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As for Brookmans Park Hotel - I have only been in there twice in the last 17 years of living here. Don't you think it's about time it was knocked down and come up to the 21st century? A pizza express would be better!!!!
No name given <Email address not supplied>
No town/city, No county/state, No country - 11:52:06 Monday 28 January 2002
Editor's Note: If you have only been there twice in 17 years you may not be the best authority on the hotel. Can you please raise any concerns directly with the management rather than air them on this site.
I'm sure other people must have noticed Brookmans Park's very own Millennium Bridge - like the one over the Thames at London, the passenger walkway running alongside Station Road across the rail bridge has a tendency to move up and down slightly whenever a high speed train goes underneath. I presume this is safe - does anyone know?
James Bentall <
Welham Green, Herts, UK - 10:18:06 Monday 28 January 2002
Dear All, I know this isn't the first bonfire of 2002 but I claim the following record. The first Midnight bonfire of 2002. I was sitting in my lounge last night when smoke started coming down my chimney and through the door and window gaps. When I went outside the area was like an old pea souper. I saw flames and thought that there was a major fire. Having gone along the backs of the adjacent gardens I came across wally having a bonfire. His words were 'its got a bit out of hand'. I told him as politely as possible (without swearing or being threatening) my opinion of the matter and used the opportunity to tell him that I had also had enough of his almost daily bonfires giving me a headache and stinking out my house. The smoke even goes in his own house is he a masochist? As Mr. Meldrew would say 'I don't believe it'. Can anyone top that?
As to the chap in Oaklands, I applaud his attitude. I used to live there and my verge was a dogs toilet at one stage there was over 30 t***s outside my house which (don't laugh) I photographed and sent to the council. The dog warden turned up with her dog which promptly added to the mess! 'There's nothing I can do unless I witness it' she said. The dog warden is someone who has found a cosy number which allows her to indulge her hobby whilst getting paid for it. As for the signs on every lamppost saying no fouling, the dogs cant read, the owners cant look up that far and of course their little pet is harmless and cant be a problem can it. Well what a good winge!
Don't forget if someone is a genuine nuisance complain, they may not even know the trouble they are causing. Kindest regards,
JET <Email address not supplied>
B. Park, Herts, England - 11:43:38 Sunday 20 January 2002
I live in Oaklands Avenue. For all the people who walk their dogs in that road. If I see your dog mess outside my house on the grass verge again, and you don't pick it up, I'm going to pick it up and any others in the road. And, yes they are going to end up in your front garden!! Lets see how you like it!!!!!!
brookmans park, herts, uk - 10:21:18 Saturday 19 January 2002
I would like to say that this week we have seen a traumatic event happen to our friends who have been evacuated from their home because of a flood due to the big freeze and burse pipes and were put up in the local Brookmans Park Hotel and were unfairly treated even though they were traumatised by their disasterous welcome home after their Christmas Break. Has anyone around the village experienced unsatisfactory service from that Hotel or were they the only ones:
H Savvides <
Brookmans Park, No county/state, No country - 19:47:30 Friday 11 January 2002
Editor's note: Helen, it is probably best you contact the hotel directly and invite people to mail you with their experiences rather than post them here.
Has anyone one had experience of staying at the Brookman's Park Hotel? Friends were recently forced to spend a few nights there and were very unhappy with the service.
John Fraser <
Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, UK - 11:24:40 Wednesday 09 January 2002
Editor's note: John, it is probably best you contact the hotel directly and invite people to mail you with their experiences rather than post them here.
Why is Gobions Open Space becoming a dog's toilet? There are bins which responsible dog owners use. But many dog owners don't which means that a public open space can only safely be used by dogs. We tried to have a game of football with a few children at the weekend but had to call the game off because of the mess. One kids said 'it is not fair it is our open space too'. Do we need a fenced off area for the dog's toilet and one for children to play safely in?
Brookmans Park, Herts, UK - 20:47:58 Monday 24 December 2001
I have often made the comment that the village is becoming a bit of a dump, with rubbish, damaged verges etc.
