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:
(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”
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 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.
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Please give us a call on 01727 821314 or email email@example.com for an application form.
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:
Complete your nominations on the online form below:
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.
We have responded to the latest consultation of Hertsmere on their proposals to develop 6,000 homes on the boundary of London Colney and Colney Heath.
Our response can be found here HBC Local Plan Reg 18 Response Dec 2021
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:
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/