Robbery at Brookmans Park station

Ticket office broken into, ticket machine damaged

Brookmans Park station ticket office - image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons
Brookmans Park station ticket office - Wednesday 19 December 2018
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons

British Transport police have been taking fingerprint dustings inside Brookmans Park station ticket office following a burglary overnight. The ticket window has been cordoned off while investigations continue.

Households face £2 monthly tax increase for more police

Hertfordshire plans to raise £10.7m to strengthen force

Hertfordshire police officers - image courtesy of Hertfordshire police

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hertfordshire has proposed an increase of around 50p a week per average household in order to "protect neighbourhood policing teams and investment in services for victims".

David Lloyd wants to add £2 a month to the average household council tax rate to build on his investment in more officers, bringing the total to more than 2,000.

MP asks for rail Xmas presents for constituents

Transport minister unable gift wrap promises

Screen grab of Westminster Hall debate

Transport minister Andrew Jones says he is unable to give a firm date when Oyster cards will be rolled out on the Welwyn Garden City line, but says it will be by the autumn of 2019, or sooner if possible.

He was responding during a debate about the local rail service, called by Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps. You can view the debate below.

Local rail services debated in parliament

MP demands answers regarding "shambolic" services

Train at Welham Green Station - September 2018

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps secured a debate at Westminster about what he describes as "the shambolic rail services" between the constituency and London.

In it he planned to "demand answers" about the performance of Great Northern Rail and make the case for Transport for London to take over the service.