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Chairman's Report 2020-21 

 

FINANCIAL AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDING 31st March 2021

Certificate of Exemption 2020-21

Annual Internal Audit Report 2020-21

Exercise of Public Rights 2020-21

Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

Accounting Statements 2020-21

Bank Reconciliation 31st March 2021

Statement of Accounts 2020-21

 

Parish Council Meetings

The meetings planned for Monday 10th May 2021 were cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Ardeley Parish Council will now take place on Monday 24th May 2021 at 7.00pm at the Village Hall.

Please note that, because of Coronavirus restrictions, access to the venue may be limited. The bi-monthly meeting due to have been held on 10th May has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date to be announced.

Parish Council Meeting Dates for 2021

4th January 2021 - online meeting

1st March 2021 - online meeting

6th April 2021 - online meeting regarding development proposals at Church Farm

10th May 2021 - Annual Meetings - POSTPONED

24th May 2021 - Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of Ardeley Parish Council

Physical Activity Strategy 2017-2022
East Herts issued a draft for the Physical Activity Strategy in November for 2017 to 2022. This can be viewed here.

Planning Applications
The latest planning applications can be found here

East Herts District Council Traffic Reports
EHDC have just issued the following documents, which can be found here;

Hertfordshire Transport Facts 2017

Hertfordshire Road Casualty Facts 2017

Rural Broadband
Broadband can be slow in villages and Ardeley is no exception. A resident at our last Parish Council meeting in March 2019 reported to councillors that he had recently signed up to the Government run ‘Broadband Subsidy Scheme’ and is now receiving vastly improved internet speeds. I am sure this information could be beneficial to many of our parishioners. Below is a couple of helpful websites to give you more detail on the scheme including the company that the resident signed up to.

 guide-to-better-broadband-subsidy-scheme-2018.pd

 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/better-broadband-scheme-extended-for-another-year

 http://notspotbroadband.com

Defibrillator - Volunteer Emergency Telephone Scheme
The council have funded a VETS (Volunteer Emergency Telephone Scheme) system for use in the Parish (Ardeley, Cromer, Woodend and Moor Green).  We have a group of ten volunteers who can bring the defibrillator to you in an emergency.  In an emergency, after ringing 999, you can call 01438 301911 for a volunteer helper. When you call the number, all ten volunteers are called at once.  The first person to answer will be connected directly to you. The defibrillator is very small and lightweight about the size of a bag of sugar.  It is in a locked cabinet in the phone box, fitted with a light, in case you need access at night time.  The key code is given to the person who calls 999.  This is a great asset to our community, which has been proven to save many lives. 

From UK Power Networks
Do you or someone you know need extra support during a power cut?  Although power cuts don’t happen very often when they do they can be worrying.  UK Power Networks is the electricity network and it provides a ‘Priority Services Register’ for people who might need extra help in a power cut.  Older people, families with very young children, and people with specific medical conditions are among the many people who are eligible to register for free support.  You can find more details and register by visiting ukpowernetworks.co.uk/prioritysupport or calling 0800 169 9970.