visit.