Grants available from East Herts.

East Herts Community Capital Grants Fund 2016  –  Open for applications


East Herts Council is pleased to announce it has £54,000 available to fund improvements to community buildings, green spaces and sports facilities or to purchase sports or play equipment. The maximum grant is up to £8,000.   Go to

for information on eligibility and to download an application.


The fund is open to all voluntary and community groups in East Hertfordshire.  We are looking for projects that achieve one of the following outcomes


  • Improved access to a community facility so it is easier for people to take part
  • Increased use of green open spaces and built facilities by a new audience
  • Places and spaces that are fit-for-purpose


The closing date for applications is 5 pm on the 5th September 2016.    Note:   this is your last opportunity to apply for a grant from the council this year.


Patricia July 19, 2016

Puckeridge pharmacy at risk of closure.

Central Government funding cut backs are threatening the pharmacy in Puckeridge.

Below is a link to the consultation which has not been opened to the public.


You may consider writing direct to Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, and Sue Sharp, Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee Times House 5 Bravingtons Walk LONDON N1 9AW

Could I please ask that you go into the Puckeridge chemist to sign the petition to stop the closure of rural chemists.

Could I also please ask that you consider writing or emailing Sir Oliver Heald regarding this issue.


Patricia April 10, 2016

Local Notices

Library Service App

The Library Service has recently launched a new app, which makes accessing library services much easier for anyone with a tablet, laptop or smartphone.—article-for-parish-newsletters.pdf

Patricia November 22, 2015

Standon and Puckeridge Community First Responders

Standon and Puckeridge Community First Responders Group that was formed in December 2014.  They provide an essential, fast response to people with medical emergencies in Standon and Puckeridge and the surrounding area within a four mile radius of the Community Centre. The team are all volunteers, fully trained by the East of England Ambulance Service, and are ready to respond to all 999 calls, and aim to attend before the East of England Ambulance Service paramedics or ambulance arrive.

As the first eight minutes can literally mean the difference between life and death, our service to the community is invaluable. We carry and are trained in the use of specialist equipment that can monitor and provide initial life saving skills in the event of an emergency.  The equipment includes, but is not limited to, pulse and oxygen detectors, defibrillators, airway management and oxygen.

Please see our website – – for further information on the Group and also, how to access the defibrillators that have been strategically located around the villages – all three of these are available for use by the public.

James Cartwright November 19, 2015

Standon Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

Please see the website for the Standon Parish Neighbourhood Plan group here… or their Facebook page here…

James Cartwright November 18, 2015

Twitter and Facebook…

Remember you can now follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook

James Cartwright

Parish Council Meetings Update

Our main meetings are now on the fourth Thursday in the month.

Please go to the Diary Page for more details and to see what is happening at the next meeting.

James Cartwright