Recent News

  • Council meeting, Tuesday

    It was a full council meeting on Tuesday.  I and the rest of the Conservative Group tried to steer it into practical things for residents instead of the usual politicking; we were only partially successful. As promised, I pressed on  practical parking problems, and as a result we may see some amelioratory measures, in the…

  • Skate park – the diggers move in

    The refurbishment of Croxley Skate Park starts tomorrow. Planning permission was given last week, and as autumn rains threaten, work has to start immediately.  It does mean it knocks the skate park out for the half term, though if it is a rainy week that should not be too hard on the vigorous youth of…

  • Planning decisions 18 October 2018

    I was not on the Planning Committee on 18 October 2018, but it was a packed room with a great deal of interest on some items. There were a few Croxley applications being heard: an extension on The Green approved with amendments, a retrospective application at 1 Parrotts Close was approved (after amendments before the…

  • Dedication of the commemorative doors at All Saints’ Church

    On Sunday afternoon I attended the service at All Saints’ Church for the dedication of the new commemorative doors.  We were honoured for the service to be attended by the Bishop of St Albans, who led the service of dedication, and by Her Majesty’s representative, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire (resplendent in his uniform). The service…

  • Leisure Committee: William Penn and playgrounds

    Leisure etc committee on Wednesday, looking at the raw statistics on usage of the William Penn Leisure Centre – but behind each of those statistics are the real people using the Centre, who are not just statistics. Then the refurbishment of playgrounds, especially Cassiobridge at the bottom of the hill at Two Bridges, which was…

  • A weekend of travels

    Saturday saw me at the Association of British Counties committee meeting in Banbury in Oxfordshire.  Fine company. I have never seen a group of people so enthusiastic at discussing statistical databases and digital cartography, in between other business and catching-up. Sunday had me out walking again – the next stretch of my ‘Herts Embraced‘ walk, an…

  • No metings, but no rest

    There have been no meetings for me this past week, or at least no council or committee meetings, but the work goes on. There are always developments to watch and queries to answer, and decisions being made that need to be questioned.

  • Croxley Green Parking Review – papers published

    The final stage of the Croxley Green Parking Review is now underway.  Papers  on the consultation so far have been published on the Council’s website, at: A letter will be going out to residents, once Croxley’s local councillors have approved it.

  • Councillor surgery today 25 August 2018

    Councillor surgery is today, 25 August 2018,  in Croxley Green Library.  See you there.  I am here with Alison Wall to help with your issues.

  • Herts Embraced: the walk begins

    I set off on my 170-mile walk around Hertfordshire on Wednesday.  I walked 26 miles that day, from Chorleywood to Long Marston at the county’s north-east tip.  I am off for the second leg this morning. To follow my route, and donate to the Stroke Association , see: