Taken by budding Photogapher from Goffs Oak. Hi Cheshunt Common - A Summer storm is looming. Hope the horses won’t be too wet!
If you see the Recyling in Goffs Oak in such a state - contact Broxbourne Borough. It will only be sorted if you report it. You can do this on line or call 01992 785555 bwww.broxbourne.gov.uk/report Note: well done to the voluntary litter pickers who helped clear the playing fields in the last couple of … Continue reading Recycling facilities in Goffs Oak
Planning and Regulatory Committee, Borough of Broxbourne Council - next meetings Here is an extract from the planning section on the (BoB) website, which may help with understanding their process. The Planning and Regulatory Committee decides on applications for planning permission. The committee is also responsible for other regulatory matters, such as licensing and enforcement. The committee meets … Continue reading Planning process
. Planning and Regulatory Meeting 27th May 2020 The Committee refused permission of the proposed development of 41 dwellings. See below for the Councils notes The development proposed is considered by officers to be unacceptable in its present form. The siting of the building, its height and significant level of fenestration, which is also at … Continue reading Planning and Regulatory Meeting 27th May 2020- Newgatestreet Road, opposite Masons Parade
Neighbourhood watch (NHW) week 7-14 June This is held each year this year is being held in a different way. Normally we would be holding public events. Instead we will be looking for a neighbour, friend or relative who has gone the extra mile or shown “an act of kindness” during these challenging times. They … Continue reading ‘An act of kindness’
Message from Herts Healthwatch New guidance on face coverings for the general public in Hertfordshire Dear Watch Member, The government is now advising the public to wear a face covering in some circumstances, such as enclosed spaces where social distancing may not always possible. Face coverings do not protect you from contracting coronavirus. However, if … Continue reading Guidance on the use of facemasks
Back to nature in Goffs Oak. Let's preserve our greenery
What a lovely day in Cheshunt Common. The public footpath goes from Crouch Lane to Broxbourne Woods via Wormley Woods. Once back to normal opening hours take a detour to the Woodman and Olive, West End, Wormley for a swift half and / or bite to eat.
Dear Watch Member, The national Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team have told us that their third #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home. To support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, CEOP we will be releasing new home activity packs each fortnight … Continue reading Child Online Safety Resources for Parents and Carers
On behalf of Goffs Oak Community Association, of which I am Secretary, I would like to thank you and your officers for carrying out speed checks along roads in Goffs Oak. This has caused serious concerns to local residents and I conveyed this to West Cheshunt Community Police Safety Team and our local Councillors. I believe … Continue reading Dealing with car speeding in Goffs Oak
The planning application was available via a video conference link:-https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/downloads/file/608/planning-applications PLANNING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE, 20th May 2020 PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR DETERMINATION:- Item 1: 07/19/0835/F. Recommended and sent to Secretary of State Location: Land To South of Goff’s Lane, Goff’s Oak, Hertfordshire EN7 5HJ Description: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 51 dwellings alongside public … Continue reading Land to south of Goffs Lane – 51 dwellings, application to be sent to Secretary of State
Reference07/20/0325/FLocationWhite House Farm St James Road Goffs Oak En7 6TrProposalDemolition of existing buildings and construction of 10 dwellings, new access road and landscapingCase OfficerMarie LaidlerReceived Date23/04/2020Valid Date23/04/2020Consultation End Date27/05/2020 Please go to the planning section on Broxbourne website to comment - http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk Note this is in addition to the planned site (B) in the Emerging … Continue reading Proposed development on St James Road
Message from Neighbourhood watch Hertfordshire police has released images of some people they would like to identify as part of an investigation into a series of delivery scams. Please click on the following link for the appeal, images and advice. https://www.herts.police.uk/news-and-appeals/cctv-appeal-after-series-of-delivery-scams-0082 Anyone who recognises the people in the images can report information online atwww.herts.police.uk/report, or … Continue reading Details of delivery scams
Once again the developers have resubmitted an application to build on Green Belt Land in Crouch Lane. See below for details. To comment and object go to the planning section on the http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk website. The application is scheduled was be presented on Wednesday 27th and seems to be deferred. Reference Number07/20/0345/OLocationSpringfield And Westgate Nursery Crouch … Continue reading Springfield And Westgate Nursery Crouch Lane planning application
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Testing availability - message from neighbourhoodwatch How to access Hertfordshire’s three pop-up COVID-19 drive-through test centres this Saturday (tomorrow), Sunday and Monday. The pop-up sites in Hertford (Saturdays), Watford (Sundays) and Stevenage (Mondays) have been commissioned by local NHS organisations and are supported by the military. Testing at each site will open at 10am and … Continue reading COVID-19 testing
We seem to be increasingly asked to report online alledged crimes including serious violence. Here is your chance to have your say on this how the police are doing providing this service as the police are presently reviewing the mechanisms for reporting alleged Serious Violence. There seems to be an increasing number of incidents that … Continue reading Reporting online alleged crimes including serious violence
Message from our Cuffley friends Good News - The Gardening Club at Crews Hill is now open to customers (with observance of distancing) and online ordering has been suspended. For gardeners looking for supplies of plants and seeds Thompson and Morgan are one company offering a postal service.
