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Hertsmere News Hertsmere Borough Council’s magazine

Summer 2019

Park life! Inside this issue

New councillors | parkrun | New Mayor Safer streets | Healthy hubs | What’s on

Voting news

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A lesson in democracy Nearly a hundred pupils from 11 schools across Hertsmere attended our annual Youth Conference at the Civic Offices in March. The pupils, all aged between 10 and 12years-old, watched an interactive play about decision-making and democracy, and explored the financial considerations and budgeting decisions local councils have to make. The young people also had an opportunity to vote in a mock election. An 11-year-old from Cowley Hill Primary School said: "I think it's important for people to register and vote because everyone should influence the future and

have a say." A 12-yearold from Bushey Meads School said: "I most enjoyed experiencing how voting works, actually using a booth and putting my vote in a ballot box." An 11-year-old from St Teresa's Catholic

Primary School said they enjoyed 'the part where we talked about saving most and earning money.'


You can hear what the young people had to say about the day by watching our short YouTube film:

Find out who your councillor is Electors in Hertsmere turned out for our whole council elections, where all 39 borough council seats alongside town and parish council elections, were up for election in May. Overall turnout was 32.8 per cent. The results were announced by Returning Officer, Chief Executive Donald Graham, at the count in Allum Hall, Borehamwood.


To find out who your ward councillor is turn to page 15 or visit our website: for the full results.

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Welcome Welcome to your summer edition of Hertsmere News which, as ever, is jam-packed with news from across our various service areas. Since the last edition, ‘whole council elections’ have taken place when all 39 borough council seats, with some changes to ward boundaries, were up for election. Well done to all the candidates who stood and to everyone who was elected or reelected. You can find details of the councillors who represent your ward on page 15. On pages 8 and 9 you will find out about just some of the work that our Housing team does to ensure everyone has access to a good quality home, as well as to improve the housing options available to residents. The team has also recently launched our ‘Let with Hertsmere’ scheme which offers incentive packages for landlords who opt to rent their property with us. Housing Strategy Manager Emily Dillon explains more on those pages. Hopefully with some good weather ahead, now is a great time to head outdoors to our awardwinning parks both here in the borough and elsewhere in the county. Find out more on pages 12 and 13. New junior parkruns will soon be launching in Borehamwood on Sunday mornings, having already been a great boon at the King

George Recreation Ground in Bushey. Look out for those as they’re a great way of getting the whole family out into the fresh air and taking part in some gentle physical activity. On pages 10 and 11, you can read about a whole host of initiatives that have been organised by our Community Safety Partnership to keep people of all ages safe in the borough. Finally, congratulations to Brenda Batten for a fantastic year as Mayor of Hertsmere. I know that a highlight of her mayoral year was the Civic Awards ceremony. Details are on pages 6 and 7. I’d like to wish our new Mayor, Councillor Alan Plancey, every success for his year in the role.

Contents 4 Collection calendar 5 Fly-tipping 6 Civic Awards winners 8/9 Q&A: Housing Strategy 10 Knife crime 11 Suicide prevention 12 New leisure facilities 15 Meet your Councillors 16 What's on

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Councillor Morris Bright MBE Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council

This magazine is produced by Hertsmere Borough Council three times a year. 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.

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 Citizens Advice Bureau, 8 Rudolph Road, Bushey, WD23 3DU 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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Recycling news

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Remember your reusables! Half of all plastic is used just once before it is thrown away. The Hertfordshire WasteAware Partnership is on a mission to encourage people to ditch single-use plastic and ‘remember their reusables’ whether at home, the shops or in the workplace.

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Week 1 (W1) Black bin: Anything that cannot be recycled. Blue box: Paper e.g. newspapers, magazines, telephone directories.

Week 2 (W2) Green bin: Food and garden waste. Brown bin/black box: Glass, cartons, plastics, cans and cardboard.

Public holidays All collections in a week following a public holiday will take place a day later. For example, a Monday collection will take place on Tuesday and a Friday collection will take place on Saturday, unless you are notified otherwise. A new calendar will be issued with the winter edition of Hertsmere News. Collection calendars are also available on our website at

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October 2019 T W TH F 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 November 2019 T W TH F 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29 December 2019 T W TH F

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SU 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Just about everything can be recycled at home but other items, such as clothes, electrical items and batteries, can be recycled at local recycling banks and/or your local tip also known as a Household Waste Recycling Centre. For more information and details of new opening times please visit

Your July to December Waste and Recycling Calendar Your kerbside waste and recycling collections for the second half of 2019 are shown here for you on this handy cut out and keep calendar. Alternatively you can view the calendar on our webpage: collectioncalendar A full A-Z of recycling is available at: recycling

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A shocking 60 per cent of all plastic bottles used in the UK are single-use water bottles – that’s 7.7 billion every year! Imagine how much waste could be stopped if everyone simply used a reusable water bottle. Although recycling is great for the environment, it is more important to reduce the amount of waste we create in the first place. You can easily reduce single-use plastic by switching to alternatives.

