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Police Rural Newsletter - August

Hare coursing update, local crime information and tips to keep your home safe over summer - it's August's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Barley Village Plan - have your say
It is time to review the Barley Village Plan which was created in 2015. 

The Parish Council will lead the review, but needs vital input from villagers. The Council will organise a public meeting in the Autumn to initiate the review and seek applications from villagers to form a working group to oversee it. 

If you are interested, the current Barley Village plan is now published on this site. 

Further news about the review will be published in The Diary, on the village Facebook group and through the Parish Council emailing list. 

For those not already on the list but would like to be, please contact Mel Chammings at  
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Police Rural Newsletter - July

July's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary, including information on extra patrols following church roof thefts and details of a number of scams. 

Flu Clinics 2019/20
Granta Medical Practices are pleased to announce that they will be offering a complete flu vaccination service this year, with clinics being scheduled for October 2019. 

The Department of Health have assured us that there will be no delivery problems, and this year we will be using a highly effective quadrivalent influenza vaccine. 

The clinic dates will be announced shortly and there will be clinics run at all Granta sites.   

Patients eligible for flu vaccinations include:-   
  • Anyone 6 months of age up to and including 64 years of age if they are in an “at risk” group, e.g. asthma, COPD, chronic heart problems, diabetes. If you are unsure if you fit into an “at risk” group don’t hesitate to ask.   
  • All patients 65 years and above, or who will be by 31/01/20.   
  • All children from the ages of 2 to 10 years of age. Those children who are in primary school education will receive their vaccination at school.    
  • All pregnant women.   
  • Those in long stay residential care homes.   
  • Those who are carers.   
  • Those who are in close contact with immunocompromised individuals. ​​   
  • Those with a learning disability. 
Barley Cricket Club
Barley Cricket Club features in new cricket book
With the 2019 cricket World Cup taking place in England, a new cricket book features Barley CC alongside the likes of England and India!   

Still the Best Loved Game? surveys the state of English cricket through 17 matches in the 2018 season, including a match between Barley CC and Buntingford CC, to which the chapter on village cricket is devoted.   

The book also features cricket at every level, from Lord’s Test and Roses Match to women’s one-day international, Twenty20 cricket, and school and university games - making it the most wide-ranging appraisal of an English cricket season ever published.   

Still the Best Loved Game? takes its inspiration from Geoffrey Moorhouse’s 1979 classic, The Best Loved Game. However, in the forty years since that book was published, much has changed in both English cricket and in society. With major challenges facing the game - the controversy over The Hundred, the lack of free-to-air television coverage leading to dwindling audiences and participation, the disappearance of cricket from many schools, and the almost complete absence of black cricketers in the county game - the time is right for a reappraisal of the state of English cricket, from grass roots to Test level.    

The book will be of interest to anyone who likes cricket, and especially to supporters of Barley Cricket Club. Still the Best Loved Game? is published by Two Hens Press at £7.99 (paperback). It is available from Amazon and through bookshops.   
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Police Rural Newsletter - June

June's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary, including a successful hunt for a missing dog, an appeal for Neighbourhood Watch members, a warning about the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles and a local crime round-up.