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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by sasquartch on April 10, 2018, 11:42:30 am »
Has anyone gone onto the new FTTP with BT then subsequently changed to another provider ?

Despite me renewing my contract BT have now hiked my price up claiming my new contract 'never went through' so would like to look elsewhere

Any experience of moving to a new provider whilst on FTTP ?
Neighbourhood Watch and Local Crime / Burglary Oaklands Avenue April 9, 2018
« Last post by Editor on April 09, 2018, 09:19:30 pm »
Police are appealing for witness following a burglary Oaklands Avenue, Brookmans Park on Monday afternoon April 9. This from the neighbourhood watch team.

Dear Watch Member,

A burglary has occurred today between 1400-1600pm on Oaklands Avenue. Entry was gained via a rear patio door being smashed. If you saw or heard anything suspicious please contact Herts Police on our non-emergency 101 number and quote HC-09042018-0494.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: anne.devine (at)

Anne Devine
Older local residents might enjoy our latest slideshow of local collection/delivery services since 1900 on our history site, the North Mymms History Project.

Supporting charities / May Day Celebration
« Last post by marty.c on April 07, 2018, 07:25:21 am »
Brookmans Park Rotary Club will be organising a May Day Celebration on Bradmore Green again this year. It will take place on Saturday 5th May starting at 2.00pm. Children from Brookmans Park School will be performing Maypole dances, Punch & Judy will be up to their usual tricks and the Morris Dancers from the Etcetera Morris Dance group will be cracking their sticks and jingling their bells. Come along and join them.
Environment / Black bin collection Friday 6th April
« Last post by Mermaid on April 06, 2018, 10:12:24 pm »
Did anyone else in Bluebridge Road get missed off the black bin collection today?   ???
Genealogy and Local History / The Brookmans Park water meter trial 1989-1992
« Last post by Editor on April 06, 2018, 11:37:19 am »
Does anyone have one of the slender grey pillars in their front garden left over from the water meter trial of 1989? I have just put a feature on our history site about The Brookmans Park water meter trial 1989-1992, but I don't have a picture of one of the grey pillars to go with it. Apparently they were less than a metre high, and were put in front gardens less than a metre in from the pavement. Anonymity respected, I just need a photo. Please either upload one here or send me a personal message if you can help. Thanks
I have added the eight appendices to the book Chancellor's School - The Background by Lilian Caras which is on our new history site, the North Mymms History Project. To save you scrolling through the entire book, the PDF containing the appendices is embedded below. They cover, with names and, in some cases images, the following:

- Head teachers from 1964 to the 80s
- The teaching staff 1964-89
- The first pupils 1964/65
- Pupils 1988/89
- Head girls and boys 1969-89
- Chairs of governors 1964-89
- Governors 1964-88
- Chairs of the Chancellor's PTA 1978-89

You can use the 'pop out' button top right of the embed below to see the PDF in full size. You can also read the entire book by Lilian Caras by going to Chancellor's School - The Background.

General Issues / Site security updates - April 5 2018
« Last post by Editor on April 05, 2018, 08:19:38 am »
I am switching our three sites over to HTTPS today. HTTPS is a method for ensuring secure communication between a browser and a web server. It is often recognised as showing a green address bar or padlock in the browser window to indicate a secure connection. So, for a short period between 8am and 9am the sites might not be available while the update takes place. The three sites being updated are:

- North Mymms History Project
- Hertfordshire Walker
- North Mymms News

Technology / Re: Anyone else lost some Freeview channels???
« Last post by Purrfect on April 04, 2018, 06:52:19 pm »
Please be aware that if your aerial cable is very old and has degraded over time, then you might still have issues receiving the higher channels even with a new wideband aerial.

A small/cheap amplifier might help but itís best to get an engineer to confirm which items are needed (amplifier/ cable/ aerial).

Give Freeview a call to discuss as they might be able to send an engineer to you if retuning doesnít work.

Many people probably donít realise that they have been affected by this issue if they donít watch the channels which have moved (i.e. BBC News24 works ok but BBC News24 HD might not).
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