Exploring London Group 3
Exploring London Group 3 have spaces available for a coach trip to Waddesdon Manor on Wednesday 17th November for the Christmas Festival. The festival is a Christmas market and the gardens to the house are decorated with lights. This is an outside activity in the late afternoon and early evening; the house is not open. There is a café and some of the market stalls sell food , however I would advise having a substantial meal at lunch time in case light snacks only are available. Bearing in mind that it is a November evening activity warm clothing is also recommended. The coach pick up is 2pm at the Old Pond. Pick up at Waddesdon Manor is 7pm for the return journey. The cost is £20 a head for National Trust Members and £30 a head for Nonmembers.
If you are interested in joining this trip or would like more information, please contact Judith Peel. Closing date is Thursday 21st October.
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MESSAGE FROM PHILIP JOINER WHO HAS PRODUCED ALL 35 KEEP SMILING EDITIONS
Its appropriate that there is no bulletin this week and nothing from TAT or Region so this email can concentrate on the 35th and last edition of Keep Smiling from Philip Joiner who sent you all the following message. We're sure you'll join with us in thanking Philip for his dedication and endurance in bringing us all smiles during the last 34 editions and in this his epic 35th edition. Thank you Philip.
'Welcome to my last edition of ‘Keep Smiling’ (35). As I still have lots of unused material, I have prepared a bumper 18-page edition including some topical poems, lots of jokes, cartoons, and 3 quizzes finishing with 2 dingbats. I couldn't fit the kitchen sink into my computer! I have enjoyed producing ‘Keep Smiling’ to bring some humour to what has been a dreadful time for us all coping with Coronavirus. A huge thanks to all of you who have helped to keep me going.
I hope you have found something to smile about in the publications. Although I use various sources to fill the pages, I am very grateful to all the u3a members who have submitted poems, jokes, cartoons, quizzes, and other material. However a special mention ( in no particular order) to Adrian Ross, Elaine Dyke, Tom Bell, Alan Lester, Alan Borrow, Myra Wasserman and Pam Phillips. I apologize if I have left you out!
If you want any past editions of ‘Keep Smiling’ please go to the link at https://u3asites.org.uk/midhurst/page/111823. This link has kindly been provided by David Ratcliffe of Midhurst u3a. I will now concentrate on my Newsletter Editor duties at Wanstead and Woodford u3a.
Just as a final comment I am delighted to have made such a lot of friends from amongst the 250 u3a’s and Regional Contacts who have received my publications and I will keep in touch with many of them. It shows the strength and the spirit of the u3a movement.
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Police Station Awareness Survey Result
More than 6,000 people took part in a county-wide survey asking about the use of local police stations and methods of contacting officers. Many people who responded were members of OWL so we thought you might appreciate an update.
Hertfordshire currently has 20 police stations and each of the county’s 10 boroughs or districts has at least one police station. Each has a Chief Inspector and dedicated teams of Neighbourhood Officers and PCSOs; emergency response intervention officers, plus teams of detectives.
The survey was undertaken to inform a campaign being launched to further inform the public how to report crimes, raise concerns and meet with local police officers.
Across the county awareness of the location of local police stations locations varied; with those in Stevenage having the highest awareness at 99 %, while only 30 % in Hertsmere.
Your local district Broxbourne has Cheshunt Police Station and the level of awareness was 54%
Online services can be also used to report matters such as: a crime, a concern, a vehicle collision, anti-social driving, fraud, certain lost and found property items, complaints and compliments and can be found at www.herts.police.uk
You can also book an appointment to see and officer at your local station by calling 101 in advance.
Hertfordshire’s twenty police stations are: Abbotts Langley, Berkhamsted, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Buntingford, Cheshunt, Hatfield, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Oxhey, Rickmansworth, Royston, St Albans, Stevenage, Tring, Watford and Welwyn Garden City.
Say No to Scam and Nuisance Calls - Apply for a free call blocker
Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards is advising that applications for free call blockers have re-opened on the Friends Against Scams website. If you know somebody who would benefit from a call blocker, ask them to apply here:
The National Trading Standards Scams Team received government funding to supply and install call blocking technology in consumers’ homes. The project re-launched at the beginning of March and received hundreds of applications.
Due to COVID-19 the very difficult decision was made to close applications as it wasn’t safe under government guidelines to continue posting and installing units. Since then the team has been working with trueCall, the supplier of these devices, to provide a safe application process.
The team and trueCall are now in a position to re-open applications and post units out to consumers who can self-install only.
Units will be sent directly to consumers and people won’t be able to apply on behalf of others.
Units will be supplied on a first come first served basis.
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We ask members to enter the names of trades’ people they have used and found to be good and reliable.
No guarantees' are implied or offered, please do your research but this might be a good starting point.