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Hertsmere Borough Council’s magazine

Summer 2018

Inside this issue

Flytipping fines Meet our new Mayor Civic Award Winners Parks Update What’s On

Council news

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Who does what? • Allotments, parks and green spaces • Benefits • Community safety • Council tax • Engineering services • Hackney carriages and private hire licensing • Housing needs and homelessness

• Parking enforcement • Planning • Public health and protection (air and noise pollution, food inspections, health and safety at work, licensing) • Waste and recycling collections

In Hertfordshire, the county council takes care of some responsibilities and the 10 borough and district councils, including us at Hertsmere Borough Council, deal with other matters. Our workforces are separate as are the elected councillors, although many choose to stand for election in both borough and county council roles. So what’s the difference between the borough and county council? To help, here are some of the things that we, the borough council, can deal with, and what Hertfordshire County Council takes care of.

• Adult care and children's social care • Children's centres • Disability support services • Highways and transportation (including public transport, street lights, traffic lights, potholes, gritting and road repairs)

• Disabled parking (blue badges) • Fire and rescue • Fostering and adoption • Household Waste Recycling Centres (tip/dump) • Libraries • Schools admissions, free school meals and transport • Trading standards • Verge maintenance

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In this issue

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4 Flytipping

Here’s our summer edition!

6 Civic Awards

What better time to go out and enjoy our beautiful, award-winning parks and open spaces across the borough? You can find new places to explore over the summer holidays with ParksHerts (see page 9) as well as read about some of the improvements taking place within Hertsmere’s parks. Our Parks Project Officer, Aaron Niblett, tells us more about the role he plays in improving our open spaces for us all to enjoy. As well as being able to receive Hertsmere News electronically, you can opt to receive our ‘News for You’ e-alerts about council news that matters to you – whether it’s how to recycle better, getting community safety advice or watching the latest council meeting. Our 2020 Vision, adopted in April 2017, sets out the challenges faced by us as an authority and our priority action areas for response. One of the key challenges will be the loss of our Revenue Support Grant funding by 2019/2020, which is given by central government to be used to finance revenue expenditure on any service. Coupled with reductions in the New

Homes Bonus funding pot from government, these are extremely challenging times for local authorities and we have been working hard across the council to create further savings, generate additional income whilst continuing to provide quality services. You can keep up to date with our progress against our priority areas within our Annual Report, which sets out our key activities over the past year, and through our Corporate Action Plan for 2018/19 that identifies our priority actions for the forthcoming financial year by visiting: Finally, I’d also like to wish our new Mayor, Councillor Brenda Batten, every success for the year ahead and you all an enjoyable summer; fingers crossed for some fine weather!

5 Building controls

7 Meet the new Mayor 8 Q&A with Aaron Niblett 12 Stop Smoking 13 Lesson in democracy 15 Meet your councillors 16 What’s on

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Councillor Morris Bright MBE Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council

Collection calendar inside You should receive a waste and recycling collection calendar for July to December with this magazine. If yours is missing please contact us or you can download one from

collectioncalendar This magazine is produced by Hertsmere Borough Council three times a year. We welcome stories and photos – email them to corporate.communications@ The deadline for the next issue, which is due out in December, is 16 October. Each edition costs around 29p per copy to design, print and deliver. When you have finished with it, please recycle it in your blue box.

Visit us Hertsmere Borough Council Civic Offices, Elstree Way Borehamwood, WD6 1WA Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.15pm, Friday 9am to 5pm Bushey Area Office The Bushey Centre, High Street Bushey, WD23 1TT Open Thursdays, 9.30am to 2pm Potters Bar Area Office Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Place Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN Open Tuesdays, 9.30am to 2pm

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Council news

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Swifter action to resolve tenancy problems Tough new measures to tackle landlords in the borough who put their tenants at risk have been approved. The measures, approved at full council in April, aim to protect tenants and deter landlords from acting unlawfully, as well as providing swifter resolution to problems. Fines of up to £30,000 could now be charged to anyone who is found to have breached regulations in the Housing Act 2004 such as failing to comply with an Improvement Notice, contravening an Overcrowding Notice or licensing offences. They also apply to those who breach management regulations applying to homes of multiple occupation. The civil penalties range from £250 to £30,000 depending on the seriousness of the offence, the culpability of the landlord, the harm or potential harm to the tenants and the impact on the wider community.


