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The 2021 dates for the Weekend Garden Waste Skip Service have been released. ... See MoreSee Less

The 2021 dates for the Weekend Garden Waste Skip Service have been released.

Please take your dog poo bags home.

Ashdon Parish Council did a litter pick from Rogers End to Waltons gates only 5 days ago and cleared up all sorts (including used poo bags) as well as the usual array of empty cans of Fosters (x6 dotted about in different places), Mcdonalds cartons and boxes as well as beer bottles etc etc).

Sadly, in only 5 days, there are now several more poo bags that have been thrown (used) into bushes. On the off chance that the walker(s) have thrown the bags into the bush with the intention of picking them up on the way back could we ask you to pick them up and dispose of them appropriately (either any bin or just take them home).
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Please take your dog poo bags home.  Ashdon Parish Council did a litter pick from Rogers End to Waltons gates only 5 days ago and cleared up all sorts (including used poo bags) as well as the usual array of empty cans of Fosters (x6 dotted about in different places), Mcdonalds cartons and boxes as well as  beer bottles etc etc).  Sadly, in only 5 days, there are now several more poo bags that have been thrown (used) into bushes. On the off chance that the walker(s) have thrown the bags into the bush with the intention of picking them up on the way back could we ask you to pick them up and dispose of them appropriately (either any bin or just take them home).

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We’ve the same problem out here in castle camps, on a beautiful country walk let down by dog mess and poo bags scattered also people letting their dogs mess on the pavements as well...nice....NOT!

About ten years ago I was sitting in my transit van on a green next to Clacton beach writing a report on my previous visit. A big black posh motor parks in front of me. A middle aged couple get out with a mut. They didn't see me. The gent walks away first followed by the woman with the mut on a lead. Then the mut stops and dumps in the middle of the footpath. The woman looks around seeing no-one about - still didnt see me. She then walks off and leaves the steamer. As a dad of seven and really fed up with my kids getting into my car or coming home and five mins later I catch the rich wiff of dog shit. I've spent too much time scraping dog poo out of carpets and shoes. I phone the Tendering dog warden and report the offence and give the car reg. I suggested that the warden would be unlikely to do anything. So, fuming I gets out of the van get a trowel, pick up the steamer and carefully squash it on the drivers front windscreen with a note -"this fell out of your dog" Some weeks later I had a call from the dog warden to ask if I would make a statement. During the interview I described what I had done with the steamer- the warden smiled and said the couple weren't too happy about that!.

We had dog poop up on our path way on private property. Thanks to the owner for not picking it up. Disgusting

Well said, so annoying to see so much rubbish and dog poo bags, I would be happier to see it left than be put in a bag but even happier not to see it at all. I would normally take a bag with me and pick any rubbish up I see on my walk and take it home but under circumstances I have had to stop doing that. Please take your rubbish home with you.

One of our favourite family games on our lovely walks around the village 'avoid the dog mess' The footpath from the back of Tredgetts to rectory Lane is an excellent place for maximum points!

The amount of cars parked along the road on Saturday and Sunday all going for walks, I’m afraid this post might not reach the perpetrators

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Active Essex - The Pulse.

We have received the latest edition of the excellent Active Essex - The Pulse.

You can download it from the Parish Web Site by clicking the link below.

ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Active-Essex-The-Pulse.pdf
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Active Essex - The Pulse.  We have received the latest edition of the excellent Active Essex - The Pulse.  You can download it from the Parish Web Site by clicking the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Active-Essex-The-Pulse.pdf

Road out of lockdown - infographic.. ... See MoreSee Less

Road out of lockdown - infographic..
Cabinet Office: Roadmap out of lockdown document.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/965011/COVID-19_Response_-_Spring_2021___Summary_-_Easy_Read_.pdf

Cases continue to decrease.. ... See MoreSee Less

Cases continue to decrease..

We appear to be getting there but please keep taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Don't let your guard down just yet.. ... See MoreSee Less

We appear to be getting there but please keep taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Dont let your guard down just yet..

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Though useful for snapshot analysis, the raw uncalibrated swab test data on the government website can be misleading when used to compare cases now with the past to look for trends. This is because the number of tests performed increases week-on-week. To help get a better feel for local trends, I have created a datahub, which takes live data from the government website and other places, and calibrates for test number and pillar variance. I have a page created specifically for Uttlesford, which the local community may find useful. In addition to swab test data calibrated for test number and pillar variance, it also shows local hospital admissions, local prevalence data, R number, and strain prevalence. See: covid.xiscience.com/Uttlesford.php

https://www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/

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You can now book online if over 65. Additionally, frontline health and social care workers who have not yet had the vaccine 😊

Essex Energy Efficiency Grant Funding.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for eligible households.

Details are on the attached images. If you think that you are eligible then contact them to discuss and arrange an assessment.

www.arangroup.co.uk/sec/1945/Essex-Heating-Grants
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Essex Energy Efficiency Grant Funding.  Grants of up to £10,000 are available for eligible households.  Details are on the attached images. If you think that you are eligible then contact them to discuss and arrange an assessment.  https://www.arangroup.co.uk/sec/1945/Essex-Heating-Grants

Positive Test numbers for Audley End, Ashdon & the Chesterfords have risen again.

