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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – INFORMATION AND ADVICE FROM EAST HERTS DISTRICT COUNCIL.
Please see below information from East Herts District Council with details of information, support and services available at this time. We will of course update the site if we receive any further updates or information. But in the meantime where possible the advice is to Stay At Home.
Message from Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts District Council
I know many of us in East Herts will be concerned and anxious about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and I want to reassure you that the welfare of residents in the District remains paramount.
Whatever our age, occupation or background, it is unlikely that any of us in East Herts have been through a period of time as unsettling or as uncertain. While we may all have our own personal anxieties and know friends and family who are unwell or self-isolating, we all have a part to play in making a difference and helping to support our families and the wider community.
We understand that the uncertainty of the situation could lead to some questions so we have put together a Coronavirus page of our website which is home to all the latest information along with an FAQs section.
As a Council, our focus is on continuing to provide vital services but as this is a fast changing situation we are making contingency arrangements to ensure that the delivery of all essential services remains as close to normal as possible.
It is absolutely essential that we all follow the advice of public health professionals and do all we can to protect those who are vulnerable or at higher risk from the virus. We will keep things under constant review in the light of any changes to government advice.
With the introduction of new guidance on ‘social distancing’ and large gatherings, we are advising residents to get in touch with us are via our website or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also postponed all non-essential meetings until a later date. Meetings such as Full Council are under constant review.
In this challenging time, it has been inspiring to see the community spirit and response of so many of our residents and voluntary groups in East Herts, who are offering to help those who are more vulnerable. It’s important, however, that this is coordinated and that everyone who offers to help respects each other and follows public health advice – avoiding inadvertently putting people at risk. More details of the support you can provide to those in need will be available on our website in due course.
Stay up to date
We are conscious that information and advice will continue to change quickly so will be issuing updates on our website and through all Council communications channels such as signing up for our e-newsletter Network as well as Facebook (@EastHertsDC) and Twitter (@EastHerts) as we work together to maintain services and represent East Herts through the days, weeks and months ahead.
Leader of East Herts District Council
The parish of Bengeo Rural lies on raised ground between the River Beane to the West and the River Rib to the South. It stretches north east from the outskirts of Hertford to Tonwell and the A602. It is undulating arable farm land interspersed with new and ancient small woods.
There are three locations with Tonwell in the north which is a traditional village (105 houses) with a pub, village hall and a C of E primary school, Tonwell St Mary’s. Crouchfields, to the South East, is a private estate of 135 houses and flats. In between these is the small attractive hamlet of Chapmore End (25 houses), with its pond, pub and restaurant. There are also outlying pockets of houses at Rickneys, Stonyhills and Chelsing.
A main attraction for people to live here and for visitors, is the abundance of Rights of Ways with the network stretching out into other parishes such as Stapleford and Sacombe. Some of the Rights of Way (including a newly dedicated one) are on the restored land following gravel extraction at the Rickneys quarry. These link across the Sacombe road to the west onto the Nature reserve of Waterford Heath, and then to Waterford Common and other routes to the North and west.
Bengeo Rural lies on a thick seam of gravel. Gravel extraction has taken place at the Rickneys quarry for about 80 years ago. Although currently dormant, it can be expected that further extraction will take place in the furture.
Copies of the Bengeo Rural Parish Map and its Rights of Way may be purchased on request to the clerk of Bengeo Rural Parish Council.
Limited information is currently available whilst the site is under development, for further information please contact the Parish Clerk
07786 918 650