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
For information on the Countryside Code click here
The Parish Council continues to thank all residents for supporting our community during the pandemic
30/9/21: Speedwatch Report - click here
The latest Covid-19 data from Essex County Council is available on the county council website: www.essex.gov.uk/local-outbreak-control-plan.
Covid-19 website which provides the latest information on the vaccination programme in Essex – see here: www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk .The website is hosted and managed by the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership but includes information across the whole of the greater Essex area, including west Essex (Uttlesford).
Covid-19 Vaccination Anti-Fraud Guide: click here
Covid-19 Community testing: click here for details
Covid 19 Council Tax Relief Information: click here
Providing food and essentials to families and individuals in crisis across Uttlesford. Our volunteers offer a caring, non-judgemental service and our clients are at the heart of everything we do.
If you are in need please call us on 07531 436335 for help and advice. To find out how you can help by donating food, money or volunteering your time please visit www.uttlesford.foodbank.org.uk and for up-to-date info please follow us on Facebook: UttlesfordFoodbank
Community Response Hub: As a reminder, the Community Response Hub is still available to help residents who are struggling at this time, including assisting with shopping, prescription collection and befriending. The hub number 03333 408 218 is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, or residents can get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LATEST PLANNING NEWS
Mill Road Appeal APP/C1570/W/21/3272403:
The Mill Road Appeal against the refusal by UDC for 45 houses south of Vernons Close starts on 27th September.on Zoom. In order to follow the appeal, residents need to register to join by sending an email to email@example.com, making it clear you just want to observe.
GENERAL COVID-19 ADVICE
COVID Fraud Scam Alerts: click here
Government face mask guidance: click here
For UDC Business Support:
Advice from UDC Track and Trace:
If the NHS test and trace service contacts you, the service will use text messages, email or phone.
For the full guidance/information please check the GOV.UK website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
Remember UDC 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 pandemic 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 general help and assistance 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
Please refer to the following link for further information:
Henham Parish Council
HPC meetings have now resumed in accordance with COVID-19 guidlines. Should any members of the public wish to attend please can they contact the Clerk.