Petition for Curo Park Pedestrian Crossing

With increased traffic in and out of Curo Park, and an increase in the number of people walking, the need for a safe pedestrian crossing is now quite strong. Please read the ePetition linked and sign, if you agree.

Thanks to Jon Breen for taking the initiative.

https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=77

St Stephen Parish Neighbourhood Plan Open for Public Consultation and Polling

Here’s a brief summary of the lengthy 99 page plan we uploaded earlier. Please log into your local Council website, read the document Regulation 14, then fill out the survey.

“Following many years of hard work and local engagement, we are pleased to invite your views on St Stephen Parish Council’s proposals for a neighbourhood development plan and associated documents.

This is a Pre-Submission Consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2015 (as amended).”

Additional information found here: https://www.ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk/in-your-parish/parish-neighbourhood-plan/?fbclid=IwAR2PcWlwpXxw_mlVjd1_Uuzp-mYyST-uVTqo8SCAEmDDOo-DoAjw42GPF0Q

MacMillan Cake Sale Wrap Up

A hearty thank you to everyone who came to our MacMillan Cake Sale on a rather blustery Sunday the 27th. We raised a massive £440.75 in cash today with an additional £65 on our Macmillan page and a donation from Joy making £550!

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a lovely cake, but would like to contribute to a worthy cause, there’s still time. Visit our fundraising page https://thyg.uk/BUU004174796

Rogue Builders Update

Recent news reports highlight an increase in rogue traders targeting the elderly with home improvement schemes. Often their victims suffer in silence, due to isolation.

One of our Committee members is actively involved in our local Neighbourhood Watch, where one such crime first came to his attention, when a Frogmore resident Geoffrey Cunliffe, was victimised by scammers who left his home in ruins. Geoff, who lives on Radlett Road who was scammed into having “roof insulation”. This materialised into a very leaky roof and major damage inside the house, making it virtually uninhabitable upstairs. Luckily for Geoff his neighbours check in on him regularly, so while there’s no recourse in recouping his losses from the criminals who are long gone, there has been an active effort to repair his home through donations of funds and work.

Together with funding achieved (thanks if you donated), plus a grant from the local Council plus the support from a sympathetic builder, the roof was repaired. Unfortunately, the rooms damaged from the leaky roof and botched repair work now need restoring, but funds have run out so more is needed and/or the services of decorators. If you can help on any way, funds or labour go to:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/91-year-old-gent-needs-urgent-help where you can donate or offer services to the fund-raiser who is mentioned at the end of the page.