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Don’t light bonfires in your garden

Fires pose health risk for those with respiratory illnesses

Photograph of bonfire by Mattbuck released via Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0

A plea has been made by Hertfordshire’s fire and police services for people not to light garden bonfires because of the risk to health and the environment.

They also say that this bank holiday weekend is set to be dry, creating conditions for fires to spread quickly.

Police offer one-to-one coronavirus advice

Bradmore Green chats to respect social distancing

Brookmans Park’s Bradmore Green - Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Anyone needing “reassurance” regarding the coronavirus lockdown can pop along to Brookmans Park’s Bradmore Green on Friday to have a chat with the area’s neighbourhood police team.

Officers will be on the green between 4pm and 6pm on Friday 22 May “to give reassurance to the community during these difficult times”.

New web address for Hertfordshire Walker

Site has moved from .org to .uk

Walking boots. Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Our walking site, Hertfordshire Walker, with 97 local walks so far, is strolling from its .org domain to a .uk one - https://www.hertfordshirewalker.uk/.

If you have bookmarked links to the site or any of the walks, please change them over when you can to be sure that they will still work after the old .org domain finally puts its feet up in January.

Four peak-hour trains from Monday

Temporary timetable to be introduced on Sunday 17 May

Brookmans Park station Image by North Mymms News via Creative Commons
Brookmans Park station
Image by North Mymms News via Creative Commons
Great Northern, part of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), is increasing peak-hour train services from Brookmans Park and Welham Green in order to provide “more space on board for key workers”.

The temporary timetable will be reviewed and “when it is the right time” the plan is to introduce more train services and “scale-up gradually to the full Summer 2020 timetable”.

Hertfordshire reopens 10 recycling centres

But council says visit only if it’s absolutely essential

Potters Bar recycling centre - image courtesy of Hertfordshire County Council

The Potters Bar household waste recycling centre has reopened, although the county council says it should be used only if storing waste at home is a genuine health or safety risk.

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) says the public must not visit the recycling centre if they are self-isolating or have coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms.

Search for bikers who’ve been destroying crops

Police find abandoned fuel cans and spot offenders from the air

Quad bike and motorbike tracks across the field - Image from the Welham Green Family And Friends Facebook page

“Extensive damage” has been caused to crops on the north-west edge of Welham Green.

The land, between Bush Wood and the A1(M) is managed by staff at Tollgate Farm, who say the damage has been caused by a quad bike and motorbikes being ridden across the field.

High-speed train ride through North Mymms

Five-hour Edinburgh to London journey in six minutes

Skimpans Bridge over Bulls Lane at 5'29" - screen grab from the LNER video
Skimpans Bridge over Bulls Lane - screen grab from the LNER video

A video has been released by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) showing a train driver’s view of the journey along the East Coast Mainline from Edinburgh to London.

Police warn of delivery scam

Fraudsters operating across Hertfordshire 

Image courtesy Hertfordshire Constabulary

A parcel is delivered to your door. You sign for it, but when you open it you realise you didn’t order the item. Later, someone claiming to be from a courier company arrives to say the parcel was delivered to the wrong address and that they have been sent to collect it. According to Hertfordshire Constabulary, this is yet another con by fraudsters operating across the county.