Our volunteer Litter pickers are still out in force. During this period of time whilst on your hour exercise why not take this opportunity to check your local area and help keep litter free.
Child Online Safety Resources for Parents and Carers - Message from Neighbourhoodwatch The national Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team have told us that their third #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available with new activities for parents and carers to use at home. To support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools, CEOP we … Continue reading Child Online Safety Resources
Message from Local Council means that the Recycling centre is to finally going to open on Monday 11th May 2020 Message from NeighbourhoodWatch Fly Tipping Attached is the Hertfordshire County Council “Lets S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping” leaflet. It contains useful information and advice on how to reduce fly tipping. Fly Tips should be reported to your … Continue reading Household and Recycling Waste Centre – Turnford (Brookfield site) due to reopen on Monday 11th May 2020
Provided by Councillor Mark Mills - Bishop Herts County Support The County Council website is updated regularly with the latest communication. For further information on COVID - 19 and service updates from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), please go the link; http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk As a reminder; organisations who need to increase the support from local volunteers should … Continue reading Updates from Local Councillor including County support, Highways and Household Waste Management
Message passed on from Jeremy Pearce, Councillor, Goffs Oak. We’re writing to advise you about the unplanned temporary closure of the above Post Office. For further information please visit our Consultation Hub via the link below: Consultation Hub - Stanstead Road EN11 0RH Consultation Hub - Geoffs Oak EN7 5ET Consultation Hub - Cheshunt EN8 … Continue reading Post office services
Can be listened to on the night via video link at 7 pm. Local objector with in depth knowledge of the working history and good condition to speak for three minutes, defending this beautiful stretch of Green belt land and rural nature of Goffs Oak. This application housing is in excess of the assessed housing … Continue reading Planning application in Goffs Oak on the Ashfield Nursery site, Newgatestreet Road – proposed 5 custom type detached houses, to be presented on 10th June 2020
Making 'scrubs' and wash bags. See link for fund raising to make Scrubs and Wash Bags for Uniforms and Scrubs. This includes the Cancer Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital. https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-scrubs039-sake?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
One more planning application in Goffs Oak - 14 detached houses on Halsted Hill. Note this application is additional to THE proposed Local Plan. Please go to Broxbourne website to comment http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk Ref 07/20/0299/F Halstead Hill Nursery, Halstead Hill, Goffs Oak , Hertfordshire. EN7 5NAEnvironmental decontamination, creation of wildlife habitat and erection of 14 No. … Continue reading One more planning application in Goffs Oak – 14 detached houses
See link for the Campaign for the Herts branch of the Protection of Rural England, CPRE newsletter. This is a newsletter packed with matters relating to the countryside. You may need to cut and paste the link into your browser to gain access. https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/news/current-news/item/2619-cpre-hertfordshire-spring-2020-newsletter.
Support from Broxbourne Council - Message from County Councillor Mark Mills Bishop 'If your club or organisation need funding to help with the present emergency, please let me know; I may be able to use my Locality Budget. Also, do not miss out on Sport England emergency funding for Community Sports Facilities; please see the … Continue reading Support in the Community
Message from Boots - update re opening times and staffing, clearly trying to keep open as much as possible. …...….....…......…...………......……...…...…. Boots have had to change their opening times due to staff shortages, 4 members of our team are having to self isolate due to underlying health conditions Monday to Saturday 10am till 2pm only This … Continue reading Urgent – Boots Update
In these troubled times, when at home, here is something positive you can think about. Hedgehog Awareness Week 3rd May 3rd May sees the start of Hedgehog Awareness Week, organised by BHPS. Expect to hear about hedgehoggy efforts up and down the country as well as ways to increase hedgehog friendliness . It's my way … Continue reading Hedgehog Awareness Week 3rd May
Hertfordshire united against coronavirus; all councils in our county are working closely together to launch a ‘Hertfordshire united against coronavirus’ campaign to encourage us all to look out for people in our communities, volunteer our time to support those who may be feeling isolated and make sure we only get information from trusted sources. Volunteers … Continue reading Assistance from Council
Reporting bad practice. Look at this website to see what the government expects from businesses and how to report bad practice. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cma-statement-on-sales-and-pricing-practices-during-coronavirus-outbreak Let's stand up to any businesses trying to exploit the present situation for significant financial gain, even if it is only a toilet roll! https://cma-553899.workflowcloud.com/forms/c35b9608-b73d-464c-bbfa-0b3ccda758b2
The latest update is as follows: Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Neighbourhood Forum - 25th March. CANCELLED Litter pick and Flower bed maintenance - Sunday 5th April CANCELLED Goffs Oak Community Library to be closed at 1200hrs, Saturday 20th March until further notice Celebration of writing' by local authors. Tuesday 31st March CANCELLED
