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Parish Office

All our staff are now back working in the Parish Office but for now the office remains closed to the public due to Covid 19.

We hope to welcome you back shortly.

Our telephone service remains available, and we would ask parishioners to call 01582 840110 and leave a message.

Alternatively you can email us on clerk@markyateparishcouncil.gov.uk

All telephone messages and emails are checked regularly.

Get your COVID-19 booster vaccination



Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 12 December that the booster vaccination programme is extending this week to all eligible adults aged over 18, NHS staff in Hertfordshire and west Essex have been working around the clock to increase the vaccination opportunities in our area.   
This week, thousands more bookable vaccination slots are being added in our area, adding to the 10,000 vaccinations a day which were already being offered.     Please check the national booking service website to make an appointment, or find walk-in clinics in the link below. Take up the vaccinations offered by your GP practice, or call 119 if you do not have internet access.   Walk-in clinics
 

Village Clock

The village clock was erected in 1911 to mark the coronation of King George V.

After a number of damage incidents, it was removed and put in store.

In 1953 the clock was replaced to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 on June 2nd 1953.

To mark the Platinum Jubilee of her reign, the Parish Council has decided to replace the clock mechanism with a modern electronic drive to ensure that the accurate time is always shown.

Christmas Lights along the High Street

Work is well in hand to organise the Christmas lights along the High Street again. They will be put up on Wednesday 1st December and on every day from 3pm to midnight until Twelfth night.

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Friday 3 June 2022

The late Spring Bank holiday in 2022 will be on Thursday 2 June (Coronation Day) followed by the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022.

How would you like to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Should we have a party in the High Street? or individual street parties? Or a picnic in the Cavendish Road Recreation Ground?

Do you want a firework display? Let us know what you think, phone us on 01582 840110, email us at clerk@markyateparishcouncil.gov.uk or pop a note through our letterbox at the Y2K Hall.

Would you be prepared to help organise the celebrations?

The early May Bank holiday has been the time when we have had the May Fayre.

Do you still want to have this celebration in 2022? Let us know.

Trading Standards has issued a warning over a Census Form Scam


 

Trading Standards have issued a warning, after receiving reports from victims who claim to have been contacted by someone purporting to be from the authority, and acting on behalf of the Office of National Statistics.

The caller suggested that the individual’s Census form was completed incorrectly, and they had to pay a fine. The caller asked for basic identification details, which they said was to confirm the Census record, and the individual’s bank details, so they could process the fine.

The Office of National Statistics are aware of similar scams in other parts of the country where money has been taken from an individual’s bank account. The Office of National Statistics have warned that they would never ask for this type of personal information.

You will only be contacted about the Census by letter – never text or phone.

When filling in the Census you will be asked for personal information such as your date of birth, your occupation and where you live. You will never be asked to provide your national insurance number or financial details.

If you wish to report attempted Scams go to www.actionfraud.police.uk 

Green Recycling Bins

Garden waste green bin collections will restart again from the fortnight beginning 1st March 2021. The regular free of charge waste service currently provided to households will remain unchanged, however Dacorum is continuing to offer the additional service to residents who regularly create more garden waste than they can fit into their green bin, they can sign up to Dacorum Borough Councils Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service.

The service gives people the opportunity to buy an additional 240-litre green lidded bin for £25 each and have them collected on the normal garden waste collection day for a seasonal subscription fee of £55.

Residents can find out when their next green bin collection by using the on line postcode checker: www.dacorum.gov.uk/mybins – from here the Waste Collection Calendar can also be downloaded.

DACORUM LOCAL PLAN (2020 – 2038) CONSULTATION

Have your say – Dacorum Borough Council is inviting comments on the Local Plan Emerging Strategy for Growth (2020-2038). The consultation runs until 11:59pm on 28 February 2021. For further information about the Local Plan and how to take part in the consultation please visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/localplan or email: strategic.planning@dacorum.gov.uk.

Covid Vaccination Update

From Rothschild House (Markyate) Surgery:

As most of our patients are now aware the central Covid Vaccination centre has been set up in Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead. This hub has been set up by all the GPs in Dacorum and will be the closest vaccination centre for our patients. You will receive a message from your GP surgery inviting you to make an appointment for your jab when it is your turn. If you do not have a mobile phone, you will get a call on your landline instead. We are all running a text/call service using a system called AccuBook.

NHS England is setting up a national central NHS booking system for its larger mass vaccination sites, including one in Stevenage. So some local residents might receive both a text/call from their local GP and a letter from the NHS about the site in Stevenage, which can be confusing. You will have a choice, you can choose to go to Stevenage, or you can wait for the call from your GP Surgery and go to Hemel Hempstead.

Primary care has been entrusted to vaccinate all patients aged 50 and over and we will be doing so by strict order of priority as advised by the JCVI.  We are currently contacting patients in order of eligibility and we ask you NOT to contact the practice in the interim about the covid vaccine so that patients seeking medical help or appointments are able to get through.

Please check that we have your correct contact details (mobile numbers or land line) and if you need to update them visit the website below or phone the Surgery. https://www.rothschildhousesurgery.co.uk/…/change-of…/

The Rothschild House (Markyate) surgery GPs continue to work as normal.

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