Planning and Regulatory Meeting – Tuesday 25th June 2019

The next Planning and Regulatory meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019.  Watch out for the agenda and the planning applications to be discussed at this meeting.  This information is released on the Broxbourne Council website usually a couple of days before the meeting. One interesting case which may come back … Continue reading Planning and Regulatory Meeting – Tuesday 25th June 2019

Police and Crime Panel meeting – Thursday 13th June 2019

PCC Panel meeting - Thursday 13th June 2019 You are invited to the Pane meeting on Thursday 13th June 2019.  It is to be held at Broxbourne Council offices, Churchgate,  starting at 7pm.  Here is a link the Police and Crime Panel website with the agenda and supporting papers http://www.hertspcp.org.uk/ Any queries Louise Roberts, Police Community Support … Continue reading Police and Crime Panel meeting – Thursday 13th June 2019

Summer Fair, Goff’s Oak Community Library. 15th June, 10-2pm

Come along to this great event. Lots of Family fun including many Craft stalls, Elmer the Elephant visit, Face painting, Tombola with Childrens games, Jigsaws and Books for sale.  Their is even the local Community Police and if we are nice to them, we will be able to sit in their car.  There could be a age … Continue reading Summer Fair, Goff’s Oak Community Library. 15th June, 10-2pm

Cuffley Village Day – Sunday 23rd June, KGV fields

The Cuffley VILLAGE DAY is to be held on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at KGV Playing Fields from 12.pm. -  5.pm Activities include Beat the Goalie, Welly Wanging, Vintage Cars, Rock Choir, Face Painting, Scavenger Hunt, Learn Circus Skills, Stalls, Beer, Pimms, Ice Cream,Tea Tent, Street Food and More Entry £1 donation to charity at … Continue reading Cuffley Village Day – Sunday 23rd June, KGV fields

Tidy the Church Garden – Saturday 1st June and Saturday 29th June, 10am.

Your Parish Church of St James are looking for volunteers to help tidy the Church Garden. Can you help? There are two work days on Saturday 1st June and Saturday 29th June starting at 10am. A light lunch for all. If you are able to assist us please contact Maureen on maureen.gedge@icloud.com or telephone 010707 875454.   Note On … Continue reading Tidy the Church Garden – Saturday 1st June and Saturday 29th June, 10am.

Message from nearby Cuffley – public meeting – overcapacity, doors closed just after 7pm

This meeting has caused mayhem down in Cuffley,  cars just don't know where to go.  If you are keen to find out more, SCANGB has another meeting at 0900 tomorrow morning.   ..............................................................................................................t Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council  Proposal For Northaw & Cuffley 7,000 New Properties Public Meeting Called Friday, May 31st, 7:30pm Cuffley Hall.Doors open … Continue reading Message from nearby Cuffley – public meeting – overcapacity, doors closed just after 7pm

Potential new development in St James Road, Goffs Oak update

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Herts have submitted a letter objecting to the proposed 26 dwellings and parking for 66 cars on a site on St James Road.  CPRE Herts are urging the Council to reject as inappropriate development in the Green Belt.  This is the third application for Brookwall Nursery as both previously refused.   … Continue reading Potential new development in St James Road, Goffs Oak update

Will Woodside School in Goffs Oak become part of a Multi Academy Trust?

As reported on previously, a group of parents of Woodside School has been campaigning to prevent the school becoming part of a Multi Academy, which will be owned by Ivy Learning Trust.  The Parents Group have worked extremely hard and have made significant progress.  After almost three months of campaigning challenging the consultation process, the Department for Education withdrew … Continue reading Will Woodside School in Goffs Oak become part of a Multi Academy Trust?

Potential development on Cuffley Hill

The Campaign to protect Rural England (CPRE) (Herts) have come up trumps again. A letter has been submitted objecting to the planning application to develop the site on Fairmead Nursery, Cuffley Hill,  for residential use. On the Broxbourne Map showing  the areas for potential development, this area is coded as GO5. The site is part … Continue reading Potential development on Cuffley Hill

Latest security Update

Our Neighbourhood Watch has sent out a reminder that it is National Stalking Awareness Week, and would like to inform us about new laws and new services for victims of stalking in Hertfordshire. ........................................................................................................................................................................ The Stalking Protection Bill passed by Parliament last month introduced Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) which will be available to courts to prevent … Continue reading Latest security Update

New application to build on St. James Road – 26 dwellings and 66 car parking

This week the Borough of Broxbourne has put on their website  http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk details of a planning application for 26 dwellings with ample car parking, on St. James Road.  An application for 6 four bedroom houses on the Brookwall Nursery site was refused in October 2018 as agreed inappropriate development on the metropolitan Green Belt.  This is … Continue reading New application to build on St. James Road – 26 dwellings and 66 car parking

Proposed development in Goffs Oak running into problems

It seems Crest Nicholson developers is continuing with the development for 59 dwellings off Crouch Lane.  Despite not part of the Emerging Local Plan, this application is sitting with the Secretary of State, as part of our Green belt put forward for development,  see Broxbourne website,  Reference 07/17/0500/O for details.  What appears to have happened is … Continue reading Proposed development in Goffs Oak running into problems

TV Licensing Email FraudAlert

From our local Neighbourhoodwatch TV Licensing Email Fraud Alert Dear Watch Member, Action Fraud have asked us to disseminate this alert.  An ongoing TV Licensing phishing fraud continues to be reported to Action Fraud in high numbers.  Fraudsters are sending residents fake TV Licensing emails designed to steal their personal and financial information. People who … Continue reading TV Licensing Email FraudAlert

PSCO Drop-in sessions at Goffs Oak Community Library – first Thursday of each month, 10-1230hrs

The local Police Community Support Officers have a valuable role in our community.  Our PCSOs role include high visibility patrolling, tackling anti-social behaviour, dealing with minor and supporting front-line policing. This is an opportunity to meet our PCSOs and ask any questions.  Pop along to the drop- in session on the first Thursday of the month.

Application for development on the Fairmead and Rosemead Nurseries (behind C. E. Edwards) Cuffley Hill

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

What would we like as in public transport?

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.

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See below for info from Hertfordshire County Council

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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.

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In-Ex site, Goffs Oak – Good news for Senior Living

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

Planning applications in Goffs Oak

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

(CPRE) Herts supporting Green Belt land in Goffs Oak

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

Theobalds Lane/Station and Waltham Cross High Street – Take care

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

Local Plan Update – December 2018

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

Urgent Care facilities at Cheshunt Community Hospital – Minor Injuries only

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

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018, Goffs Oak Memorial

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

Proposed Local Plan infrastructure Hearing- potential secondary school, travelling showpeople and use of green belt land

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