A good example of careless attitude is the debris left in the gutter from the accident in Bluebridge Road three weeks ago. Neither the police who have a duty to clean up after an accident or the dustmen or the residents could be bothered to remove the glass which is a hazard to all from the roadside. I live a mile away that's my excuse, however I would not risk my car tyres or injury to others if it was outside my door! What a pathetic attitude from all involved.
JET <Email address not supplied>
Brookmans Park, Herts, England - 17:19:12 Monday 24 December 2001
In response to Bill Moores, I read somewhere that Melanie Johnson has been in hospital recently. I'm pretty sure that she had treatment for some form of cancer.
Not 100% certain but it may explain the reason why.
Andy Kelly <
No town/city, No county/state, No country - 22:18:55 Wednesday 19 December 2001
Bradmore Lane has yet again been the victim of fly tipping, with rubbish dumped at three different places. Not only that, but there is also an abandoned and vandalised car.
Given the cost to the council of continually removing dumped material, I would have thought that the use of hidden cameras would be cost-effective in the long-term.
P.S If you ring the council you may find that you get an Ansaphone message, and that you won't necessarily get a reply.
Brookmans Park, Herts, UK - 18:54:25 Wednesday 19 December 2001
Dear DK, thanks for your letter about go peds, however they are totally illegal for those who are underage even if taxed and insured. This is for your own safety as youngsters are sometimes not aware of the injuries which can occur and boring as it may seem adults need to have the final say. Would something like a bicycle which needs skill to use and can be much more fun be a better present, then you can look forward to a proper motor bike in a few years, Take care,
JET <Email address not supplied>
Brookmans Park, Herts, England - 15:53:58 Friday 30 November 2001
i think gopeds should be perfectly legal, i have asked for one for christmas, and to be honest i dont see what the police have against it.They are not exactly that fast.if i was a police officer and i saw a little child on a go-ped i could not take the goped off that child because i would class that as taking away a childs fun,especially if that was the childs only christmas present cos that would be wrecking a childs christmas.as i am only 12 i would hate it if i got my goped taken off me on christmas day,because my parents wouldnt be able to afford to get me anything else ,i hope that the laws will change in the near future
dk <Email address not supplied>
warrington, cheshire, england,uk - 18:41:36 Thursday 29 November 2001
Reference Go Peds, Yes they are fun, however they are a noisy, smoking nuisance and can be heard for miles. Its possibly only the noise that makes them safe as even a truck driver can hear them before they are seen. The law is clear to be used they need taxing, insuring and registering with MOT after 3 years. All use so far has been ilegal, please refer to recent police newsletter.
It is nice to have comments from our friends in the United States, however don't tell us what to do and we won't tell you what to do.
JET <Email address not supplied>
Brookmans Park, Herts, England - 09:49:29 Friday 23 November 2001
First of all i think go peds should be aloud on the side walks at least. the poice have no right to take away go peds beacouse it is cost alot of money to get them. the police stop you to tell you license and registration i mean come on people who buy them are teens why would any adult be riding a go-ped around there street if they have cars. not only that but why do they allow people to sell them if there illegal. i got pulled over buy a cop and you know what he told me when i said why do they sell them then if there illegal and you know what he said? beacouse people buy them. then i asked him so where can i ride then and he said if it satisfise you drive it in circles in your drive way. my point is that we pay taxes and cops get paid put of our taxes and then they come up to you and want to take away little bit of fun that you have. I understand that care teens that drive them get in axidents beacouse of there not payng attention but i mean like why do all of us have to be punished for the stupidity of other civilians.
pembroke pines, broward fl, united states - 04:42:16 Friday 23 November 2001
I think that go-peds should be allowed to be used on the streets, I dont think that police officers should take them away if people do use them because they cost alot of hard earned money. thank you for your time.
