Recent News

  • Leisure, Environment etc etc Committee

    Leisure, Environment etc etc Committee tonight, ongoing.  Thank you to the 1,576 users of the William Penn Leisure Centre who signed the petition presented tonight, and all those who have supported the effort too..  There was no debate – you have already won!  It is the diligent campaign by those for whom the William Penn…

  • Back to work

    New year is over and it is back to work.  Council meetings begin again very shortly, and so there is work to be done preparing. I am also improving the material include here, as I keep being asked for information that should be more easily available.

  • The last civic week of the year – no rest though

    That was the last week of the year with council meetings for me.  Policy & Resources Committee on Monday, full Council meeting on Tuesday and dinner at the House of Lords on Thursday – although that was nothing to do with council work – petty councillors have no luxury nor privilege. Apologies to all –…

  • Full Council meeting tonight

    Another busy week:  Policy & Resources Committee last night; full Council tonight (still wading through the speeches….)  The full council is meant to bring together all the committees’ work.  There is too much policking though.  Tonight we have a daft motion intended to get a headline but which is of no effect whatsoever.  (Brexit, obviously…

  • Neighbourhood Plan adopted!

    Thank you everyone who turned out to vote for the adoption of the Croxley Green Neighbourhood Plan.  It gives more teeth to the village’s priorities, and after all the hard work that went into it, I am pleased to see that the village has approved it. It was pointed out to me recently that calling…

  • Busy week, again

    A full week: Monday, working late; Tuesday, Croxley Green Local Area Forum (about which I wrote elsewhere); Wednesday, Leisure, Environment and Community Committee; Thursday, community safety briefing; Friday, trying to remind my family who I am. The Leisure etc etc  Committee received a report analysing the options for the William Penn Leisure Centre. Since then,…

  • Parking consultation extended – again – to 10 December 2018

    That was a lively meeting on Tuesday last week.  Robust opinions were heard, as they had to be, and this will shape the outcome of the current Croxley Green Parking review.  Many thanks to the Croxley Green Residents Association for organising and publicising the meeting. I have a dedicated  page about the review here. The…

  • Armistice Day service 100 years on

    After so much has been said, my words can add no more, but were I to try, still nothing speaks more eloquently that the sight that greeted all who gathered at All Saints’ Church yesterday. The church was so packed that many were left standing, pressed together, even with extra seating brought in. Yet it…

  • Policy and Resources Committee

    Policy and Resources Committee tonight. One political controversy but otherwise it is practical.  There are ongoing issues such as the level of fines for littering, licence fees for dog boarding etc, which are uncontroversial. It also gives a valuable opportunity to question the officers about practical issues, which has been non-partisan. This is a committee…

  • Building on the Green Belt – Potential Sites Consultation to 7 December 2018

    The District Council’s “Potential Sites Consultation” runs to 7 December 2018.  This is to look at sites where development might be invited to take place.  It does not mean that it will; it identifies potential sites. The papers and consultation can be found at: https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/new-local-plan The biggest potential site shown around Croxley Green is just…