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Parish plan ideas
« on: October 26, 2008, 09:08:08 am »
North Mymms Parish Council has set up a steering group to produce a parish plan for improving life in the area. The steering group, which is made up of local residents, is now seeking ideas for how life in the communtities of Welham Green, Brookmans Park, Little Heath and the surrounding area can be changed for the better.

You can add your five ideas in this thread. The steering group will be reading what is posted. The group also wants more helpers.  Click here for more details.
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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 10:58:44 am »
Don't forget that you have until December 31 to make suggestions for your five ideas to improve life in the parish.  You can email them to nmpp (at) parish-plan (dot) org (dot) uk. Click here for a reminder about the project.

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 02:14:43 pm »
How about a footpath between BP and WG - alongside the railway line, perhaps?

Walking along Station Road isn't very pleasant, and the path is narrow in places.
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 02:37:50 pm »
How about a footpath between BP and WG - alongside the railway line, perhaps?

Walking along Station Road isn't very pleasant, and the path is narrow in places.

Hi Susan, be sure to email your idea to the address above before December 31.

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 04:09:30 pm »
How about a footpath between BP and WG - alongside the railway line, perhaps?

Walking along Station Road isn't very pleasant, and the path is narrow in places.

By all means make a suggestion, as Dave says, but Rail Track closed all crossings on their tracks on safety grounds so they are unlikely to allow it on their embankments, the rest of the land between is private property or back gardens and I can't see compulsory purchase of back gardens or private land by the Council for a footpath. There is a short patch between Bulls Lane and Station Road through the Youth & Community Centre's land which is public access, albeit still private land.
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 03:19:04 pm »
On the path theme above i have sent an email to the parish suggesting that the path between Brookmans park and Potters bar (There are holes all along it) be renovated along by the vet college land. Im sure that this could be done quite reasonably opening up the path to the whole community.
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 03:45:59 pm »
On the path theme above i have sent an email to the parish suggesting that the path between Brookmans park and Potters bar (There are holes all along it) be renovated along by the vet college land. Im sure that this could be done quite reasonably opening up the path to the whole community.

I think the holes are caused by rabbits. And they must be big, too.

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 05:45:06 pm »
So thats where our pet rabbit went. :)
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 11:00:22 pm »
For everyone who wants to know more about the North Mymms Parish Plan and how everyone can have their say in the future of our community, this is an opportunity to drop in and get more information, hear what the Parish Plan is all about and chat over your ideas.

Saturday 16th May 11am to 1pm at Brookmans Park URC

Saturday 16th May 2pm to 4pm at Welham Green Memorial Hall

Wednesday 20th May 7pm to 9pm at Little Heath Parish Hall

For more information, or to submit your ideas in advance, email:        nmpp 'at' parish-plan 'dot' org 'dot' uk
(substituting @ for 'at' and . for 'dot')



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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 07:01:21 am »
The North Mymms Parish Plan Steering Group is distributing leaflets to every home in the area seeking ideas for community improvements. Click here for more.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 10:51:29 am »
This is a plea for as many people as possible to come along to these drop-in meetings, as the North Mymms Parish Plan Steering Group really does want an opportunity to chat to as many people as possible and get as wide a range of views as possible.

The meetings are really informal -  just pop in, look at the displays, have a chat, get all the info, write down some ideas if you fancy doing so.

Everyone is welcome and everyone's view counts, so please come and have your say.

 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 08:25:48 pm »
It would be great to have more buses through the village, perhaps to St Albans or other towns round about. (I speak as the proud owner of a relatively recently acquired free bus pass, which, sadly, is of limited use here!) But in general, more buses = fewer cars which can only be good.

Might also make the walk from BP to WG previously mentioned more pleasant
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 08:14:32 pm »
Great idea Silver, and the North Mymms Parish Plan Group would like to hear many more like that!

Please come along tomorrow:

Saturday 16th May 11am to 1pm at Brookmans Park URC

Saturday 16th May 2pm to 4pm at Welham Green Memorial Hall

Even if you can only spare 15 - 20 mins ...............

 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2009, 12:16:02 pm »
Some pictures from the Parish Plan drop in meeting at the Brookmans Park URC this morning. It's continuing at the Welham Green Memorial Hall from 2-4pm.





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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2009, 11:14:58 am »
Some of the ideas put forward at the two drop-in meetings yesterday, have been added to the site. Click here to read them.
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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 05:50:27 pm »
One of the items listed was

'repair the driveway entrance to Gobions Open Space.'

Ownership of this driveway recently passed from Gobions Woodland Trust to the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.  The latter will have been very aware of the state of that driveway when the ownership of Gobions Wood was handed over from GWT to H&MWT at a ceremony a few weeks ago, as reported on this website. 

A few years ago potholes were filled in, partly financed by the parish council since it gives access to the parish council-owned car park and Gobions Open Space.

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2009, 06:10:56 am »
The third of three Parish Plan drop in meetings takes place tonight, Wednesday 20 May from 7pm to 9pm at Little Heath Church Hall
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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2009, 04:07:16 pm »
The North Mymms Parish Plan Steering Group is looking for a volunteer secretary to take minutes at the evening meetings (probably no more than once a month at most).

If anyone would like to know more, please IM me          :)
 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2010, 09:31:30 pm »
What happened to the ideas put forward last year?
Why does it take so long for a Parish Plan to be produced?
 

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2010, 11:10:27 pm »
The full questionnaire is just about to be printed and will then be posted to every household in North Mymms. They can then be completed and returned by post or online.

The analysis will take place across the summer, then focus groups will be set up to consider the issues raised and to make recommendations. Volunteers from across North Mymms will be invited to join the focus groups, and there is a section on the questionnaire where interested parties can give their contact details for this purpose.

It is hoped to have a printed Parish Plan ready for January 2011.



 

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Re: Parish plan ideas
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2010, 07:38:46 pm »
What happened to the ideas put forward last year?
Why does it take so long for a Parish Plan to be produced?

In fairness to the steering group who are producing this Parish Plan, they are all volunteers and all busy people doing many other things as well.  It was hard enough to get these people on the committee and I am sure they would appreciate help.  These things do not just 'happen'.

As an example, the delivery of the questionnaires is to be done by a professional company and not volunteers as used by Chancellor's Newsletter for instance.  Pity, because it will cost money.  Then there will be the collecting and analysing the answers on the completed questionnaires.

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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010, 02:20:13 pm »
The North Mymms Parish Plan questionnaires are now ready and households will be receiving these through the post in the next 2 -3 weeks.

The launch day is tomorrow, Saturday 1st May, and there will be a North Mymms Parish Plan stand at Rotary's May Day Celebration on the village green in Brookmans Park, from 2.00pm.

Come and visit the stand and you will be able to meet members of the steering committee, see examples of other Parish Plans, and take a look at the questionnaire before it lands on your doormat.


 

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