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

Post office – Temporary closure deferred, awaiting update, 16th January 2020

Reported from Post Office itself that the temporary closure has been deferred. Awaiting further update. The whole premises at 688 Goff’s Lane, Goff’s Oak, EN7 5ET is being refurbished. Post Office services will be provided from two modern serving points alongside the retail counter. The whole retail area will be revamped to sell convenience goods. … Continue reading Post office – Temporary closure deferred, awaiting update, 16th January 2020

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

Neighbourhood Forum – Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt, 20th November 2019

Broxbourne Council held a meeting on the 20th November, which the public had an open invite.   Key people from the Council was in attendance as usual and Councillors on hand to answer any questions.  GOCA have expressed their concerns as this meeting was poorly advertised and the mailing list seems to be limited and as … Continue reading Neighbourhood Forum – Goffs Oak and West Cheshunt, 20th November 2019

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

The Prince’s Trust Programme – Bishop Stortford – 30th Sept 2019

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

New application submitted for proposed development , Newgatestreet Road, Goffs Oak. 07/19/0753/F

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

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

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

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.