brooklyn, N.Y, U.S.A - 03:22:23 Friday 23 November 2001
i think tat go peds should be allowed because of the fact that they are safe and a faster sorce of transportation then a bicke or skateboard. also go peds or verey fun t use and have. i think that we should be abel to ride them and it seems like that every time something that ppl injoy alout then there has to be a bill promiting that
nicholas m slvarola <>
edgewood, md, usa - 03:20:21 Wednesday 14 November 2001
RVC HAWKSHEAD ABOUT TO EMBARK UPON NEXT PHASE OF ITS EVOLUTION: RVC have appointed Wates plc to start work next week (Monday 05.11.01) on a scheme which by early 2002 will start by providing (amongst other things):
~ a new main entrance to the College; this will replace the existing poor main entrance (beside the Service Entrance)
~ a new 'soft-engineered' reception car park to replace that sited on an old tennis court
~ an extended 30mph speed limit area within Hawkshead Lane - for example, which will start at the railway bridge and include new signing, chicanes, etc (all as agreed with the local authorities)
At the entrance quantities of regenerative sycamore, old fencing, etc will be cleared or reduced. Tree-felling is planned to be minimised to that necessary to implement the planning permission for a new learning resources centre: some tree sections are to be turned in to planks etc for outdoor furniture, brashings will be chipped for mulches and ground consolidation. Retained trees will have careful surgery to remove deadwood, relieve pressure on branch-splits, etc. A major landscaping programme will start at the same time including a major restocking of the campus (with mulberry, catalpa, medlar, indigenous broad-leaf trees, etc) plus additional tree-belts (for screening, habitats, etc), hedge-line and 'mound' planting, pond restoration, etc in various places around the estate over the next two years. The aim is to reinforce the College's position in to the next century, support Watling Chase Community Forest, etc etc. There will be elements of unavoidable disruption for which the College apologises.
Two new 'american' animal barns (featuring a series of loose boxes that open in to 'under-cover' working corridors) will complete in December. These will replace a series of worn-out boxes that are nearly fifty years old and not 'friendly' to winter/ wet conditions. Careful planning has placed the barns alongside turn-out/ exercise paddocks, feed and bedding barns, etc
RVC telephone extension 5111 - via 020 7468 5000 or 01707 666333
john fisher <
Royal Vet College - Hawkshead, No county/state, No country - 10:48:41 Friday 02 November 2001
Would the owner of the car alarm in The Grove please stop it sounding off every few months for long periods. The latest started at 4a.m. today. Thank you.
martin soley <
Br Pk, No county/state, No country - 16:49:07 Wednesday 31 October 2001
Just to say a huge THANK YOU to all the residents of Brookmans Park and Welham Green who either donated jumble to our jumble sale last Saturday or came along to buy something. We raised a total of £1580 - over £150 more than last year, and our best for several years. Also a big thank you to all those people who came along and either helped us serve during the day or sort during the preceding week - it was much appreciated!
2nd Hatfield Scout Group
James Bentall <
Welham Green, Hertfordshire, UK - 14:49:34 Tuesday 02 October 2001
Am wondering if the reverand Terry Ranson is the same person that used to run the seamans mission in Fremantle, Western Australia. He was also at St Marys at Walton on the hill in Liverpool England. I often meant to drop in on him in Fremantle but never did only to hear that he had moved on. Just thought I would make this inquiry after seeing the name come up on the internet.
Brian Baxter <
Perth, W.A., Australia - 06:54:44 Saturday 15 September 2001
I'd like to re-light the debate about bonfires. I agree with Phil Holm about the
fixation some people seem to have with burning things. The trade-off is that in order to
avoid paying for disposal or going to the trouble of taking rubbish to the tip like
everyone else a small minority of people feel it is appropriate to have regular bonfires.
I have no problem with occasional bonfires timed to coincide with gloomy evenings. However
what we have here is a situation where people collect damp cuttings and leaves (Hello -
damp things don't burn !) and then proceed to burn them in the middle of a sunny
afternoon. This is usually preceeded by protracted use of leaf blowers so we have an hour+
of aural pollution followed by 2 hours of nasal pollution. Is there anything that can be
done to reduce this problem (perhaps an agreed time when everybody lights up........)
