The Borough of Broxbourne is holding GOFFS OAK and WEST CHESHUNT AREA FORUM starting at 7PM, 03 APRIL 2019. This meeting will be attended by representatives of Broxbourne Borough Council and local Police officers. This is your opportunity to talk to them about improving the quality of your local environment. Please attend and make a difference! … Continue reading Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Forum, Fairfields School, Rosedale Way. 3rd April 2019
This is a great fun day for families. Why not enjoy the day out. Fun by Broxbourne Council Community Development.
PUBLIC MEETING Academisation of Woodside Primary School EVERYONE WELCOME Wednesday 27th March 6pm – 8pm Goffs Village Hall - Goff’s Lane, Goff’s Oak, Hertfordshire, EN7 5ET Please come along to the meeting about the proposed academisation of our local village school and find out: What joining the Ivy Trust Academy would mean to the school, … Continue reading Woodside School, Goffs Oak – Public meeting, Wednesday 27th March 2019, 6pm
This meeting is held three monthly and include a policing update, verge parking and waste management - FlyTipping and a 'Question Time' session open to all. It is well worth attending to keep up to date with what is going on in your area.
Message from the local community Neighbourhood watch The local safer neighbourhood team are holding an online chat session on Sunday 17th March 2019 between 1100-1200 hours. This is your opportunity to discuss any local issues you have with the safer neighbourhood officers. You will be sent a link to the chatroom about an hour before … Continue reading Online chat session – 17/03/2019 between 1100-1200hrs
As you may know, Woodside School is presently undergoing a consultation to become part of a Multi Academic Trust (MAT). There is an active campaign driven by parents and seeking urgent support. These are their latest findings:- What's known so far · Recent evidence (Government reports) has shown that: academisation does not improve schools – … Continue reading Words of concern – Woodside Primary School
This week a full application was out on the Borough of Broxbourne website for 58 dwellings, reference number 07/19/0200/F. This is on the site at the back of C.E.Edwards on the old Fairmead and Rosemead Nurseries, Cuffley Hill. It is worth noting on the proposed Local plan, it appears the original plan was for 28 … Continue reading Application for development on the Fairmead and Rosemead Nurseries (behind C. E. Edwards) Cuffley Hill
This Tuesday at the Planning and Regulatory Meeting, 2 proposed developments from Goff's Oak are being presented for determination. Go to the Broxbourne website, https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk for more details. Whiskers shop 07/18/1002/F Demolition of existing two storey building and creation of new three storey building with retail space at ground level, 8 new flats above and … Continue reading Whiskers shop and Gap Valley /Tina Nursery planning applications – Tuesday 12th March 2019, 7pm. Broxbourne Council Offices
As we are all aware, affordable public transport in Goffs Oak is not great. We have the local bus service. Sometimes we have a double decker bus, with not many passengers especially during certain times of the day and sometimes we have nothing. What we desperately need is a modern and regular form of transport.
It is worth noting, in Cheshunt, Delamare Road site with the proposed development of of 1800 dwellings, the developers have promised a 242 bus service every 30 minutes starting the first day an apartment is occupied. That sounds like a really good ‘carrot’ and would benefit Goffs Oak if really happens.
Perhaps we need to a more modern form of transport. In South London, a trial is being started with an Uber style approach. Another idea, would be having a small mini bus going up and down Cuffley Hill with a ‘Hail and stop’ approach. Or book a stop using an app on you smart phone.
It is not all about maintaining the older route of the 242. With the disappearance of the C1 bus and with new homes popping up, why are we not saying now what routes need to be covered. The Borough of Broxbourne Emerging Plan may be over several years but we need to say now, how and where we want our new routes for public use. Speak up and let us know your comments and thoughts.
See below for info from Hertfordshire County Council
242 Waltham Cross – Cuffley/Potters Bar
1915 Potters Bar to Waltham Cross, 2035 Cuffley Station to Waltham Cross, 2105 Waltham Cross to Potters Bar Bus Garage)
For further details go to Travelinewww.travelinesoutheast.org.uk or Telephone: 0871 200 22 33 (0700-2200 daily, on all days except: Christmas Eve 0700-2000, Christmas Day closed, Boxing Day 0900-1700, New Year’s Day 0900-1700. Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
You can also contact the relevant Bus Operator. Click here for Operator Contact Details
PLEASE NOTE: Information for Coach Services is NOT included here. For National Express Services www.nationalexpress.com or telephone 08717 81 81 81
For Commuter Bus/Coach Services please contact the relevant operator.
