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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

We’re hiring

We have a vacancy for a member of staff to join our grounds team.  If you like working outdoors and have a minimum of 1 year’s experience in horticulture or grounds maintenance, we would love to hear from you.

Ideally, we’d like you to have a year’s experience in horticulture or grounds maintenance and have a full driving licence.

Please give us a call on 01727 821314 or email parishclerk@londoncolney-pc.gov.uk for an application form.

 

Nominations for London Colney Community Awards are Open!

In March 2022 we will be hosting the 3rd London Colney Community Awards! Over the past 2 years we have seen our community support each other, and go above and beyond for each other, to support those in need, our neighbours and businesses throughout the pandemic/Covid-19 crisis, which has effected every person in our community.  Now is the time for us to recognise those unsung heros!

 

 

Nominations for the London Colney Community Awards are now open!

Nominations close on Monday 31st January to be considered for an award.

Winners will be announced on Friday 11th March from 7pm at the Caledon Community Centre at the Community Awards Ceremony.

 

There are 3 categories you can nominate for:

Good Neighbour Award
This award is for someone who enhances the lives of a neighbour or neighbourhood.
Service to the Community
This award could be a volunteer or simply a person who goes the extra mile, that provides enhancement of the service being given.
Business in the Community
Nominate a business in the community that deserves to be recognised for their contribution to the village.

 

Complete your nominations on the online form below:

https://forms.office.com/r/CvVLV1RFa1

 

Paper versions of the form are available from the Parish Council office, and can also be found on page 7 of the December issue of the London Colney News.

Bowmans Cross Development

The parish council held an information event on Wednesday 10 November, attended by local politicians and the master developer for the site.

The meeting was streamed live on Facebook and a recording can be viewed here

More information on Hertsmere Borough Council’s proposals can be found on their website:

https://www.hertsmerelocalplan.com/site/homePage

Further information can be found at an event being held at the Caledon Community Centre on Saturday 20 November, 1130-1730 http://www.bowmanscross.co.uk/

Tickets are now on sale for the London Colney Firework Display!

London Colney Parish Council Firework Display is back for 2021!

The annual London Colney Parish Council Firework Display returns on Sunday 7th November 2021.
Join us and be wowed at our 25 minute display.
Gates open at 5pm, display starts at 6pm

Enjoy a choice of food vendors, coffees, hot chocolates and mulled wine, along with fun fair rides and games.

Venue – Morris Way Playing Fields, White Horse Lane, London Colney, HERTS, AL2 2JP
Please only attend the event if you have a ticket. – link for tickets below.

Due to the popularity of the is event, we will be operating a ticket system for this event.

A £1 Charity contribution per person will be requested when booking your fireworks tickets.  All people in your party will require a ticket.

This years’ fireworks will be supporting the following charities;

London Colney Hedgehog Rescue

The Peace Hospice

1st London Colney Scouting Group

St. Peters Church London Colney

Tickets are now sold out.  Please attend if you have tickets.

Tickets will be scanned on the gates to the event, you do not need to print out your tickets, tickets can be scanned from your phone.

Covid Safety:
Where possible please will all members of your party complete a lateral flow covid test prior to attending the event.  These can be ordered free of charge from the government website, as well as being available via most pharmacies. If this test is positive, please do not attend the day.

You are welcome to wear a facemask at the event.  Facemask wearing is not mandatory outside and is a personal choice.

Please do not attend if you have:
Any Coronavirus symptoms – high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell
Been instructed to self-isolate following a positive test
Been in contact with someone who has tested positive to Coronavirus in the last 2 weeks and your vaccination status requires you to self-isolate.
Returned from a country in the last two weeks which the government states you must self-isolate upon your return.

If Government guidance or regulations change between time of booking and the event, we will be in contact to update you about Covid-19 safety at the event.  If the event has to be cancelled, your ticket donation will still be passed to the charities being supported.

Personal Fireworks:
Please do not bring personal fireworks, including sparklers to the event.  Any persons bring personal fireworks (including sparklers) to the event will be asked to leave.

Parking:
The is no on site parking at the firework display, including disabled parking.  A road closure will be in operation outside the ground.  Please walk to the event where possible.  The nearest public carpark is located on Haseldine Road, by the Co-Op.

Litter:
Please use the litter bins provided at the event, or take it home with you.

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