We and the many residents that volunteer in support of our activities have continued to work hard for Boxmoor in spite of restrictions imposed by Covid. Here’s a taste of what ‘Team Boxmoor’ achieved in 2021 and what you can look forward to in 2022:
23 volunteers have helped us undertake over 100 hours of traffic surveys. We now know that 89% of eastbound rush-hour traffic on St Johns Road is through traffic and that southbound rush-hour traffic on Lockers Park Lane increases 6.5 times on a school day! Such data support arguments for improvements by Herts County Council (HCC). For example, we have found the funds for a Fishery Road pedestrian crossing and HCC are now doing a feasibility study.
We have successfully lobbied HCC on drains, broken lights on St Johns crossing and dangerous paving on Anchor Lane. 14 residents supported our autumn work parties sorting out problems, such as the dead wood in the hedgerows on Bury Hill (see photo).
We continue to fight against over-development, by resisting plans for Station Gateway to exceed four stories and arguing against over-sized developments at Gadebury Heights, Cowper Road, Glenview Road and a block of flats with no parking on Park Road.
In Council meetings we continue to push for a new green-field hospital, protection of the green belt, 20mph zones, electric vehicle charging and a robust response to the climate emergency.
We have persisted in channelling resident complaints on the large development on Sunnyhill Road and instigated two planning enforcement investigations.
Adrian has lobbied DBC on bigger bins and the first one was recently installed on St Johns Road. As the picture at the top shows, it doesn’t take much to get us excited!
Especial thanks to Simy Dhiyani and the many volunteers who make things happen! Expect more of the same in 2022
Best wishes from your Councillors Claire, Adrian & William
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