On behalf of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board I wanted to highlight the 75th anniversary of VJ Day taking place on 15th August 2020 and share some of the resources which have been developed. Hertfordshire County Council will be promoting the VJ Day 75 resources and ideas from the Department for Digital, Culture, … more
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On behalf of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board I wanted to highlight the 75th anniversary of VJ Day taking place on 15th August 2020 and share some of the resources which have been developed.
Hertfordshire County Council will be promoting the VJ Day 75 resources and ideas from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on our social media channels. These include resources like bunting or posters to display and sheets for children to colour as well as ideas to get involved like finding your local memorial or your own family Second World War histories and connections.
Other activities for children include creating their own paper cranes to be a part of a wreath going to the Children’s Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park as well as a competition with the History Guy, Dan Snow. You can find information about those ideas and more on the DCMS website.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies will be warmly inviting members of the public to share any photos or memories on Herts Memories, as they did for VE Day 75 in May 2020. And, on 15 August, they will be sharing recordings of the diary of George Saunders, who was serving with the 135th (East Anglian) (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, which describe his release and return from a PoW camp in Japan. Please follow them on Twitter for updates.
Road closure and traffic management at Harper Lane/Watling Street junction, Radlett As part of the installation of a signalised junction at Harper Lane/Watling Street in Radlett, the necessary closure of Harper Lane will be in effect from Monday 3rd August for a duration of 20 weeks. The work is scheduled for completion on 17th December. … more
August is Friends and Family month for HYOC2020 and is also traditionally Herts Pride and to celebrate, HYOC2020 will be launching a creative writing competition as of Wednesday 29th July to encourage Hertfordshire residents to tell us about their version of family and what it means to them. The winning entry will have their … more
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 … more
Play your part and wear a face covering in Hertsmere as new measures are introduced 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 … more
Aldenham Parish Council welcomes all visitors to its open spaces, especially for exercise whilst indoor gyms are closed. However, please desist from wrapping or attaching anything to the trees which are a living object and could be damaged by such actions. There are many metal structures in the areas that can be used for this … more
YC Hertfordshire is delivering a Positive Alternative programme over the summer, motivating young people to actively consider alternatives to gang culture and crime. Details of the programme can be viewed by clicking the leaflets below.
YC Hertfordshire Services offers support to young people in Hertsmere over the summer holidays. Details are attached on the poster below .
St Albans council concedes fight against Park Street rail freight depot in exchange for Local Plan. Please click below for further details https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/rail-freight-depot-fight-is-over-1-6737293
Young people in Hertfordshire are being asked about how lockdown has affected their wellbeing in a survey this July. Click the link below to add your opinions. https://www.ychertfordshire.org/about-yc-hertfordshire/news/young-people-s-survey-tell-us-how-the-covid-19-lockdown-has-affected-you/
Find attached details of free webinars for a project to facilitate the return to a safe trading environment for businesses and customers in Hertsmere’s commercial sector in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the auspices of HM Government. Please click link below for … more
Hertsmere’s experience of coronavirus Museums in Hertsmere are seeking to collect objects and first-hand experiences to reflect local people’s lives during the pandemic lockdown, in order to keep a record and to ensure future generations will be able to learn about and understand this extraordinary period. As the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 virus continues, … more