Parish Pickers to the Rescue!

In these days of darkening clouds and uncertainties, it’s a pleasure to share some positive news. Read on for something that will brighten your day. -Editor

The Parish Pickers have excelled themselves and we are so proud of you all!

A really fantastic turn out in these trying times with all ages and families all volunteering to clean up our villages. All you wonderful volunteers in Bricket Wood, Park Street, How Wood & Chiswell Green  collected in excess of 100 bags of litter mostly separated into recycling and general rubbish and also recovered bags of flytipping, a car windscreens and more!

It was encouraging to see new volunteers along with our regular #LitterHeroes and talk of doing this more regularly.

As always we rely on the support of our county councillor Sue Featherstone to help pay for the equipment to make litter-picking as safe and clean as possible and Veolia for their supplies and collecting all the bags etc. as quickly as possible.

We will be back again next year when sadly this will all need doing again but with your hard work and enthusiasm it really does make a difference.    

For information on how you can participate, send an email to                                                      

Lost Pendant

We received a message from a local resident:

“Has anyone found a heart pendant from a necklace? I lost whilst walking around Friday morning in Chiswell Green, How Wood and Park Street. It got black and white stones and is silver colour. Please let me know if you find it. Many thanks.”

Please respond to this message if found, and we’ll put you in touch with the owner.

Bridleway 5 St Stephen, River Colne Bridge Closure

A message from Jon Breen of our Committee:

During a recent routine inspection the structure was found to have deteriorated significantly and as such I have  placed an emergency closure on the bridge with an explanatory notice.

The replacement of the bridge is  scheduled for next year, but it’s closed off until emergency repairs can be made.

Park Street News is out

The Autumn edition of Park Street News is now out, with a collage of some of our Local Heroes as the front cover, and loads of useful and entertaining articles. Our dedicated volunteers are hard at work getting the magazines to everyone, and some have already been delivered as of this date.

Some of our volunteers are socially distancing and will only be dropping off the magazine. If you’d hope to have a chat or pay a subscription, you can still do that online, or make sure to pay next cycle, in March 2021.

As always, an online copy of the magazine is available here.