Our Borough of Broxbourne, Local Police Liaison Officer would like to bring to your attention several recent incidents that is worth being aware, with an aim to avoid at all costs. Accepting deliveries of items such as mobile phones not ordered from the household If you receive a delivery of a mobile phone you did … Continue reading Latest update from Neighbourhoodwatch
Broxbourne Council has released details of 2 planning applications on the In-Ex site. Both with a remit supporting Senior Living in the area. The first application is with full details reference number 07/19/0154/F for the ERECTION OF 21 NO. SHELTERED APARTMENTS (15 NO. 2 BED AND 6 NO. 1 BED) WITH AMENITY SPACE AND CAR … Continue reading In-Ex site, Goffs Oak – Good news for Senior Living
Woodside Primary School is under consultation to become part of a Multi-Academic Trust. This is opposed by a group of parents who have formed a Parents Body. Woodside Primary School has published all the details on their website of the consultation Go to https://www.woodside.herts.sch.uk. Go to the Menu icon in the top right hand corner, scroll … Continue reading Woodside School Consultation
Even though the Emerging Local Plan not signed off, applications continue to build on Green Belt Land in and around the village. Obviously with any building, there will be significant construction work with increasing demands on existing facilities. This for our members and residents include greater use of the B156 which goes straight through Goffs Oak village. … Continue reading Planning applications in Goffs Oak
Our Neighbourhood Watch has sent out this message to owners and potential owners of vehicles that are opened with a remote control. "We frequently receive reports from Hertfordshire residents whose “keyless” vehicles have been stolen. If your vehicle uses a vicinity key, please follow the below advice. What is a vicinity key? A vicinity key … Continue reading ‘Keyless’ vehicles
We now have new buses and soon we are going to be contactless! No worries! From the 17th February you will be able to use contactless payment to pay. All we need now is a few more route 242 buses!
Time to have your say Woodside Primary School held a meeting on Monday 11th February 2019 to start off a consultation that is due to last only 5 more weeks. Go to http://www.woodside.herts.schouk/academy-consultation/ for detailed information. whilst Woodside School have stated as 'passionate about ensuring that each and every child develops with self-confidence, developing a growth mind … Continue reading Local Primary School under a six week consultation to join a multi-academy Trust
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Herts continue to support Goffs Oak preserving the rural nature to the benefit of the community. The CPRE Herts has again stated their objection to a proposed large number (17) of self build plots in Goffs Oak. The original appplication was turned down by our councillors as there are no special circumstances … Continue reading (CPRE) Herts supporting Green Belt land in Goffs Oak
One of our members has received notification from Hertfordshire Constabulatory OWL MESSAGING service and has asked for all our members to be alerted of some suspicious behaviour. Last week, two Asian females were reported to be in the area of Theobalds Lane / Station and the High Street Waltham Cross, asking for member public to … Continue reading Theobalds Lane/Station and Waltham Cross High Street – Take care
The Borough of Broxbourne Council holds several forums throughout the year giving the general public an opportunity to meet up with council representatives to discuss important matters. Goffs Oak Community Assoication(GOCA) has already asked for a couple of items to be on the agenda including local schooling. Pop the date Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 in your diary … Continue reading Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Borough of Broxbourne council Neighbourhood Forum
The Clee Brothers have finally taken over our much loved Garage, which is ideally centred in Goff's Oak Village. The recent flurry of activity and the sight of a paintbrush has stirred up some local interest and curiosity. It is really fortunate that we have good facilities locally and Fuel will be back shortly. We welcome an efficient and … Continue reading Fuel coming back to Goffs Oak
Message from our like Neighbourhood Watch PCSO Katie McLoughlin 6476 "I am one of the newest PCSO's for Goffs Oak, Flamstead End & Rosedale/Bury Green. We have had an increase in Thefts From Motor Vehicles and Thefts Of Motor Vehicles in the last few months and I would like to take this opportunity to share … Continue reading Recent increase in vehicle thefts in local area
Despite being refused last year another application to build 17 houses on Green Belt Land has been made. This proposed development is not part of the local plan. The reference number 07/19/0021/O. This is one of many applications attempting to erode our Green Belt Land around Goffs Oak.
