QUESTION 4: The following may be the aims of your Neighbourhood Plan

Comment Given

  • School run time makes passing on London Road dangerous – needs more policing. White Horse is correct to shut the gates at night – people use it as a public car park meaning true `pub go-ers’ can’t Park.
  • I find it difficult to park near my home opposite the White Horse (New Road) not sure how this could be sorted though. It would be nice to have more restaurants, bars, boutique style shops in time (like a mini Radlett).
  • Parking at Shenley School is horrendous. Driveways are blocked and children can’t see when crossing the road next to King William pub – very dangerous! Parking around Porters Park blocking visibility at corners (Nell Gwyn & King Charles) – 1 car driveways – extra cars have to park mounting the pavement. Doctor’s appointments sometimes over a week waiting list.
  • Have to wait 2-3 weeks for GP appointments. Shenley Park tennis Courts subsiding and in bad repair and covered in moss so dangerous when wet: resurfacing and fixing and up keep!! 3rd court net taken down and not in use as a viable tennis court, although I put out portable nets for mini tennis use, 3rd court needs to be fixed. Fantastic amenity and setting and my tennis kids and families love using it. Don’t want to lose this facility due to no funding for repairs/upkeep.
  • It is vital the green nature and surrounding Green Belt of Shenley be preserved. I am conscious more homes are being built in the original village and just outside (Harper Lane) but facilities like a Doctors Surgery and affordable NHS dental care and shops cannot sustain those who are already here. I have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment and want a permanent family doctor – my family have not seen the same doctor twice in the last year.
  • Selfish parking continues in residential roads on Porters Park where people have bought houses with insufficient parking and park up on the pavement. Parking outside Shenley Primary school is still very bad – on pavements and double yellow lines. We have enough housing but too many older people live in large properties who refuse to leave the village and yet complain about it.
  • The beauty of Shenley is that there is a large community in the original houses and on Porters Park too. We need more facilities for the existing community and to bring money into the area from visitors too. We are very lucky to have urban as well as countryside too and facilities close by should we need more. Although house prices are ridiculous.
  • King Charles road is very tight to get through at times. I wonder if a fire engine could pass through? Cars often up on the pavement which makes it difficult for buggies or disability scooters.
  • Just more doctor’s appointments but excellent surgery overall! Must retain the village `feel’. Children should not be playing football etc in the road – the open space next to the surgery is for that!
  • The Village sign is ridiculous – it is a small picture mounted onto a large white background. It is not proportionate. It needs to be enlarged and to fit the sign board. That would make it look more attractive.
  • More needs to be done for traffic calming and stop people parking on the pavements, and the zebra corssing at the London Road (White Horse). Harris Lane is impassable at school times.
  • Parking problems are caused by Shenley School next to the King William.
  • It would be good if the Black Lion pub could be re-developed into, for example, a wine bar.
  • I would not like to see Shenley grow any bigger and love its village character. We need more parking. The streets are narrow and people park on pavements causing pedestrians to have to walk in the road. If there are to be more houses then the village needs to expand into the Green Belt surrounding it with an additional new faith school.
  • It would be helpful if Drs Surgery could stay open at least 1 or 2 late nights which would help people who can’t get to the surgery by the time it closes.
  • Drs Surgery – more female GP appointments available, now that Dr. Cary has cut down her hours at Gateways.
  • Parking – issues around the Primary School in village. Drs Surgery – Need earlier or later opening hours on some days to cater for those who work away from the area and struggle to get time off.
  • Parking – Outside St Martin’s and school in London Rd – need off-road parking – King Charles Road etc – conversion of garages means off street parking lost.
  • Parking in Shenley is OK but Radlett becoming very difficult. Gateways Surgery is wonderful but needs more doctors.
  • Speeding in Porters Park Drive must be stopped.
  • I don’t think there are many parking issues. I do think though that parking at Tescos needs to be updated ie car park needs to be surfaced and better markings.
  • Porters Park Drive requires traffic calming measures. While the retention of Green Belt is vital, it doesn’t mean that every field or space is sacrosanct. Some areas might be made available for housing or other social amenity without damaging the Village. The school (Shenley Primary) is vital and needs all the support it can get.
