The benefits section of our website provides independent advice on Disability Living Allowance and a self assessment. It enables assessment for Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance before applying, indicating potential qualification and payment rates. It describes the different levels and methods of payment and explains the way decisions about applications are made. Further information can be found at advice-and-benefits/benefits/advice/

Community Safety

The community safety department, based at the Council offices comprises the community safety and the anti-social behaviour teams.

The Community Safety team provides help and advice on crime prevention and keeping safe.For any issues relating to community safety, please contact us on 01727 819305 or email

For anti social behaviour queries please contact us on 01727 819566 or email

Many older people choose to join a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme. The scheme aims to help people protect themselves and their property by means of greater vigilance, improved home security and by fostering a community spirit.

Services for older people

The link below is Hertfordshire County Council’s webpage containing information offering support and advice to older people, including advice on helping people to stay independent 

In partnership with the Centre for Voluntary Services, we have also produced an A-Z guide to services for older people. This guide has local and national contact information on all services relevant to older people ranging from what to do if you smell gas to who to contact about Rights of Way. A limited number of hard copies is available at Civic Centre offices.

Please contact Mark Caldwell on 01727 819518 or for more information. 

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activities from ancient greece Activities for older people

A variety of sport and recreation

Older people standing in a group National Older People's Day on Wednesday 11 October 2017

Find out more about the National Older People's Day event held every October.

Speaker at older peoples forum Older People's Forum

The Forum provides an opportunity for older people in the District to have their say and influence decisions that directly impact their quality of life.