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Bereavement Volunteers receive an Award
St Clare Hospice’s team of bereavement volunteers have been recognised for their vital contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic by being awarded the ‘Volunteer Team of the Year’ award at the annual Epping Forest District Council Civic Awards 2021.
The Volunteer Team of the Year award recognised those who had made a significant contribution to the welfare of others during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who had done the extra mile to offer support to their community.
Report non-emergency crime through chat
Essex Police have now confirmed you can report non-emergency crime and antisocial behaviour through Live Chat.
iThis service is available every day between 7am and 11pm allowing people to send and receive real time messages.
To use Live Chat go to their website www.Essex.police.UK and select the live chat option at the bottom right of the page.
Firefighter thanked for helping to rescue two kittens
Station Manager Toby Ingham in the Emergency Planning team at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been thanked for his role in helping to rescue two four-week-old kittens that fell down a drain in Waltham Abbey over the weekend.
Toby was called to rescue the two kittens in Galleyhill Road in Waltham Abbey on 30 May after the pair had fallen down a drain into a complex system of pipes across a large area.
Working alongside a local cat rescue, Scratching Post Cat Rescue, Toby used specialist equipment including a thermal imaging camera to establish the exact location of the kittens.
Although they could not reach the kittens using the equipment they had, Toby and the cat rescue team set up a kitten-focussed plan using netting and two small traps with food near the ends of the pipes.
Overnight, the curious cats sniffed out the food and were fand were found safe and well in the traps first thing the next morning.
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