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More fines issued to tackle flytipping Powers to tackle flytipping in Hertsmere, that were introduced last year, have resulted in a fourfold increase in the number of people being fined. In March last year, our Environmental Health officers had fined six people for illegally dumping small waste, but the figure had increased to 26 by the same time this year. The £300 fines, discounted to £200 if paid within 10 days, have been issued by officers for smaller scale flytipping in spots around the borough. Among the items found were wooden tables, a child’s toy bike and furniture, a white wooden chest of drawers and a drinks machine.

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If the fines go unpaid, this could result in prosecution in a Magistrates or Crown Court where the penalty is an unlimited fine and up to 12 months imprisonment. As Hertsmere News went to press, a 23-year-old Edgware man was awaiting sentencing having pleaded guilty to eight offences of flytipping and breaching his duty of care as a licensed waste carrier. The offences took place in Radlett and Bushey.

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Keeping control of the building trade Hertfordshire Building Control (HBC) provides a complete local authority building control approval service

across the county, including right here in Hertsmere. They work in collaboration with local builders, architects and agents, ensuring that every building project achieves approval with the minimum of disruption. Their Managing Director, Simon Heywood, said: “From time to time I accompany our surveyors on site to understand what issues they Above: Simon Heywood are dealing with.

The majority of builders want to do the right thing and seek advice on how best to comply with building regulations. This does not apply to all builders unfortunately, but thankfully that number is relatively few.” HBC suggests the following advice to protect yourself as a homeowner if you are undertaking a building project: • Do your ‘due diligence’ – it’s time well spent! Seek references, if possible view work that the builders have done previously and obtain a fixed price for the work.

• Standard contracts are a good way of ensuring there is no misinterpretation and also agreeing prices for variations to the work. • Don’t assume the big building companies provide the best service. There are many smaller firms that are excellent. • Don’t rush. Often you will have to wait for the best builders – there’s a reason for that!


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Potters Bar home given new lease of life A dilapidated Potters Bar property is being given a new lease of life after we were successful in an unprecedented legal bid for a Compulsory Purchase Order to refurbish the house. The three-bedroom, semi-detached house in Strafford Gate had stood empty for more than 10 years, but will now be made available for local families who are in housing need once the major structural work has been completed and it has been redecorated.

The refurbishment work is expected to take six months to complete. The powers, granted under Section 226(1)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, can be used by a range of statutory bodies, including local authorities and government departments,

after all attempts to buy properties by agreement have failed. The property had been identified as long-term empty since 2005, but the relative of the deceased owner could not be contacted. Hopes are it will be available for use later this year. | Hertsmere News | Summer 2018 | 5

Civic Awards

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Celebrating Hertsmere’s Finest!

From left to right are: Ann Harrison, Andrew Grady, Dr Raymond Coffer, Mayor Charles Goldstein, Edith Oakley, Mayoress Gail Goldstein, Frederick Thomas, Vivien Hewitt and Lewis Osbourne.

Representatives from schools, charities and guiding were among those honoured with a Hertsmere Civic Award. The annual awards were presented by the former Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Charles Goldstein, at the Civic Dinner held at Elstree Studios in March. A panel of judges selected the finest entrants from a strong field of nominations. The seven award recipients were Dr Raymond Coffer, chair of Warren Estate Residents Association and vice-chairman of the Bushey Forum; Andrew Grady, a member of Borehamwood Brass for more than 20 years, Ann Harrison, governor of Hertswood Academy and Cranborne Primary School; Vivien Hewitt, Guider of the 4th Bushey Guides; Edith Oakley, Fundraiser for the Bloodwise charity; Lewis Osbourne, for 15 years’ service to Citizens Advice and Frederick Thomas, a volunteer with Citizens Advice Hertsmere for 40 years.

Cllr Goldstein praised the award winners for the work they had done to help their local community. He said: “The award winners have done so much to benefit others in Hertsmere and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to thank them for their efforts. “Each person who received an award has made a difference to their community and helped make the area an even safer and happier place to live and work.” All the winners have contributed to activities and events in their local area and have either acted in a voluntary capacity or carried out work considered over and above their normal paid employment duties. As well as their main role, some of the winners have also represented their

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organisations in national events, such as the Queen’s Jubilee and Remembrance Day events. The guests were treated to performances from James Bernard and The Fabulous Lounge Swingers. Each winner received a framed certificate and glass award in front of guests, who included local councillors, dignitaries and community members. Each award winner’s story was shown in a short film clip, shot and edited by Pink Soul Pictures Ltd.


