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Carols near The Christmas Tree
Carols near The Christmas Tree
Stay Safe From Phone Fraud
Stay Safe From Phone Fraud
Parish Council: Planning Applications
Parish Council: Planning Applications
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Complete
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Complete
Tatmore Hills Loop Preston – Circular Walk
Tatmore Hills Loop Preston – Circular Walk
Parish Newsletter - December 2021
Parish Newsletter - December 2021
Parish Newsletter - November 2021 – Special
Parish Newsletter - November 2021 – Special
Parish Newsletter - November 2021
Parish Newsletter - November 2021
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Carols near The Christmas Tree
Carols near The Christmas Tree
On The Green, Sunday 5 December 6.00pm

The Preston Trust committee invite you all to come along to this village event. You may have noticed that a decorated Christmas tree is already in position, outside The Red Lion.

Ray and Jo have once again kindly agreed to prepare the mulled wine and mince pies, the juice and nibbles.(Including some "free from" alternatives for those with allergies) The winners from the JMI School's Christmas Competition will switch on the tree lights at c. 6.10pm. A group of five outstanding instrumentalists, led by Richard Cole, will then accompany us all to sing five lovely familiar carols. Carol sheets will be available to help us remember the words! For those of you who prefer technology the carols will be available to download onto your phones or to access from the Village website www.prestonvillageherts.com/christmas-carols

Those of you who would like to will also have the opportunity to buy tickets for the raffle to be drawn at the Film Show on the 8th of January.

Rather than crowding too many people into The Red Lion, the Preston Trust will provide several gazebos on the pub side of The Green, if the weather looks to be wet and chilly.

Thus, wrap up warm, bring your torches and phones, and come along to join in, please. This is always a simple enjoyable way to start the Christmas season. We look forward to seeing you there!

Stay Safe From Phone Fraud
Stay Safe From Phone Fraud

Phone fraud or ‘vishing’ is when a fraudster calls pretending to be your bank, supplier, customer, internet service provider or the police. They’ll often call pretending to be from your bank, highlighting there is a problem with your accounts or online banking. They appear genuine as they’ll already have information on you.

159 is a new fraud hotline which will let you check whether a call from your bank is genuine. If you think someone is trying to trick you into handing over money or personal details……Stop, hang up and call 159 to speak directly to your bank. Call 159 if:

  • Someone contacts you saying they’re from your bank – even if they are not suspicious. You receive a call asking you to transfer money or make a payment – even if it seems genuine
  • You receive a call about a financial matter and it seems suspicious

Remember, 159 will never call you. But you can rely on 159 to get you through to your bank. If 159 doesn’t work, for any reason – You should contact your bank in the normal way, using the number on your bank card. Calling 159 will cost the same as a national rate call; usually part of the included minutes in most phone tariffs.

159 has been set up by banks and telephone companies who want to fight fraud. It’s a pilot scheme at the moment. The following banks are part of it: Barclays, Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland), NatWest (including Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank), Santander and Starling Bank.
That covers over 70% of UK primary current account holders.

Parish Council: Planning Applications
Parish Council: Planning Applications

Preston Parish Council would like to make residents aware of the process by highlighting the following points:

Planning applications are a key role of the Parish Council. It informs residents of planning applications via the Parish Council database and PNS. Brief details are posted on the Parish Council section of this website. Full details are on the Planning section of the NHDC website, including how to comment.
NHDC contact those living in adjoining properties to the application site, and others if NHDC deem it appropriate to the particular application.
Anyone can respond to NHDC regarding any planning application. Comments can only be about the specific application and must be relevant to planning law. Residents are also welcome to make their views known to the Parish Council which will incorporate them into its response, if appropriate.
Those submitting planning applications are welcome to discuss them with the Parish Council if they wish.
The NHDC consultation period is three weeks. The Parish Council has to submit any comment within this time limit. The Planning Officer decides on most applications. Some large applications go to the Planning Control Committee where NHDC Councillors make the decision.
Decisions are posted on the Parish Council section of the village website and in further detail on the NHDC website. Only the applicant has the right of appeal against the decision.

To register for the Parish Council database contact Lisa Lathane via our contact form. To register for PNS use the PNS contact Form.

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Complete
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan Complete
Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Our Parish – Our Future – We voted YES
2019 – 2031

 

The journey to develop and make The Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan is complete. It will now be used by NHDC when determining planning applications for the Parish of Preston.

To find out more, visit: www.preston-np.org.uk

Tatmore Hills Loop Preston – Circular Walk
Tatmore Hills Loop Preston – Circular Walk

Starting from the Red Lion Pub,
a walk of approximately 4.8km / 3m and 1 hour long.

This is a circular walk starting an d finishing at the Red Lion Pub. Details and map are available as an A4 leaflet from the Red Lion Pub and on the Village Green next to the Notice Board.

Follow this link - Tatmore Hills Loop Preston - to open, print or download a copy (PDF, 573 kB).

Produced by Preston Parish Council as part of the Parish Paths Partnership,funded by Hertfordshire County Council.

Supported by the Parish Paths Partnership.

Parish Newsletter - December 2021

Parish Council Meeting: Thursday 2 December
Carols near The Christmas Tree on The Green, Sunday 5 December 6.00pm
Clearing of Twigs and Leaves
It’s A Wonderfull Life
The Preston Trust New Year Raffle
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St Martin’s Church and All Saints’ Church Services
A Letter From Our Team Vicar
St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2020/2021
Neighbourhood Watch
Hitchin Foodbank Shortages
COVID-19 and the Newsletter… Read More

Parish Newsletter - November 2021 – Special

CASTLEFIELD DEVELOPMENT
Amended Planning Application
Compilation
Amendments
Continuing Concerns
Other Considerations
Responding To The Amended Application
Assistance For Residents Without Computer Access
Queries
Production… Read More

Parish Newsletter - November 2021

Update Re: The Preston History Website
Carols near The Christmas Tree On The Green, Sunday 5 December 6.00pm
NHDC Survey On District Councillor Elections
Hitchin Foodbank Shortages
A Christmas Treat with A Film and A Raffle and some Tea! (plus other refreshments)
The 2021 Autumn Litter Pick And Clearing Of Twigs And Leaves
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St Martin’s Church and All Saints’ Church Services
St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2020/2021
A Letter From Our Team Vicar
Neighbourhood Watch
- Reporting suspicious activity
- Stay Safe From Phone Fraud – Neighbourhood Watch message
- 159
COVID-19 and the Newsletter… Read More

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