FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Free Mental Health First Aid Training (Half Day)


The sessions are from 9am till 2pm and there are spaces on the online half day courses on the following dates:

• 30th July

• 3rd August

• 13th August

• 15th August

Participants will need to download the free, Microsoft Teams application (instructions will be sent out) for their PC. They just need a quiet, confidential space during the training. All resources will be sent to them. This pandemic has affected everyone’s Mental Health and this training will help you to recognise the symptoms and give you guidance on how you can support, signpost and generally help.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book

Councillor Vaccancy - please see attached notice

NOTICE OF VACANCY TO BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION Thaxted Parish Council has a vacancy for the post of councillor. The Council is legally obliged to advertise this vacancy under the Representation of the People Act 1985. You can apply to be a parish councillor if:- • You are over 18 and are an elector in or have lived in or within three miles of Thaxted for the preceding 12 months; • Your principal place of work for the preceding 12 months is in the Parish. If you would like to be considered for the post of councillor, please write a short letter of introduction explaining why you are interested and what you would bring to the role. All applications will be considered by the current parish councillors and it is anticipated that the co-opted councillor will be appointed on 1st October 2020. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 30th September 2020. Please address letters of introduction to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**ALWAYS be SCAM ALERT *** Real Track & Trace calls & how they work....




With the development of Track and Trace, many people have been asking for advice around how this works.


Please find below the official advice from the GOV.UK websiteon how the system works and advice on how to avoid being the victim of any possible scams as a result of the implementation of this system.





When we contact you



If the NHS test and trace service contacts you, the service will use text messages, email or phone.


All texts or emails will ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website.


If NHS test and trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number: 0300 013 5000.


All information you provide to the NHS test and trace service is held in strict confidence and will only be kept and used in line with the Data Protection Act 2018.


Contact tracers will:


  • call you from 0300 013 5000
  • send you text messages from ‘NHS’
  • ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
  • ask if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
  • provide advice on what you must do as you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus


Contact tracers will never:


  • ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
  • ask for any details about your bank account
  • ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
  • provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
  • ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS


For the full guidance/information please check the GOV.UK website -


Remember our advice


If in doubt use the A, B, C of scam awareness:


A- Never Assume a caller, email or text is genuine.


B- Never Believe a caller, email or text is genuine.


C- Always Confirm by contacting a trusted number, family member, friend, your bank’s fraud department or the police to check if it’s genuine.

Green Waste Skip returnes to Margaret Street Gardens Car Park This Sunday 31st May 2020


I am pleased to announce that following the latest guidance from central government UDC are going to be remobilising the parish weekend garden waste skip service from this weekend Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May.

There will be 2 meter strict social distancing rules in place which must be adhered to by residents and operators will only allow one vehicle to unload at any time. Operators will not assist any residents with unloading the vehicles to reduce the risk of transferring COVID-19.  

Residents using the service will need to be mindful that there will inevitably be delays when they are visiting the site and to be patient.