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Volunteers wanted to help clean up Travellers Lane

Local business owner aims to restore pride in the area


Travellers Lane Industrial Estate, Welham Green
Image courtesy of Mike Goldwater
The managing director of a company on the Travellers Lane Industrial Estate in Welham Green says he's appalled that parts of the business area have become “overgrown and unkempt”.

He’s calling on local businesses to encourage pride in the estate and pull together to tidy the place up.

Invitation to talk to local police about crime

Police surgery open to all residents


North Mymms Memorial Hall, Station Road, Welham Green

If you want to talk to the local police about crime and policing in the area there is an opportunity on Thursday night 22 August.

Safe stolen from Brookmans Park house

Thieves smashed the back door to gain entry

Hertfordshire Constabulary appeal graphic

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Calder Avenue, Brookmans Park. It happened at lunchtime on Thursday 16 August.

Rail travellers told to avoid the bank holiday weekend

Great Northern issues advice during upgrade work


East Coast Main Line do not travel notice

Great Northern is “strongly advising” against rail travel over the August bank holiday weekend.

There will be no service on the line between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August, and a reduced service from Moorgate on bank holiday Monday 26 August.

Meet the area’s new Safer Neighbourhood sergeant

Policing feedback from local residents encouraged


Sergeant James Stopford - Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Sergeant James Stopford - Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has a new Sergeant covering Welwyn Hatfield South, the policing area that includes North Mymms.

Sergeant James Stopford, who has been settling into the role over the past few weeks, says he is eager to connect with local residents in order to hear their feedback regarding policing and crime in the area.

Local plan consultation closes Wednesday 21 August

Limited time to comment on the “soundness” of the plan


BrP5 - between Bradmore Lane and Potterells - proposed for 290 homes Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons
BrP5 - between Bradmore Lane and Potterells - proposed for 290 homes
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons
Those wanting to comment on the “soundness” of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s Local Plan have until midnight on Wednesday 21 August to do so.

Comments are invited about whether the plan has been “positively prepared”, is “justified” and “effective”, and whether it’s “consistent with national policy”.

Potterells Medical Centre open during road closure

Patients will still be able to access surgery next Monday


Potterells Medical Centre will be open on Monday 19 August despite road closure  Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Potterells Medical Centre will be open on Monday 19 August despite road closure
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Potterells Medical Centre will be open as usual on Monday 19 August when part of Station Road, south of the surgery, is closed.

Section of Station Road closed Monday 19 August

Signs at Bulls Lane and Bradmore Lane junctions


Road closure sign at the junction of Bulls Lane and Station Road, Welham Green
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
T-Mobile will be working on the telecommunications mast on Station Road on Monday 19 August resulting in a section of the road being closed to traffic. This is because a crane will be required for the work on the mast. Diversions will be in place.

Local footpath closed for up to three weeks

Wooden staircase replaced on popular route 


Work on the staircase on North Mymms footpath 11 Image courtesy of John Hall
Work on the staircase on North Mymms footpath 11
Image courtesy of John Hall via Twitter
The wooden steps on North Mymms footpath 11, which runs east-west to the south of Brookmans Park, are being rebuilt. It could be between one and three weeks before the right of way is reopened to the public.

Gobions rubble could be left “for up to one year”

Parish asks angling club to remove the material


One of two piles of rubble either side of the path to Gobions Pond Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
One of two piles of rubble either side of the path to Gobions Pond
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

North Mymms Parish Council (NMPC) is asking the local angling club to remove the mounds of rubble that have been deposited at the side of the path to Gobions Pond.

The council says it understands the intention is to leave the rubble for “up to one year” - a situation the local authority says is “completely unacceptable”.

Local resident seeks owner of dog mess

Lost and found appeal on Bluebridge Road


Dog mess sign. Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Warning, this item might put you off your meal


A Brookmans Park resident has posted a small sign on the grass verge encouraging dog owners to clear up after their pets.

The anonymous Bluebridge Road resident has crafted a handwritten note attached to a stick placed behind the offending items.

Warning, stop reading if you have a weak stomach.

HMWT information tent visits Gobions

Plenty of interactive activities for youngsters


Volunteers and staff at the HMWT information tent in Gobions Open Space Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Volunteers and staff at the HMWT information tent in Gobions Open Space
Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Nature-lovers, dog-walkers, and families stopped by at the temporary Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) information tent at Gobions Open Space on Thursday to find out more about the organisation’s work locally and around the county.

The trust’s information tent was pitched close to the car park with volunteers and staff on hand to to talk to the public.

HMWT visitor centre in Gobions Open Space

Thursday 8 August from 10am to 2pm


A Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) ‘pop-up’ information tent. Image courtesy of HMWT

A Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) ‘pop-up’ information tent, similar to the one pictured above, is being set up at Gobions Open Space on Thursday close to the free car park and play area.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand for four hours to meet anyone interested in the work the trust carries out at nearby Gobions Wood reserve and at all the other trust-managed sites.

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