Useful websites – please find information below which may be of use

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Healing the Pain of Abortion One Weekend at a Time

Find Healing at Rachel’s Vineyard or call 1-877-HOPE-4-ME (1-877-467-3463)

Online Watch Link

Message 13/7/2020

Message 24/4/2020

The National Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team have told us that their third #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home.

To support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, CEOP we will be releasing new home activity packs each fortnight with simple, age appropriate, 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

The activity packs can be accessed here:

Professionals and parents and carers have reported that children are using video-chatting apps and sites to access learning and keep in touch with friends and family.

Two new Parent Information articles look at some of the things parents and carers should think about to ensure their child’s experience of video chat is safe and fun:

Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of primary school-age children

Video chatting: a guide for parents and carers of secondary school-age children

Message 17/4/2020

Update from Hertfordshire County Council
Dear Watch Member,

Closure of Household Waste Recycling Centres [HWRCs] due to COVID-19

The link below takes you to the relevant press release concerning closure of the HWRCs:

In essence, journeys to your local household waste recycling centre are not currently classed as an essential journey and therefore no residents should be trying to access the HWRCs.

Fly Tipping

Attached is the Hertfordshire County Council “Lets S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping” leaflet.  It contains useful information and advice on how to reduce fly tipping.

Fly Tips should be reported to your local district council.

The link provides various ways you can report fly tipping in your local district, including online reporting, email and telephone numbers.


Skips are still in operation and this is a secure way of depositing waste. An invoice from the skip company fulfils the obligation for a householder’s duty of care. Please check with the skip company as some are happy to drop the skip but it could take two to three weeks to collect.

The following link will help you identify approved carriers:

Burning of Waste

With regards to burning waste, this is a NO, as what it is being burnt could be harmful to the atmosphere. However, a bit of common sense means that if you burn garden waste and wood then this is a normal bonfire.  On days where the weather is good, please consider your neighbours who may hang out washing or have open windows.

Here is the official Government Bonfire Guidelines.  Breaches should be reported to your local Council.

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Terry Morris
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