Positive COVID-19 test numbers are on the rise again (we had 12 positive tests in the seven days to 20th January and it's now up to 23 in the seven days to the 1st February). The Rolling Rate which was 161.4 is now 309.4.

Despite the good news regarding the progress of vaccinations this virus is not beaten. Please take care and follow the guidance to protect yourselves and others.
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Positive Test numbers for Audley End, Ashdon & the Chesterfords have risen again.  Positive COVID-19 test numbers are on the rise again (we had 12 positive tests in the seven days to 20th January and its now up to 23 in the seven days to the 1st February). The Rolling Rate which was 161.4 is now 309.4.  Despite the good news regarding the progress of vaccinations this virus is not beaten. Please take care and follow the guidance to protect yourselves and others.

The latest UDC District news (dated 05/02/21) has been released and can be viewed via the link below.
content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKUTTLESFORD/bulletins/2bf8b81
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The latest UDC District news (dated 05/02/21) has been released and can be viewed via the link below.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKUTTLESFORD/bulletins/2bf8b81
https://www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/

The February edition of "The Warbler" which is the newsletter of the Rural Community Council of Essex is now available. You can access it via the link below.

ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RCCE-Warbler-February-2021.pdf
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The February edition of The Warbler which is the newsletter of the Rural Community Council of Essex is now available. You can access it via the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RCCE-Warbler-February-2021.pdf

Like you, we are committed to everyone’s safety. If you have coronavirus symptoms please stay at home. You can still shop local by using Click it Local www.clickitlocal.co.uk/uttlesford
#ShopLocalShopSafe
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We are posting this for a family in the village. If you are able to assist or are interested in more details please let us know and we will put you in touch with them...

"We are a young family who are looking for a new house in the village. We have lived in the village for some time and have fallen in love with the community, scenery and location of the village. We’d love to stay in the village and find a min four bed detached house that we can move to to help our family grow here. If anyone has a property that they are considering selling please could they get in touch. If anyone would consider downsizing and would love to stay in the village we have a very energy efficient 3 bed semi- detached with mature garden that may appeal."
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White cottage at Water End is for sale.

Essex Energy Switch. Could save you money !!  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Essex-Energy-Switch-Reminder.pdf

We are constantly looking at ways to improve the Parish Council web site and have just added a page showing Facebook posts / the feed from the Parish Council Facebook Page.

You can view this page via the "Social Media" drop down option under the News option on the menu bar.

The aim, is that over time, we will be able to post news updates on just the Facebook Page and they will automatically display on the web site. This will enable us to just update in one place and avoid the duplication of having to put the same update on two different places. It's also a lot easier updating Facebook at short notice than WordPress which the web site uses.

The web site does, of course, have a vast amount of useful of information for the residents of Ashdon (far more than we could ever put on Facebook) so in our opinion both are useful.

ashdonparish.co.uk/
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We are constantly looking at ways to improve the Parish Council web site and have just added a page showing Facebook posts / the feed from the Parish Council Facebook Page.  You can view this page via the Social Media drop down option under the News option on the menu bar.  The aim, is that over time, we will be able to post news updates on just the Facebook Page and they will automatically display on the web site. This will enable us to just update in one place and avoid the duplication of having to put the same update on two different places. Its also a lot easier updating Facebook at short notice than WordPress which the web site uses.  The web site does, of course, have a vast amount of useful of information for the residents of Ashdon (far more than we could ever put on Facebook) so in our opinion both are useful.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/

Don't fall victim to a vaccine scam... ... See MoreSee Less

Dont fall victim to a vaccine scam...

Essex Boys and Girls Clubs and Active Essex Foundation - Holiday Activity Programme.

Click bit.ly/3qYOeqJ to book
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Essex Boys and Girls Clubs and Active Essex Foundation - Holiday Activity Programme.  Click https://bit.ly/3qYOeqJ to book

Pothole:
We have been made aware of a large pothole outside the museum. This has been reported by the Parish Council to Essex Highways but please take care until it is repaired.
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Pothole:
We have been made aware of a large pothole outside the museum. This has been reported by the Parish Council to Essex Highways but please take care until it is repaired.

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Hit it tonight in the dark on my way home from work. Couldn't see it as it was full of water (and dark, obviously). Bang! Hope there's no damage. 🙁

Aren't there any cones left over from the constant roadworks in the village that can be put around it???

Put some tar in there what are we paying rates for. Get on with it,

Seen the AA Van Two times today, Helping with Ruined Tyres that have Hit this Hole !! Take Care It's getting Bigger !!

You will never be asked for your bank details or be asked to pay to receive the NHS COVID-19 vaccine.... ... See MoreSee Less

You will never be asked for your bank details or be asked to pay to receive the NHS COVID-19 vaccine....
https://www.essex.gov.uk/getting-tested-for-covid-19/if-you-dont-have-symptoms

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Went today, very well manged, efficient service with a smile...

The latest UDC District news has been released and can be viewed via the link below:

content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKUTTLESFORD/bulletins/2ba35d4
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The latest UDC District news has been released and can be viewed via the link below:  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKUTTLESFORD/bulletins/2ba35d4
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