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Health and well-being The Mayor

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MEET OUR NEW MAYOR A new mayor has taken over the reins in Hertsmere as Councillor Brenda Batten succeeded Cllr Charles Goldstein in the prestigious role. Mayor Cllr Batten was inaugurated at the annual council meeting in May, while the new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Rabbi Alan Plancey, was also welcomed. Cllr Goldstein spoke about the engagements he had attended as Mayor and his support for the charities Carers in Hertfordshire and Norwood. He said: “It was an honour to have served as the Mayor of Hertsmere over the last year. I visited many different organisations and experienced the level of volunteering, charity and good work carried out by so many people in Hertsmere. “I was supported at many events by my wife Gail, the Mayoress, and had an excellent Deputy Mayor in Councillor Batten, who I’m sure will make a very positive contribution as the Mayor of Hertsmere in the coming year.”

Cllr Batten relished the opportunity to meet people in the borough and help to promote their organisations. She said: “It’s always a great honour to represent the residents of this fantastic borough and I look forward to being able to get out and meet the people who make such a difference to their community. “Over the next year, I will be supporting CLIC Sargent and the Alzheimer’s Society and I’m anticipating a very busy year ahead, which I’m looking forward to immensely.”

Verge maintenance changes Spring brought changes to highways verge management in the borough.

Responsibility for highways verges transferred back to Hertfordshire County Council. We’ve been working with them and our contractors to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. We will maintain weed control of Hertsmere’s roads, gullies and public footpaths in urban areas, which takes place twice a year using an environmentally friendly weed killer.


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Meet the team

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Our Parks Project Officer, Aaron, has a varied role improving Hertsmere’s parks and open spaces, many of which are award-winning. We caught up with him to find out more.


How long have you worked at Hertsmere and what did you do before?


What does your job involve?


What do you enjoy most about being a Parks Project Officer?

Although I had a temporary position at the Borough of Broxbourne during my studies, I have been employed at Hertsmere since my graduation 20 years ago. I have always been in the parks department and for the last four years have been the Parks Project Officer.

I am responsible for delivering the improvements to our parks and open spaces, such as upgrading play areas, creating new footpath links and basically all the extras above and beyond the day to day running of our parks. We are normally operating on very tight budgets, so we have to be creative and innovative.

A definite highlight is seeing the excitement on a child’s face when they see a play area and just run towards it. It’s great to have the opportunity to provide excellent facilities in our parks. Recent projects, such as the Town Centre Garden in Borehamwood and improvements to Mary Forsdyke Garden in Bushey, have enabled me to design and oversee improvement works from start to finish. This role allows me to be innovative, with Hertsmere often installing 'firsts' for communities in our borough.


How can people find out about parks and open spaces near them?

Over the last couple of years I have been developing an idea I had with a colleague to create a website that tells people about our amazing local parks and open spaces. So Hertsmere, alongside our Hertfordshire local authority partners, developed ParksHerts - You can search the website based on who is going, what activities you want and the facilities offered. So, whether it’s to let the kids run about, walk the dog, relax in nature or to get fit, ParksHerts will help you to get out, get active and explore. Our own website also has information about all our parks, so you can visit

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Why do you think it's important to have parks and open spaces in our local community?


What is a typical day like for you?

Parks are great for meeting with friends, spending time with the family and can be a part of your everyday life. Studies show how important being outside is to a person’s health and wellbeing - the minute you step in to a park you reap the benefits. Research proves that natural surroundings help reduce stress and tension. They’re also important for the environment and help with air quality, drainage and biodiversity, so our green spaces need to be preserved.

No day is the same! I can be planning future improvements to our parks, delivering different elements of an ongoing project or overseeing contractors. And with parks and open spaces things grow and evolve, so I am working with nature and an ever changing landscape.


