Introduction to our Village
Henham remains a rural community although now perhaps better described as a 'community in a rural setting.' As with most other villages in the area, there are few whose income is dependant on the land and the majority of working residents travel away from the area to seek a living. However on the positive side we retain our own church, primary school, village shop with a post office, public house, village hall, church hall and community centre. Our population is approximately 1250 plus.
The history of Henham now has its own website at www.henhamhistory.org. Click here.
Visit the Essex Police website for their top five safety tips for a number of main crimes that are committed around this time of year: www.essex.police.uk/letstalk/
For more information on Winter security click here
For more information on home security click here
For more information on vehicle security click here
The Parish Council continues to thank all residents for supporting our community during the pandemic
LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES:
16/10/2020 ECC press release re Tier 2 status: click here
13/10/2020 ECC press release re application for TIER 2 status: click here
Council Tax Relief Information: click here
10/10/2020 Important Notice - Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2020:
As residents are aware, subject to very few exemptions, the law prohibits gatherings of groups of 6 or more. The guidance also states that social distancing should be maintained for those groups mixing outside their single household. The mingling of groups is prohibited. With this in mind, Henham Parish Council, together with the PCC, has decided not to hold a Remembrance Day service at the war memorial this year. The Royal British Legion has issued guidance with advice on how residents can pay their respects to the fallen by other means than attending a ceremony. This guidance includes
• Donating and downloading a poppy to place on display in support of the Armed Forces community.
• Buy a poppy online
• Join the Virtual Poppy Run
• Remember the fallen by standing in silence on your doorstep at 11 am.
The Church is organising an online service. If organisations or individuals wish to lay a wreath at the war memorial this can be done at any time over the weekend observing the rules described above.
HPC and the PCC are aware that this will be a disappointment to residents as the gathering at the war memorial is always a special event in Henham.
Nick Baker. Chair HPC.
LATEST PLANNING NEWS
Notice of virtual Fairfield Appeal Hearing
commencing on 9th November 2020 on Teams commencing at 13:30 click here for further details
Chickney Road proposed 16 houses development - Appeal dismissed click here for the decision notice
COVID FRAUD ALERT SCAMS: click here
Government face mask guidance: click here
ADVICE FROM UDC: With the development of Track and Trace, many people have been asking for advice around how this works.
Please find below the official advice from the GOV.UK website on how the system works and advice on how to avoid being the victim of any possible scams as a result of the implementation of this system:
If the NHS test and trace service contacts you, the service will use text messages, email or phone.
All texts or emails will ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website.
If NHS test and trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number: 0300 013 5000.
All information you provide to the NHS test and trace service is held in strict confidence and will only be kept and used in line with the Data Protection Act 2018.
Contact tracers will:
• call you from 0300 013 5000
• send you text messages from ‘NHS’
• ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
• ask if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
• provide advice on what you must do as you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
Contact tracers will never:
• ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
• ask for any details about your bank account
• ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
• provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
• ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
• ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS
For the full guidance/information please check the GOV.UK website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
Remember our advice
If in doubt use the A, B, C of scam awareness:
A- Never Assume a caller, email or text is genuine.
B- Never Believe a caller, email or text is genuine.
C- Always Confirm by contacting a trusted number, family member, friend, your bank’s fraud department or the police to check if it’s genuine.
Bonfires - Residents are reminded that the UDC website states that residents should not light bonfires during the coronavirus period if it is likely to cause problems with neighbours or residents. There is a report form on the UDC website to report anti-social bonfires.
HPC asks residents to consider other residents when thinking of lighting a bonfire. During this lockdown it is unreasonable to subject neighbours to smoke and smell when they are adhering to Government guidelines by staying indoors. Please do not light bonfires during this lockdown period.
Nick Baker, Chair of HPC
For help and assistance during the pandemic please click here:
UDC message regarding how to report low-level Anti-Social Behaviour:
Please use the Report Form to report Issues such as noise, littering, gathering of groups causing a nuisance, are an example of what can be reported here, and which are on-going, affecting the quality of life for UDC residents.
This report goes directly into the inbox of the Community Safety Team, and will be investigated and discussed via the Uttlesford Community Hub in partnership with the relevant agencies.
We would still urge members of the public to use the 999 system for emergencies, and 101 for reporting of issues that are currently happening.
For the REPORT FORM- click on this link: https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/6464/Anti-social-behaviour-reporting-form
Coronavirus - please see Government Guidelines:
Handwashing Techniques: Click here
Home Isolation Advice: Click here
Please also refer to the following link for further information:
Due to COVID-19 all HPC meetings are postponed until further notice. HPC will continue to conduct parish council matters via appropriate social media.