Police warn of banking scam

Logo of the Herts police Online Watch Link OWL


Local police are alerting residents of a banking scam currently doing the rounds in Hertfordshire. It seems the callers are persistent and using increasingly convincing methods to try to con would-be victims out of their savings.

Status update regarding the Brookmans Park Newsletter

What's changing between now and July 2018

Screen grab of the Brookmans Park Newsletter front page taken on 26 April 2018
Screen grab of the Brookmans Park Newsletter front page taken on 26 April 2018

It was announced at the start of the year that the Brookmans Park Newsletter is changing. This is an update on how those changes are progressing, and what can be expected in the two months leading up to the introduction of a new arrangement with our hosting company.

Why you might get turned away at the local dump

Photograph of Potters Bar household waste recycling centre Cranborne Industrial Estate Image courtesy of the Welwyn Hatfield Times
Potters Bar household waste recycling centre Cranborne Estate before the current closure
Image courtesy of Hertfordshire County Council

According to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, improved weather leading to a high demand, coupled with the charging for garden waste collection by some local authorities in Hertfordshire are being blamed for tips being "full to overflowing".

Set of keys found on Moffats Lane

Screen grab of Herts Police OWL (Online Watch Link) logo


Did you lose a set of keys in Brookmans Park today, Wednesday 25 April, 2018? If so, Hertfordshire police might have them. Anyone claiming them will have to describe them.

Seven fridge freezers dumped down Bradmore Lane

Fridge freezers are classed as hazardous waste


Photograph of seven fridge freezers dumped down Bradmore Lane April 2018 Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Seven fridge freezers dumped down Bradmore Lane April 2018
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Could these be yours? Have you had a restaurant refurbished recently? These seven fridge freezers have been left along the northern side of Bradmore Lane, just before the first bend. One is blocking a public footpath. The fly-tipping has been reported to the local authority.

New 'print friendly' button added to sites

Screen grab of the printfriendly page

We've added a new big, bold, green button to our three sites to enable you to print the pages you are reading. It allows you to edit out any content you don't want, leaving in only the elements you require. It's called Print Friendly, and is the green button in the line of buttons below.

Police warn of 'abusive' cold caller

Photograph of police car for the Herts police crime alert


A few months ago I was in my front garden when a white van pulled up. A bloke --- he must have been in his mid 50s --- rolled down the window and shouted "do you live here?" Caught off guard I said yes. "Well you need your trees done, mate", he said. "I can do them now for you now if you want."

Two burglaries in two days - police appeal for witnesses

Image of Herts police crime alert and appeal

The first of the two burglaries was in Oaklands Avenue on April 9, and the second in Westlands Drive on April 10 or 11. In both cases police are appealing for witnesses.
 

More WWII tank traps unearthed in Brookmans Park

Photograph of some of the tank traps on the north side of Bradmore Lane. Photograph by Peter Miller
Some of the tank traps on the north side of Bradmore Lane
Photograph by Peter Miller

It was thought that there were half a dozen WWII tank traps buried in the hedgerow along Brookmans Park's Bradmore Lane, now more have been uncovered.

Wartime defence emplacement found in Brookmans Park

Photograph of what's thought to be a wartime defence emplacement near Brookmans Park Station. Image by Peter Miller
The remains of what's thought to be a wartime defence emplacement near Brookmans Park Station
Image taken by Peter Miller

What’s thought to be a strategic wartime defence position from WWII has been discovered close to Brookmans Park station.