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A river runs through it A river running through the heart of Borehamwood has been enhanced to improve the area for visitors. The improvement works for Tykes Water, which runs through Aberford Park, Leeming Park, Brook Meadow and Haggerston Park, include: reed reduction; litter and fly-tipping removal; invasive vegetation cleared from concrete structures; reduction of shrubbery to improve views and open up the area; and tree

management to promote mature tree conservation and bank stability. To find out more about our parks and open spaces in Hertsmere visit our website: parkfacilities or


Planet Meadow Space Ship has landed! The exciting improvements to Borehamwood’s Meadow Park are well under way. From a children's playground to improved footpaths and landscaping, we are creating a welcoming and community focused environment. The initial phase, which included improvements to the play facilities, new footpaths, entrance barriers to prevent unauthorised vehicle access, and landscaping, are almost finished. Alongside the 8m tall 'Planet Meadow Space Ship' is a rope swing, social group swing, double cableway, bridge, spinning items and a wheelchair inclusive trampoline trail. Improvements also focus on sports and fitness, to encourage all ages to get outside and get active.

The final stages will see the installation of an outdoor fitness zone, an additional free to use sports court, more interactive equipment, additional landscaping, a cafĂŠ, public toilets and signage, to be finished by summer 2019. Watch a 'fly-through' visual of the redesigned park on our YouTube/HertsmereBC account.

How many parks have you visited? With over 140 council-owned parks and open spaces in Hertfordshire - how many have you visited? Throughout July ParksHerts is encouraging people to explore one of the many parks in the county, with daily inspiration about where you can visit using the hashtag #tryanewParksHerts. So, for information on the county's greenspaces; walking, cycling and running

routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails; local events and more, visit ParksHerts to find your perfect park. Follow us on Twitter/ParksHerts or like our Facebook/ ParksHerts page to get involved. The initiative supports Hertfordshire's Year of Physical Activity, which is about getting people out and active, and coincides with Love Parks Week. So, for free, fun, days out during the summer holidays, visit | Hertsmere News | Summer 2018 | 9

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Hard hitting message on crime An inspirational speaker visited a number of schools in the borough, bringing his hard-hitting message about the dangers of knife and drug crime. Paul Hannaford visited Hertswood Academy and Elstree University Technical College in Borehamwood, and Queen's School in Bushey to hold a series of awareness workshops about the dangers of crime and addiction.

He has previously held workshops at schools across the borough and spoke about how he went from being a promising footballer in Year Nine, who occasionally smoked cannabis with friends, to heroin and crack cocaine addiction and prison by his mid-20s.

The workshops are funded by our Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with Hertfordshire Constabulary. Some of the social media responses from the pupils speak for themselves:

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Sat through one of your assemblies yesterday — you tell it like it is & you took all the glamour away from an idealised lifestyle too many kids either aspire to or somehow get caught up in. Thanks @paulhannaford

Amazing life story, inspirational and moving.

@paulhannaford your assembly earlier made me realise just how bad drugs (and the consequences) can be. Thank you.

If you’re a motorbike or moped owner, please remember to keep it locked and secure. Always set the alarm if you have one, use a designated motorbike space with a stand and a security loop and have it securely marked with its own Vehicle Identification Number. For more information about motorbike and moped security, visit If you suspect a crime is in progress dial 999, otherwise call the police on 101. You can also report crime online Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously. 10 | Summer 2018 | Hertsmere News |

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YC Hertfordshire

Projects aplenty through YC Hertfordshire Young people looking for something to do have got the ideal opportunity to learn new skills with an organisation that provides projects across the borough. YC Hertfordshire provides a range of activities for teenagers aged between 13 and 17, including the opportunity to participate in the National Citizen Programme for those aged 16 and 17. As part of the three or four week programme, young people will have the chance to try out new experiences, challenge themselves and learn new skills while also making a contribution to their communities. The projects take place at locations across the borough, including 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Bushey Wheels at Falconer School, Bushey and Elm Court, Potters Bar. The programmes run for three or four weeks between 25 June and 6 August, with the first week residential taking place on the Isle of Wight.

Schoolchildren were made of the write stuff when they took part in literacy challenges at Arsenal’s training ground. Schools from Hertsmere participated in a Double Club tournament at the London Colney base, which was organised for Year Five boys following the success of a similar girls tournament earlier in the academic year. Pupils from St Giles School in South Mimms and Oakmere Primary School in Potters Bar took part in a number of literacy challenges before taking part in a football tournament. The schoolchildren were mixed together into two teams and the winning team, who named themselves Arsenal, received medals and certificates. The tournament was organised as part of the successful partnership with Arsenal in the Community, the training ground and Arsenal Women and is part of a planning agreement. The club delivers school and community activities in the Hertsmere area and in the past 10 years has worked with over 9,000 young people.