  • Although I do not want the village to `Grow’ in size I think we need more school places nationwide. 2. Possibly an affordable dentist. 3. Some form of transport for the elderly to go shopping weekly (this may exist –I don’t know). 4. Extended services in Doctors ie Skin care – I was told that this is now `private’ and you have to pay. 5 Imperative we keep Green Belt around Village to maintain the feel of a village. 6. Parking can be a problem in that the roads are very narrow in places and can cause congestion with dust-carts and building lorries etc. 7. More smaller affordable housing would be nice for extended families already living in the Village but where would they be built – on Green Belt? Definitely not investors.
  • There is already too much housing development in Shenley. Too many new builds are over large and dominate the area around them (see Garden Nursery development or Blackpool lights. A total over the top night lighting set up – I thought everyone was being encouraged to save energy). How anyone thought that this development didn’t abuse our visual amenity – I suggest needs to go to Specsavers quickly. Over development and people converting garages into additional rooms and extending their houses is having a detrimental effect on overall communal life in terms of traffic flow, parking etc. Believe it or not we came to live in Shenley not to make a quick profit.
  • Have noticed that people have started parking again on pavement opposite school. Need speed cameras along Porters Park, seems many people use it like it is a race track.
  • Due to the number of cars households have these days parking is a problem and not an easy one to solve. There is a real problem outside our schools – in the mornings and afternoons. Our drive is continually blocked by inconsiderate parents. It is very annoying when cars block pavements. We do seem to need more Doctors. It is very hard to get appointments with our Doctor. It would be helpful if the surgery did simple procedures and dealt with minor emergencies saving long waits at A & E.
  • Dunno
  • Shenley is a beautiful old village. We need to know new residents also even more about their family background to avoid any type of crime.
  • Parking – insufficient space set aside by new buildings. Over use of cars to take children to school. Surgery – Saturday sessions are needed!
  • Less luxury houses – more small houses or maisonettes for young people and young families: affordable starter homes.
  • We would like to keep the village atmosphere and not have any additional housing. There are parking issues outside the Chapel in Porters Park Drive. More accessibility to see Drs (not having to wait 2 weeks for an appointment).
  • Trees, shrubs and pavements NOT well maintained and pavements in bad, sometimes dangerous condition.
  • We needed the Dr’s surgery to be opened till late in the evening (20.00 hrs) and also at the weekend (Saturday). We also need to have a NHS dental surgery at Shenley.
  • Shenley is a very special village and certain key elements of this should be protected/retained. These include the Black Lion re-opening as a restaurant/pub opposed to new houses & ensuring the other pubs remain in the village.
  • We currently live in a shared ownership 2 bedroom house and we have 2 children (a boy and a girl) so we really need a larger house but 1. We can’t afford a 3 bedroomed house in Shenley and 2. We absolutely love it here so we don’t want to leave. So we are stuck. Our children are really happy at Shenley Primary School and we really feel part of the Community – we ideally need a 3 bedroom shared ownership house. More affordable housing is a must.
  • We love Shenley, the village centre is beautiful and Shenley Park Trust makes it a wonderful place to bring up children. Sadly we will have to move away for secondary schools.
  • We’re near the school – parking is a fiasco with inconsiderate the norm & dangerous parking by rude people a frequent occurrence. Disgusting. Doctors surgery tries its best but it appears to be ill equiped to deal with the demand.
  • Housing is very expensive and would be unobtainable for many 1st time buyers. The centre of the village becomes very congested during rush hour. This becomes even busier if a larger vehicle parks and blocks one side of the road. I think there should be more options for teens and children above 5+. It seems very limited at the moment. Public transport seems very poor. My daughter could not get on a bus to Borehamwood for the start of her school day as the bus does not leave Shenley until 8am. A few more shops/restaurants would be lovely and bring employment and visitors to the area.
