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Parish Council Notice Board April 2021

A Free Tree For Your Garden

North Hertfordshire District Council has organised a tree planting project that encourages people living in North Herts to plant a free tree in their garden. Trees will be small saplings and will be delivered in the Autumn.

Anyone who would like to order a free tree should contact Lisa Lathane, Clerk to Preston Parish using this contact form (or the contact details published in the newsletter) as soon as possible and by Friday 30 April at the latest. An order for Preston will be submitted via District Councillor David Barnard.

OWL Messaging

Preston Parish Council has been asked by Hertfordshire Police to promote the OWL system which they use to send out information on local crime to Hertfordshire residents. Only 26% of households are currently registered. To sign up to OWL, simply visit www.owl.co.uk or contact your local PCSO Heather 07847 364955 or heather.burrows@herts.pnn.police.uk.

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.

Easter and May bank holiday Refuse and Recycling

If your normal refuse / recycling collection day is a Tuesday these are the dates for the holidays:

Wednesday 7th April —
Purple Bin (Refuse) and Food Waste

Tuesday 13th April back to normal —
Black (Recycling), Brown (Garden Waste) and Food Waste

Wednesday 5 May —
Purple Bin (Refuse) and Food Waste

Tuesday 12th May back to normal —
Black (Recycling), Brown (Garden Waste) and Food Waste

Wednesday 2nd June —
Purple Bin (Refuse) and Food Waste

Tuesday 8th June back to normal —
Black (Recycling), Brown (Garden Waste) and Food Waste

You can find the Collection Dates on the Changes to North Herts bin collections for Easter and May bank holidays 2021 page.

North Herts CVS Community Transport Scheme

Preston Parish Council would like to make residents aware of this local Community Transport Scheme which is available for any elderly residents who may require help to attend medical appointments, particularly their Covid 19 vaccination appointment.

Drivers are volunteers who have had all the necessary training and checks including risk assessments to enable them to operate during the pandemic. Both driver and passenger will wear masks and the passenger will sit in the back of the car. Anti-septic wipes are used before and after each journey. Drivers will wait to take the person home after their appointment.

There is a minimum cost of £5 for the first 11 miles of any journey with each extra mile charged at 45p. There is also a £2 booking fee.  Transport is available 7 days per week and should be booked a week in advance if possible: tel: 01462 689402 between 9.00 and 4.30 Monday to Friday. There is an answerphone so please leave a message if necessary and someone will get back to you.

Anyone who would like to volunteer as a driver should make enquiries on the above number.

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

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.

Preston Parish Council
- Parking On The Green
- A Free Tree For Your Garden
- OWL Messaging
- Preston Parish Council: Wednesday 21 April
Hitchin Foodbank Shortages
COVID 19: Preston Help Line – Closing Friday 2 April
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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
COVID-19 and the Newsletter… Read More

Preston Parish Council: Wednesday 3 March
COVID 19: Preston Help Line
COVID 19 Local Information
Readings And Services For January 2021
Letter From Our Vicar
St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2020/2021
Neighbourhood Watch
Hitchin Foodbank Shortages
COVID-19 and the Newsletter… Read More

Preston Parish Council: Planning Applications
Hitchin Foodbank
Thanks To County Councillor David Barnard
COVID 19: Preston Help Line
North Herts CVS Community Transport Scheme
February 6th – 14th: CPRE: The annual COUNT OF STARS in ORION!
The Spring 2021 Litter Pick
A Message from LADACAN
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Readings And Services For January 2021
Letter From Our Vicar
St Martin’s Church 120 Club Draw 2020/2021
Neighbourhood Watch… Read More

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