Report bad practice – war against those who are exploiting shoppers

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

Jumble and nearly new Sale. Cuffley Scouts Group. Saturday 28th March, 2pm -4pm

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

Cancelled – Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm, Meet three of our local authors, for a literary evening.

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.

Post office closure – last day 28th March and reopening 4th May

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

Cancelled – Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt Forum – 25th March, 7pm. Fairfield School

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

One way to tackle Chimate Change – here at Goffs Oak

It is reported that the pupils at Woodside Primary School in Goffs Oak held a protest against single-use plastic in the local community. Inspired by young activists like Greta Thunberg the children have become passionate about tackling climate change and want everyone to play their part. They are aiming to ban single-use plastic in their … Continue reading One way to tackle Chimate Change – here at Goffs Oak

Back of beyond music festival – July 4th, Colesdale Farm

It has just been announced that the Music festival is to take place - July 4th at Colesdale Farm   https://www.backofbeyondfestival.co.uk/about.html The Welwyn Hatfields Times published the following in this week's local paper. WHOLE HOST OF WORLD CLASS DJ’S SPANNING HOUSE, DISCO, TECHNO AND DRUM & BASS  LOUDER! WITH THE BIGGEST LINE UP OF HEADLINERS TO DATE … Continue reading Back of beyond music festival – July 4th, Colesdale Farm

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Awareness Campaign

Message from Neighbourhood Watch Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board are running an awareness campaign over the next two weeks to raise awareness of the those older people who may self neglect or are likely to be victims of financial abuse.  The attached posters will give you some ideas of what signs to look out for. Please … Continue reading Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Awareness Campaign

Show your support – Lowewood Museum

Notes from Open Meeting, Lowewood Museum…. The Save Lowewood Museum open meeting organised by the Friends of Lowewood Museum which took place at the URC Hall, Broxbourne on 21 January was very well attended. Those present were welcomed by the Friends chairman Pat Styles and there then followed a statement by Epping Forest District Council … Continue reading Show your support – Lowewood Museum

Message from Cuffley – Local Plan development, Welwyn Garden City Council

Notice from Cuffley Friends.  The Welwyn Hatfield Times has outlined the details of  the proposed draft Local Plan, which will  be considered by the WHBC Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on January 23rd  and January 29th  before going to Cabinet on January 30th 2020.You can read the full article at https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/welwyn-hatfield-borough-council-local-plan-puts-forward-sites-1-6459303 In relation to Cuffley A Green … Continue reading Message from Cuffley – Local Plan development, Welwyn Garden City Council

Roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire – November 2018 to November 2019

Message from Neighbourhood watch Over 1,100 people were killed or seriously injured on the roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire between November 2018 and November 2019. This equates to almost 20 serious injuries and at least one death every week. The shocking figures have been released by police at the start of this month’s speed … Continue reading Roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire – November 2018 to November 2019

‘Litter Pick’ in Goffs Oak on Sunday 5th April at 1000hrs

Our Chief Litter Picker has confirmed another date for Goffs Oak Litter Pick and Flower Bed Maintenance. A couple of hours at the weekend not only keeps Goff's Oak Village tidy, it is also a way to 'blow off those cobwebs' and catch up with some walking exercise. Family, friends and children welcome as usual. … Continue reading ‘Litter Pick’ in Goffs Oak on Sunday 5th April at 1000hrs

Latest news regarding the Local Plan

Broxbourne Council has put the final drafted Local Plan 2018-2033 out for consultation. The documents, together with a details of how to respond, a guidance note and other documents, are on the Council’s website at http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/mainmodifications. There is a plethora of documents and will need a significant amount of time to review. Note the consultation is … Continue reading Latest news regarding the Local Plan

Proposed development on Cuffley Hill-Application No. 07/19/0200/F

Many of the members and residents of Goffs Oak has continued to express their concerns regarding the site of what was Fairmead and Rosemead Nurseries on Cuffley Hill.  This application was presented earlier last year for 58 dwellings and parking for 156 vehicles, which was not accepted. On November 29th a revised plan was submitted.  … Continue reading Proposed development on Cuffley Hill-Application No. 07/19/0200/F

