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Thanks John for posting. Also to everyone who has checked a garage or shed. We are halfway there as Dusty (Black and White) came home this morning. Possibly released from where ever she was stuck. Just need Boomer now, so fingers crossed he will be spotted or come home too.

And after 10 nights away ... Boomer came home. All safe and well. Thank you to all who kept a look out.

Radwinter Wild Game Company will be selling the following frozen stock tomorrow:

Burgers, Sausages, Pigeon Fillets, Pheasant and Partridges, and Diced Venison.
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Radwinter Wild Game Company  will be selling the following frozen stock tomorrow:  Burgers, Sausages, Pigeon Fillets, Pheasant and Partridges, and Diced Venison.

Good evening,

I'll be in Ashdon 8.00-10.00 tomorrow.

I have no normal broccoli this week, the Spanish ones are coming through too dry and yellow too quickly. Once the British starts in May, I'll stock again. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.

Cash, card or bank transfer accepted.

If you can't make it, please take advantage of delivery in the areas.

The fruit, salad and veg available tomorrow will be (prices can be subject to change);

Free range eggs 6/12/30 (£1.30/£2.50/£6)

Blueberries (£2.00 a punnet)
Raspberries (£3 a punnet)
Best Strawberries (£5 a punnet)
Pink apples (£0.60)
British Gala apples (£0.40)
Conference pears (£2.50 a kilo)
Mis-shapen Conference pears (£1.50 a kilo)
Grapes (£2.50 a punnet)
Bananas (£0.20)
Large Navel Oranges (£0.60)
Blood oranges (£3.00 a kilo)
Nardacott mandarin (£0.40) (easy peeler)
Satsuma (£3 a kilo)
Punnet nectarines (£2.00)
Lemons (£0.35)
Limes (£0.35)
Pink Grapefruit (£0.80)
Large Melon Honey dew (£2.25)
Large Pineapples (£1.80)
Mangoes (£1.00)
Golden Kiwi (£0.70)
Plums (£4.00 a kilo)

Cambridgeshire Green Asparagus 250g (£4.00)
Cherry tomatoes on vine (£1.75 for 250g loose)
Vine tomatoes (£2.80 a kilo)
Beef tomato (£0.80)
Large Cucumber (£0.80)
Celery (£1)
Spring onions (£0.80)
Little Gem Lettuce, 2 pack (£1)
Iceberg (£0.80)
Multi colour radish (£1.25 a pack)
Baby spinach (£1.50)
Rocket (£1.50)
Red pepper (£0.90)
Romano Red pepper (£0.60)
Hass Avocado RTE (£1.60)

Large Aubergine (£1.20)
Mooli (£1.50 a kilo)
Turnips (£2 a kilo)
Courgettes (£2.00 a kilo)
Salad potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Sweet potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Marfona potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Regular Red potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Maris piper potatoes (£1 a kilo)
King edwards potatoes (£1 a kilo)
British Parsnips (£2 a kilo)
Sugar snap loose (£6.00 a kilo)
Mange tout pack (£1.60)
Fine beans (£1.60)
Kohlrabi (£1.50 a kilo)
Red cabbage (£0.80)
White cabbage (£0.80)
Cauliflower medium/ large (£1.80/ £2.60)
Tenderstem broccoli 500g (£4)
Loose carrots (£1 a kilo)
Bunch of carrots (£1.60)
Hispi cabbage (£0.80)
Savoy cabbage (£1.00)
Butternut squash (£1.20)
Leeks (£2.50 a kilo)
Mushrooms (£4 a kilo)
Portobello mushrooms (£6 a kilo)

Onions (£0.75 per kilo)
Red onions (£1 per kilo)
Shallots (£2 a kilo)
Large Garlic (£1)

Ginger (£0.60 for 100g)
Bagged Herbs (£1.20)
Flat parsley
Curly parsley
Coriander
Chives
Basil
Mint
Red chilli £2.50 for 250g

Hope to see you soon or if you need a local delivery of my products, send a list of what and how much you want.

