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Citizens Advice East Herts is looking for VOLUNTEER ADVISERS

We are an independent local charity and currently need to recruit more volunteer advisers to join our incredible team. Our volunteers give their time, skills and experience to provide a free independent advice service to our local community.

You can make a real difference to people’s lives, while being a member of a valued and enthusiastic team. You don’t need any specific qualifications to join us. We value all experiences and skills, while providing full training. We have a hybrid working model, so you mainly work from home but can also meet at volunteer hubs. Volunteering with us gives you the opportunity to build skills and confidence, meet new people, be part of the local community as well as gain references and enhance your CV. We ask for a commitment of 6-7 hours a week.

To find out more please contact us:

What Citizens Advice East Herts volunteers say,

“Volunteering …. has been very rewarding, knowing that I have improved someone’s situation by giving them a starting point just through a phone call or an email, and the variety of clients who come through is why my volunteering days are always interesting!”

“I was helped by Citizens Advice many years ago and thought it was a brilliant organisation as it sought to help people at difficult times in their lives, irrespective of their circumstances, and for free. I always hoped that I might be able to join the organisation when I retired. I have so much respect for our capable and dedicated staff and fellow advisers with whom it’s a privilege to work.”

If you need help, call our Message Line 01920 459944 anytime (we aim to return calls within 24 hours, except weekends) or visit www.citizensadviceeastherts.org.uk for our advice options.

Citizens Advice East Herts is a registered charity. If you’d like to help us help others, with our free, confidential and impartial advice please go to https://citizensadviceeastherts.org.uk/support-or-donate/

New councillors wanted! #MakeAChange

“None of us can change the world. But we can change our own backyard. You know what needs fixing in your community, and you can have a say.” – Jackie Weaver

Elsenham Parish Council has several vacancies for councillors, and we would love to hear from you if you want to make a difference in your village.

For more information please contact the Parish Clerk, Louise Johnson louise.epc@gmail.com

Bloor Homes tree felling and vegetation removal – works beginning 21st February

Late in the day, Bloor Homes have advised that they will be starting work on Monday 21 February on tree felling and vegetation removal to enable the construction of their access road on Henham Road, Elsenham, on the corner just past the cricket pitch.

Work will continue for ten working days, with working hours from 08:00 to 17:00.

They say that affected residents have been informed, and that the works are not expected to be disruptive.
Queries or concerns should be directed to Freephone information line 0800 298 7040 or email jessica.tulasiewicz@becg.com

These works are for the construction of the access road only.  A second application has been made for the residential element, comprising up to 350 new homes.  A Zoom meeting will be held with Bloor on Thursday 24 February, 7:30 pm, to discuss these proposals. All residents are welcome to attend the meeting (Agenda).

Sign up for an allotment!

The days are getting longer.

The clocks will soon spring forward for spring.

The great outdoors is calling.

How can you combine the benefits of shaking off those indoor winter blues with something to help you and your family?

Sign up for a village allotment!

There are several plots available at the Smith Road allotments, off Franklin Drive, at the western edge of the village.

Rentals to 30 September range from a mere £15 to £20, depending on the size of the plot.

Rush now to contact the Parish Clerk: louise.epc@gmail.com 07456 791727

M11 Junctions 8 to 10 Bridge Repairs

Northbound closures   

M11 junction 8 to 10 northbound full closure 

  • Friday 15 October – Monday 18 October – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 29 October – Monday 01 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Sunday 21 November – 9pm to 5am 
  • Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 onto the A120, A10 and the A505 before re-joining M11 at junction 10. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 9 to 10 northbound single lane closure 

  • Monday 4 October to Friday 15 October – 9pm to 5am  
  • Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am  

Southbound closures 
M11 junction 10 to 8 southbound full closure 

  • Sunday 17 October – 9pm to 5am

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A10 and A120 to re-join the M11 at junction 8. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound full closure

  • Friday 12 November to Monday 15 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 19 November to Monday 22 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 3 December to Monday 6 December – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A11, to re-join the M11 at junction 9. (Diagram 2)

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound single lane closure  

  • Monday 1 November to Friday 12 November – 9pm to 5am  
  • Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am  

Join A Fun Day Of Orienteering!

Uttlesford’s Community Safety Partnership, with our friends at Hatfield Forest and what3words are hosting an orienteering competition in Hatfield Forest on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Join us from 10am-1pm to find your way around the forest and win prizes!

The fastest to find their way will be in with a chance of winning Amazon vouchers between £20-£10.

All you’ll need for this free morning of fun is:

*To meet us at Hatfield Forest National Trust (By the Lake) to register any time between 10am-1pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

*To have downloaded the what3words app on your phone 📱

*Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Good luck! 🍀

*Please note: families in different groups will only be eligible for a single prize between them*

*Disclaimer to be completed prior to entry upon registration*

JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY OF ORIENTEERING!Uttlesford’s Community Safety Partnership, with our friends at Hatfield Forest…

Posted by Uttlesford District Council on Monday, 23 August 2021


Damage To Fence In The Playing Field

On 9th August 2021 at 21.35, our CCTV recorded an incident involving a 4×4 vehicle. The registration plate is clearly visible.

While driving around the car park, the vehicle reverses into the low fence that borders the playing field, causing significant damage as seen in the picture.

As the playing field is owned by the Parish Council, would the owner of the vehicle please come forward and contact the Parish Clerk at louise.epc@gmail.com, in order to resolve this matter without the Parish Council having to take it any further.