Here’s just a few: • Coffee cups – there are so many reasons to get a reusable coffee cup: incentives at coffee shops, exciting designs and the fact that you’re not contributing to the 2.5 billion disposable cups thrown away every year! • Straws – a moment on the lips is potentially a lifetime in the ocean, so refuse a straw unless you really need it. If you do then there are plenty of reusable alternatives available to be used on the go. • Shampoo bars – no unnecessary chemicals and no plastic bottles! Shampoo bars last longer, smell great and are brilliant for travelling.

Ever wondered why so many fridges are fly-tipped?


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If you leave your old fridge or other white goods outside your home for a scrap metal collector, the chances are the valuable parts - such as the compressor and motor - will be taken and the rest dumped. If yours is, it could cost you a £300 fixed penalty notice for failing in your duty of care. Remember, it’s your waste, it’s your responsibility. Don’t be fooled by the ‘man in the van’ and follow these simple 'duty of care' steps: The new fixed penalty notice – reduced to £200 if paid within 10 days – is a more proportionate out-of-court sanction. Prior to the fine, officers had to choose between taking no action or a formal prosecution, which would criminalise the homeowner. ‘Let’s SCRAP fly-tipping’, a countywide campaign co-ordinated by the Hertfordshire Fly-tipping Group, is reminding Hertfordshire residents that if they see fly-tipping in progress to call 999 immediately and report the incident to their local council at:

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Mayor The mayoral chains were passed on to Councillor Alan Plancey as he took over from Brenda Batten in the prestigious role. He was inaugurated at the annual council meeting in May, when the new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Cynthia Barker, was also welcomed. At the meeting, Brenda talked about the numerous engagements she had attended during her year as Mayor and of the fundraising events that had taken place in aid of her chosen charities, the Alzheimer’s Society and CLIC Sargent. Brenda, who has now retired as a borough councillor, said: “It was an absolute honour to have served as Mayor of Hertsmere and it was the perfect way to round off my 25 years as a councillor. “I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting many different organisations and seeing for myself the hard work being invested, much of it voluntarily, by so many people across Hertsmere towards supporting their local communities. “I was supported at many events by my husband John, who was Mayor’s Consort for the year, and had an excellent Deputy Mayor in Cllr Plancey. I wish him every success for his mayoral year ahead.” Mayor Cllr Plancey added: “It’s a tremendous honour to serve as Mayor and I am looking forward to all the engagements that are coming up. “Over the next year I

will be supporting mental health charity Mind and Camp Simcha, which supports Jewish families living with serious childhood illness across the UK. I am delighted to have the support of Cllr Cynthia Barker as Deputy Mayor.”


If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend one of your events, please contact the Mayor’s Secretary on 020 8207 7477 or email

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The finest entrants from a strong field of nominations were selected for Civic Awards and invited by the former Mayor of Hertsmere Brenda Batten to attend a ceremony at Elstree Studios. The awards winners: • Bunty Shah, of Potters Bar Indians; • John and Sheila Carlisle for their Gratitude initiative; • Martine Eni, for her Betta initiative and unity work; • Lindsey Matthews for her 25 years of volunteering with St Peter’s Church over 60s club; • Stacey Murphy for her hard work with the RAF air cadets of Elstree and Borehamwood Squadron; • Myra Roberts for volunteering for 40 years with Sixty Plus (Potters Bar and South Mimms);

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From community champions, volunteers and youth leaders, the great and the good of Hertsmere were rewarded at this year’s awards ceremony in March. • and Graham Taylor for his work with the Radlett Society and Green Belt Association. The Youth Civic Award went to Adam Duke, an active member of the Elstree and Borehamwood Youth Council. The Dave Rankin Award went to the Borehamwood Action Group: Sarah Kneller, Headteacher of Summerswood Primary School; Alex Gage, Headteacher of Meryfield Community Primary School;