Is there anything that can be done to stop or reduce the number of bonfires in the
village. I appreciate that it is everyone's right to have bonfires, but there is nothing
worse on a lovely late spring evening, when the windows are open, than the stink of the
smoke from a bonfire. In my opinion it is just as bad as passive smoking. Does anyone else
share my thoughts? Is there anything that can be done to stop it?
In response to Jeremy Ewen's question of 4.6.2001 regarding the concrete pads in Mymms
Drive. You are right, two brick built posts with lamps on the top are currently being
erected. These, I believe, will be very similar to those that were in place some years
ago. They will lighten a dark area of the road, and should look good too!
I think cops should not be such jerks about little kids riding on roads.They are just
little kids wanting to have fun. I believe that cops should not try to be such mean
people.If someone wants to ride on a street but cant where are they supposed to ride, in
I wondered if anyone in Mymms Drive could tell me what the two concrete pads which have
just been put into the grass verges near the junction with the Great North Road are for?
There used to be two mock gate posts here, probably installed in the 20's or 30's to
promote the idea of a country estate. Are they coming back? Shame the umbrella tree had to
Does anyone have a lock-up garage for rent? MGB Roadster - well behaved and
I am writing about the issue on go-peds.I have owned one for the past 18 months and i
am getting a bit worried about the law.I don't see the problem as long as the rider isn't
causing any damage and is wearing safety gear.
Appeal to dog walkers in Brookmans Park.
Has anyone got any old bed sheets, either single or double that they don't need any
more and are thinking about chucking out? I always need old sheets for various activities
for the local Cubs and Scouts, and would be very glad to take them off your hands. It does
not matter if they are ripped!
As a former resident of Brookmans Park (1955-60) and frequent visitor, I really enjoy
the website and have it bookmarked. I am also a dog owner and until about 6 years ago we
had trouble in our town with people not picking up dog droppings. Then there was a
campaign to tightenup on the regulations and each dog owner was issued with a pooper
scooper ! It turned out that a plain plastic bag was much easier, but the message had got
through and it is now rare to find the pavements fouled. Now that everyone is picking up,
the embarrassment has gone and the footpaths are a joy to walk along. Special disposable
bins are placed in suitable locations near parks etc.
G'Day. I am the divisional coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch in the Sub Division of
Henley Beach. This encompasses 21 NHW areas on the western side of Adelaide Sth Australia.
I have come by some information gleened from your website concerning scooters, motorised
or not. We have similar problem. I would like to exchange further information.
LOST CAT: Have you seen our tabby cat? We let her out on Sunday 11th March and have not
seen her since. She aged 4 and is very timid. She may be hiding in your garden. Please
could you look. Although she is new to our family, we miss her very much. If you have any
information please email us. Thankyou.
Go-Peds are not trouble for anybody. They are a quiet and usefull way of transportation
for kids and adults. They are safe IF you were a helmet. The law should not be against
Go-Peds, it should be FOR helmets.
What are other residents experiences of refuse collection ? When I lived in London
Colney the St Albans refuse collectors would take just about anything in either a bag or
We had a successful campaign to stop the erection of Orange Masts in our village. See
the details on our
I think a big vote of thanks should be sent to the kind person in Brookmans Avenue who
put up the sign this morning warning of the ice sheet down there. It was really
treacherous, and this sign must have saved a lot of accidents or hairy moments.
Going back to the subject of the Folly Arch, I was looking at some slides I took back
in about 1988 which clearly show a tie bar running across the bottom of the arch,
evidently holding the two towers together. If you look at the outside sides of the towers
you can clearly see two cross irons, one of which is directly in line with the base of the
arch and the other running right through the brickwork of the arch above. The question is,
who snipped the tie bar(s)? They're there for a purpose you know.No name given <Email
address not supplied> No town/city, No county/state, No country - 21:23:52 Thursday 18
Before the snow and ice all melts can I recommend all locals to go down to the bottom
end of Gobions Wood known as Deep Bottom to see the ice crater there. There's a one inch
thick layer of ice which formed on top of the old pool which has now collapsed as the
water underneath it drained away, and it looks really weird, just like the moon. Some of
the bits of ice are about the size of a bed! If you hang around long enough you can hear
it creak and crackle. Get down there, folks, before it's too late.
