REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY WITH A DIFFERENCE
LOCKDOWN restrictions curtailed some of the usual Remembrance Sunday commemorations. No wreath could be laid this year at All Saints’ Church, due to logistical issues, but the service was live-streamed.
This year, instead of in church, Parish Council Chairperson Joan King laid the South Oxhey wreath outside the Parish Council hall in Oxhey Drive beneath the new “Lest we forget” flag flying upon the pole.
Joan, whose father was a prisoner of war, then ensured the wreath adorned the parish council building, where it could be seen alongside remembrance bunting and decorated windows.
Many residents were inspired to put up poppies on lampposts and Joan paid tribute to their “fantastic community effort.”
The parish council also erected poppies in South Oxhey and at the Delta Gain shops in Carpenders Park.
CARE HOME PLANS SHOWN
Plans detailing the look of a new care home on the site of the former Little Furze School in Gosforth Lane were revealed in November.
Herts County Council has outline planning permission for the 75-bed care home and 70 homes. Labour is campaigning for the maximum number of those properties to be made available for locals at low rents.
"Good and genuinely affordable housing is what local residents say they want. Let us see if Liberal Demcorat-run Three Rivers Council delivers this time," said Councillor Stephen Cox (pictured).