If you care about your environment do please join us. All are welcome.

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Ann Goddard, Chairman

Our membership subscription is a nominal £5.00 payable by cheque or standing order to E&BGBS. You can come to our AGM and join or email Pat Strack Membership Secretary at pat.strack@ntlworld.com or phone her at 0208 386 3151

Please consider joining us today!

The Green Belt AGM 2017 will be held at the Allum Hall

on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 8 pm.

Speaker : TBA

Objectives 2017

Our aim is to preserve as much as possible of the peaceful green and pleasant countryside which has been left to us after the ravages of road and building developments.

We live in an exceptionally fragile habitat. Major motorways radiate out from London through Hertsmere and the urban creep of London is always a danger. The proposed construction of a huge Rail Freight Interchange Station at Park Street is the current greatest threat. If it goes ahead it will undoubtedly blight the whole area and cause endless road and rail problems.

We are opposed to it together with every other local conservation organisation and the local councils.

Sadly the Green Belt though protected in Law from 1947 is not immune to Central Government edict and we await the outcome of recent developments with great anxiety.

It is not our policy to interfere with reasonable improvements to private property and we are in favour of brownfield development.

We accept that a community has changing needs and cannot be preserved as in a museum. Playing fields, community centres, libraries and some new housing have to be provided. Our quality of life depends on careful planning especially in the control of traffic.

We try to retain those buildings with interest, history or architectural merit.

The destruction over the years of many landmark houses has robbed Elstree and Borehamwood of much of its visual amenity. I include the razing of the old cottages on Elstree High Street, the loss of the timber framed house at the Shenley Road / Theobald Street junction and the current demise of Little Organ Hall Farm. We must preserve what is left.

We are trying to serve the community and speak up for you all.

Last Updated on February 2017