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Welcome to our April 2017 eBulletin
Herts Hogline teams up with Woods Trust

Herts Hogline is a voluntary organisation which cares for Hedgehogs across Hertfordshire and is preparing for the arrival of Spring Hoglets. Herts Hogline operates across east hertfordshire and was set up 25 years ago. It aims to care for sick and injured Hedgehogs as well as striving to conserve the population and educate the public on how to help the animals and what to do if they find one.
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'Rural voice must be heard in election'

RURAL communities must not be sidelined by politicians standing in the general election, the Rural Services Network has warned.

The network issued the warning after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for Thursday, 8 June.

"Given the amount of support it receives from Brussels, the rural sector will be among those most affected by the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

"In seeking to be elected or re-elected to parliament, it is vital that politicians remember the needs of our rural communities – and we will be fighting to ensure the rural voice is heard."

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4G masts have now activated in Knebworth.

at800 offers free help and support to households affected by 4G related Freeview interference. Please use the links below to view and download information about the potential interference and at800’s support. More information can be found at the at800 website.If you are over 75 or disabled a Chaperone can be provided to give support during the engineer's visit.  CDA Herts is part of a Network of voluntary and community groups that have been asked to participate.
Click Here for further information or call 0808 1313 800. 
Satellite and cable services are not affected.

Rural businesses lack reliable broadband

Rural businesses are twice as likely to have inadequate internet connections as those in cities, says a study.

Companies say they lack reliable broadband connections, despite ranking fully functional broadband as extremely important to their operation.

Study findings by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) were published on Monday (27 March).

They show that firms in rural areas are at least twice as likely to have unreliable connections (30%)

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WHERE TO BUY MILK DIRECT

Buying milk straight from the farm is one way to make sure crisis-hit dairy producers get a fair deal. Farmers Weekly has created a map of British farmers selling direct to the public – cutting out the supermarket or middleman. Some produce pasteurised milk, others sell raw or unpasteurised and a few have a wider dairy range to try.

Click here to find where to buy milk direct from a Farm
 

Recycling Information made clearer

Consumers are increasingly frustrated that they don’t know which packaging can be recycled, or how. They’re looking for clear and consistent on-pack guidance and expect their favourite brands and retailers to supply this information.

The On-Pack Recycling Label delivers a simple, UK-wide, consistent recycling message for use on both retailer private label and brand-owner packaging.  Unlike other recycling labels our scheme is based on current local authority recycling services and reflects what CAN be recycled, and where. This enables more consumers to recycle more material correctly, more often.

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Hefty fine for fly tipper 

A contractor has received a hefty fine amounting to almost £5,000 including compensation and costs after being successfully prosecuted for a fly tip of household waste, including bikes and beds on farmland in Watton-At-Stone.

East Herts Council officers carried out a thorough investigation and swiftly identified the culprit. Read the full story...

Hertsmere Householder prosecuted for flytipping offences - read all about it Here

Cycling Special - Dacorum's latest Newsletter 

Saddle up for a cycling special this month! First up is the exciting news that the Tour of Britain is set to return to the borough this autumn. Stage Seven (the penultimate stage) of the Ovo Energy-sponsored race will begin in Hemel Hempstead town centre on the morning of Saturday 9 September. The 120-strong field of the world's top professional cyclists will then head up into Maylands Avenue, across to Long Marston before heading out into Buckinghamshire and on to the finish in Cheltenham.

Click Here to read about this and more in the Newsletter
Bee-killing pesticides will be kept off our fields this summer! 

Campaign Group 38 Degrees has announced that Environment Minister Andrea Leadsom has listened to thousands of us and decided to keep the ban on dangerous bee killing chemicals (known as neonicotinoids). It’s an unbee-lievable victory for our bees. 

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VOLUNTEERS' WEEK 1 - 7 JUNE

From big community events to simple thank you cards, there is something for everyone.  And if you’re stuck for ideas on how you can make your Volunteers’ Week a success take a look at the NCVO’s resource pack which is full of helpful ideas and tips.

For more information Click Here
North Herts CVS - Legal advice workshop May 16th Stevenage

Wondering if you have the best legal structure for your purpose? Thinking of setting up a trading arm? Unsure what your Trustees' legal responsibilities are?  North Herts CVS have arranged for our experienced legal consultant, Peter Korn, to run a workshop on Tuesday 16th May from 10 am - 2.30 pm including a light lunch, at the Stoneyhall Community Centre, Wornham Avenue, Stevenage SG1 3UG.

For more information Click Here

HCC launches Orange Travel Wallet

They can be used by anyone who travels on a bus and has:

  • a learning disability
  • a physical disability
  • hearing or sight loss.

Travel wallets are free.

You can make cards to keep in your travel wallet.  You can show these to the bus driver to show what help you might need or where you're going.  


For more information Click Here
For an Easy Read Guide Click Here
Open Innovation Anyone?
 
On the 6th July 2017, The Green Triangle will be hosting an Open Innovation event at Rothamsted Research.  Looking at an overall theme of ‘Future Proofing for Population Growth’ we will be encouraging and supporting innovative solutions to barriers such as infrastructure, connectivity and food security.  The overall aim of this exciting and fresh event is to bring together collaborative thinking from organisations who you would not normally expect to work together.  This is a half day event full of keynote speakers, workshops, round table discussions and team building open to all organisations and businesses of any shape and size. 
 
To find out more, register your interest or benefit from one of our fantastic sponsorship packages, please contact tara.clark@oaklands.ac.uk    
 

Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May.

Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia. 

Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone.

That’s why, during the Week, we want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding, improve care and urgently find a cure.

There are plenty of ways you can support the Week and everyone can play their part. 

Read more Click Here

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