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The Brookmans Park Newsletter has change

New look with enhanced content


Screen grab of the front page of the new-look Brookmans Park Newsletter


The Brookmans Park Newsletter is now a portal, offering an entry point for three new sites where all the history, walks, and archived news features have been updated, enhanced, and extended.


Station Road drains still blocked a month after resurfacing

Highways officer told to 'sort it out'


A blocked grid on Station Road, close to an area known to be susceptible to flooding Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A month after road resurfacing work left the grids and gullies along Station Road, between Brookmans Park and Welham Green completely blocked with excess gravel, weeds and plants have taken root.

Door-to-door rogue traders warning

New tactics being used in Hertfordshire

Photograph of Herts police crime alert image

Police and Trading Standards officers in Hertfordshire are warning residents to be vigilant after rogue traders in the county adopt new tactics for conning people on the doorstep.

More than 70 local walks on one interactive map

All walks are free to access, download, and print




All 74 local rambles on the Hertfordshire Walker site are now available to locate and access on a single map. The new feature also includes KML and GPX information for those who want to navigate the walks with a smartphone or any other mapping device. Both additions were suggested by users of the free walks site.

Discussions on local topics moved

The Brookmans Park Newsletter discussion forum has closed


Screen grab of the front page of the Brookmans Park Newsletter June 2018


After more than 15 years featuring debates about local issues, the Brookmans Park Newsletter's discussion forum has closed following dwindling interest and activity.


Station Road grids blocked with gravel

Recent resurfacing work clogs waterways 


Photograph of Station Road, Brookmans Park Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Many of the drains along Station Road, between Brookmans Park and Welham Green, are completely blocked with excess gravel. In one stretch, known locally as Watersplash because it's prone to flooding, all the grids have been filled with stones, leaving nowhere for rainwater to escape.

Five-year plan to eradicate Japanese knotweed

Parish council hires specialist company


Photograph of Japanese knotweed in the Gobions Open Space woods. Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Japanese knotweed in the Gobions Open Space woods
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

North Mymms Parish Council has agreed to a treatment plan for dealing with Japanese knotweed in Gobions Open Space. Work will begin in the summer. A second thicket of the invasive shrub at the North Mymms war memorial has been reported to Hertfordshire Highways.

Parish seeks quotes to eradicate suspected Japanese knotweed

Suspected thickets of invasive plant being investigated


Photograph of a suspected thicket of Japanese knotweed close to the North Mymms war memorial on Tollgate Road. Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons
A suspected thicket of Japanese knotweed close to the North Mymms war memorial on Tollgate Road

North Mymms Parish Council (NMPC) is obtaining quotes for the eradication of Japanese knotweed after the discovery of what is thought to be thickets of the invasive plant in Gobions Open Space and close to the war memorial. One of the patches is close to the rear gardens on the south side of The Grove in Brookmans Park. The other is on the bank to the north of the North Mymms war memorial close to Tollgate Road.

Chancellor's School expansion plans made public

Four-week consultation ends June 6


Aerial photograph of Chancellor's taken by Paul Large of Falcon Media in September 2002
Aerial photograph of Chancellor's School taken in September 2002
Image by Paul Large of Falcon Media

The public has been given four weeks to respond to expansion plans drawn up for Chancellor's School, Brookmans Park, that aim to cater for a rise in school numbers from 180 to 210. The school says the "improved facilities" should be available from the autumn term of 2019.