October 2012 Newsletter & Panshanger Community Information

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Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Campaign, Event, General Information, Nature Trail Improvements | Posted on 20-10-2012

October is one of my favourite months. The nip in the air with the onset of glorious displays of red and golden leaves are a welcome change. Alas this year is slightly disappointing with a slower onset of autumnal splendour. I like crunching leaves underfoot, the changing treescape and the woodland scent. Please submit and share your photos of local floral and fauna or landscape.

Nature Trail repair 10am – 12 noon Sat 10 Nov 2012

Sat 13 Oct – A big thank you to Eugene for helping out last Saturday to spread woodchips on footpath along Stirling Way. Overhanging branches and bramble were cut back at some narrow sections.

Sat 10 Nov - Join us for the next one by Henry Woods & Brichall Woods junction. Meet at the woodchip pile by the mobile mast (right hand corner of the Park).  Bring a friend, rake, shovel or barrow to this free work out.  Please email moneyholepark@gmail.com to confirm your attendance

Acknowledgements – The following were funded by Cllr Sara Johnson from her HCC Locality Budget. We wish to thank Sara on behalf of the residents.

  • Sylvan Way Roundabouts -  Two roundabouts (Wellington Dr/Bericot Way & Tempfords/ Shackleton Way) resurfaced in recent months as reported previously.
  • New Dog Bin – A dog bin has been installed by  Bericot Way and Moors Walk roundabout.

Bericot Green Comments deadline – 01 Nov 2012

Please email or send your comments to the Planning Department on this massive development on Bericot /Sylvan Way junction. See FoM website on how to comment. Will kindly updated the website with a easy to follow article and links. Please cc your councillors, MP & contact@bericotgreen.co.uk when you comment. 

Sylvan Way Allsop Residential Auction 01 Nov 2012  lots 158, 159 & 160 Grass verges & strips of tree belt land

Three lots of Panshanger Sylvan Way grass verges and narrow strips of tree belt are offered for sale by Allsop on 01 November 2012 by auction for potential development. The freeholder is Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd.

Should development planning permission be granted for such narrow strips of tree belts and verges which are part of the Garden City concept?  We welcome residents’ views on the matter. There is a two week time window before the auction date.

 Panshanger 20 year Housing Plan Proposal – Airfield & surrounding amenity land

Two local plans documents for 7200+ dwellings submitted to planning came to light on WH forum  -  http://coins.welhat.gov.uk/submissiondocuments.asp?submissionid=15889
This is a 18 year plan to identify potential development sites. Consultation then formally starts 12 Nov 2012 till 18 January 2013. You can complete a questionnaire online at: www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan2012. Raise this with your councillors and keep us posted.

Forthcoming Events

Herts Police WGC Dog Watch Launch Sat Oct 20th 12pm to 3pm at KGV park WGC(Beehive Lane end) Bring your pet dogs to free fun dog show.
Police PSCO surgery – Wed 24th October  7pm to 9pm Barndicott Hall, Barndicott (off Watchlytes) Panshanger Welwyn Garden City
Talk to PSCO Christina about your local concerns and crime prevention advice. You also can book a free home crime prevention check and have your property/pedal cycles etc security mark at the surgery. Tea and coffee available, friends, children and pets welcome.
Contact PCSO Christina Cooper Police Community Support OfficerNeighbourhood Watch by  Email: christina.cooper@herts.pnn.police.uk or on 01707 354192
Dogs For DisabledChristmas Fair - Saturday 27th October10:30 – 3pm WGC Free Church.  Come and support a worthy cause. Stock up with reasonably priced Christmas presents, cards & decorations.
Councillors Surgery  - Sat 27 Oct 10 -10.45am @ Moneyhole Pavillion Committee Room. Come and raise your concerns with your councillors.Surgeries are held last Sat each month except December. Same time and place. See website for list of dates.

Lost & Found

  • A bank debit card was found on Friday in Henry Woods and was handed in to WGC Barclay Bank on Tues 16 Oct.
  • A house key with a fob is still unclaimed.

Park AngelsA big thank you to all kind folks who picks litter around the park and woods. It has made a big difference. Keep up the good work.

Suggestion

-Should FoM be renamed Panshanger Haldens Community Group or East WGC Residents Community Group to reflect the wider community content? Email comments, suggestions or if you want to be an founder member of the new group.

Follow us on Twitter – @moneyholepark. Email – moneyholepark@gmail.com. Please forward to friends and neighbours. Contact us if you wish to added to the circulation list.

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