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Strategic Rail Freight Interchange – HCC Sale of Land

London Colney Parish Council have issued a statement in relation to the sale of the land by Herts County Council to Segro to develop the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange.

This statement will be read out at the meeting of the County Council’s Resources and Performance Panel being held on 1 December 2022. The meeting can be viewed here

Our statement can be read below:

HCC Sale of Land SRFI November 2022

We Are Hiring

We have several vacancies to work at the parish council, including the appointment of a Deputy Clerk and two Facilities Officers.

The role of the Deputy Clerk is a new position, and will include the organisation of all the parish council’s events, as well as supporting the environmental projects the parish council are involved in.  It’s a full time role, with flexible working and three days based in the office.  We will consider part time hours.

The two Facilities Officers will job share and will be responsible for the day to day management of the parish council’s facilities including the community centre and sports pavilions.  There are two positions:  Tuesday – Friday and Saturday – Monday. You will be required to cover for holiday/sickness for the other position.  

More information can be found below:

Deputy Clerk Recruitment  Pack

Facilities Officers Recruitment Pack

Application Form 

We Are Hiring!

We are looking for two self motivated individuals to join our team. You will look after our community facilities including making sure they are ready for our hires.  More information can be found below or give us a call on 01727 821314 and ask to speak with Emma or Leigh.  

Facilities Officer JD and PS July 2022

If you’d like to apply, please download the application form Application-Form-Job-Vacancy V2

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 September 2022.  

Volunteers Wanted!

Would you like to help at events in London Colney?

If you would like more information on volunteering for our events, please contact Antonia – events@londoncolney-pc.gov.uk or call 01727 821314

Picnic in the Park Wristbands Now On Sale!!

Picnic in the Park is back for 2022!

Sunday 14th August

Morris Way Playing Fields

11am – 4pm.

To access the inflatables you will need a wristband – giving you unlimited use of all the equipment!

£16 for family 4 (2 adults, 2 children)

£5 per single wristband

Equipment for all ages 1+ up to adult.

(Event is free for residents to attend for just a picnic and enjoy the music, not including use of inflatables)

Get your wristbands here: London Colney Parish Council event tickets from TicketSource.

PRESS RELEASE

08/02/2022

Cancellation of 84 Bus To Leave Many London Colney Residents Stranded.

London Colney Parish Council were disappointed to find out via an article in the Herts Advertiser that the 84 bus route is to be cancelled from 1st April, and that no official communications had been shared with local authorities, including the Parish Council.

The cancellation of the route that has serviced London Colney since 1912, will leave many residents of London Colney unable to get to work, school and to their hospital appointments.  We strongly oppose the cancellation of this service, and believe that a subsidised service should continue, based on the enormous community benefits it brings the area, particularly to the village of London Colney.

We urge Herts County Council and the relevant bus contractor to come to an agreement that will ensure retention of the existing route. We, the citizens of the Parish of London Colney and St. Albans District Councils believe that further discussions about the future of the 84 bus route should include representatives from both Councils, and no further “secretive talks” should occur by Hertfordshire County Council.

There is a “Change.Org” petition with nearly 5000 signatures already on, Please sign to register your opposition to the route being cancelled:

https://bit.ly/3uvHRju

(If you do not have access to the online petition, please sign the petition at the London Colney Parish Council Office – Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney, AL2 1PU.)

Chair of the Council Malcolm MacMillan, commented. “Community vandalism occurs when there is severe damage to a service that is providing big benefits to the community: that is a description of the county council’s behaviour. But it’s even worse when they engage in such secretive activity without consultation”

London Colney Parish Council Celebrate that Hertsmere Borough Council Shelve Local Plan, Including Proposed Bowmans Cross Development of 6000 Homes on Green Belt.

PRESS RELEASE – 27/01/2022

London Colney Parish Council Celebrate that Hertsmere Borough Council Shelve Local Plan, Including Proposed Bowmans Cross Development of 6000 Homes on Green Belt.

London Colney Parish Council are celebrating that Hertsmere Borough Council took the decision to shelve it’s Draft Local Plan at their full council meeting on Wednesday 26th January.

We have been working with Colney Heath Parish Council (Standing Up for the Colneys Campaign) and residents, to keep pressure on Hertsmere, objecting to the proposed Hertsmere Local Plan which designated 6000 homes to be built on the greenbelt around London Colney, which aside from the loss of natural habitat, would have put untold pressure on local services, schools and road networks.

Cllr ‘Dreda Gordon said ‘This is fantastic news, along with the emerging London Colney Neighbourhood Plan, now drawing to its final stages. London Colney Parish Council is committed to protecting our environment against inappropriate development and the negative impacts that can have on the London Colney community.’

Chair of Council and its planning committee Councillor Malcolm MacMillan added;

“I am pleased that all the hard work we did with encouraging people to send in their individual objections, has paid off so I congratulate the villagers who were part of the 20,000 responses.

He concluded that Hertsmere Council had been ‘found out’ for the weaknesses in its development plan, including an excess of houses, over and above that which was required “THIS IS A MAJOR VICTORY FOR PEOPLE POWER”

Recent public consultation on the Hertsmere Local Plan received 20,000 responses rejecting the draft plan, resulting in our greenbelt being saved, and residents of London Colney and Colney Heath, being able to continue enjoying the surrounding countryside.

For further information please contact the Parish Council 01727 821314

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