Katrina Davern, teacher at Meryfield Community Primary School; and Paul Marlow, Assistant Headteacher at Hertswood Academy. They work together to raise awareness of knife crime and gangs. Cllr Batten praised the award winners for the work they had done to help their local community. She said: “It was a wonderful evening where we were all able to recognise and say thank you to a special group of people who do so much to

benefit others in Hertsmere. “In their individual ways, each one has made a difference to the lives of others. I hope their example will inspire other volunteers to come forward and help make the borough an even safer, happier place to live and work.” The guests were treated to silhouette cutting by The Roving Artist and a performance from The Fabulous Lounge Swingers. Each winner received a framed certificate and glass award in front of more than 140 guests at Elstree Studios, including Hertsmere’s MP Oliver Dowden, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Stuart Nagler MBE, dignitaries, councillors and community members. Left: Former Mayor Brenda Batten and consort with a local celebrity | Hertsmere News | Summer 2019 | 7

Question Time

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Q&A EMILY DILLON Emily Dillon has a varied and challenging role as our Housing Strategy Manager. Here, she tells us all about it:


What does your job as Housing Strategy Manager involve?


What gives you satisfaction in your job?


Are there any new schemes to tackle homelessness?

I manage the temporary accommodation, private sector enforcement and our new Let with Hertsmere team. I look for new and innovative ways to meet the borough’s housing requirements, such as working with our partners to provide good quality housing and using our enforcement powers to tackle poor quality properties.

It is my job to make sure our services meet residents’ expectations and, if they don’t, work out new ways we can do things. I get satisfaction from knowing I am helping to improve the housing options available to residents.

We have recently introduced a new scheme called Let with Hertsmere. It provides an incentive package to private landlords to let their property with us including a cash incentive or deposit bond, the first month’s rent in advance and fast-tracked housing benefit claims. It makes the process as easy as possible for landlords as we have a dedicated team here to support them and their tenants. The aim of the scheme is to reduce the amount of

people being placed into temporary accommodation, which is disruptive for the household and expensive for us as a council. The properties let through the scheme will be of a good quality and will provide accommodation for local residents in housing need. If you have a property to let and are interested, please email the team at: letwithhertsmere@

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Are there any schemes to tackle street homelessness?

Last winter we introduced a SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) provision which means when the temperature dropped below 0 °C we provided a minimum of three nights of temporary shelter. We have also launched a No Second Night Out provision which runs

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throughout the year to provide temporary shelter for individuals who are currently rough sleeping in the borough. You can visit to send us an alert if you have seen someone sleeping rough in Hertsmere.


What powers do you and your team have to deal with bad landlords?


How do we make sure the allocation of houses is fair?

‘Let with Hertsmere’ offers cash boost Incentive packages for landlords who opt to rent their property with us launched in March.

In the first instance we will always try to work with landlords to sort any issues rather than start any formal action against them. However, if this doesn’t work we have various legal powers to deal with private landlords who continue to let out sub-standard properties. We would inspect the property and look for a range of issues including lack of fire safety, hygiene or heating. If the property does not pass the inspection, we can take enforcement action which requires the landlord to take action to address our concerns. We can take landlords to court or issue civil penalties. In one recent case, we fined a landlord £2,500 but the fines can be up to £30,000.

We follow our allocations policy to make sure we are letting social housing properties fairly. The policy sets out who is eligible to be placed on our housing register, and what band priority they are entitled to. We have a high demand for social housing and quite a low turnover of homes available. To ensure we allocate housing to local people applicants must have a local connection to the borough, or a relevant exemption. You can read more about it in our allocations policy on our website.


How has the licensing of multiple occupation homes made a difference in the borough?


New rules for landlords operating houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) were introduced in October last year. This means that if a property is rented with five or more tenants, who form more than one household and some or all the tenants share a bathroom or kitchen, the property must have an HMO licence. To get a licence, our private sector team will inspect the property to make sure it meets safety standards.


If you suspect you are living in an unlicensed HMO, you can report it anonymously by emailing:

The new ‘Let with Hertsmere’ scheme provides landlords with two schemes with a range of incentives:

Our cash incentive scheme includes: • A cash incentive on signing up a new tenant • Support from our team to secure a tenancy

Our rent deposit scheme includes: • Two months’ deposit placed in a bond • First month’s rent in advance • Landlords’ insurance for two year tenancies • Support from our team throughout the life of the tenancy

Both schemes provide additional support to make the letting experience as seamless as possible including fasttracked housing benefit claims, pretenancy training for prospective tenants and access to a heavily discounted handyman scheme. The ‘Let with Hertsmere’ team will inspect the property ahead of accepting it on to the scheme and work with the landlord to ensure all documents are up to date.