Our friends at Neighbourhood Watch have shared with us that there have been a number of reports from members of the public regarding fraudulent calls, texts and emails purporting to be from HMRC. Read on to learn more. Action Fraud is experiencing an increase reports by members of the public who have received calls, voicemails, … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch: HM Revenue and Customs Alert
Many of us use this station on a regular basis and welcome the opening of Leo's cafe Southbound platform. It is on the site of the old Minicab office. The owner Engin also runs the cafe at Enfield Chase Station, so is well experienced. The opening hours in Cuffley will be 0600-1500hrs with a later start on Saturdays but … Continue reading Cuffley Train Station Café
Local event Cuffley and Northaw Parish Council will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of the Airship VC on Monday 31st December at 1030am at the East Ridgeway Memorial. The service will be led by the Reverend Christopher Kilgour at the East Ridgeway Memorial on Monday 31st December at 10.30am. During the ceremony the … Continue reading Anniversary of the death of the Airship VC. Monday 31st December 1030am
The Independent review of the proposed Local Plan up to 2033, is in its final stages prior being submitted to the Secretary of State for approval. The Examination Sessions that took placed in October and November 2018, several interested parties attended the sessions to act as a voice for Goffs Oak and the surrounding area. This … Continue reading Local Plan Update – December 2018
On behalf of the community in Goffs Oak, the Goffs Oak Community Association attended the Broxbourne Community Safety & Environmental meeting in November 28, 2018. Here are some of the notes we took away: Air Pollution A presentation and update were given by the Council with regard to Air Quality in the Borough of Broxbourne. … Continue reading Updates from the Broxbourne Community Safety & Environmental Meeting (28/11/2018)
The Broxbourne Council will be holding their 3 monthly Community Safety and Environmental Panel meeting on Wednesday 28th November at 7pm in the Council Chamber at the Borough Offices. On the agenda, several updates are provided by Key Stakeholders within the Borough of Broxbourne. This includes a presentation on local air pollution, local policing priorities, an update from the … Continue reading Community Safety and Environmental Meeting – Wednesday 28th November, 7pm in the Council offices, Cheshunt
Go to the Borough of Broxbourne website for details of the latest application for planning permission. http://planning.broxbourne.gov.uk/planning Reference No. 07/18/1097/OTina Nursery Goffs Lane Goffs Oak Hertfordshire En7 5EpOUTLINE APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION OF ALL EXISTING BUILDINGS AND ERECTION OF 81 NEW HOMES WITH ACCESS OFF GOFF'S LANE
Over 600 people attended the service that took place on Sunday 11th November 2018 at the Goffs Oak Memorial. A record number of Wreaths were laid in remembrance of those who died not just WW1 and WW2 but also for all those who died in later conflicts. After the morning service, refreshments were kindly provided … Continue reading Remembrance Service, 11th November 2018
The Minor Injuries Unit at Cheshunt Community Hosptial is due an overhaul. Over the last few years it could be said there has been a reduced service and diagnostic tests such as X-rays not being available because of maintenance issues. It has now been announced that a new contract has been agreed by the Herts Urgent … Continue reading Urgent Care facilities at Cheshunt Community Hospital – Minor Injuries only
Improving access to Healthcare facilities has been long on the agenda with various announcements made by central government stating how access to services will be 7 days a week. We at Goffs Oak, are fortunate to be in one of the areas that have had funding from North and East Herts Trust to provide extended access to … Continue reading Valley View Health Centre – Goffs Oak
Pop in your Diary/Calendar Saturday 24th November 2018. The brilliant team of volunteers at our local library are holding a Craft Fair. - Details to follow so watch this space.
From the above map, the various areas for the proposed developments in Goffs Oak can be seen. To date, it is only the C.E. Edwards site (Part of A) and the first stage of the Tudor Nurseries site coming on and off Goffs Lane (Part of D) that has gone through the first stage of … Continue reading The proposed Local Plan – Goffs Oak Developments
Wrap up well and come along for 1030am onwards On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the residents of Goffs Oak will pay their respects to those who fought and died for our country. Goffs Oak Community Association along with Goffs Oak Women's Institute, Guides and Scouts, Goff's Oak Methodist and St. James Churches, supported by … Continue reading Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018, Goffs Oak Memorial
As many of you are aware, the Borough of Broxbourne's proposed 15 year Local Plan is at present under scrutiny. A number of hearings are taking place with key people, with an Inspector reviewing the Boroughs proposed Local Plan. This is an independent review and if you had managed to comment during the consultation period you may … Continue reading Proposed Local Plan infrastructure Hearing- potential secondary school, travelling showpeople and use of green belt land
At our AGM on the 24th May 2018, we agreed to provide some guidance on how to respond to planning applications. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (Herts) has provided excellent advice and even a sample letter or email of support. Here is the CPRE 8 step guide with an adopted letter that may assist you … Continue reading Guidance on how to respond to planning applications
Message from Neighbourhood Watch Please be aware of two new scams which officers are being made aware of. We have had reports of offenders approaching victims in cars with a £10 or £20 note and asking if they have dropped it. This may be after the victim has been to a cash point, and … Continue reading Message from Neighbourhood Watch