Notice of Appointment of date for the exercise of Electors' Rights
Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013
Audit Commission Act 1998, Sections 15 and 16
Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (S1 2011/817)
This notice will be displayed from 20 May 2013 to 02 June 2013
Each year Markyate Parish Council's annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts and make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to the Accounting Statements.
These documents for Markyate Parish Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays)
Commencing on 3 June 2013 and ending on 28 June 2013
If you wish to view them please contact:
Parish Office, Y2K Hall, Cavendish Road, Markyate, AL3 8PS. T: 01582 840110
Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the council/meeting. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose from the 01 July 2013 until the audit has been completed.
The council/meeting's audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Audit Commission Act 1998, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 and the Audit Commission's Code of Audit Practice.
The audit of Markyate Parish Council is being carried out by:
BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TL,
023 8088 1941
Temporary closing of Hicks Road, Markyate
NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Hicks Road, Markyate from its junction with Sharose Court south westwards to its junction with High Street, a distance of approximately 145 metres, except for access.
The purpose of the Order is to enable highway drainage and maintenance works to take place.
The section of road will be closed for approximately 12 weeks during the period 8 April 2013 and 28 June 2013, when signs are in place. An alternative signed route will be provided for traffic whilst the road closure is in place.
If you have any queries about the highway drainage and maintenance works or the temporary road closure, please contact Barry Cheek tel. 01279 873333 at Weston Homes or Adam Warner tel. 0300 123 4047 at Highways.
Bag it and bin it!
Dog owners are asked to bag and bin their dogs' waste to keep the village clean. Dog mess poses serious health risks. It can carry roundworm - containing the parasite Toxocara canis which can cause blindness, epilepsy, asthma and infections. So it's vital to reduce dog fouling to protect others, particularly children. Failing to clean up after your four legged friend when in a public space is an offence.
If your're walking your dog please take a doggy bag, pick up after your dog and use the dog waste bins provided around the village.
If you are aware of the address of any dog owner who does not clean up after their dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant details.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
To view an open letter to the people of Hertfordshire from the
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, please see the link below:
David Lloyd also remains Borough and County Councillor for this parish.
NHS contact details
It's not a 999 emergency, but you need medical help fast.
There's now 111 number to call
You should use the NHS 111 service if:
For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life threatending emergencies, continue to call 999
London Luton Airport Police Unit [MENPAD]
Police officers from London Luton Airport are asking for your assistance.
The MANPAD Neighbourhood Policing Team is a dedicated unit of police officers based at London Luton Airport.
As part of a Goverment led initiative the team are working on engaging with the communities in the area surrounding the airport. They are asking members of the public to be additional eyes and ears, reporting anything suspicious to them in an attempt to reduce the opportunity for terrorist related incidents.
It is important to note that the security threat to the UK is under constant review.
If you feel that you could contribute to the initiative then please email email@example.com.
Please note email is their preferred method of contact, thank you
Welfare Reform changes
For the latest advice on the many welfare reform changes please visit
Will be in Hicks Road on Saturday 8 June 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Yes we know we have said it many times but no apologies for repeating that we really are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team covering the Watling Ward.
PC Brian Evans, PCSO Mark Green and Rural Officer Richard Down have successfully detained suspects for many of the crimes reported in the area and continue to deal with drug offences robustly.
We have at least one of the officers in attendance at every full Council meeting where we receive reports, ask questions and generally mention any incidents which we feel should be noted.
Their positive presence is felt within the village, and is the best deterrent to criminals.
Congratulations to the Safer Neighbourhood Team on the positive crime clear up rate and thank you for being a professional, dedicated and reliable team.
Meet your local PCSO at the Fire Station on Wednesday 20 February 2013 between 13:00 to 14:00.
We regularly inspect the nine grit bins in the village and our last inspection was carried out during the second week of January 2013, we can confirm all grit bins were sufficiently filled in the event of snow.
We would remind all parishioners that the grit in these bins is for use on the highway only and not for private use.