Landlords interested in letting properties through Let with Hertsmere can email: or visit our website: letwithhertsmere | Hertsmere News | Summer 2019 | 9

Community safety news

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Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership (CSP) brings a range of organisations together to ensure a joined-up and strategic approach to tackling crime and disorder issues in the borough. KNIFE CRIME

A lesson in positive choices? Inspirational speakers spoke to students at Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood about the dangers of carrying a knife and becoming involved in gangs.

The young people, all aged between 11 and 16, heard from Alison Cope, whose son Joshua was stabbed to death in Birmingham in 2013, and the St Giles Trust, a charity helping disadvantaged people, who ended the day talking about county drug lines, gangs and grooming. The session was funded by our CSP, in conjunction with Hertfordshire Constabulary. It aimed to help young people to make informed decisions; encouraged them to talk to friends, parents, teachers and even the police about their concerns; and reminded them it is never okay to carry a knife.


Anyone can report their concerns anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or their untraceable online form at: or the police's non-emergency number 101.


Safer Streets Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership’s project to help make the borough even safer continues. Safer Streets teams visit homes across the borough to offer residents free home security checks; crime prevention advice; ďŹ re risk assessments; free smoke detectors and a range of other services. The Safer Streets visits, now in their ninth year, are conducted by representatives from us, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Trading Standards, Neighbourhood Watch and other partners.

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PREVENTION Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Our staff, together with Spot the Signs, Samaritans, British Transport Police (BTP), Govia Thameslink and the local police Safer Neighbourhood Team held a walkabout in Potters Bar to talk about mental health. Representatives spoke to local businesses, the community and residents about mental health and what support, training and help is available for themselves and others. Paper bags with leaflets on

where to access help, information about volunteering, general health and wellbeing, how to help someone close to you, the BTP crisis hotline, Samaritans rail wallets and merchandise were handed out during the walkabout.


If you need support or are concerned about a loved one, visit Spot the Signs or call Samaritans 116 123 for free from any phone, any time or visit:


Going on holiday? There are ways to give your home the ‘lived in’ look when it’s unoccupied, so that any passing would-be thieves aren’t tempted:

• Close and lock all windows, doors and outbuildings • Don't publicise your absence - status updates, comments and photos online all give away the fact that your home is empty • Use timer switches for lamps so they turn on in the evenings. You could also use a timer switch for a radio • Ask your neighbour to put your rubbish or recycling bins back if they’re being collected whilst you’re away • Ask a neighbour or friend to park their car on your drive • Cancel deliveries of milk, newspapers etc

• Move enticing items, such as laptops and mobile devices, out of sight • You could store valuables in your loft when you go away • If you are away for a long time, ask your neighbour to cut your grass • Ask someone you trust to help give your home the lived-in look by opening and drawing the curtains, taking in any free newspapers and moving your mail away from the letterbox.


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Health & Fitness

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The salt sauna at The Spa at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre.

New ways to workout and relax New additions have been unveiled at two leisure facilities in the borough as part of an ongoing £5 million improvement programme.

Bushey Grove Leisure Centre and Furzefield Leisure Centre in Potters Bar now have stateof-the-art gyms, new changing facilities, improved cafés and additional studio space. Since April, customers of Bushey Grove Leisure Centre have been able to unwind and rejuvenate in luxury at a new spa. The spa features a salt sauna, aroma steam room, herbal sauna, ice fountain, bucket

shower, health shower and heated relaxation benches. A range of treatments are on offer including ELEMIS skincare, Jessica nails, Lycon waxing and St Tropez tanning. At Furzefield Leisure Centre, customers can take part in immersive group cycling class Stages Flight at the site’s new cycling studio. For little ones, there is a new soft

play and climbing facility. Customers will also be able to enjoy a new spa facility from this month. The developments are part of an extensive refurbishment project to modernise the facilities and provide a healthy lifestyle hub. Improvements are also planned for The Venue in Borehamwood.

New junior

parkrun Volunteers are needed to help young people in the borough get out and get fit at a soon to be launched parkrun.

Helpers are needed each week to do a variety of roles including setting up the course, time keepers, marshalls, a photographer and a tail walker, who helps ensure all runners are accounted for. The new event will take place every Sunday at 9am at Meadow Park in Borehamwood and is a 2k course. Plans are to launch later this summer. Youngsters can already take 12 | Summer 2019 | Hertsmere News |

part in a junior parkrun at King George Recreation Ground in Bushey every Sunday at 9am. Junior parkrun is for young people aged four to 14 years old. Parents are welcome to join in.