For more information and to sign up, visit, then add promo code WPYCEA2. To find out more, email yc.hertsmere@

Bushey Wellbeing Gateway Service Citizens Advice Hertsmere, Community Hertsmere and Herts Mind Network are working together to deliver a six-month Wellbeing Gateway Service pilot in Bushey.

The Wellbeing Gateway Service links patients of healthcare services into sources of support within the community. It provides a non–clinical referral option, connecting people with health and wellbeing activities that improve both their physical and mental health. The service supports people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical need. Those who could benefit from the Wellbeing Gateway Service include people with mild or long-term mental health problems, long-term conditions such as multiple

sclerosis or diabetes, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, people experiencing financial hardship or income-based poverty, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care. We are supporting this project through the Health and Wellbeing board and local GP Practices.


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How Kalyan keeps active This is the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity (YOPA), aiming to encourage people in the county to become more active. All sorts of activities are being run across Hertsmere as part of the campaign for people of all ages, from walking football to netball and badminton. Potters Bar resident, Kalyan Ray, took up badminton shortly after retiring from the financial services industry. He said: “After I retired I began to miss the company and that I was at home not

doing very much. I wanted to do an activity where I could meet a lot of people, interact with them, have a laugh and a joke with them. “It also kept me active in the sense that movement is good and badminton is ideal for that.” And for those over 55, the countywide ‘It’s Never Too Late’ campaign focuses on a

range of options if anyone in that age group wants to give something gentler a go.


For more information about YOPA, visit hertsyopa18. To see a short video clip of Kalyan in action, visit our YouTube channel

P O T S SMOKING Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health from decreased risk of disease, reduction of carbon monoxide in your blood and greater feelings of wellbeing. Help is available if you want to stop smoking but are finding it difficult. • Visit your GP • Visit your pharmacist • Book an appointment at the Stop Smoking Clinic at 96 Shenley Road. Appointments are available between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Call: 0800 389 3 998 for an appointment. Kick start your journey to a Smokefree summer. 12 | Summer 2018 | Hertsmere News |

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LESSON IN DEMOCRACY Nearly a hundred pupils from nine schools across Hertsmere attended our annual Youth Conference at the Civic Offices in March.

The pupils, all aged between 10 and 12 years old, watched an interactive play called 'The Grand Plan' that followed three young people trying to win a competition to support a mock charity of their choice, which ended in all the pupils voting for their favourite option. There was also an interactive session called 'What does it cost to run Hertsmere?' looking at the financial considerations and budgeting decisions

local councils have to make. A student from Kenilworth Primary School explained why it's vital young people learn about democracy: "It's important to register and vote because your opinion could change the results." An 11-year-old from Cranbourne Primary School added: "It was educational and fun! I enjoyed it when we put forward arguments and debated about the charities."

Top tips on #tapchat When it comes to water use there’s no clear definition of what’s “normal” making daily water habits an interesting topic to dive into. The South East gets 50% less rainfall than the rest of the UK and combined with a high population, we have less water available per person than Morocco. We need to re-think how we use water. With each one of us using on average over 150 litres of water per day, and two in three people saying they don’t think they can do anything to use less water, environmental charity Hubbub is starting a #TapChat about water use, in partnership with Affinity Water.



Saving water is quick and easy. Follow #TapChat on social media for daily tips or visit for more information. | Hertsmere News | Summer 2018 | 13


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You can contact your ward councillors at any reasonable time. Hertsmere has a Conservative majority, with 35 Conservative councillors and four Labour councillors. Your councillors are listed in alphabetical order by ward. If you don’t know which ward you live in, please visit or call 020 8207 7558. Aldenham West

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(Con) = Conservative (Lab) = Labour Charles Goldstein (Con)

John Graham (Con)

Caroline Clapper (Con)

David Lambert (Con)

Susan Brown (Con)

Rabbi Alan Plancey (Con)