  • I have elderly parents who live in Porters Park. I would like to see more activities for them as my dad feels a little isolated. Also the parking on a Saturday on Porters Park Drive by the Chapel is cause for concern. People park their cars anywhere and this is highly dangerous.,
  • I believe we need more housing for older residents who still wish to be independent but don’t need the large homes, but who still wish to stay in the village. We need a better/regular bus service to the local towns to enable commuters and the retired to stay social & independent and access major rail links, shops, services, doctors, dentists and hospitals. We need affordable starter homes under £300K. Commercial vehicles should be made to park elsewhere from residential streets. Teenagers need more activities, using the community buildings and parks with structured activities. A gym to keep them fit and healthy and free for under 16s – SPORT FOR ALL. A local high school – for Shenley, Radlett & London Colney residents due to all the homes built (family) on all the hospital grounds – allow more walking to school and healthier children. This could incorporate community sport facilities too. The village is green but the land originally designated for the school/extra school buildings should be utilised. It is not the village green (near Tescos off Andrew Close), it is land that should be used for the purpose it was intended. People who bought houses, should have known the land was earmarked for a school and cannot now declare it is the village green. It is not. The green is the playing fields and meads and land given to the people of Shenley under Shenley Trust when the hospital was sold, and we were given free access over, however we now have to pay to play tennis, have restrictions on dog walking and feel people drive and park to use our local facilities. Yes there needs to be some Green Belt land between our towns, but community access more regular smaller hop’n’ stopper mini busses to and from stations ever 25 mins early morning and until later evenings 0530-0830 + 1700 to 2030 to eleviate parking problems but encourage commuters and social movement. A discounted reasonable rate and regular service, also providing employment for drivers.
  • Affordable housing is more appropriate –Housing association/rental/ share ow seem to be cashing out on desperate people. I have been living in my flat for over 10 years, tried to buy it but unfortunately housing association bought it and the rent has almost tripled since then. I agree more houses are needed but the roads are not getting bigger, it takes me almost 20 minutes to get out of Shenley in the morning. Is it a village anymore or another town?? Activities for children as a whole is lacking & what is available is expensive.
  • Need to look at traffic congestion caused by Clore Shalom School in the mornings – This school cannot be extended unless traffic issues addressed.
  • Commuters hours at Dr’s surgery would be beneficial. More play areas or equipment is required in Shenley Park.
  • Not lived here long enough to know about some areas of this form.
  • We are not patients at the surgery but family are, difficult to get apps at times we’ve heard, early morning or late evening, Sat mornings would be worth considering.
  • Parking issues by School in London Road.
  • Parking during school drop off and pickups is very congested along London Rd & Harris Lane for Shenley Primary. What happened to our promised secondary school? Harper Lane. Children still need local school for 11-18 year olds.]
  • We need facilities of good quality including restaurants etc. Better bus services. To see the Police on foot in the area on a more frequent basis. Particularly for people of my age if there is a Police raid in the area it would be nice for an explanation afterwards so we are not left worrying. When the old chapel is used for services on Saturday there is a considerable problems in with parking both on the main road and in the side roads.
  • Parking issues: Parking restrictions are needed outside the Village school and Harris Lane and New Road. 2. Yes because the problem is getting appointments (Dr’s Surgery-extended services needed)
  • We moved here 3 ½ years ago from Barnet & wish we had done so 5/10 years before. Shenley is great as it is. We need to retain open spaces as exist. The only major problem is the amount of litter & hopefully more bins & an advertising programme may help. Shenley is very lucky to have so many people interested in helping with local activities.
  • We need walkable sport facilities – Croquet lawn for example. Gym facilities. We get into a car to go everywhere – that should not be the case. Kids need table tennis, basketball etc etc.
  • People do not understand about blind bends, parking on pavement, parking on the hill in the snow. Need better buses so teenagers can get to St Albans/Watford.
  • Fantastic to have phlebotomist at the GP’s & physio etc – but very long waits for physio &sometimes need to go to Radlett to access a doctor, especially female Dr. We didn’t get any of 3 choices of primary or secondary school – & current generation is bigger than that of our daughters. Parking has become an issue in residential streets so new housing needs to ensure there is enough. Never use buses but are told they are distinctly unreliable. Would be good to encourage public transport. I tried cycling to station but it’s a dangerous road from Shenley to Radlett for cyclists. Please do more to make roads, cycle, runner, pedestrianfriendly.
  • Parking in King Charles Road is very bad with people parking on the pavements. Extended hours at the Dr’s surgery would be very helpful for people who work full time.
  • Perhaps a few more local shops to enhance the village. It would be lovely to have a group of shops similar to Battlers Green, Radlett. Quality Butcher, veg store, Bread shop etc. Perhaps some additional restaurants (a nice mix of different cuisines, Italian, Indian, Chinese).
  • Parking around Shenley Primary School at school drop off & pick up. Too many cars parked on streets in Porters Park development, consequence of too many garage conversions & insufficient off road parking. Black Lion development – a disastrous planning decision W.r.t community benefits + parking if a business occupies the Black Lion, the revenue potential will be inhibited by the sale of the adjacent land for housing which should have been available for customer parking. I hope the restaurant/pub re-opens but this will result in parking issues for the surrounding road.