Another power cut. Does anyone wish to join a strong protest to
E.E. ( or whoever is responsible in this era of multi-power facilities! )
As a resident of Warrengate Road, I have only praise for the Warden for our area, if it
wasn't for her prompt & consistant updating of the flood situation, matters for us
would have been a lot worse.
I'm a big ebtg fan/tracey thorn. Didn't find any mention about her on your site. Anyone
have any info? Please contact me Many thanks.
Editor's Note: You are right, there is no information on this site about the group Everything But The Girl -- www.brookmans.com mainly features local news and issues in and around Brookmans Park and the parish of North Mymms. However there is an official site for the group which has more than 50 pages containing tour information and the chance to hear clips, watch video and vote on what you think is their best track
This is a fantastic site which has obviously taken up a lot of time and effort.
You will notice that I have just found the site! If you enjoy mowing (some people
really do!) why not spend one or two Saturday afternoons a year mowing in the Churchyard
at St. Mary's. It is a beautiful setting and it is a way of doing your bit for the Parish.
Email me with offers. Many thanks.
Does anyone know of a lockup garage for rent near Moffats Lane?
The next District Council Surgery in Brookmans Park & Little
Heath Ward is on Saturday 14th October 2000 at 10 - 11am at the United Reformed Church,
Brookmans Park. The following one after that will be held on Saturday 18th November 2000
at 10 - 11am at Newgate Street Village Hall. No appointment is necessary. If these times
are unsuitable then contact can always be made through the Conservative Party Office on
Re my geese query - thanks Kevin for suggesting that they fly to the Brookmans park
Golf Club lake for the day, before flying back home presumably to Oakmere Park, Potters
Bar. It's true about the Internet - ask any question you like and you will most likely get
My name is clive young, I was a pupil at chancellors '74 - '79 (EB). I now live in
Help. Early each morning a flock of geese fly over our house in Swanley Bar Lane
heading North West, and return at dusk heading back home to the lake at Oakmere House, or
where ever they sleep. They do not appear to have gone to Gobions lake. So where do they
go for the day? Any ideas?
Anyone else had the misfortune to try and catch a bus from Brookmans Park this week?
Just to warn you in case you didn't know, universitybus in their wisdom have decided (less
than 2 months since changing the timetable) to change the bus timetable AGAIN - the bus
you want is now numbered 636. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there are NO new timetables
anywhere - they have started this new service without letting anyone know, or updating the
timetables at the bus stops! So be warned - if you are waiting for a bus, the timetable at
the bus stop is WRONG.
Does anyone know of a good Hatha yoga class that is run locally or even slightly
further afield between Potters Bar and Hatfield. I could only make evening or weekend
Re: Population of Brookmans Park. Please read the survey of
households that was done for Gobions Woodland Trust, we used the electoral register
for 1997 to reach residents. For that part of the Parish Ward of Brookmans Park east of
the railway to Bell Lane, Great North Road, Kentish Lane and Queenswood School, there were
2,949 electors in 1,397 dwellings. 33 of the dwellings had no electors. Adding on the
number of residents under 18, I guess that 4,000 is a good estimate of the population. The
government's Office of National Statistics has a web site where I was able to find ( from
the 1991 census data) the population of Welwyn Hatfield as a whole: www.statistics.gov.uk
However, I could not find a figure for Brookmans Park alone, so I emailed the address
given on the site and got a reply back that 'Based on the 1991 Census Data, The Urban
Headcount for Brookmans Park = 3315.'
Brookmans Park population in 1991 census = 3,292 ; no further definitive source until
2001 (but PUBLISHED ... when ?). Sorry not much help, but someone else can probably do
better ... ?
This is a question to anyone who knows: how many people live in Brookmans Park? I am
doing a project on Gobions woods and I would like to know.