For more information and to register your interest, please contact Michelle Ashwell


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TRY A NEW ParksHerts As the summer sun (hopefully) sizzles, explore Herts to discover a new wild woodland, quiet haven, find a new park or re-explore an old favourite. Wherever you choose to enjoy the summer scenes, you will find your perfect park with ParksHerts. With over 140 council-owned parks and open spaces in Hertfordshire – there are plenty of options to let the kids run about, walk the dog, relax in nature or to exercise. Follow us on Twitter/ParksHerts or like our Facebook/ParksHerts page to get involved.


So, for free, fun, days out during the summer holidays, visit:

Do you find using public transport difficult? Then the range of transport services provided by Communities 1st could help.

Travel Link Shopper Bus Service A door-to-door service for people to go shopping. The low floor accessible minibus is ideal for wheelchair users and people who have difficulties with steps. Cost £3 each way.

Travel Link Community Car Scheme Volunteer drivers use their own cars. Folded wheelchairs may be taken in most cars, but passengers must be able to transfer from wheelchair to car independently. There is a minimum charge of £4 for the first five miles and then 60p per mile thereafter. Wheelchair users unable to transfer may be able to use a wheelchair accessible car. Please ring for further details.

Travel Link Monday Day Trippers Day trips include garden centres, places of interest and venues for a traditional afternoon tea or a pub lunch. Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Trips last approximately four to five hours, including travel time and are charged at £10 (excluding refreshments/entrance fees).


If you would like to make a booking, please contact Communities 1st between 9.30am and 2pm, Monday to Friday on 020 8207 5055.

Protecting Hertsmere’s jobs Changes to local planning regulations could help protect some of our major employment sites. The Article 4 directions, agreed by our Executive earlier this year, will restrict permitted development rights, which enable offices, light industrial and storage or distribution buildings to be converted into housing without the need for planning permission. Concerns were raised that the permitted development rights, introduced nationally in 2016 to help meet housing needs, can force existing businesses out of the area. From next

year, proposals to convert commercial premises into housing at key sites in the borough will require the submission of a planning application. Comments submitted to a public consultation on the changes, which closed this month, are being reviewed.


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Free air pollution alerts to your mobile A new service that helps to protect some of our most vulnerable residents has launched. The free ‘Herts and Beds Air Pollution Alert System’ sends registered users an alert message – either text, voicemail or email alert – if air pollution in their area is forecast to be moderate, high or very high. To sign up go to:

We’re pioneering a new approach to health and wellbeing by creating community ‘hubs’ across Hertsmere. The hubs will act as a single point of access for health and wellbeing improvement services in the local community, using established facilities and services. Hubs will be able to offer, or signpost people, to a wide variety of services, including smoking cessation clinics, weight management services,

therapeutic services, substance abuse counselling, debt advice agencies and peer support groups. Residents will be able to selfrefer to the hub or be referred by a healthcare professional. More information on Hertsmere’s Healthy Hubs coming soon.

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Meet your Councillors Aldenham East


You can contact your ward councillors at any reasonable time. Hertsmere has a Conservative majority, with 29 Conservative councillors and seven Labour councillors and three Liberal Democrat 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 2277. Aldenham West

Borehamwood Brookmeadow

(Con) = Conservative (Lab) = Labour (Lib Dem) = Liberal Democrat

John Graham (Con)

Lucy Selby (Con)

Caroline Clapper (Con)

David Lambert (Con)

Glenn Briski (Con)

Susan Brown (Con)

Rabbi Alan Plancey (Con)



cllr.caroline. clapper@

cllr.david. lambert@




07976 360961

07973 710696

07818 427745

07802 412714

07771 688675

07534 984703

020 8207 3759

Bentley Heath and The Royds

Borehamwood Hillside

Borehamwood Cowley Hill

Sarah HodgsonJones (Con)

Michael Reeve (Con)

Richard Butler (Lab)

cllr.sarah. hodgson-jones@



01707 660852

07960 056749

07706 079439

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

020 3637 9930

Borehamwood Kenilworth

Michelle Vince (Lab)

Victor Eni (Con)

Meenal Sachdev (Con)

Farida Turner (Con)



cllr.meenal. sachdev@


07549 130736

07884 056187

07973 401522

020 8953 4347

Bushey North

Bushey Heath

Cynthia Barker (Con)

