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Recreating Brookmans Park station circa 1950

Scale model being built by retired train driver

Brookmans Park Station in the 1950s  Image by B.H. Warne, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
Brookmans Park Station in the 1950s
Image by B.H. Warne, part of the Images of North Mymms collection
A detailed model of Brookmans Park station in the 1950s is being built in an old milking parlour on a farm deep in the English countryside. The 53ft scenic OO-scale model will replicate the route between Hawkshead Bridge and Marshmoor Bridge in Welham Green.

Parking restrictions during coronavirus outbreak

Council publishes update on what is covered


Residents parking sign in Brookmans Park. Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Last month Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) paused its parking enforcement for all resident permit schemes until further notice.

But the council says parking on double yellow lines, verges, and footways will still be enforced in residential areas to ensure access for essential services.

Brown bin collections to resume next month

Garden and food waste to be collected from Wednesday 6 May


Image of brown bin courtesy of WHBC

The borough council has announced that refuse and recycling crews will empty the brown bins again next month after a six-week pause in the service due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus help and support from local councils

Borough and county leaflet homes with updated guides


The cover of the WHBC coronavirus leaflet - April 2020

Leaflets from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) are being posted door-to-door as both local authorities set out their strategies for dealing with coronavirus and setting out what help is available.

Meanwhile the North Mymms Youth Project (NMYP) has expanded the services it is offering, and says it’s received more than 300 calls for help since the scheme began last month.

“Reasonable excuses” for leaving home during lockdown

Advice issued to police forces offers several scenarios


It’s “likely to be reasonable” to drive to the countryside for a walk Image by North Mymms News, released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
It’s “likely to be reasonable” to drive to the countryside for a walk
“if far more time is spent walking than driving”

Image by North Mymms News, released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the College of Policing, the body that sets professional standards for police forces in England, has published a document setting out what is and what is not likely to be considered reasonable movement during the coronavirus outbreak lockdown.

Brookmans Avenue house conversion goes to tribunal

Claims that restrictive covenants have been breached


11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - 5 April 2020
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The creation of five flats, on a plot previously occupied by a single detached house at 11 Brookmans Avenue, has gone to tribunal.

Documents proposing the removal of restrictive covenants have been sent to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chambers) before being advertised.

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Coronavirus updates

Check what shops and businesses are open and what support and help is available. Information and updates courtesy of the North Mymms Youth Project.