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Wednesday 30 September 2020


A resident has warned others of a scam she narrowly avoided.

29th September 2020 11.05 – 11.10 a.m

Received a call from Crime Awareness UK who said they were in the area for next couple of days.  They were something like ‘safer neighbourhood’ and were calling on people to install a system.  At first I thought it was police notifying us that they were in the area and teaching us track and trace.  The lady said they would be carrying police authorisation when they arrived.  They would need to see equipment that we have, which I took to mean mobiles, phones and laptops, etc.  The lady wanted to make an appointment for them to call.  I asked if that means they wanted to come in, but she said the appointment could be in the garden.  Bob was not going to be here for the day they were suggesting and, as I was suspicious, I passed her over to Bob to get his view.  He was told that they would need to see burglar alarms, detectors, etc.  He was given a case number.  Each time Bob mentioned the police the lady seemed to back off a bit.  It was left that someone would call back to make an appointment for the following day.

I didn’t have anyone’s name and, unfortunately, the phone number didn’t show on our phone due to a BT upgrade, but someone has since called back to make the appointment.  I told them my Husband was out and they gave me a number to ring to make the appointment, but I won’t speak to them again now that we have that information.

We then tried to get Neighbourhood Watch, without success, so called 101.  The lady there made a report, told me to have nothing more to do with Crime Awareness UK by phone or at the door and to keep doors locked.  She then passed me to Action Fraud, who also made a report.

Out of interest, I was told by Action Fraud that you can check telephone numbers to see if they have been reported as scam numbers at:-

who-called.co.uk.  This website also tells you some details about the calls.

Friday 4 September 2020

Drive-In Movie Night

Thu 24 Sep 2020 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Church Lane, Stapleford, SG14 3PA


Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy charting Elton John's early, breakthrough years. It is an inspirational biopic about his life and music, beginning at a crucial moment of emotion and flux ... and then backtracking to show us how he got there. 

The film follows the transformational journey of a shy piano-playing prodigy from Watford, a journey that saw the metamorphosis of an unremarkable Reginald Dwight into the international superstar Elton John. A string of Elton John's most beloved songs are performed by Taron Egerton, telling the story of the small-town boy who became one of the world's most iconic pop figures. 

ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as the long time lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother. 

The Rotary Club of Hertford Shires and the Little Hadham Village Hall Volunteers invite you to a Film Night in support of Rotary Good Causes and Little Hadham Village Hall. 

Come and watch ROCKETMAN in a field. 

Tuesday 1 September 2020

CAREbank September News


This month in CAREbank there is a focus on -

A big thank you to all residents who have already shared their views via our social connection & internet access survey.

Top line results from the survey will be available on our website at: www.carebank.uk/p/survey2020.html next month along with ideas for a community led recovery plan.

Supporting residents & groups post lockdown via our village halls, other venues & online access will be a key aim, so please continue to feed back honest views about what you feel is and is not needed to info@carebank.uk or call Claire.

Everything you say will remain confidential and please remember your individual views are key to influencing how digital access and social prescribing are taken forward across our rural communities to help us all navigate living well alongside Covid-19.

You can keep track of the bigger Herts recovery picture at: www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk with a current focus on ‘Play Your Part’ by sharing safety, social distancing & testing info.

For those who were asked to shield until August, you are still encouraged to stay at home as much possible and continue to take precautions when outside. Details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

A new NHS website for those who have had Covid -19 & their families, to help them navigate their recovery from it's long-term effects is at:  www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

There is a focus on future proofing the NHS by encouraging younger people to plan for a health career at:  https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/apprenticeships-traineeships-and-cadet-schemes.