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Need some ideas for Halloween?

Despite this year being a little different, you can still enjoy Halloween as a family and as a community!

The Playing Out project from Sustainable St Albans brings us 10 top tips for enjoying this Halloween which is unlike any other. Find out how you can create a community atmosphere in your part of St Albans District and satisfy your kids’ cravings for fun and treats while celebrating the Spooky Season in a sustainable way.

Have you noticed our new bins? They take dog poo too!

Several new bins have been installed across the village. These new style bins are closed at the top to make it more difficult for animals such as foxes and squirrels to get at the rubbish, which was often found strewn across the grass in the mornings.

Did you know that regular bins are also suitable for dog waste? As dog waste no longer needs to be disposed of by a specialist company, all dedicated dog poo bins are to be gradually being removed and replaced with these wonderful new green and gold mixed waste bins.

Christmas 2020 is going to be a little different!

As we all know, 2020 has been a year of changes, challenges and unknowns. Sadly, many events have had to be cancelled or postponed and our annual Christmas Lights Up will have to be added to that list.

You will still be able to see the beautiful lights on the High Street, but we will not be having our usual event.

There WILL be something wonderfully Christmassy for the village to take part in which is much safer and allows for social distancing. Please keep an eye out on our social media and posters around the village for updates.

NHS QR Codes for Parish Council buildings

As per Government guidelines, facilities such as The Memorial Hall and the Marford Football Pavilion will now have QR code posters located by entrances. Users of these facilities will be required to scan this QR code prior to entering the building. This can be done using the new NHS COVID-19 app which is available for both Android and Apple phones. This app will only work nationally from Thursday 24 September.

According to

“When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. The device will check if users have been at that location at the relevant time and if the app finds a match, users will get an alert anonymously with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.”

Plants stolen from the Crinkle Crankle Community Garden

Plants have been stolen from the Crinkle Crankle Community Garden, which is located between St Helens Church and King Edward Place.

Four clumps of agapanthus were crudely taken, leaving that area of the garden to look patchy. The team responsible for maintenance will do what they can to improve the area now and thereafter replace the bulbs in the Autumn; however, it will take time for these flowers to return to their former glory.

The Parish Council and all those involved in the garden are incredibly disappointed and hope that this remains an isolated incident.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please report it to the Police by calling 101 or online.

Reopening the ATP – New rules

Following the reopening of the ATP on 24 July, it has been noticed that many young people using it have been taking both food and bikes onto the pitch, which is clearly stated in the rules as not being allowed.

In addition, social distancing doesn’t appear to be taking place. Whilst the Parish Council understands this is difficult, it is extremely important to ensure the safety of all.

Parents – please ensure your budding footballers are aware of the rules before using the pitch. The pitch will be locked again if the rules are not followed.