Historical walk through Goffs Oak | Saturday August 17, 2pm @ Library

Don't forget this great opportunity of a free guided walk taking place next Saturday. The Doodlebug bomb landed and exploded in Goffs Lane, 75 years to this date, causing destruction and the loss of 5 lives.  This single weapon caused the largest loss of civilians in Goffs Oak during WW2.  Mick Coe, our local historian will be telling the story which includes  the … Continue reading Historical walk through Goffs Oak | Saturday August 17, 2pm @ Library

Planning and Development and Emerging Local Plan

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

A Gentle Walk down Memory Lane, Saturday 17th August 2019 – 2pm

You are all invited to a free guided walk in and around Goffs Oak on Saturday 17th August starting from outside Goffs Oak Community Library. This date and time will be to commemorate exactly 75 years after a devastating VI Doodlebug bomb landed and exploded in Goffs Lane, close to Goffs Oak House, tragically killing five … Continue reading A Gentle Walk down Memory Lane, Saturday 17th August 2019 – 2pm

Lost and found property changes

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

Summer Challenge – Why visit Goffs Oak Community Library this summer……

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……

Waste management-Guidance from Herts County Council, July 2919

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

AN INVITATION TO EXPLORE Northaw and Cuffleys FOOTPATHS ON GUIDED WALKS

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

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

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.

Our Goffs Oak

See below for info from Hertfordshire County Council

Christmas Eve

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

Re-Submission for planning on Goffs Oak Green Belt Land, 07/19/0021/O – This application was refused overwelmingly Tuesday 25th June 2019

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

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