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OUTDOOR GYM AT OXHEY PARK?
The council has received requests for an outdoor gym area in Oxhey Park.
Having a small area dedicated to this is being considered although it would
need to be sensitively located. In 10 days time your local councillors will
be meeting with the Friends of Oxhey Park group and council officials to
discuss the idea. Please let us know what you think.
NEW RECYCLING REGIME STARTS
This week the council’s new recycling system starts this week. As you will
know, the main change for most residents will be that you will not have to
separate recycling into three different boxes. Recycling will all go into
one new blue-lidded wheeled bin, which should make life easier! If you do
have any concerns or queries you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details on the new system can be found here.
The council has recently received a planning application to build 3 houses
at 83 Upper Paddock Road. To comment on this application and for more
information please follow this link
ourComments&keyVal=MUTAMZQW0FJ00. There has also been an application to
convert at garage at 10 Cedar Road into a 4 bedroom house. For more details
follow this link
WASTE SITE ON OXHEY LANE
For a second time a committee at Hertfordshire County Council has rejected
the application to have this site at Mayfair Bungalow into a waste
processing site. Our county councillor, Stephen Giles-Medhurst, spoke
against the proposal at this meeting. More details at
2014/15 MAJOR RAIL WORKS IN WATFORD AREA – DISRUPTION FOR PASSENGERS
Network Rail are intending to carry out major infrastructure works in the
Watford area during 2014 and 2015. This includes replacing three critical
junctions the north and south of Watford and renewing the signalling system
in the area. We’ll also replace the track crossovers. It will mean serious
disruption for passengers, with no fast train service at all between Watford
and London Euston on the following dates: 2014, 3-5 May (May Day bank
holiday), 9-25 August 25-29 December; 2015, 14-22 February (half term
holiday) 2015, 3-6 April (Easter weekend). On these dates only the slow line
will be running. We attended a recent briefing by London Midland, who along
with other rail companies are planning how to provide alternative services
during these periods. We asked whether it would be possible to run fast
trains between Harrow and Euston, and raised concerns about capacity on
other (London Overground and Underground) lines. Once there is a clearer
picture of what London Midland are proposing for these periods, we will ask
them to arrange a meeting or information event with local rail passengers.
More information from Network Rail at
HAVE YOUR SAY ON 20MPH LIMITS AND SPEED MANAGEMENT
Hertfordshire County Council is currently consulting people on its speed
management strategy – including its approach to 20mph speed limits. This is
a subject that generates much controversy, particularly as to whether there
should be a default 20mph speed limit on all but main roads in urban areas.
To have your say on this, complete the county council’s questionnaire at
ST MARY’S TOMBS RESTORATION
This morning I attended the service to rededicate the tombs in St Mary’s
Churchyard in the town centre, following their restoration by the borough
council thanks to a successful lottery fund bid. The tombs are an important
part of Watford’s heritage, and perhaps less well-known than they should be.
Read more about it here: http://www.watfordjunction.org.uk/category_id__29.aspx
ECHOES OF OLD WATFORD, BUSHEY & OXHEY BY TED PARRISH
Dorothy was delighted to accept the invitation from Ted’s daughter Lesley
Dunlop to launch this book at Watford Museum in October. It is a collection
of his articles from the old Evening Post Echo in the 1980s. Many Oxhey
residents will remember Ted’s considerable contribution to life in the
village, as local historian, filmmaker and fayre organiser. The book is
available for sale at the museum, and via OVEG. Read more
about it here: http://www.watfordmuseum.org.uk/docs/echoes.pdf
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
The Remembrance Day service organised by OVEG will be taking place at 3pm on
Sunday 10th November at the Watford Heath Memorial Cross.
With best wishes from your Oxhey councillors
Iain Sharpe, Peter Taylor, Shirena Counter and Stephen Giles-Medhurst