Only this week, a new application has been put forward by Broxbourne Council for development as part of the drafted 2016 Local Plan. This plot was originally identified as the GO4 plot in Newgatestreet Road, close to the centre of the village on the junction of St. James Road. This is for an open space … Continue reading New application submitted for proposed development , Newgatestreet Road, Goffs Oak. 07/19/0753/F
Come and join us, GOCA is holding another Litter-pick and clean up around Goff's Oak Village. Help us keep Goff's Oak looking good. Meeting at the Goffs Oak Library car park on Sunday 20th October. Basic materials provided. Family and friends welcome.
It seems that our unexpected visitors have moved on! Goffs Oak has had a great deal of attention in the last 48 hours, with approximately 20 caravans illegally parked in and around the In-ex site. The police appears to have been present at all times and the Wheelwrights, Goffs Oak and Prince of Wales pubs … Continue reading Unexpected visitors update
It appears that we have some unexpected visitors that has set up on the old IN-Ex site, on Goffs Lane last night. There is about 20 mobile homes, close to the B156 road and others rear to the site. The GOCA Secretary has informed the Landowners and the Council is aware. If we have any … Continue reading Old In-Ex site, Goffs Lane
Mick Coe, local historian led a Memory Walk down Goff's Lane, Goff's Oak on Saturday, 17th August, 2019. This was to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the five people who were tragically killed when a V1 bomb, commonly called the Doodlebug, fell in Goff's's Oak close to the main road and next to the Wheelwrights … Continue reading Memory Walk, Goff’s Oak- Saturday, 17th August 2019
Have you seen one of these lurking in Goffs Oak?
The people of Goffs Oak Village has made a recognised mark and has been nominated for a CPRE Rural Award. A CPRE judge popped over to Goffs Oak earlier this week and despite our Village Centre being a bit of a demolition site (Whiskers site), the judge seemed to be impressed. She had a good … Continue reading CPRE Rural Living Awards 2019
Are they yours? Message from Neighbourhoood Watch Has anyone lost a set of vehicle keys, with some additional keys on the bunch and a lanyard? A set have recently been found in the Rosedale area, Cheshunt and handed to Police. If you are missing of a set of keys, please could you describe them in … Continue reading Found set of keys in Cheshunt
Northaw and Cuffley Residents Association has reported that a ring has been found near Cuffley Station. If anyone thinks it might be theirs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be passed on to the person who found it.
On Wednesday 24th July, a number of Committee members attended the Planning and Regulatory Meeting. The Planning Department had two planning applications to present being the In-ex site, known as GO2 on the drafted Local Plan and the Woodham Nursery on St James Road. Whilst both of these sites are within Goffs Oak and despite promoting on the … Continue reading Planning and Development and Emerging Local Plan
For those who can remember and had studied the Borough of Broxbournes drafted Local Plan. It is now three years later and the plan still seems to be quite far away from being agreed. An Independent Review was carried out last year and the Plan sent to the Secretary of State. GOCA is now, in … Continue reading Improvements for Goffs Oak
Message from Neighbourhoodwatch-OWL The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording all lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to do this. In February 2019, police forces nationally stopped receiving reports of lost property and now accept only certain types of found items. Hertfordshire has come in line with these … Continue reading Lost and found property changes
The Goffs Oak Girls Football Club is looking for new team members. Call or text George directly or check out their Facebook page.
Local scams taking place at present in Hertfordshire - Message from Neighbourhood Watch You owe tax: A person calls you from a 'spoofed' number - the number displayed is a legitimate HMRC phone number. The call often starts with a recorded message saying that a warrant has been issued for your arrest if you do … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch – Local Scams
Message from Herts County Council Visit your local library to collect your free mission pack from Saturday 13 July. Not a member yet? Join online or at Goffs Oak Community Library any Hertfordshire library. The challenge..... • Read 6 library books – story books, fact books, talking books and e-books all count! • Pop in … Continue reading Summer Challenge – Why visit Goffs Oak Community Library this summer……
From Herts County Council Plastic Free July - will you join the challenge? Would you like to do more to reduce single-use plastic but need some tips? July is your month! Plastic Free July is returning and anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself. Join 120 million participants worldwide to take the Plastic … Continue reading Waste management-Guidance from Herts County Council, July 2919
One of our Committee Members, Mr. Murray Scott, recently had a trip of a lifetime and has provided an account of his amazing trip. Chernobyl – Nature Returns. I booked my trip to Chernobyl many months ago. Some people might think that it ghoulish to visit such a tragic place. I disagree, the awful … Continue reading Chernobyl – Nature Returns
See below for details from Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council Parish Council summer walks are organised and led by a walk leader. We offer you the opportunity to participate in two short evening footpath walks and one longer morning walk this summer. Fred Allgood, who is the Parish Footpath Warden, will be the walk leader. … Continue reading AN INVITATION TO EXPLORE Northaw and Cuffleys FOOTPATHS ON GUIDED WALKS
Northaw and Cuffley Residents Association have reported a problem with houseflies and have sent over a number for the Environmental Agency - 0800 807060.
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
See below for 3 great Footpath Walks in Cuffley Tuesday 25th June - Short evening walk starting at the Two Brewers at 7pm then along Hook Lane and taking in Fir and Pond Woods' footpaths before returning to the pub for a welcome drink (optional). Wednesday 3rd July - Short evening walk starting at … Continue reading An invite to explore Cuffley Footpaths- June and July 2019
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
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 email@example.com or telephone 010707 875454. Note On … Continue reading Tidy the Church Garden – Saturday 1st June and Saturday 29th June, 10am.
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
These Ladies have been working hard and has gone from strength to strength. Only hope that the Woodside School Governors are listening! Since the original consultation back at the beginning of the year, lots have been going on. The school finally responded to the pre action letter by the campaigners and reopened the consultation for parents for … Continue reading Woodside School Update
Do you remember back in February 2017, we were asked to comment on the proposed improvements for Junction 25, where the A10 joins and crosses the M25? Well - Highway England have now produced a brochure with an update and our Community Library will be the first to have hard copies for the general public. … Continue reading M25, Junction 25 – Improvement Scheme
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
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?
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
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……
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
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
Pop in your diary the Community Library Summer Fair. To be held on the Saturday 15th June. There will be lots of activities including craft stalls and a tombola. Join in the fun and support our local Library!
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.
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
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 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. This application was refused overwelmingly Tuesday 25th … Continue reading Re-Submission for planning on Goffs Oak Green Belt Land, 07/19/0021/O – This application was refused overwelmingly Tuesday 25th June 2019
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
Message from Neighbourhoodwatch The four occupants were removed from the car and two have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. The incident happened shortly before 3am and involved one car – a blue BMW 1 series – which had left the A10 before catching fire. Sergeant Sam Cordingley, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire … Continue reading Saturday 14th September 2019 – car incident, A10
BBC Crimewatch Roadshow Message from Neighbourhood Watch Our colleagues at City of London Police have been helping the BBC Crimewatch Roadshow in preparing a piece on courier fraud. It was aired on the 13th September 2019 at 9:15am. Courier Fraud is a common scam used by fraudsters – we have received three reports in Hertfordshire within … Continue reading Courier Fraud in local area