Kind regards

Darren

07796694729
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Good evening,  Ill be in Ashdon 8.00-10.00 tomorrow.  I have no normal broccoli this week, the Spanish ones are coming through too dry and yellow too quickly. Once the British starts in May, Ill stock again. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.  Cash, card or bank transfer accepted.  If you cant make it, please take advantage of delivery in the areas.  The fruit, salad and veg available tomorrow will be (prices can be subject to change);  Free range eggs 6/12/30 (£1.30/£2.50/£6)  Blueberries (£2.00 a punnet)
Raspberries (£3 a punnet)
Best Strawberries (£5 a punnet)
Pink apples (£0.60)
British Gala apples (£0.40)
Conference pears (£2.50 a kilo)
Mis-shapen Conference pears (£1.50 a kilo)
Grapes (£2.50 a punnet)
Bananas (£0.20)
Large Navel Oranges (£0.60)
Blood oranges (£3.00 a kilo)
Nardacott mandarin (£0.40) (easy peeler)
Satsuma (£3 a kilo)
Punnet nectarines (£2.00)
Lemons (£0.35)
Limes (£0.35)
Pink Grapefruit (£0.80)
Large Melon Honey dew (£2.25)
Large Pineapples (£1.80)
Mangoes (£1.00)
Golden Kiwi (£0.70)
Plums (£4.00 a kilo)  Cambridgeshire Green Asparagus 250g (£4.00)
Cherry tomatoes on vine (£1.75 for 250g loose)
Vine tomatoes (£2.80 a kilo)
Beef tomato (£0.80)
Large Cucumber (£0.80)
Celery (£1)
Spring onions (£0.80)
Little Gem Lettuce, 2 pack (£1)
Iceberg (£0.80)
Multi colour radish (£1.25 a pack)
Baby spinach (£1.50)
Rocket (£1.50)
Red pepper (£0.90)
Romano Red pepper (£0.60)
Hass Avocado RTE (£1.60)  Large Aubergine (£1.20)
Mooli (£1.50 a kilo)
Turnips (£2 a kilo)
Courgettes (£2.00 a kilo)
Salad potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Sweet potatoes (£2 a kilo)
Marfona potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Regular Red potatoes (£1 a kilo)
Maris piper potatoes (£1 a kilo)
King edwards potatoes (£1 a kilo)
British Parsnips (£2 a kilo)
Sugar snap loose (£6.00 a kilo)
Mange tout pack (£1.60)
Fine beans (£1.60)
Kohlrabi (£1.50 a kilo)
Red cabbage (£0.80)
White cabbage (£0.80)
Cauliflower medium/ large (£1.80/ £2.60)
Tenderstem broccoli 500g (£4)
Loose carrots (£1 a kilo)
Bunch of carrots (£1.60)
Hispi cabbage (£0.80)
Savoy cabbage (£1.00)
Butternut squash (£1.20)
Leeks (£2.50 a kilo)
Mushrooms (£4 a kilo)
Portobello mushrooms (£6 a kilo)  Onions (£0.75 per kilo)
Red onions (£1 per kilo)
Shallots (£2 a kilo)
Large Garlic (£1)  Ginger (£0.60 for 100g)
Bagged Herbs (£1.20)
Flat parsley
Curly parsley
Coriander
Chives
Basil
Mint
Red chilli £2.50 for 250g  Hope to see you soon or if you need a local delivery of my products, send a list of what and how much you want.  Kind regards  Darren  07796694729

The May Edition of The Community Watch Magazine for Essex is available to view by clicking the link below.

ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Essex-Community-Watch-May-Edition.pdf
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The May Edition of The Community Watch Magazine for Essex is available to view by clicking the link below.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Essex-Community-Watch-May-Edition.pdf

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Please be aware..

Radwinter Wild Game Company will also be at the Rose & Crown car park tomorrow morning and will be selling:

Venison burgers,
Pheasant and bacon burgers,
Steaks,
Pigeon breasts, and
Whole frozen pheasants and Partridges.
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Radwinter Wild Game Company will also be at the Rose & Crown car park tomorrow morning and will be selling:  Venison burgers, 
Pheasant and bacon burgers, 
Steaks, 
Pigeon breasts, and 
Whole frozen pheasants and Partridges.

📣 Volunteers - We need you!
Home-Start Essex is looking for volunteers to provide support to families who may need a bit of extra help.
Can you spare a few hours a week? ⌚️
Would you like to help your local community? 🤝
Starting 20 May is our new online prep training course and we are actively seeking volunteers within the UTTLESFORD area to support this initiative. If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity and would like to make a difference to the lives of children and families then please get in touch! You do not need to be a parent to volunteer, any experience of working, volunteering or involvement with children would be most welcome!
Recent studies have highlighted the enormous benefits for the individual. When you volunteer, your ties to the community improve, so does your own support network and mental health. So while you are generously helping others, you are also helping yourself. Volunteering allows you to support your community, make friends for life, gain new skills and experience and can even help us to live longer...wow! 😍
Volunteering will not only change families lives, it will change yours...

#BecauseChildhoodCantWait #volunteer #supportforfamilies
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Timeline PhotosWe've had a flurry of reports about these HSBC scam text messages being received.

These texts have been sent by criminals who have created the fake website to look similar to the HSBC website, with the same branding, layout and font choices.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.