Certainly, having nearly had one of those delightful children nearly run in to me last
Friday morning whilst walking out of my drive, I would definately consider them to be
dangerous - wouldn't be so bad if a bit of consideration was shown towards other users of
the pavement as well. It's illegal to cycle on the pavement, so surely these must be as
well? Had I been reversing a car out of my drive instead of walking, I hate to think what
the consequences could have been.
Is it legal for small children to ride on motorised scooters along the pavements? There
is going to be an accident one day. They travel very fast and are not wearing protective
headgear. If someone walked in front of them there could be a serious accident.
In reply to Jay Wheeler's comment (see below), if I remember rightly that was the
flying scotsman. According to their website
(http://www.flyingscotsman.com/fsr/fsr_2000_times.htm), it will next be passing through on
December 10th! Hope this helps.
Last summer, around this date, a steam engine went past the village station going
towards London. Is this an annual occasion, if so when is it next due?
Keen readers of this site will recall that I recently wrote
regarding the theft of my cycle from the shed at Brookmans Park railway station (28 June).
The update is that the insurance company very efficiently replaced it with another similar
cycle. Which has just been stolen from Brookmans Park railway station today. This time the
thieves forced the padlock from the front door and used bolt cutters to break through the
cycle lock. This is clearly not an oportunistic theft but a pre-planned one and in broad
daylight too. I shall be pressing WAGN or Railtrack to think more carefully about possible
security measures at this (largely) unmanned staion. If anyone else feels strongly about
this point, I would be grateful for their support.
I agree with Colin regarding his comments over the bonfire
fanatics. Preferably take your trash to the tip but if you must have a bonfire please only
do so on gloomy evenings rather than the sunny ones. Or gather it up like most people do
and have a single bonfire in the Autumn. The problem seems to have died down lately but we
did have a spate where there was smoke in the air two or three times in the same week. It
is really inconsiderate particularly when the trash in question seems to be fresh cuttings
or damp leaves. Just in case the relevant people are reading my comments are pointed at
certain individuals in Peplins Way....
Can anyone advise on/recommend a reliable cleaner willing to do a
couple of hours domestic work a week? I've scoured the local papers and newsagents to no
avail. Mainly dusting/hoovering in the Bradmore Green area.
Its that time of year again 90 in the shade long evenings.
You open your windows to let the fresh summer air in, or you relax in the garden after a
day rushing around working and travelling
. Whats that smell? Its the
PYROMANIACS of Brookmans Park. WHY OH WHY, do you have to burn your garden rubbish as soon
as the weather turns hot? The thick sooty smoke not only gets in my washing, my house, my
bedroom and my familys lungs, but now I have to come in from the garden and close
the windows. The temperature is rising because of the lack of air. I cant sleep, my
throat is sore, and I am furious at how inconsiderate you are again this year as you were
last, I ask myself are you the same idiots who allow you dogs to mess on the lawn out side
my front door. All I request is cant you wait until autumn when it gets dark and
gloomy at 6 oclock and we are all inside with the windows shut. Or better still take
you refuse to the council tip at Cranbourn estate. You will not only be helping the
environment but also my lungs.
Hi, It was great to find your web site.. I'm an ex Chancellors pupil from 1972
graduating in 1977. I am desperately searching for old friends from that time.... I would
love to arrange or attend a school reunion of 1977 graduates. Can you help : Have I missed
any recent reunions ?
Mark (school nickname 'Cannonball')
I am looking for anyone who has an indoor swimming pool that would be willing to hire
it to me for approximately two hours per week, preferably during school time. Courses run
in 12-week blocks, there are three per year. I run a swimming club called 'Little Fishes'
and specialise in training babies and preschool children to be totally water confident.
This involves underwater swimming, I currently use special needs schools but due to a high
demand, I desperately need more pool time. I have tried the more traditional places but
they do not want the competition! I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help.
At the NM Parish Council Annual Public Meeting on 30 March, a petition was announced
for the replacement of the traffic calming (!) chicane on Dixons Hill Rd, Welham Green by
speed pads, as on Bishops Rise, Hatfield. At least 100 signatures are required. If you
support this proposal, please contact the Parish Council - 1 Bushwood Close, Welham Green.
