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Compost Giveaway

Join us on Friday 10 May at Newberries car park in Radlett (WD7 7JH) from 10am-1pm for our Compost Giveaway.
Simply bring along two of your own compost bags/rubble sacks  and we will fill them for you, for free!

Important information

We will be filling bags ourselves from 10am so please leave your shovels at home and don’t arrive any earlier! Bags are limited to two per person present at the event, based on a 50ltr size. Any other bags or containers will be filled by us with an equivalent amount. We ask that you park sensibly (we can help you carry sacks to your car) and please be patient with our staff as we get through everyone! 

Compost is kindly supplied by Severn Trent Green Power. Read more about what can go in your green bin or composting at home.  

Has your green bin got a sticker? You now need to sign up to our Garden Waste Collection Service to have your green bin emptied. To allow people time to apply we will continue to collect all green bins until the end of May 2024 but from June 2024 if no sticker is displayed on a green bin it will not be collected.  Sign up to garden waste collections!  

Have your say now on the new draft Local Plan for Hertsmere

Consultation open
You can now have your say on the future of Hertsmere, with a public consultation on our new draft Local Plan open until 29 May 2024.

The Local Plan matters to all of the borough’s communities as it maps out the strategy and vision for Hertsmere until 2040. It focuses on a number of key areas, notably housing and employment site allocations, and the revisions that have been made since the previous consultation in 2021.

These revisions include a 40 per cent reduction in the amount of Green Belt being lost and 9,400 new homes to meet our housing need – a fall of 22 per cent from the previous draft Local Plan.

To take part in the consultation, which will be open for eight weeks until midday on Wednesday 29 May 2024, please click the link below. You can also have your say by post by writing to Planning Policy, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA or by emailing

Take part in the consultation

A number of engagement events are being held across the borough while the consultation is open, so please go along to find out more (all events 2.30pm to 8pm):
Tuesday 16 April: The Bushey Centre, Bushey.
Thursday 18 April: Shenley Park Chapel, Shenley.
Wednesday 24 April: Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar.
Thursday 25 April: South Mimms Village Hall, South Mimms.
Wednesday 1 May: The Radlett Centre, Radlett.
Thursday 2 May: Manor Hotel, Elstree.
Tuesday 7 May: Imperial Place (opposite Civic Offices), Borehamwood.
Read the full release

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

The April 2024 edition of OUR NEWS is here
We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales.  

Here are some highlights in April’s edition:  

– The results from our National Crime and Community Survey 2023 are in and ready for you to read
– Recordings from our spring webinar series are now available
– It’s time to get ready for Neighbourhood Watch Week and the Month of Community!
– You can win a £50 Shop voucher for sharing your community stories  

We would also like to highlight that the NPCC (National Police Chief’s Council) has launched a new app called Police.UK, which allows the public to report crimes and incidents, find out information about local policing teams, and access prevention advice and support for victims and witnesses of crime. You can read more about this here.  


We hope you enjoy this edition – please share it far and wide with your communities!