  • Parking – too many cars for individual houses.
  • There should be no parking on Porters Park Drive on the blind bends. For a number of medical facilities, people are sent to Radlett or further afield, which is very difficult for the very elderly and other non-drivers. I have no knowledge or view re the boxes we have not ticked.
  • Saturday bus services could be more reliable.
  • Parking issues regarding schools in London Road.
  • I’m supposed to have two parking spaces, but there is not enough room to fit two cars in. I want to keep Shenley as it is. I don’t want any more houses built (perhaps I am being selfish). The way the flats are going up in Borehamwood is very depressing. The High Street is so congested it takes ages to drive through. What about the increased demands for hospitals, doctors, schools in the area, plus more traffic & congestion. I moved into the area out of London for peace and quiet, but Borehamwood is getting over-populated. I feel the older generation is not catered for. I am 85 years old and the `meet & greet’ on Tuesdays for over 50s, but I don’t have much in common with 50 year olds. It could be for over 75’s perhaps. What about whist drives, quizzes, low impact exercises for older people? I waited nearly 4 weeks to see a Dr. in Shenley. If more houses were built, how long would I have to wait? I also could not get my flu jab at the surgery. No sessions, `go to Radlett’ I was told. I really appreciate the outings for senior citizens & enjoy them very much. Thank you for organising them! I love living in Shenley. Let us keep it’s rural charm.
  • It is essential to retain the Green Belt. Use any brownfield sites for housing sites.
  • We have needed speed signs in Porters Park Drive for a long time. Some people think it is a race track. I cannot understand why we have never had speed signs in place when the site was finished many years ago.
  • More traffic wardens to prevent cars causing more traffic hold-ups. Why not park at Tesco’s car park? Temporary of course!
  • We need more integration of all religions, not be taken over by just one. You know which one . We are not just allowed to say it any more. 2. Sorry, but not all of us are `ardent zionists’ like a member of the P.C. is (google it). 3. There are deep divisions opening up in this lovely village. Many now feel unwelcome and will move away. Very sad.
  • Although I live in social housing many do not respect the area or privilege they have.l
  • Parking: Hill Crest Road, Harris Lane near main road.
  • The Tesco car park gets very full some of the time.
  • School pick up needs more supervision to prevent people from parking across/too close to driveways.
  • Many car owners no longer use their garages and park on the road making it difficult for cars and particularly delivery vehicles and workmen’s vehicles to pass. King Charles Road is particularly badly affected. Some drivers are now parking on the pavement so pedestrians have to walk in the road to get past.
  • 106, 107:
  • Parking is now a problem. I live in King Charles Road and many cars are now parked one side up on the pavements which causes a problem as you cannot pass some cars and have to walk in the road, not good especially disabled and mums with pushchairs. Too many garage conversions doesn’t help the situation and will only get worse if this continues or alternative parking spaces made available nearby.
  • We are unable to park in the layby outside our house because when the people across the road who have dropped the kerb and have drives have visitors they park in our layby instead of outside the houses they are visiting.
  • I have had to wait two weeks for a doctor’s appointment, so I strongly recommend long surgery hours or more doctors!
  • Cannot comment on parking or school issues because I have no dealings in that area.
  • I put disagree to more starter homes mainly because there is no space to build – unless on Green Belt! 2. Parking (safely) is a problem particularly outside school & St Martins & the other churches.
  • More facilities: Starbucks.
  • We need a better bus service to Borehamwood.
  • Quality of roads is a disgrace!
  • We need to ensure we retain the Green Belt surroundingthe Village. We can improve on Brownfield development. We need more local shops & restaurants.
  • Having not lived here long it is difficult to comment on a lot of issues. We definitely need to maintain the green nature. We have been very satisfied with the doctors, but naturally any improvements would be welcomed.
  • Parking issues around the school. Dangerous parking by the Lawns when there is a function on at the Chapel. Double yellow lines required. I would also like to see the bushes from Grace Avenue to Andrew Close cut back significantly as in many places the footpath is only half the width it should be due to overgrowth. Some of the grass verges are now more weeds than grass.
  • We particularly need small homes or flats for older people who wish to stay in the village. This would free up family size homes. No flats for sale to older residents have been built in the village for at least 30 years.