Residents of Pooleys Lane may have heard about a proposed extension to the New Barnfield
Resource Centre, Travellers Lane. You can see the proposal, at that library, &
Queensway Library Hatfield. It is an infill giving a 25% increase in floor area, and extra
car parking. Pooley Lane residents should not notice any difference.
I would just like to say I found this website by chance, what a great way to contact old BP residents or ex-Chancellor pupils. I attended the school 1970-1977 and hope to go to reunion in June. I wish I had found this site earlier!!
Bernice Reid(née Cooke)
Thursday 30 March at 8pm - North Mymms Parish Council will hold its annual public meeting in the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Welham Green. As well as finding out what the Parish Council has been doing this last year, there will be reports from N Mymms Bowls Club, N Mymms Horticultural Soc, and Rotary Club of Brookmans Park. Kight refreshments after. A good chance to find out what part of your Council Tax is funding. All are welcome.
Bob Horrocks <greenbelt>
The North Mymms Residents Association were very saddened to learn of the recent death of our President John Pirie earlier this week. John had been involved with the NMRA for over 25 years, and was known for always having a good sense of humour, being able to bring the meetings together, and having a very keen eye for the local area. He will be remembered for his tenacity in haranguing the council to come and repair road signs, cut back the overhanging trees, and mend the broken street lamps, and all the other things that affect our village. Our meetings will never be the same without him.
Tony Dodd <
Just an addition to the good news that further volunteers have been found to enable the
re-opening of the Junior Club at the North Mymms Youth and Community Centre. As a centre
for the community of Brookmans Park and its neighbouring village, Welham Green, it is
solely reliant on volunteer help. Run as a charity, it is an ideal venue for a whole host
Can someone please tell me if the large aerials at Brookmans Park
are still in use and by the BBC. many thanks... Rod
Desperate Plea From North Mymms Guides: For 17 years Sir George Burns kindly
allowed us to house our camping equipment in a barn on Potterells Farm, it is likely that
his inheritor will want the barn for his own use. As a result North Mymms Guides are in
urgent need of alternative accommodation for their camping equipment. If anyone can help,
please contact me asap. Kind Regards. Meg Dennis, District Commisioner North Mymms
Brownies and Guides
Hello to one and all. I am the new business manager of The
Brookmans Park Hotel and have read with interest
The North Mymms Residents Association may have access
to a millennium grant to provide something that will
Tony Dodd - Hon Membership Secretary North Mymms
Am I the only resident in Brookmans Park to notice
the amazing increase in intrusion into our environment by
Is the Christmas spirit dead in Brookmans Park? When
I first came to live in the Parish some 12 years ago, the decorations in Bradmore Green
were a source of joy and pride to the whole village. What has happened? Over the years
they have gradually diminished until the Green looks dark, dismal and forlorn in the
festive season, bereft of any worthwhile effort to bring a little Christmas cheer to the
place (Neville Hobbs's estate office with its illuminated 'thatch' is a notable exception
- but we have always come to expect something different from Neville!). Even the residents
of Brookmans Avenue and George's Wood Road seem to have replaced the spirit of Christmas
with rubbish skips and piles of bricks. It used to be a real pleasure to walk along these
roads and admire the decorations. Not any more. Two bright spots - Chancellor's School
Christmas performance of 'Oliver' and the URC Carol Service kept the spirit alive for me.
I'm not advocating turning the place into Blackpool illuminations, but surely our
tradespeople around the Green could do a bit more?
I am increasingly concerned about the amount of dog foulings around Brookmans Park. I can't remember seeing any strays in the village, so I can only presume that some dog owners are happy to let their dogs foul the pavement while they walk them on the leash. I really can't believe anyone would care so little about their environment and the children walking to school to let this happen. The footpath to the station is a particular problem area. People seem to walk their dogs over it to let them foul in area path behind the station. This also creates a problem for commuters, especially as the nights are getting darker and its harder to see what has been left on the pavement. Has anyone else got any views on this or am I alone in my concerns?
Phil Roberts <