BRIGGENS FARM QUARRY PROPOSAL
planning terms and it is not justified, effective or consistent with national policy”.
This was a complex project to deliver by the councillors (all volunteers) and responded to your feedback. During a 6 month consultation period, 78% of residents who responded voted that they wanted CCTV in the village.
Access to images is tightly controlled by Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership. The link to their website is www.hertfordshirecctv.co.uk
Any public requests for footage will need to be addressed through this website and appropriately validated.
Hertfordshire County Council is calling on parents of young people who have left home to consider whether fostering might be the way to fill the extra space in their homes and their hearts.
In Hertfordshire there are just over 835 children and young people in care and many live with Hertfordshire’s foster carers. Each month, we receive an average of 55 requests for new foster placements, with more requests to place older children (aged 10+), sibling groups and those with more complex needs.
Becoming a foster carer can fill that gap and at the same time, help provide a child with the security and stability they desperately need.
Empty nesters potentially make great foster carers because they’ve often already got the skills and experience needed to look after children and teenagers, whether this is for a short term or longer term period.
Anyone who fosters with Hertfordshire County Council can expect unrivalled support. If you are interested in fostering with us, we’ll be there to guide you through the process, every step of the way. For more information, click here.
The police are keen to get more people signed up to Neighbourhood Watch which is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever. Now involving more than 120,000 households in Hertfordshire, it is based on the simple idea that you and your neighbours can help to reduce crime and create a safer and better place to live, work and play. It is also a means of keeping an eye on the vulnerable, elderly and disabled.
The OWL system is a personal computer based alerting system to provide communities with a timely warning of local crime. It is invaluable when a distraction burglary takes place or a bogus caller is reported in the neighbourhood, to warn residents of recent serious crimes in the locality or if a suspicious car is seen outside a school. Alerts and crime prevention advice will be sent to you by electronic mail, from the local policing team.
Also joining the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is free and some insurance companies offer reductions on house insurance if you are a member.
Join Neighbourhood Watch and encourage your neighbours to join too. It’s a proven deterrent to burglars. You can find more information here www.owl.co.uk