COMMUNITY FLOOD MEETING
St Albans City and District Council will be holding a Community Flood Meeting hosted by Sandridge Parish Council at;
Marshalswick Community Centre, The Ridgeway, St Albans, Herts AL4 9TU
Thursday 29th January 2015, Between 6.30pm and 9.30pm
Drop in and;
• speak to people from organisations who are involved in flood prevention, i.e. the Environment Agency and Herts Highways
• explore what has caused past flooding and our plans for the future
• find out about plans for community flood wardens
•help draw up the community flood plan
• ask questions and make comments
Please note this event is primarily for residents of Sandridge Parish and is focussed on “surface water flooding”
Help make this work for you – If you would like to let us know you are coming and wish to send questions in advance please contact us at
Flooding.Support@stalbans.gov.uk or Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is held in partnership with Herts County Council, Environment Agency, Ringway, Herts Fire and Rescue Service and Hertfordshire Constabulary
WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN THE PARISH?
A big thank you to all the volunteers who turned out on Sunday (11th January) to help clear part of the Eastern plantation on the Jersey Farm Woodland Park. If anyone else would like to be included in future events, both taskforce sessions and guided walks, please email us at email@example.com or telephone 01727 831871.
"YOUR VOTE MATTERS MAKE SURE YOU'RE IN"
"REGISTER AND USE IT!
The UK Parliamentary, district and parish elections take place on Thursday 7th May 2015 and residents are reminded to make sure that they are registered to vote.
You must be on the electoral register to vote, so if you have recently moved to the area or moved house, it is important that you register again at your new address.
Registering to vote is straightforward and can be done on-line at www.gov.uk/register-tovote. The deadline date for receiving applications to register for the forthcoming elections is Monday 20 April 2015.
NOMINATE A GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL FROM YOUR WARD!
This is your opportunity to highlight an individual or group that needs to be recognised for their achievement.
Click on the link below to find out the categories and how you can nominate them.
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
Bedfordshire hospitals under great pressure
Emergency health services across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire are experiencing major pressures this week. If you have a minor complaint or injury you should not come to A&E in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire: your care will not be a priority and you may even be sent away. If you call 999 for an ambulance and your life is not at risk, you may be endangering the life of another person in desperate need of emergency care. Please click on the following link for further advice and information: http://www.nhs.uk/
NHS Services in Hertfordshire
No Appointment Needed for the Walk in Centres and Urgent Care/Minor Injury Units
Double click here for further details
KEEP WARM AND STAY WARM - PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
The Hertfordshire Public Health Service monthly newsletter including information about the “Keep Warm Stay Warm” programme and Flu Vaccinations available here
RECYCLE YOUR SMALL ELECTRICAL ITEMS AT
JERSEY FARM COMMUNITY CENTRE
Each year in the UK we go through over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical waste, that is the equivalent of 150,000 double decker buses.
In order to recycle your small unwanted electrical items your local recycling bin can be found in the main entrance of Jersey Farm Community Centre.The containers will be available from 15th December to 30th January 2015.
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.
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.