Volunteers from our community came together on Sunday morning for the Goffs Oak litter pick. In two short hours, we picked up 20 bags full of litter from the sides of our streets, left behind on playgrounds and parks, and blown by the wind into bushes and trees. We even cleaned up the bus stop … Continue reading Keep Britain tidy: 20 bags in 2 hours
Don't forget our litter pick tomorrow morning. Tools provided and refreshments after. See you there.
We have our AGM coming up in May - date to be confirmed. Please send in nominations for the following roles:- Chair, Treasurer and Secretary by the 30th April 2019 . Also if you would like to become more involved and interested in sitting on our committee, please make contact for an initial discussion. Look forward to hearing … Continue reading Annual General Meeting – GOCA
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
Goffs Oak, along with the rest of the United Kingdom enjoys a relatively mild but wet climate. This is due, in part, to the existence of the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico, northeast along the coast of the United States and onwards to … Continue reading IF WE TURNED THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN……
Update from the group of The Parents of Woodside School campaigning against Woodside becoming a Multi-Academic Trust. The decision was made on 28th January 2019 by the Governing Body of Woodside Primary school to become part of a Mulit-academy Trust under Ivy Learning Trust. A group of parents oppose the school coming part of a … Continue reading Woodside Primary School Public meeting 24 April 2019, 18:30hrs Village Hall, Goff’s Oak
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
Finally, we can now pay as you go on National Rail services between the below stations and London, using contactless or an Oyster card: Cuffley Bayford Hertford North Remember to touch in at the start and touch out at the end of your journeys, using the same card. Find out more about fares beyond Zone … Continue reading Good news ‘re Cuffley Station
Two members of the Goffs Oak Community Association attended th Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Area Forum on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. This meeting is organised by the Broxbourne Borough Council and gives local residents a chance to ask any question with regard to issues that might might concern them. It also gives residents the … Continue reading Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Area Forum – Wednesday 3rd April 2019
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
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
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.
As part of the Great Spring Clean……. Come and join us on Sunday 14th April. We are now starting at 10am until Midday This is a ‘Friends and Family’ event and All is Welcome. We are meeting at the Car Park in Goffs Oak Village and after refreshments will be available at Goff's Oak Comrades Club … Continue reading Goffs Oak Litter Pick – Sunday 14th April, 2019. Now starting at 10am until Midday
Message from our neighbouring Northaw and Cuffley Residential Association HAVE YOU BEEN ISSUED WRONGLY WITH A PARKING CHARGE AT TESCO CUFFLEY? We have been advised by one of our members that they were wrongly issued with a penalty charge notice for parking in Tesco Cuffley car park. The car was briefly there one … Continue reading Parking charges at Tesco Cuffley
Two committee members of the Goffs Oak Community Association attended the Broxbourne Community Safety and Environmental Forum on 27th March 2019. There was a presentation given by Duncan Jones, representing the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership - Fly Tipping Group. He gave us a comprehensive talk on all aspects with regard to fly-tipping - including, the proliferation … Continue reading Broxbourne Community, Safety and Environmental Forum -Wednesday, 27th March 2019
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 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
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
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!
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
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)
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
Lee Valley Regional Park are providing Free walks in Lee Valley Regional Park. Let our enthusiastic walkers lead you on a journey of discovery in the park! Choose from the list below:- 27 April. Gunpowder History and Mystery, Gunpowder Park 4 May. Statues in the Park, Lee Valley Park Farms 12 May. WaterWorks and Marshes Discovery, WaterWorks Centre 18 … Continue reading Guided walks in Lee Valley Regional Park – FREE
It has been reported that we have been targeted to change fake Twenty Pound notes. If anyone asks you to change a twenty pound note - Be aware, it may not be the real thing. Whilst shops can check if authentic, we in the public area can not. Take Care