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North Mymms coronavirus helpline receives 125 calls in two weeks

Volunteers assisting with shopping and other daily tasks

Shopping list image by Santeri Viinamäki released via Creative Commons, woman on phone image via pxfuel released via Creative Commons, dog walking image by Maurice Pullin released via Wikimedia Commons, and picture of medication by Marco Verch released via Creative Commons.

Two weeks ago the North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) set up a support service for those self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak.

In that time they have received in the region of 125 requests for help, with 90 people volunteering to pitch in.

Local Plan consultation period extended

Representations have to be in by 5pm on 1 May

Previously promoted development site BrP6 in Brookmans Park
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons

Those wanting to comment on the proposed changes to the submitted Local Plan now have until 1 May to do so.

Last week the hearings to discuss the future of sites put forward for housing were postponed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak.

39 reported crimes in North Mymms in February

15 reports of ‘violence and sexual offences’

Herts police, image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary

The February 2020 crime figures for North Mymms show that 39 incidents were reported during the month, 12 fewer than in January.

The most common category of crime was ‘violence and sexual offences’, with 15 incidents being investigated, seven in Brookmans Park, seven in Welham Green, and one in Little Heath.

Garden waste collections suspended until further notice

Council to prioritise “most critical collection services”

WHBC brown bin, image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons

Garden waste and food waste collections have been cancelled because of the coronavirus emergency.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) says the decision not to collect the brown bins is so that their “depleted crews” can prioritise their waste disposal efforts “during this challenging time”.

The authority has set out a number of changes to the rubbish and recycling collections as a result of the virus.

Information hub about local shops and services

Community urged to share updates

Bradmore Green Brookmans Park

The North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) has created a webpage setting out which shops and businesses in the parish are open or closed following the introduction of the new coronavirus restrictions.

Organisers say they hope to update the page daily when possible. The page is embedded below. You can scroll down the page to see all entries. Refresh for the latest update.

May Local Plan hearings postponed

Government advises delay because of virus crisis

Previously promoted development site BrP6 in Brookmans Park
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons

Hearings to discuss Welwyn Hatfield’s local plan have been postponed until further notice.

The sessions, which would have considered proposals for local housing development, were due to take place from 11 to 15 May.

Hertfordshire health walks temporarily suspended

Council says it will restart programme as soon as it can

Hertfordshire Health Walks picture courtesy of Herts County Council

The popular community health walks organised by Hertfordshire County Council have been cancelled until further notice. Dozens of residents took part in the weekly events, organised to help people keep fit and socialise.

For those who are social-distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak, but who still want to get out and about in the countryside, our walks site, Hertfordshire Walker has more than 20 walks in North Mymms, all free to download.

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