Gary Silver (Con)

cllr.charles. goldstein@


cllr.caroline. clapper@

cllr.david. lambert@




01992 652222

07976 360961

07818 427745

07802 412714

07534 984703

020 8207 3759

07784 913837

Borehamwood Cowley Hill

Borehamwood Hillside

Borehamwood Kenilworth

Rebecca Butler (Lab)

Richard Butler (Lab)

Michelle Vince (Lab)

Charles Kelly (Con)

Meenal Sachdev (Con)

Farida Turner (Con)





cllr.meenal. sachdev@


07929 661391

07706 079439

07549 130736

07973 403886

07973 401522

020 8953 4347

Bushey Heath

Jeremy Newmark (Lab) – Group Leader cllr.jeremy.newmark

020 3637 9930

Bushey North

Victor Eni (Con) cllr.victor.eni@

020 8953 8627

Bushey Park

Brenda Batten (Con)

Paul Morris OBE (Con)

Seamus Quilty (Con)

Lawrence Davis (Con)

Kashif Merchant (Con)

Jane West (Con)

Linda Silver (Con)

Anne Swerling (Con)




cllr.lawrence. davis@

cllr.kashif. merchant@




020 8950 1892

020 8950 5010

01923 246485

07860 500177

07958 276011

01923 449950

020 8950 9251

020 8950 8923


Bushey St James

Pervez Choudhury (Con)

Carey Keates (Con)

Pete Rutledge (Con)

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07719 788185

020 8387 3163

01923 449950

Morris Bright MBE (Con) – Leader of the Council leader@

020 8207 7570

Potters Bar Oakmere

Jean Heywood (Con)

Sarah HodgsonJones (Con)


cllr.sarah. hodgson-jones@

07793 868645

01707 660852

Ruth Lyon (Con) cllr.ruth.lyon@

01707 644302

Potters Bar Furzefield

Dr Harvey Cohen (Con)

Cynthia Barker (Con)

Peter Knell (Con)

Martin Worster (Con)




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07802 631984

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John Donne (Con)

Paul HodgsonJones (Con)

Abhishek Sachdev (Con)

Anthony Spencer (Con)

Peter Wayne (Con)


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What’s on Come along to an event near you! Elstree & Borehamwood


Wyllyotts Theatre

96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 01442 454888

Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar 01707 645005 wyllyotts-theatre EBWmuseum

9 July | 8pm

Until 21 July

150 years of rail Celebrating the coming of the railways.

Giovanni Pernice Born to Win Tour 2018 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ finalist, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new tour ‘Born to win’. Giovanni is set to get hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before! VIP Tickets £50 All other tickets £30 £29 concs

28 July | 7.30pm 29 July | 6pm

The Addams Family The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. £15

The Radlett Centre 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett 01923 859291

and a leather-clad Danny had a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines? £16, £14 (under 16), family £16, £13.50 (conc.)

12 July | 7.30pm

Bushey Museum Rudolph Road, Bushey 020 8420 4057 Until 2 September

Bushey embroideries

Marty Wilde

22 July | 7pm

An opportunity to experience, live on stage, one of Rock'n'Roll’s original pioneers. Marty and his fabulous band, The Wildcats, will take you on a trip down Memory Lane £22

Bring The Heat

An exhibition of embroidered panels depicting the history of Bushey from the Stone Age to the present day.

Potters Bar Museum Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar 01707 645005

Until September

RAF centenary Celebrating the Royal Air Force’s centenary and taking a close look at Lord Trenchard, who lived near Potters Bar at Dancers Hill House. 16 | Summer 2018 | Hertsmere News |

13 July | 7.30pm

Rock for Heroes Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock for Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes. £22 19 - 21 July 7.30pm & 2.30pm Sat

Grease It's 1959 and Rydell High is filled with rebellious, thrillloving students! Sandy, a wholesome student,

Bring The Heat is the ultimate celebration of all things Latin Pop. Featuring hit songs by such artistes as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Gypsy Kings, Tony Succar and many more. Accompanied by the band and dancers, the show brings to life the passion and percussion of the Latin beat. £25

Hertsmere summer2018 web  

Here's our summer 2018 edition with lots of news and updates from us here at Hertsmere Borough Council. We hope you find it an enjoyable an...

Hertsmere summer2018 web  

Here's our summer 2018 edition with lots of news and updates from us here at Hertsmere Borough Council. We hope you find it an enjoyable an...