What a wonderful day this year. The sun was shining and it was so quiet. With no through traffic the service was delivered with such clarity for this large gathering. The bugle playing was poignant, wreaths were laid by many local groups and members of the Council. Police were present and refreshments were provided in … Continue reading Remembrance day in Goffs Oak – Sunday 10th November 2019
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
Don't forget this Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, a Memorial Service will take place at the Goffs Oak Memorial. Be there early. If you are not able to walk to the service make sure you allow five to ten minutes to park vehicle. Refreshments will be available after service.
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
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 for Tuesday 12th November. We can only presume that there is problems with the application. The … Continue reading More houses on Cuffley Hill
On the 12th November at 1930, Mick Coe will be giving an illustrated talk at our Community Library. Tickets available from the Library - refreshments included. Look forward to seeing you there.
See below for advice from neighbourhood watch We have been alerted to two scams. First alert The scam happens when you are approached by someone who pleads with you to help them with a parking meter that won’t accept their foreign card. They ask you to use your card to make their car park payment, … Continue reading Security alert
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
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 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.
GOCA has been following potential Building Developments in Goff's Oak and has recently managed to get an informal update with potential and actual sites. This causes us some concern as will have a big impact on our Green Belt protection. Our major concerns include the impact of the increase in traffic, the state of the … Continue reading Impact on Goff’s Oak
Don't forget the next Litter Pick on Sunday 20th October, 10 -1230. Let's get Goffs Oak cleaned up before winter sets in. Our local council has agreed to provide the usual hi-vis tops, gloves and a good quality litter picker for the morning. Join us at the car park and enjoy. If you have a … Continue reading Litter pick -Sunday, 20th October, 10-1230
Pop this date into your calendar this popular event. It is a great opportunity to see what our local artists are up to and great for picking up some Christmas pressies.
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
Taking place from Monday 30 September until Saturday 12 October 2019, This will be in Cuffley Library and is to celebrate 125 years from 1894-2019 since the formation of the Parish Council. This should be well worth a visit.
The Prince's Trust Programme – Bishop Stortford - 30th Sept 2019 Recruitment for The Prince's Trust – Based at Bishop Stortford has started. Are you, or do you know of someone, between the ages of 16 - 25 and currently out of work or education? Join the Prince's Trust team programme and uncover your full … Continue reading The Prince’s Trust Programme – Bishop Stortford – 30th Sept 2019
The CCG (The Clinical Commissioning Group) is asking for your opinion regarding local health services. PLEASE complete the on-line questionnaire to give your views to help shape and improve services for the future by using the link belowhttps:/www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/patient-survey-2019
An incident took place in Goffs Oak where a burgulary took place, on Friday 6 September between the hours of 11am and 12pm. Two men were seen in the area – see trainers worn. Do you recognise them? You can report information online at http://www.herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator on the Force Communications Room via … Continue reading Incident on the 6th September 2019
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.
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
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.