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Property Flood Resilience survey request

A survey regarding Property Flood Resilience has been commissioned by the Environment Agency to undertake a study focused on resilience to flooding (a letter of appointment from the Environment Agency can be seen here: https://rpaltd.co.uk/uploads/page_files/rpa-confirmation-letter-final.pdf) .   As part of the study a short survey has been designed to collect information on behaviours and opinions on Property Flood Resilience. The survey can be found at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ownersandoccupiers/

The Radlett Society and Green Belt Association AGM – 18th Nov @8pm

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

OUR AGM AT VISION HALL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

Instead the AGM will now be held, online, via Zoom, as scheduled, on

Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 8:00pm.

Formal documents including The Minutes from the 2019 AGM and the accounts, will be posted on our website http://www.radlettsociety.org/. Details on how to access the Zoom meeting will be added a few days before the meeting.

Members should send any comments or questions on the agenda items – printed on the 2020 Newsletter which is distributed along with the Aldenham Parish News – via the “Contact Us” form on the website, before Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Our guest speaker, Stuart Nagler MBE, will deliver his talk about the Radlett & District Museum, via Zoom, immediately after the AGM.

Help us to protect and preserve our countryside. We urgently need volunteers to join our Committee to assist us in covering local planning and Green Belt issues, Expertise in these areas would be very helpful though not essential.

Rugby Returns to Cobden Hill

With the move to Phase D on the Rugby Football Union’s Return to Rugby Roadmap Tabard RFC celebrated this milestone by hosting an RFU Pitch Up for Rugby day on Saturday 12th September at Cobden Hill.

The format adopted for the day was Ready4Rugby, the all new non-contact game (non-contact due to COVD-19) which enables two opposing teams of up to 10 players to engage in match activity.

The event was very much an intra-club affair with two round robin tournaments ably refereed by Herts RFU Society officials. The U13 & U14 boys fielded two teams of 10 players and the senior men & women plus U16 boys organised four mixed teams of 8 to 10 players. Some fine rugby was played in this fast paced game. Good handling skills and sharp lines of running were amply on display and all participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The RFU was represented by their President, Jeff Blackett and he was given the warmest of welcomes by Tabard RFC club officials, supporters and members of the local community who came along to join in the fun. It was a pleasure to have Councillor Caroline Clapper with us on the day

and we were delighted that she found time in her busy diary to support this community event.

The RFU President took time out not only to commend Tabard RFC for hosting such a successful Pitch Up for Rugby event but he was somewhat inspired by the charity work that the club does with School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) and Plate for London. Having the founder and CEO of SOHK, Ken Cowen, and the Managing Director of A Plate for London, Laura-Jo Pearce in attendance added to all round success of the day.

The attached LINK provides an excellent short video of the event, encapsulates the day brilliantly and well worth a viewing.

Ross Hopcroft

President, Tabard RFC

Fit, Fred and Read – unclaimed spaces

Fit, Fed and Read is a school holiday activity programme that operates across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and summer holidays. Each four-hour day consists of 2 hours of physical activity, 1 hour of fun education and 1 hour for a two – course nutritious lunch, all free of charge.

Currently there are still unclaimed free spaces on the Borehamwood project, which is running out of Saffron Green Primary School, WD6 2PP.

This is of course subject to change and the remaining spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis to those meeting the eligibility criteria (aged 7-12 years and eligible for free school meals).

Applications can be made here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ur7mk6rEMUevXdc1sJfq2_xLH2eLMdtArRoGKlpQD-xUMDlNQ04wWFZPNTFQSVBKTUpBVDVaU05UWi4u

More information can be found here: https://sportinherts.org.uk/sport-for-social-change/fitfedread/

Face covering in Hertsmere

From Friday 24 July, face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres, train stations and other indoor locations across the borough in line with the latest regulations.

Under the new rules, face coverings that cover the nose and mouth need to be worn in the majority of enclosed public spaces. This could be a disposable or reusable mask-type covering, or a scarf or other suitable fabric that fits securely around the side of the face.

People are also being strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where they might come into contact with people they do not normally meet.

The best available scientific evidence states that when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.

As well as shops and supermarkets, face coverings must be worn in banks, building societies and post offices. It will also be compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink to take away from cafes and shops. People who have bought food or drink from a premises where it is possible to sit down will be able to remove their face covering in order to eat and drink on site.

Face coverings are also needed in NHS settings, including hospitals and GP surgeries.

Wearing a face covering will not be made mandatory in other venues that have measures in place to protect staff and the public such as eat-in restaurants and pubs, hairdressers, gyms and leisure centres, and cinemas, concert halls and theatres.

Children under the age of 11 and those with disabilities or certain health conditions, such as respiratory or cognitive impairments, will also not be required to wear a face covering. A full list of those exempt can be found on www.gov.uk.

Businesses are encouraged to take reasonable steps to encourage customers to follow the law, including through signs and providing other information in store.

Anyone who does not follow the regulations – and is not exempt under one of the categories set out in the regulations – could face a fine by the police of up to £100.

Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council, Cllr Morris Bright MBE, commented: “It’s vital to that we all continue to play our part in protecting our communities here in Hertsmere and look after those who are most vulnerable.

“Please wear a face covering to help to protect yourself, your family, your community and NHS services.  Be prepared by carrying a face covering with you and using it carefully when it is needed.

“Remember that face coverings are not an alternative to social distancing, good hand washing and good hygiene.  Taken together, these are the most important and effective measures that we can all take to prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

The symptoms of COVID-19 are a new, continuous cough, a temperature, or losing your sense of taste or smell.  You can book a test either by using this website – https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test  or by calling 119 if you don’t have access to the internet.

More information about the new rules on face coverings can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

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