  • We need to make Shenley the healthiest village in Herts. Attract and cater for more cyclists (as roads become more busy with vehicles). Link SHENLEY to RADLETT and BOREHAMWOOD and St ALBANSwith cycle paths. PROMOTE GREEN EXERCISE. ENCOURAGE the SWARM effect to help take up green exercise eg OUTDOOR YOGA sessions in the PARK. KEEP Body & Soul together eg the GRAVEYARD gardening group. DON’T ALLOW the allotments to be used for BUILDING – RESIDENTIAL or SHOPS.
  • We need better provision of Secondary Schools.
  • Ability to book an appointment with a Dr on the same day you phone, without it having to be an emergency. Extended Dr or pharmacy services.
  • We need out door gym/sport equipment for teenagers, near the play area.
  • More frequent buses to the nearest stations (Radlett & Borehamwood) and to Borehamwood High St.
  • Green nature & Green Belt areas are important to keep Shenley a village. A hard standing netball court would be welcomed in/near Harris Lane playing fields. Could either be free or generate income, look at Veralum Park. FUND – TOILETS IN THE VILLAGE HALL.
  • The parking areas are too small.
  • some roads don’t have enough parking as families have more cars these days.
  • We need flats.
  • We need more PARKING SPACE IN SHENLEYBURY COTTAGES. It’s a big problem.
  • Dr Surgery needs longer opening hours to accommodate those who work (taxpayers). Suggest re-opening the Gaol by the Pond to incarcerate those who drop litter along London Road.
  • Parking – School – they should encourage parents to WALK their children to school and NOT drive them in – this is a village after all! School (not places) – Why wasn’t a school built when Porters Park was constructed? This was a pre-requisite of obtaining the site.
  • Extended bus services.
  • Parking issues: On pavement parking continues to be a hindrance when turning into King Charles Road from Nell Gwynne – I cannot see oncoming traffic as vans are parked on corner of Nell Gwynne. Additionally, carers cannot freely move wheelchairs/pushchairs past cars/vans on pavement (enroute to & from primary school in village).
  • Parking issues: Only during school terms/hour, but not sure how/if anything could be done to facilitate these needs. Affordable starter homes/social housing – Exiting homes for use of the above.
  • Only two parking bays allotted for residents in Porters Park.
  • More affordable housing, but carefully vetted. 1. Parking on pavement in London Road – in school time. Parking of commercial vehicles in London Road therefore making it difficult for school parents to park and church goers to attend services. 3. There is no control of large lorries going through the Village ignoring the signs at both ends of the Village to restrict their weight.
  • I feel very sad that all the shops that were here in my youth have gone and been turned into houses. To have opportunities for small businesses (other than estate agents!) to thrive here would be super. It’s a shame that they are all houses now.
  • School places should be offered to Shenley families. If people were more thoughtful when parking. We need more housing for smaller homes and affordable starters.
  • There is wasted land in between properties in the village and a need for smaller dwellings for older generation who have to move out of their homes to downsize or acquire a bungalow. There is no ground floor accommodation or anywhere for old residents to move to so they’re forced out of the area. Need more medium sized homes in the village too. Families using the school abuse peoples driveways to park and they don ‘t ask permission. Need better transport links which run throughout the night. Buses are infrequent and there should be minibuses to nearby towns/stations. Lots of untidy spaces in Shenley ruining its charm.
  • We need to retain some greenery also create more from the wasted space, especially housing as there is some shortage. We have social housing areas. We could do with some more housing and affordable starter housing that aren’t blocks of flats. Teenagers don’t have much around we need more space and provisions in place as there aren’t any social activities or transport links other than parents driving their children. This can prove a problem. Free activities maybe leading work ethic and helping the generation to find new skills. Doctors facilities, appointments, waiting time. More provisions in waiting room, checks and blood pressure monitoring. More female doctors.
  • Get the streets back from the kids. Those who have dog – keep them under control – bark-bark-bark day/night. Start looking after our own. See the Police walking the Village once in a while, not just driving through. Stop the thump-thump of footballs in streets and gardens – show respect for others. Try to get manners and politeness back. Show by example (parents). Pot holes – state of roads.
  • Problem with parking at school. People parking anywhere. Walk your children to school.
  • Parking for the school is not sufficient and causes lots of issues, including blocking private drive ways. The Drs is not a great service. Impossible to get timely appointments and in this day and age they should have out of hours surgeries/extended hours.
