Courier fraud circulating via text messages

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased number of people shopping online and most will be expecting a package at some point during the week. Over the past month one of our staff members has been receiving text messages regarding a missed delivery from DPD. She was home on the days that these the alleged delivery attempts were made and no one rang the door; she’s even seen DPD drivers make deliveries to neighbours without attempting to deliver to her. This had her thinking it was most probably a scam in circulation. When you are expecting packages to be delivered even through DPD these type of text messages can be quite convincing. They are either short and straight to the point “DPD: we attempted to deliver your package today but were unable to, please arranging a redelivery” followed by a link or they try the

Do you grow your own?

One thing this pandemic has taught us is the need to go back to basics in a time of crisis. Over the past couple of years during lockdown, home gardens were the prime location for daily exercise and planting a vegetable patch. But what about the people who live in flats or accommodation without any outside space? In support of the United Nations – International Youth Day on the 12th August 2021, we showing you a way youcan support their focus this year which is, Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health. With window sill planters, you can still take part in growing some of your own vegetables and herbs. Yes you may have a busy window sill for a while but, you’ll also be helping towards a sustainable future by reducing waste packaging and helping yourself health wise with fresh organic home grown food. Here are

The latest COVID-19 Information Champion Update

Welcome to the the latest Hertfordshire COVID-19 Information Champion Update from Public Health Hertfordshire. You will find information for vaccination centre walk-in times, locations and also links to resources for people who may have questions and need answers.

It’s nice to swim, why not have a go with Platypus Swim Club

Platypus Swim club is back and running their disability friendly pool sessions on Sunday afternoons 3pm to 5pm (exit pool by 4.20pm) at Hatfield Swim Centre. The club encourages and people of all ages and abilities to learn how to swim, stay safe in the water and have fun. For more information regarding membership contact: Loraine Selby E: dandlselby@btinternet.com

Bookings are now live for the HAPpy holiday activities programme

Bookings are now live for the HAPpy holiday activities programme for young people aged 5 to 16, who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals. There’s lots of activities taking place in Welwyn Hatfield so please encourage families to view the website as we want to ensure all spaces are booked! For more information, please visit: https://sportinherts.org.uk/hafhappy/ Any questions please contact haf@herts.ac.uk

Upcoming Training: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Volunteering Hertfordshire CIC – Recruiting and Managing Volunteers Training This interactive and engaging one-day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. It is ideal for staff who have this responsibility as their role.

Welwyn Hatfield, Let’s get digital!

Technology is forever changing and keeping up with smart phones, computers and tablets can sometimes be challenging. Our volunteer Digital Champions are here to help; to put you at ease while you manoeuvre your way around your device. This could be your first time setting up, adding new software or apps and even zoom calling loved ones. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and we would like you to feel as comfortable as possible; so let’s get digital together. To access the service or sign up as a volunteer, please get in touch. E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk | T: 01707 274 861

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