Closure of Lowewood Museum

Something strange happened yesterday.......The GOCA was alerted a meeting that was being held in Churchgate, Cheshunt. Broxbourne Bourough held a Cabinent meeting and Lowewood Museum  was on the agenda. Two Committee members hot-footed down to sit in the Public Gallery in the Council Chamber. There were many local people from Hoddesdon and supporters of the Museum, who … Continue reading Closure of Lowewood Museum

Objection letter to potential overdevelopment in Goffs Oak

GOCA has recently written a letter to the Minister of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding concerns on potential over-development around Goffs Oak, with the lack of supporting resources including roads and transport. We also have a GOCA member who is proactively writing to key people in local and central government and a large group … Continue reading Objection letter to potential overdevelopment in Goffs Oak

Ashfield Nursery, Newgatestreet Road. Application to redevelop for residential use

This week a second application for this site has been submitted and is out for comments. It is for 10 custom built houses. Reference number 07/19/0906/O. It would be well worth reading the initial application and to why permission was refused by the Councillors on the Committee. Please note this is on green Belt Land, … Continue reading Ashfield Nursery, Newgatestreet Road. Application to redevelop for residential use

Potential even more houses on Cuffley Hill

Update on the proposed development on the Fairmead and Rosemead sites. As of today, the Broxbourne Council has released the applications for redevelopment on their website.  Please note this application does not appear to be ready and is not scheduled to be heard this year. We can only presume that there is problems with the … Continue reading Potential even more houses on Cuffley Hill

New application submitted for proposed development on the old Mannings site, Goffs Oak. 07/19/0835/F

See below for another application in Goff 's Oak Village Case DetailsReference Number07/19/0835/FLocationLand To The South Of Goffs Lane Goffs Oak Hertfordshire En7 5HjProposalDemolition of existing buildings and erection of 51 dwellings alongside public open space, landscaping, parking, new access, pumping station and other associated infrastructure (Resubmission 07/19/0132/F)Applicant NameAgent NameApplication StatusRegisteredCase OfficerChenge TaruvingaReceived Date30/09/2019Valid Date01/10/2019Consultation … Continue reading New application submitted for proposed development on the old Mannings site, Goffs Oak. 07/19/0835/F

Goff’s Oak Community wins a CPRE Rural Living Award

Tonight, the members /residents of Goffs Oak won the CPRE Rural Award 2019 for its work in the local community. This includes all the work carried out for the volunteers who took over the Flower Bed close to the Co-Op, the Litter Pickers who keep the Playing Fields and walkways litter free, the volunteer Staff … Continue reading Goff’s Oak Community wins a CPRE Rural Living Award

We are looking for new Recruits to join GOCA Committee.

We are looking for new Recruits to join the GOCA Committee. We hold a small number of events over the year and promote Goff's Oak as a thriving Community with in the Borough of Broxbourne. Recently, we have met with Council Leads to look at Improvements and Developments in Goff's Oak to preserve the rural … Continue reading We are looking for new Recruits to join GOCA Committee.

Urgent Care Centre, QEII: Proposal to change opening hours

Message 're urgent healthcare facilities from Herts Healthwatch In mid August, Geoff Brown, our CEO facilitated a public meeting to  hear views about the proposal to have overnight closure of the Urgent Care Centre at the QE2. East and North Herts CCG are wanting to make the move so that the resources of the NHS can … Continue reading Urgent Care Centre, QEII: Proposal to change opening hours

New police powers – stop the spread of Covid-19

Message from NeighbourhoodWatch New police powers As part of efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, new police powers will be coming into effect on Thursday (March 26). These measures are being brought in to protect the NHS and save lives. Police are currently working with the Government around the guidance and legislation. From a … Continue reading New police powers – stop the spread of Covid-19