The school has been working in partnership with the Parish Council to promote responsible dog ownership.
The children took part in a competition to design posters on the importance of picking up your dog poo. The winners were presented with their prizes at an assembly last week and the winning designs have been made into large A3 posters that are now on display around the village.
The children are really keen for all us adults to act responsibly and look after the environment that they will inherit from us. Let’s all do our bit not to disappoint them.
Congratulations to Isobel, Nathan and Penny on their designs and to all the children for taking the time to enter the competition. It was lovely to see such wonderful efforts.
In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign.
The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm. The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.
The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE. The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message. More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.
You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways: 1) Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts 2) Print this poster and display it in your community 3) Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups 4) Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. 5) Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch 6) Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.
About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021. The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime.
Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
As part of the investigation works following the recent flooding, CW&C have confirmed that their jetting and CCTV camera team will be in Ashton Hayes from Monday 17 May for approximately two weeks. IWJS (Industrial Water Jetting Systems) are planning to start up to the east of the village, at the head of the system, before moving steadily west.
They may be quicker, it just depends on how much desilting is required along the way and what they find. They will have a tanker jetting unit and transit van with them.
The information gathered during this work will feed into the overall Section 19 reporting.
They will need to close a few of the roads to the west of the village but the diversion routes will use neighbouring roads.
As we move out of lockdown the parish council are keen to restart the very successful community cleanup events. We know several local people have been picking up litter all through lockdown and we are grateful to them for helping to keep the parish tidy.
The next formal community cleanup event will take place on Saturday 29th May 2021, and will coincide with the Keep Britain Tidy “Great British Spring Clean 28 May to 13 June 2021”.
As there will still be some COVID-19 restrictions in place, we are asking those who wish to take part to let us know in advance by emailing email@example.com by the end of 23rd May. This will allow us to plan COVID secure routes etc.
A quick update to let you know that the parish council is investigating how we can set up a flood relief fund for people to donate to. It is proving slightly more complicated than we thought it might be so please bear with us.
Separately we are also investigating the possibility of some grants that may assist too.
I will keep you updated on progress.
Thanks for your patience as I know people want to donate, which just reminds us all what a wonderful community we live in.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Parish Council Website. Please get in touch with comments on how we can make it even better.
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