If you think you have provided scammers with your financial details, contact your bank immediately.

If you receive what you think is a fake message, forward the text message, including the phone number or company name, to 7726. It won’t cost you anything and it means your phone provider can investigate the sender.

Report all scams to us via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.
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Active Essex Newsletter - The Pulse April 21.

We have received the latest Active Essex Newsletter – click on the link below to download and view.

ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/The-Pulse-14.04.21.pdf
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Active Essex Newsletter - The Pulse April 21.  We have received the latest Active Essex Newsletter – click on the link below to download and view.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/The-Pulse-14.04.21.pdf

RCCE - Essex Warbler (April Edition).

The April edition of the Essex Warbler from the Rural Community Council of Essex is now available to view online. Please click on the link to download it.

ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/RCCE-Warbler-April-2021.pdf
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RCCE - Essex Warbler (April Edition).  The April edition of the Essex Warbler from the Rural Community Council of Essex is now available to view online. Please click on the link to download it.  https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/RCCE-Warbler-April-2021.pdf

Essex Rural Partnership Monthly Bulletin - April 21.

We have received the Essex Rural Partnership Monthly Bulletin for April 2021. This is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.
ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Essex_Rural_Partnership_Bulletin_April_2021.pdf
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Essex Rural Partnership Monthly Bulletin - April 21.  We have received the Essex Rural Partnership Monthly Bulletin for April 2021. This is available to download / view by clicking on the link below.
https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Essex_Rural_Partnership_Bulletin_April_2021.pdf

Radwinter Wild Game Company will not be selling at the Rose & Crown tomorrow morning but will be back on Wednesday 21st April.. ... See MoreSee Less

The Walden Local is returning on Wednesday April 28th.

Copies will be available for collection from the box at the front of the Village Hall.
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The Walden Local is returning on Wednesday April 28th. 
Copies will be available for collection from the box at the front of the Village Hall.

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Oh good

Ahh nice one... Normality coming back 🙏

Uttlesford Foodbank - emergency food and support for local people in crisis.

The full flyer can be downloaded via this link
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Uttlesford Foodbank - emergency food and support for local people in crisis.  The full flyer can be downloaded via this link
https://ashdonparish.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Uttlesford_Foodbank_flyer.pdf

Cemetery composting area.

Sadly, the Cemetery composting area will shortly be fenced off for the time being.

This is due to improper use of the area in which, amongst other things, rubbish, dog poo bags (used), 18 wired wreaths, plastic pots and plastic flowers have been put in there. That is not the idea of the area and most of these items will not compost.

What makes it sadder is that there is a black bin and notice right next to the composting area.
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Cemetery composting area.  Sadly, the Cemetery composting area will shortly be fenced off for the time being.  This is due to improper use of the area in which, amongst other things, rubbish, dog poo bags (used), 18 wired wreaths, plastic pots and plastic flowers have been put in there. That is not the idea of the area and most of these items will not compost. 
What makes it sadder is that there is a black bin and notice right next to the composting area.

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I was disgusted and shocked when visiting my friend's grave to find dog poo on her grave! What is wrong with these dog owners?

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Heres looking forward to a bit of normality..

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A Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

This morning a lorry described as a green lorry with "Animal Feeds" written on it mounted the verge on Radwinter Road and took out not only the verge but someone's steps.

If anyone has any information on who this lorry may be operated by (or saw the incident) please could you let us know by private message so that we can pass on to the resident.

Thankfully no one was stood on or near the steps at the time.
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This morning a lorry described as a green lorry with Animal Feeds written on it mounted the verge on Radwinter Road and took out not only the verge but someones steps.  If anyone has any information on who this lorry may be operated by (or saw the incident) please could you let us know by private message so that we can pass on to the resident.  Thankfully no one was stood on or near the steps at the time.

Timeline PhotosBeware of these fake Hermes text messages, that lead to a bogus website.

These texts have been sent by criminals who have created the fake website to look similar to the Hermes website, with the same branding, layout and font choices.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.

If you think you have provided scammers with your financial details, contact your bank immediately.

If you receive what you think is a fake message, forward the text message, including the phone number or company name, to 7726. It won’t cost you anything and it means your phone provider can investigate the sender.

Report all scams to us via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.
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Links to useful information sites with the latest COVID-19 updates.

Just click on the relevant links below:

HM Government:
www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Essex County Council:
www.essex.gov.uk/topic/coronavirus

Uttlesford District Council:
www.uttlesford.gov.uk/coronavirus
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From Monday 29th March Covid-19 self-test kits will be available for collection at 21 libraries across Essex, making testing even more accessible and convenient.

