Can you remember what it was that first attracted you to live in the Parish of North Mymms. Was it the proximity to London, even though it feels as if it is the middle of the countryside? Was it the feeling of space, the schools, the local history, the idyllic walks, or the community?

It could have been any of these and all of them are valid reasons. North Mymms is an exceptional place to live as it offers a quality of life that is hard to find anywhere else. The North Mymms District Green Belt Society is battling hard to preserve this on your behalf.

The Green Belt is under greater threat now than it has ever been. The Local Plan First Consultation has taken place. Since the summer there have been 31 new proposed development sites submitted in North Mymms. This has bought the number of proposed dwellings to more than 2,500 – a quite staggering figure.

The Council Officers Report on the Consultation emphasises that the largest number of comments have come from residents in the Parish of North Mymms. Well done and keep them going.

We will be monitoring the situation and reporting to our members every month.

All of our members are fighting hard to retain our precious Green Belt. But in order to do so we need the support of as many Parishioners as possible. All we ask is that you become a member of the Green Belt Society; this costs £1 per year per person. We do not ask you to become involved in the running of the Committee or to attend any meetings, but we need your support as a member and ensuring that your membership is renewed each year. Our subscriptions run from 1 January to 31 December, please make a note in your diary to re-new/join the North Mymms District Green Belt Society from the New Year. You will be preserving this beautiful part of the country for your children to enjoy.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website and the completed form, along with your subscription can be dropped in to ‘Incidentals’ in Welham Green, Brookmans Park News or posted with a cheque made payable to NMDGB to Mrs A Higgens, 8 Bluebridge Avenue, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7RZ

We need all the support we can get if we are to win this fight.

Remember, you chose to live here because……..