Local weather forecast - train arrivals/departures below

NORTH MYMMS WEATHER

Welcome to North Mymms News

News and information for the civil parish of North Mymms in Hertfordshire. There is a comment box below each item - you might need to disable ad blocker temporarily to reveal.

Residents offer “solution” to school traffic issues

Meeting held to consider impact of Chancellor’s School’s expansion plans on local roads


Photograph of Weekday parking close to the Chancellor's entrance on Pine Grove Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons
Weekday parking close to the Chancellor’s entrance on Pine Grove
Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons

Residents living close to Chancellor’s School in Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, have put forward “a solution to the traffic issues” associated with the school’s expansion plans.

They say the proposal - which is reproduced below - has been “carefully thought through by the residents” who are likely to be affected when the development of the school takes place.

Coronavirus posters at local pharmacies

Public information advice on display



NHS and Public Health England posters about the symptoms, spread, and efforts to prevent and contain coronavirus, have been placed in the windows of local pharmacies as part of the government’s information campaign.

Final say on local green belt development plans

Comments must be in by 5pm on Wednesday 1 April


Site known as WeG15 south of Welham Green now removed from Local Plan Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Site known as WeG15 south of Welham Green now removed from Local Plan
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
An email has been circulated setting out the deadline for final comments on the proposals for development on the area’s green belt.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s (WHBC) head of planning, Colin Haigh, has mailed all those interested in the progress of the Welwyn Hatfield Draft Local Plan with an update on the recent proposed changes, along with details on what happens next.

He also sets out how anyone concerned can have their say; the deadline for comments in Wednesday 1 April.

Coronavirus warning posted on local surgery site

“Do not attend” under certain circumstances


Potterells Medical Centre, Station Road, North Mymms  Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Potterells Medical Centre, Station Road, North Mymms
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A message has been posted on the Potterells Medical Centre website advising anyone who might have been in contact with someone with coronavirus, or are experiencing symptoms, to stay away.

Green belt society urges community action

It follows “positive changes” to the Local Plan


Green belt meeting details

“Some good news - but must keep up the pressure”


Green belt campaigners have welcomed the recent changes to the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan, but are calling on local residents to continue to add their voices to efforts to “protect our communities”.

Earlier this month the local authority announced that proposals to build hundreds of new dwellings in North Mymms were being shelved, and that all existing ‘high harm and new ‘moderate high harm’ sites would be removed from the Local Plan.

Hearing set for Hope and Anchor licensing extension

Application and representations to be considered next month


The Hope and Anchor, Station Road, Welham Green - October 2019  Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Hope and Anchor, Station Road, Welham Green - October 2019
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The proposal to extend the opening hours at Welham Green’s Hope and Anchor pub will be heard by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) officials on Wednesday 4 March.

Police release CCTV images after local break-in

Men caught on camera “could have important information”


Image released by Hertfordshire Constabulary
Images have been circulated by Hertfordshire police of two men they would like to talk to in connection with a break-in at a house in Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park, in the early hours of Saturday 1 February.

If anyone recognises the men they are asked to contact the police non-emergency number 101.

Another attempted burglary, this time in Welham Green

Four incidents reported in as many days


Hertfordshire Police Crime Alert graphic


There’s been another attempted burglary, this time in Welham Green. Police say two men knocked on the door of a house in Old Farmhouse Mews at 4pm on Monday 3 February. They then used a set of keys to try to get in. When they failed, they left and walked into Vincenzo Close.

Aggravated burglary in Mymms Drive, Brookmans Park

Thieves forced their way into the house past the owner


Hertfordshire police appeal graphic


Police are appealing for witnesses after four masked men forced their way into a house in Mymms Drive and stole high-value items between 5.05pm and 5.40pm on Monday 3 February.

Officers say the burglars conducted an “untidy search” of the premises, and took hundreds of pounds worth of cash along with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

The stolen items were taken away in a purple Puma gym bag which was also stolen from the address.

Proposals to build hundreds of new North Mymms dwellings shelved

Green belt to be protected, with existing ‘high harm’ and new ‘moderate high harm’ sites removed from Local Plan


Site known as WeG15 south of Welham Green being considered for housing  Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Site known as WeG15 south of Welham Green now removed from Local Plan
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) is to consult on a plan to protect the borough’s green belt which will remove all existing and proposed ‘high harm’ and new ‘moderate high harm’ sites from the Local Plan, along with those that result in coalescence between villages.

Councillors have decided that building on such green belt sites was “too high a price to pay”.

Shed break-in in Brookmans Park

Police appeal for witnesses 


Hertfordshire police crime appeal graphic

Hertfordshire police say a shed at a house in Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park, was broken into over the weekend.

It's not known if anything was stolen, but police would like anyone who saw anything to get in touch.

Brookmans Park resident confronts burglar on stairs

Home owner threatened by intruder as torch shone in face

Hertfordshire police appeal graphic

Police say an intruder broke into a house on Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park in the early hours of Saturday 1 February.

More articles

Please use the ‘next’ button above to access recent news items. If you want to contribute a news article please use the ‘contact us’ form in the right-hand column.