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Local residents object to Chancellor’s expansion plans

57 neighbours submit comments


Chancellor's School, Brookmans Park showing area to be developed Image copyright North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons
Chancellor’s School, Brookmans Park showing area proposed for development
Image copyright North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons

A total of 64 comments have been received by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in response to the resubmitted planning application from Chancellor’s School for new sports facilities and classrooms.

Of those 53 were from residents living in Pine Grove who were mainly concerned about traffic issues.

The local green belt society, parish council, and the Campaign for Rural England have all objected to the school's plans.

Old painting reveals former North Mymms dwellings

Local history archive sheds light on forgotten cottages


Oil Painting 9” x 6”  Label on back reads “Folly Lane” Potters Bar from M.C.A. Dec.25 1909 Image from the Peter Miller Collection
Oil Painting 9” x 6” 
Label on back reads “Folly Lane” Potters Bar from M.C.A. Dec.25 1909
Image from the Peter Miller Collection

An antique oil painting discovered by an archivist on the North Mymms History Project (NMHP) has helped identify the site of a pair of cottages that once stood along Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms (once known as Folly Lane).

Quiz night in aid of Isabel Hospice

Bottle of wine for each member of winning team


North Mymms Memorial Hall, Station Road, Welham Green
North Mymms Memorial Hall, Station Road, Welham Green

The North Mymms Memorial Hall is staging another of its popular quiz evenings on Saturday 30 March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The cost is £12.50 a head which includes light refreshments. Participants are invited to bring their own beer, wine, and glasses.

Public urged to stay away from horses

“Rogue” equine flu “highly contagious”


Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service
Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service

Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service is urging the public not to approach horses during the current outbreak of equine influenza. The latest fear is that even vaccinated horses are now contracting the disease. All horses could be at risk, particularly the weak, elderly, and young.

North Mymms Way walking route extended

12-mile circular now passes through North Mymms Park


The footbridge over the River Colne Image by Hertfordshire Walker, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The footbridge over the River Colne features in the extended North Mymms Way
Image by Hertfordshire Walker, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The North Mymms Way, a 12-mile circular route around the historical Hertfordshire parish of North Mymms - which is mentioned in the Domesday Book - has been extended.

The route has been widened to the west thanks to the creation of a short stretch of permissive path by a local landowner following discussions with the Ramblers Association.

The route now goes through St Mary's churchyard and then crosses North Mymms Park, offering sweeping views across the country estate to North Mymms House.

Hazardous waste dumped in Bradmore Lane

Broken white asbestos at fly-tipping blackspot


Dangerous white asbestos sheeting dumped along Bradmore Lane  Image © North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Dangerous white asbestos sheeting dumped along Bradmore Lane
Image © North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Sheets of hazardous white asbestos have been dumped along Bradmore Lane, Brookmans Park, as yet another fly-tipping incident leads to the road's closure.

Walkers, especially those with dogs, should probably keep clear to avoid their animals sniffing around the exposed waste material.