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Hope and Anchor applies to extend licensed hours

Pub could stay open to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays


The Hope and Anchor, Station Road, Welham Green - January 2020 Image by North Mymms News, released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Hope and Anchor, Station Road, Welham Green - January 2020
Image by North Mymms News, released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The proprietors of the recently reopened Hope and Anchor on Station Road, Welham Green, want to extend the hours the pub can open and remove the restriction limiting the pub to staging 12 social events a year.

The pub’s director says the change is aimed at meeting local demand, and to offer a budget venue in Welham Green.

Anyone concerned about the increase in opening hours has until Friday 7 February to make their representations.

Double scam warning for local residents

TV licence and Amazon Prime frauds


Hertfordshire Police crime alert graphic

Police say they have received reports of telephone and email scams being carried out across Hertfordshire.

The scams involve bogus calls and emails from fraudsters pretending to be representatives of TV Licensing, Amazon Prime, or the recipient’s bank.

Hertfordshire police are warning residents not to be taken in by fraudsters who appear convincing.

BPERC responds to claims in anonymous letter

“Deep concern” over “factually incorrect” letter


11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - March 2019 Screen grab of image from Google Maps
11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - March 2019
Screen grab of image from Google Maps
The Brookmans Park Estate Residents Committee (BPERC) says it is “deeply concerned” about a letter sent door to door in Brookmans Park at the weekend.

The group says the letter, which is unsigned and anonymous, contains “factually incorrect” claims “without accountability”.

Brookmans Avenue flats - another perspective

Anonymous letter posted door to door


11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - November 2019
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Letters have been circulated in Brookmans Park claiming that the former occupants of a house that was demolished to make way for flats were denied entrance to a public meeting in the village called to oppose the development.

The anonymous letter offers “some context” to the decision to carry out the building work, and states that the flats “do not set a precedent for any other development” in the village.

Campaign to save local public right of way

Evidence gathered in attempt to keep bridleway open



Residents in Little Berkhamsted are enlisting the public’s help in trying to save a public right of way, after warning signs were posted discouraging walkers and riders from using the route.

“DO NOT ENTER” signs posted on local bridleway

Public right of way “in dispute” 


The southern entrance to Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18 with warning sign Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The southern entrance to Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18 with warning sign
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A popular bridleway, which features on three of the local rambles on Hertfordshire Walker, has had the right of way sign removed and notices posted warning walkers not to enter.

Access to the bridleway in Little Berkhamsted is “currently in dispute”, according to a local resident.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Countryside and Rights of Way team is looking into the matter.

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