Residents, who do NOT have Covid-19 symptoms, will be able to collect and take away two boxes of seven tests, to undertake regular twice weekly testing at home to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The self-test kits are simple to use and offer quick results.

Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, said: “I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that as lockdown eases people remain vigilant, observe hands, face and space and get tested to make sure we reduce asymptomatic infections as much as possible.

“It is also important that people use the testing channel most appropriate for them to ensure that people we need to get tested can have access to the tests they need.

“We are particularly keen to test people who cannot work from home, and are encouraging residents to take a test before seeing relatives or loved ones outside of their lockdown bubble.

“It is also vital that people upload their results as directed in the test instructions, and that people self-isolate as per the government guidance if their result is positive”.

Essex County Council has received an initial stock of 199,000 tests to start the scheme and further tests, and potentially more libraries will be available as more tests become available from the government.

Anyone in a bubble or household with children aged 0 – 18 should continue to choose the online direct option to get their tests delivered to their home. More details can be found here.

Anyone who is already receiving a regular supply of self-test kits from another source should continue with their existing route to help increase the availability of testing for people not currently covered by other national testing schemes.

Saffron Walden Library

Saffron Walden Library, 2 King Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1ES

Monday - Thursday 9am -5pm, Friday 9am-5.30pm & Saturday 9am-5pm
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From Monday 29th March Covid-19 self-test kits will be available for collection at 21 libraries across Essex, making testing even more accessible and convenient.  Residents, who do NOT have Covid-19 symptoms, will be able to collect and take away two boxes of seven tests, to undertake regular twice weekly testing at home to help prevent the spread of the virus.  The self-test kits are simple to use and offer quick results.  Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, said: “I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that as lockdown eases people remain vigilant, observe hands, face and space and get tested to make sure we reduce asymptomatic infections as much as possible.  “It is also important that people use the testing channel most appropriate for them to ensure that people we need to get tested can have access to the tests they need.  “We are particularly keen to test people who cannot work from home, and are encouraging residents to take a test before seeing relatives or loved ones outside of their lockdown bubble.  “It is also vital that people upload their results as directed in the test instructions, and that people self-isolate as per the government guidance if their result is positive”.  Essex County Council has received an initial stock of 199,000 tests to start the scheme and further tests, and potentially more libraries will be available as more tests become available from the government.  Anyone in a bubble or household with children aged 0 – 18 should continue to choose the online direct option to get their tests delivered to their home. More details can be found here.  Anyone who is already receiving a regular supply of self-test kits from another source should continue with their existing route to help increase the availability of testing for people not currently covered by other national testing schemes.  Saffron Walden Library  Saffron Walden Library, 2 King Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1ES  Monday - Thursday 9am -5pm, Friday 9am-5.30pm & Saturday 9am-5pm

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Received from a villager.

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We have also had trouble with this cat coming in all the time even in the middle of the night spraying eating our cats food. We have now locked our cat flap but because it’s upset our cats so much and now we have trouble with our own cats who have started to mark their territory and rip up the carpet. So if we can sort something out this would be marvellous. We live on Radwinter Rd.

I've occasionally seen this cat over the last couple of years in the small field next to me at Goldstones Cottage and opposite the Vales. Very timid, always keeps 20 metres or so away if it doesn't run off. Not sure if that helps at all.

Toe Beans Cat Rescue are local they'll know what to do?

Looks like a Tom to me. From the face shape etc. I'd catch and take to vets for a scan. If not chipped local charities will neuter if needed. And release. Or rehome if not wild.

Just as an update: Unfortunately, this cat was found dead last week. It was hit by a car on the Radwinter Road.

Toe Beans Cat Rescue we can help catch and scan for a microchip. If he's domestic, we will put a paper collar on asking the owner to contact us 07436285029. If he turns out to be a stray, we will try to locate his owner using social media, contacting vets, registering on lost and found websites and putting up posters locally. If he turns out to be feral we will get him any urgent medical treatment required and either return him (if wanted back) or place him in a new home.

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There has been a report of a catalytic converter theft from a car in Ashdon in the last week.

Please ensure that you take precautions to protect your car where possible.

This is not an endorsement but a link to the Catloc described below is catloc.co.uk/
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There has been a report of a catalytic converter theft from a car in Ashdon in the last week.  Please ensure that you take precautions to protect your car where possible.  This is not an endorsement but a link to the Catloc described below is https://catloc.co.uk/
You can Register To Vote via the link below..  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

All Saints Fitness Equipment Area is now open.

Due to the latest step in the relaxation of government COVID-19 restrictions, the Fitness Equipment Area at All Saints is now open.

Please observe Social Distancing and all other regulations currently in force..
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