COVID – 19 Message from our Local Councillor, Mark Mills-Bishop The overriding aim is for the health and well-being of residents. Clearly, it is an uncertain time at this stage in the developing Coronavirus epidemic. As active members of community in a position of knowledge I thought it would be helpful to write and seek … Continue reading COVID-19
Message from Cuffley scouts Group Come to the 1st Cuffley Scout Group Jumble and Nearly New Sale taking place on Saturday 28th March 2pm - 4pm Donations gladly received on Friday 27th March between 7 - 9pm Saturday 28th March 10 - 12am We anticipate selling clothes, shoes, bags, antique and vintage treasures together with all kinds of … Continue reading Jumble and nearly new Sale. Cuffley Scouts Group. Saturday 28th March, 2pm -4pm
Message from Alzheimers Society Actions you could take to help your local community We have been hearing from so many of you that your local area is full of people wanting to help and so we have put together some ideas together. How could this impact people affected by dementia We know that people living … Continue reading People living with Dementia – How to help
Live entertainment happening at the Comrades Club. Sean Muir playing classical hits. Free for members, £1 for guests
Public rights of way in Broxbourne are managed by Broxbourne Borough Council under an agency agreement. For issues relating to the access to and maintenance of public rights of way in the first instance, any issues, please contact the Borough Council directly, Here is a link to the relevant page on their website, below. If … Continue reading Public rights of way
Due to the Pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled until further notice. A Celebration of Writing, The second talk of the year due to take place on Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm at Goff's Oak Community Library. Meet three of our local authors, Mary Rensten, David Matthews and Kinga White for a literary … Continue reading Cancelled – Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm, Meet three of our local authors, for a literary evening.
The Potters Town Band is holding a concert in the Village Hall (GO Hub). Come and support this worthy cause and enjoy the evening. This is in aid of the Methodist Church Roof Fund. Tickets 10 pounds for adults and children free. Call David Batts 07515 006040 or email email@example.com
Good news for Herts Year of Culture! Lowewood Museum has had a reprieve. Broxbourne Council has agreed to fund for the setting up of a Trust to run the Museum, which once established will keep the Museum going. The Museum wil! need a few more volunteers to help. There is still much to do and … Continue reading Lowewood Museum, Hoddesdon
It has been reported that a shooting incident occurred on Moorhurst Avenue on the 21st February at about 950pm where a gunshot went through a window. It is thought that the bullet was fired from afar and was possibly down to illegal hunting as the police found some dead animals. Don't forget to visit and … Continue reading Shooting incident on Moorhurst Avenue
In Goffs Oak Community Library, there is two fantastic scrapbooks up until 1991. With all the proposed developments, it is a good time to capture new material that we can compare in the future. GOCA would like to start collecting for No. 3. So, if you have any suitable images or unusual items, please get … Continue reading Items for Goffs Oak scrapbook
Broxbourne Council is planning to close the only Museum in Broxbourne to save money! Go to the link and sign the petition to stop closure due end of June 2020 and it is the year of Culture in Broxbourne..... Pop 'Save Lowewood museum' into your browser to sign the petition
The above meeting is due to start at 1900hrs on Wednesday, 26th September. The papers can be seen on Broxbourne Council website. Note no proposed developments in Goffs Oak area on the agenda. https://ex.broxbourne.gov.uk/your-council/meeting/planning-and-regulatory-committee-26-february-2020
Message from Post Office - closure 28th March 1230hrs to 4th May 1300hrs MODERNISING GOFF’S OAK POST OFFICE & STORE WITH NEW POSTMASTER. To have Refurbishment of premisesNew PostmasterCustomers of main UK banks can access accounts at new branchServices include bill payment, cash withdrawals and foreign currency, Postage, home shopping collections and returns Goff’s Oak … Continue reading Post office closure – last day 28th March and reopening 4th May
GOCA does not support bringing back parking charges for the first hour in the Goffs Oak Car Park. We have written to Broxbourne Council to say No. Please sign the petition. Copied can be found in the Library, GP practice, Dry Cleaners and Clee Brothers Garage. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/goffsoak.org.uk
With less than 20 places for public parking at the car park in Goffs Oak, the GOCA has discovered that the Borough of Broxbourne Council is planning to charge for the first hours parking. The Council is working on an Improvement Plan for Goffs Oak. Rather than making drivers park on the road side causing … Continue reading Car Park in Goffs Oak
Goffs Oak Community Library is holding a series of talks given by local people, starting off with two during the month of March. Tickets £3 ‘A sea and silk sojourn across central Asia’. Tuesday 10th March 7pm for 730 start. ‘Celebration of writing’ by local authors. Tuesday 31st March 7pm for 730 start.
Due to the Pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled until further notice. The next meeting of the Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt forum will take place as follows: 7pm, Wednesday 25 March in Fairfields School, Rosedale Way, Cheshunt, EN7 6JG. If you would like to request an item to be on the agenda let us … Continue reading Cancelled – Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Forum – 25th March, 7pm. Fairfield School