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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”.

The material is to be used to surface the paths around the council-owned lake, which is used for fishing by North Mymms Angling Club.

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 piles of rubble placed away fro the path to Gobions Pond
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

In April, two large mounds of hardcore were left in Gobions car park.

Image: Two large mounds of hardcore at the southern end of Gobions car park Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Two large mounds of hardcore at the southern end of Gobions car park
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

According to NMPC, which owns the land, the material was deposited by the club to “replace the pathways around the fishing lake and renew the fishing lake swims”.

NMPC says the angling club did not asked for permission to dump the material and the parish council asked the club to move it.

In May the mounds were moved across the fields at Gobions Open Space and left at the side of the path leading to Gobions Pond (Grid Ref: TL 24941 03761)

But before it was moved someone had used the material to patch the potholes along Jonas Way, the track leading from Moffats Lane to the Gobions Open Space car park.

Chippings used to level the potholes along Jonas Way  Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Chippings used to level the potholes along Jonas Way
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

North Mymms councillors decided at a recent council meeting to write to the angling club with a “short time frame” for the removal of the “entire pile of rubble”.

This site has been unable to contact the North Mymms Angling Club for a comment.




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