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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
 

Works to lights leading to Village Halls

We have agreed urgent works to the outside lights at the Village Halls. 

The price quoted to dig up and replace 2 cables from the village halls and install a feeder pillar is £4,979.43.

We consider this essential works for safety reasons as the lights have not been working for some time.

Spring Bank Holiday 2022

Please do give some thought to the late Spring Bank holiday in 2022 will be on Thursday 2 June (Coronation Day) followed by the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday on Friday 3rd 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 or email clerk@markyateparishcouncil.gov.uk

Would you be prepared to help organise the celebrations?

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.

Cllr Terry Douris will be at the Y2K Hall in Markyate on Saturday 12 March 2022 from 10:45 to 11:15.

Cllr Terry Douris will be at the Swan outside the Function Room this Saturday between 11am to 11.45am.

Please call in and have a chat regarding any issues you may have relating to Hertfordshire County Council, Terry will be pleased to see you.


These are his contact details:
Terry Douris
County Councillor for Bridgewater Division
Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries, Lifelong Learning and Localism
Hertfordshire County Council
Phone: 01442 402273
Mobile 07818 580087
Email: terry.douris@hertfordshire.gov.uk


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 

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