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Huge policing support from Hertfordshire Specials as lockdown eases

Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary contributed over 650 hours of policing last weekend (Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July) as lockdown restrictions were eased. A Special Constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all the same powers as regular police officers. Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum […]

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Hertfordshire Police to Carry out Knife Amnesty

Hertfordshire Constabulary will conduct an Operation Sceptre week of pro-active knife operations between Monday 13 July and Sunday 19 July. During the week members of the public will be able to surrender any unwanted knives to the police, anonymously and without fear of prosecution for possession of these items. Knife-related crime remains lower in Hertfordshire […]

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Stay safe as lockdown eases

As the lockdown eases and more businesses are able to reopen their doors, Dacorum Borough Council is reminding residents to continue to follow Public Health guidance and respect the safety measures in place at pubs, restaurants and hairdressers around Dacorum. The majority of premises have made significant changes to the way they operate to make […]

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COVID-19 : Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Today the Government has published guidance on the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme and how businesses are able to apply. Key details of the scheme The scheme will run from 3 to 31 August 2020 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays It is a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person It […]

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If home isn’t safe, we’re here to help

‘If home isn’t safe, we’re here to help’ is the message in a new countywide awareness campaign led by the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership. Since the lockdown started on 23 March, reports of domestic abuse to police in the county have increased by 8%, while Hertfordshire’s Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service has seen a […]

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RSPCA braces for summer surge in abandonments

The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets. Typically, the charity sees abandonment peak in the summer months. Between June and August 2019, 16,519 animals were reported abandoned to the RSPCA which accounts for 30% […]

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Have you got what it takes to be a Hertfordshire Police Officer?

Hertfordshire Constabulary is seeking individuals with passion and drive to join the force as Police Officers. Being a Police Officer is a unique and rewarding job that gives you the chance to make a positive impact in your local community. You will play a vital role in keeping people safe, reducing crime and catching criminals. […]

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Fire and Safety Advice for BBQs

During this summer period Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Services have attended several fires associated with BBQ’s. Please follow their safety advice below. Balcony/Disposable BBQ’s There is a high risk that burning material from your balcony BBQ can be carried by the wind on the outside of the building into other residents’ flats There is a […]

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Arrests made during national operation targeting organised crime groups

Hertfordshire Constabulary carried out a series of arrest warrants as part of an operation targeting organised crime groups (OCGs) across the country. Five arrests were made as part of the long-running European wide Operation Venetic, in partnership with the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), National Crime Agency (NCA) and Europol. Officers from the Constabulary’s […]

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Local Man Needs Assistance to Complete Fundraising Challenge

Patrick Burke of Cowper Road, Berkhamsted is looking for a local business to provide a suitable location for his challenging sponsored walk this September, perhaps by way of a car park or other hard standing area, to support his fundraising efforts in raising £10,000 for the local Chilterns MS Centre based in Wendover. Patrick Burke, […]

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Next phase of railway flyover demolition

Huge sections of a concrete flyover are being removed in order to build the first direct rail link between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury in more than 50 years. Three of the largest cranes in the UK are working in tandem to lift out sections of ‘Bletchley flyover’, which was built in the early […]

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Look out for signs of large gatherings in your community

Police are asking local communities, particularly those in rural areas, to be alert to the signs of large and unlicensed gatherings following an incident near Dacorum recently. With the recent warm weather and gradual easing of the Government’s lockdown measures, many people have let down their guard and flocked to beaches, parks and beauty spots […]