Universal Credit


February 2021

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

Funding from East Herts

East Herts


January 2021

If you or someone you know has an idea for a project that will benefit your area, funding of up to £300 may be available through the East Herts Council’s Small Community Grants Programme.

You can apply any time and will receive a decision in 3 to 4 weeks. For more details of this grant pot go to https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/community-wellbeing/funding-community-organisations-and-individuals


Meesden BT Kiosk


August 2013

Defibrillators are installed in the Brent Pelham and Meesden BT Kiosks. Anyone in the village dialling 999 with potential Heart problems will be given the access code to the secure cabinet which houses the Defibrillator.

The Defibrillator and cabinet was supplied by the Community HeatBeat Trust and was funded by the Big Lottery Fund, together with contributions by people in the village.

The Meesden Defibrillator was officially opened by Rob Dussek of Ivy Cottages Meesden and the opening ceremony was covered by the Buntingford & Royston Mercury.