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North Mymms coronavirus helpline receives 125 calls in two weeks

Volunteers assisting with shopping and other daily tasks


Shopping list image by Santeri Viinamäki released via Creative Commons, woman on phone image via pxfuel released via Creative Commons, dog walking image by Maurice Pullin released via Wikimedia Commons, and picture of medication by Marco Verch released via Creative Commons.


Two weeks ago the North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) set up a support service for those self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak.

In that time they have received in the region of 125 requests for help, with 90 people volunteering to pitch in.

Local Plan consultation period extended

Representations have to be in by 5pm on 1 May


Previously promoted development site BrP6 in Brookmans Park
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Those wanting to comment on the proposed changes to the submitted Local Plan now have until 1 May to do so.

Last week the hearings to discuss the future of sites put forward for housing were postponed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak.

39 reported crimes in North Mymms in February

15 reports of ‘violence and sexual offences’


Herts police, image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary

The February 2020 crime figures for North Mymms show that 39 incidents were reported during the month, 12 fewer than in January.

The most common category of crime was ‘violence and sexual offences’, with 15 incidents being investigated, seven in Brookmans Park, seven in Welham Green, and one in Little Heath.

Garden waste collections suspended until further notice

Council to prioritise “most critical collection services”


WHBC brown bin, image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons


Garden waste and food waste collections have been cancelled because of the coronavirus emergency.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) says the decision not to collect the brown bins is so that their “depleted crews” can prioritise their waste disposal efforts “during this challenging time”.

The authority has set out a number of changes to the rubbish and recycling collections as a result of the virus.

Information hub about local shops and services

Community urged to share updates


Bradmore Green Brookmans Park

The North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) has created a webpage setting out which shops and businesses in the parish are open or closed following the introduction of the new coronavirus restrictions.

Organisers say they hope to update the page daily when possible. The page is embedded below. You can scroll down the page to see all entries. Refresh for the latest update.

May Local Plan hearings postponed

Government advises delay because of virus crisis


Previously promoted development site BrP6 in Brookmans Park
Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons

Hearings to discuss Welwyn Hatfield’s local plan have been postponed until further notice.

The sessions, which would have considered proposals for local housing development, were due to take place from 11 to 15 May.

Hertfordshire health walks temporarily suspended

Council says it will restart programme as soon as it can


Hertfordshire Health Walks picture courtesy of Herts County Council


The popular community health walks organised by Hertfordshire County Council have been cancelled until further notice. Dozens of residents took part in the weekly events, organised to help people keep fit and socialise.

For those who are social-distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak, but who still want to get out and about in the countryside, our walks site, Hertfordshire Walker has more than 20 walks in North Mymms, all free to download.

Police issue coronavirus cold-calling warning

Beware of offers of help from strangers



Police in Hertfordshire have issued a warning to anyone being offered help by cold-callers. They say opportunists have been targeting the elderly and vulnerable who are self-isolating.

Local youth project offers coronavirus help

Volunteers ready to assist with shopping and daily tasks


Images of groceries by The Unwinder, phone by Pikrepo, dog walking by Chris Reynolds, and postbox by Soapbeard, all released via Creative Commons.
Volunteers ready to help those self-isolating and feeling vulnerable with everyday tasks

The North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) is offering help to those who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The group says it has a team ready to post letters, do shopping, walk dogs, or just have a chat on the phone.

Police warn of coronavirus-related scams

Fraudsters cashing in on virus fears online and by phone


COVID-19 coronavirus particle computer generated
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More than 20 new coronavirus scams have been identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) since February, according to Hertfordshire police.

A message circulated via the county’s Online Watch Link (OWL), a neighbourhood watch network, warns those who are concerned about coronavirus of the methods being used by the fraudsters.

Potterells medical centre texts coronavirus advice

Don’t ring or visit surgery if you have symptoms


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 text message has been sent to patients at Potterells Medical Centre advising those who are displaying symptoms, or who feel at risk of coronavirus, not to phone or visit the local surgery on Station Road, North Mymms.

The medical centre's site also advises people who think they might have the virus not to visit local pharmacies or the area’s hospitals, but to stay indoors and avoid contact with others.

Hope and Anchor licence extension refused

Appeal process available if desired


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

An application to extend the opening hours at Welham Green’s Hope and Anchor pub to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays has been refused.

The application also sought to remove the condition limiting the pub to staging 12 events a year.

Another dead horse dumped along Bradmore Lane

Animal’s hind legs had been tied


The blue rope used to tie the dead animal’s legs Warning, this article contains an image that might upset some people Image submitted by a local resident - released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The blue rope used to tie the dead animal’s legs
Image submitted by a local resident - released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Warning, this article contains an image of a dead animal


The body of a small horse has been dumped at the entrance to a field off Bradmore Lane, Water End.

It’s the second dead horse to be left lying at the side of the lane in a little more than a year.

51 reported crimes in North Mymms in January

22 reports of ‘anti-social behaviour’


Herts police, image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary

The January 2020 crime figures for North Mymms show that 51 incidents were reported during the month, six fewer than in December.

The most common category of crime was ‘anti-social behaviour’, with 20 incidents being investigated, 16 in Welham Green.

20mph signs along Mymms Drive

Speed limit reduced on unadopted Brookmans Park road


20mph sign at the north end of Mymms drive between Moffats Lane and Brookmans Avenue Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
20mph sign at the north end of Mymms drive between Moffats Lane and Brookmans Avenue
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

All vehicles entering Brookmans Park from the A1000 will now have to drive through 20mph zones as they approach the village.

Signs have been put up on Mymms Drive, advising motorists that the speed limit along the Brookmans Park road has been reduced.

It means that, with George’s Wood Road also reduced to 20mph several years ago, the two roads entering Brookmans Park from the east have lower speed limits.

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