Rebecca Butler (Lab)

Kumail Jaffer (Lab)

Paul Morris OBE (Con)

Seamus Quilty (Con)

Jerry Evans (Lib Dem)







07956 222422

07929 661391

07943 324387

07813 918881

07595 372750

07774 714625

Bushey Park North

Linda Silver (Con)

Anne Swerling (Con)

Pervez Choudhury (Con)

Harry Mortimer (Con)

Pete Rutledge (Con)




cllr.pervez. choudhury@

cllr.harry .mortimer@


07715 221714

020 8950 1431

07814 241718

07719 788185

07939 145577

01923 449950

Potters Bar Oakmere

Christian Gray (Lab)

Christopher Myers (Lab)

Jean Heywood (Con)




07535 925297

07734 699706

07793 868645

Ruth Lyon (Con) cllr.ruth.lyon@

01707 644302


07391 194895

Paul Richards (Lib Dem) cllr.paul.richards@

07838 786057


Bushey St James

David Carter (Con)

Potters Bar Furzefield

Andrew Melville (Lib Dem) Group Leader

Potters Bar Parkfield

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

020 8207 7570

Dr Harvey Cohen (Con) cllr.harvey.cohen@

07974 910215


Paul HodgsonJones (Con)

Abhishek Sachdev (Con)

Anthony Spencer (Con)

Natalie Susman (Con)

cllr.paul. hodgson-jones@

cllr.abhishek. sachdev@


cllr.natalie. susman@

01707 660852

07712 837990

07973 349083

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

F R I D AY 2 8 T H J U N E T O S U N D AY 7 J U LY

BUSHEY FESTIVAL 2019 Bringing Our Community Together

FESTIVAL IN THE PARK Elstree & Borehamwood



A fantastic free, all-day programme of music performers on two stages, dance, demonstrations, children's activities, stalls, street food and bar.

96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 01442 454888 EBWmuseum Until 12 October

Good Vibrations (A look back at the sixties) Join us for this fun, interactive exhibition. Hear the music and wear the clothes that defined a generation.

1 July | 7.30pm

Evening Presentation: The Elatum Delphinium Graham Austin of Home Farm Plants will cover all aspects of the classic cottage garden bloom, the Elatum Delphinium. £7.50 13 July | 7.30pm

Midsummer Medical Melodies A charity concert by the acclaimed Bushey Waits for Herts Musical Memories. Tickets include refreshments £15



The Radlett Centre 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett 01923 859291 Thursday 4 July – 10.30am

Going Down the Village Monthly reminiscence group for over 60s. Bring your photos to the next meeting.

Bushey Museum Rudolph Road, Bushey 020 8420 4057 Until 28 July

Chandos Encore A selling exhibition by members of the Chandos Arts and Crafts group. As well as paintings, see works in glass, wood, textiles, ceramics and jewellery.


5 July | 7.30pm

The History of Rock A celebration of rock music through the ages, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more. £22 17 July | 7.30pm

Sam Avery

25-27 July | 2.30pm & 7.30pm

11-13 July | 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and best-selling author gives his honest, messy account of the highs and lows, and in-betweens of being a first-time parent. £18

Bugsy Malone

Footloose the Musical

Rare Productions Youth Theatre Group present their take on this tale of gangster warfare, where bullets have been replaced by custard pies. £16, £14.50 (under 16)

RARE Productions Youth Theatre Group bring to the stage the story of newcomer Ren’s bid to legalise dancing and rock music in a small Midwestern town. £16.50

Wyllyotts Theatre

Reveley Lodge Elstree Road, Bushey Heath WD23 4GL 020 8950 1017 28 June | 10.30am

From Jam Jars to Bouquets A flower demonstration and three raffles. Tea, coffee and home-made biscuits available. £10 16 | Summer 2019 | Hertsmere News |


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

8 July | 8pm

Milton Jones: Work in Progress Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being forced to appear on Mock the Week, and Live at the Apollo. £17

27 & 28 July | 4pm & 7pm

Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance The Dutch violinist and conductor invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 concert from Masstricht. £16, £14 (conc.)


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Hertsmere News - Summer 2019 edition  

Read all about it! The summer edition of Hertsmere News is out now, jam-packed with news and features about a whole host of our Hertsmere B...

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Read all about it! The summer edition of Hertsmere News is out now, jam-packed with news and features about a whole host of our Hertsmere B...

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