Community News


Posted by Coordinator | Posted in core strategy, Event, General Information, Uncategorized | Posted on 20-02-2015


Year of the Goat – Happy New Year to those celebrating Chinese New Year.

Hertfordshire Health Walks provide free, local, led, health-focused walking opportunities across Hertfordshire. The programme currently offers around 2500 walks per year, with 40,000 attendances and led by 260 trained, insured and experienced volunteer Walk Leaders. Walks are between 20 and 90 minutes, with various levels of difficulty.

Visit now to find out about the 56 walks we offer every week! It’s as simple as just turning up ( it saves them administration costs if you sign up online before attending your first Hertfordshire Health Walk).

Park Benches – the 3 damaged park benches in 2014 are now repaired. Do report damaged park furniture to Emily Nicholls. Her email is

Noticeboard – After more than a year, the damaged replacement is imminent. The funding was kindly provided by County Cllr Sara Johnson. If email us you have any posters, notices or community news.

Park Maintenance - Sadly John Bayliss, the maintenance supervisor has left. Please contact Emily if there are maintenance issues around the park until further notice.

Nature Trail – Winter has taken its toll and the Nature Trail has not been maintained  since FoM handed over the maintenance in 2012. FoM has suggested recently to Finesse and the Councillors that it’s time Moneyhole has an all weather concrete path similar to KGV Playing Fields. Watch this space. If you support FoM’s proposal, email your councillors asap.

Friends of Panshanger Park (FPP)

FPP negotiated successfully with Lafarge Tarmac for FPP to enter the public restricted western area of the park .  This  allows them to extended their walks to take in the famous ancient Panshanger Oak, the remains of the Orangery and Conservatory and the site of the house.  Their walks will now be three and a half to four miles and last 3 hours.  If you wish to join their walks do bring appropriate footwear, e.g. walking boots or wellingtons, water and a snack with you if desired.  Unfortunately as yet there are no toilet facilities at the Thieves Lane car park or around the park.

You can already walk from Moneyhole Park through Henry Woods into Panshanger Park along Butterfield Way to Birch Green, Cole Green Way and back to Moneyhole  Park.
This new access hopefully link the West to East Park walks. Great progress and work by FPP. We await more details from FPP.
If you would like to join one of FPP walks please email –

Bericot Green  - The planning application was resubmitted and consultation closed on 22 December 2014.

Friends of the Mimram - For the latest update on the good work of the Friends of the Mimram and how to volunteer, see their website.

Park Angels -  A big thank you to the unsung park angels quietly picking litter in Moneyhole park and woods.

Panshanger People (PP)- WHBC Local Plan 

The Council have now launched their latest consultation on housing in Welwyn Hatfield Borough and Panshanger is still designated as a preferred site.  The plans are virtually unchanged from last time, but once again, comments will need to be submitted; on the council’s consultation portal, on one of their forms or in a letter. .

There are still 700 homes and a traveller site without provisions for any new infrastructure like school, road, public transport, shopping or leisure facilities. Spreading the new housing demand across the whole borough is a fairer and more sensible way to share the burden.

The deadline is March 19th .   PP are having a public meeting on February 27th at 8.00pm in Panshanger Community Hall, Moors Walk.

Visit their website for more update and information –

Contact details – email ( or phone Jerry Larke on 01707 329923.

Panshanger Community News – Email us if you have any local news or community events.

Friends of Moneyhole Park (FoM)

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Proposal for 700 homes in Panshanger & public meeting


Posted by The Park Keeper | Posted in core strategy, Event, General Information | Posted on 06-01-2013

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Meeting flyer 18th January meeting

UPDATE: A residents meeting has now been arranged at Panshanger Church for next Friday, all are welcome. Download the above flyer in A4 form here, or a black and white small notice sheet here.

Tell your friends!


Many park users will be aware of the proposal to build 700 houses across the aerodrome site and beyond. This is part of the council’s Core Strategy update for Welwyn Hatfield.  Moneyhole park itself is safe from development but there are many other issues for Panshanger residents to consider. We have until the 31st January to give feedback to the council on these plans.  You can find all the information on the council website.

A collection of links and views on the issue can also be found here: