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Local library needs volunteers

Two hours a fortnight “would be a great help”


Image of Brookmans Park Library courtesy of Hertfordshire County Council


The public library on Brookmans Park’s Bradmore Green is looking for volunteers who would be willing to give two hours of their time a fortnight to ensure the popular facility continues.

There are fears that the library could close if enough local helpers are not found.

Welwyn Hatfield sets out planning deadlines

Council wants plan adopted “as quickly as possible”


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Following the release last week of the locations of the 140+ new and re-promoted sites put forward for possible development, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) has set out the steps that it says have been agreed “to ensure that the Local Plan is adopted as quickly as possible”.

Local rights of way repairs update for May

What is being fixed and what needs fixing


A gate on a Hertfordshire footpath  Image by Hertfordshire Walker, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Hertfordshire’s Countryside & Rights of Way team has released the latest update on works currently underway on the footpaths, bridleways, and byways in the parish of North Mymms. The information is emailed to this site on a regular basis by Access Projects Officer Dawn Grocock.

New weekly food waste collections announced

Service to start in autumn 2020


Image of black bin courtesy of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) has awarded its new waste collection and street cleansing contract to Urbaser Limited.

The contract will run for nine years from April 2020. From autumn 2020 two new services will be added including a weekly food waste collection and a weekly collection for small electrical items, textiles and household batteries.

42 North Mymms sites put forward for development

Your time-limited chance to comment on local proposals


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42 new and re-promoted North Mymms sites that could be developed to accommodate more than 3,200 new homes have been revealed. They were put forward earlier this year when Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council made a fresh call for sites after the independent inspector ruled that the current Draft Plan didn’t meet the local housing requirement. All are in the green belt.

New mains water pipe for North Mymms

Part of work to remove metaldehyde from water supply


Work being carried out alongside Warrengate Road Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Work being carried out alongside Warrengate Road
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
A new pipeline connecting the North Mymms water treatment works to the mains supply is being put in place.

Once connected it will carry water to recently installed equipment at the Warrengate Road site designed to take metaldehyde - a chemical used to kill slugs - out of the North Mymms supply.

Gobions car park cleared of rubble

Hardcore moved to side of Gobions Pond path


Rubble removed from Gobions Open Space car park  Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Rubble removed from Gobions Open Space car park
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Two large mounds of rubble that were deposited in the car park at Gobions Open Space two weeks ago have been moved, freeing up parking spots at the parish council owned car park. The building material is now either side of one of the access paths to Gobions Pond.

Local election results May 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Council with no overall control


Polling station at the North Mymms Memorial Hall in Welham Green Image courtesy of Welham Green Facebook page
Polling station at the North Mymms Memorial Hall in Welham Green
Image courtesy of Welham Green Facebook page
Thursday’s Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council local elections saw the Liberal Democrats gain four seats with the Conservatives and Labour both down by two.

The Conservative candidate was elected in Brookmans Park and Little Heath ward. The Liberal Democrat candidate was elected in Welham Green and Hatfield South ward.

Dog restriction breached in Gobions play area

Council worker who spoke to owner called “real jobsworth” 


Gobions play area in Gobions Open Space Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Gobions play area in Gobions Open Space
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The grounds team working for North Mymms Parish Council (NMPC) is filling in the gaps under the two gates leading to the Gobions play area in order to prevent dogs getting in.

It follows an incident when a woman with a dog was spotted in the play area by a NMPC member of staff.