  • Parking issues outside Shenley Primary School and Clore Shalom School.
  • Need to conserve Green Belt around the Village. No more £500,000 & above housing – great for incomers but hopeless for village young families. Dr Surgery – we are so lucky to have one that is so accessible – can often get same day apt if urgent. Would be good to have female M.O.T. that is sometimes offered elsewhere. Parents & families need to get more involved in providing activities for teenagers & children & not leave it to others to entertain them eg parents have been involved in providing toddler play area – well done to them!
  • I would not like my school to get any bigger.
  • I would like permanent goals so you don’t have to bring your own goals or make one of your own. I would like stuff for older children to play on like a climbing frame, zip wire, bigger slide, basket swing. A club for 9 to 12 year olds where you can play games out of your home with friends and have fun.
  • It would be a great shame if more housing was introduced. This may significantly alter the amount of traffic and the appealing aesthetics we currently have in the Village. The Tea Room and Walled Garden are a wonderful facility and the theatre/music events are great. As my children grow there maybe some need for activities that cover 12-18. For example Shenley has no Scout group. The park on Harris Lane is suitable for children (18mths -8yrs). Needs older apparatus.
  • There are parking issues in the village, particularly in London Road outside the school. I strongly feel that we must retain the green nature of the Village, and must protect the Green Belt. There are so many business men trying to infiltrate out Green Belt for their own prosperity and nothing else. However if more land is wanted for starter housing or shared ownership, I suggest the `school site’ at Andrews Close. Also the land at the end of Hillcrest Road could be developed for providing bungalows for the elderly.
  • Parking – spaces needed round Village Hall & School. Activities are poor for teenagers – Shenley Park have planted trees on the field next to Andrews Close – why? Field now can’t be used for football or similar games. The field was supposed to be used for activities. When I first came to Shenley the field was used for Summer Activities by boot camps. There is too much infill, with no consideration of additional transport links. Shenley feels more like extension of Radlett or Borehamwood.
  • Parking: Cars on Porters Park Drive outside the Chapel cause obstruction on blind bend. Also during snowy weather cars parked on Porters Park Drive man gritters cannot grit making conditions worse. Doctors Surgery: Not enough doctors esp. female – 3 wks to get routine appt. Surgery hours are not commuter friendly.
  • It would be nice to know why so much of the Council budget is been spend on bridleways for horses, when Shenley Park looks so unkept and all the drains outside the Church are blocked and flooded outside where the parents park for the school. It would be good to get somebody with some clout from the School or Council to do something about the white or red/white Toyota van parked everyday by the person living opposite using school parkinhg places and get it removed A.S.A.P when his driveway is empty!
  • Shenley is a lovely village and if we keep the Green Belt surrounding in the village we can still remain with our beautiful village.
  • Shenley, as a village, has reached saturation point. We need to keep green areas to support wildlife. We need activities for all the ages in the village. I do have concerns about heavy vehicles passing through our village.
  • Parking at school pick up/drop off can be really bad. It’s great when it’s policed outside the school but instead the problem just moves to Harris Lane, or other side roads.
  • At the shops there isn’t much parking.
  • Parking issues: illegal parking particularly outside the Primary School and along London Road past the King Will pub. Needs enforcing. More waste bins required to discourage the dropping of litter which is quite an eyesore. Speeding down London Road is frequent – needs attention. Need more homes but not bungalows.
  • Too many developments of exclusive housing are being allowed at the expense of smaller, affordable starter homes. I’m very disappointed that the Parish Council has seemingly supported more exclusive housing in and around London Road, i.e. The Old School House and the latest proposed development adjacent to the Spinney. This is losing some of the character of the village and the rural aspect.
  • Parking on London Road on the pavement particularly during the `school run ‘ times. Most days a car parked on zig zags at zebra /pedestrian crossing. School are reporting to the appropriate authority but this continues to be a problem. Children are at risk on their walk to school. Too many large, heavy vehicles drive through village – thought unless for access these vehicles were banned from driving through village? In my 5 years here I have seen 3 new developments of hosing – we will lose the character of the village if this continues. It affects pollution, noise, etc. Too much traffic thru’ village particularly at rush hour – obviously used as a route to M25. Vehicles also going too fast, need more action to reduce this!
  • This feels somewhat like a questionnaire intended to gain support for more houses/building as the first five questions are all variants on the same theme. More housing will encourage/generate more parking issues, require school places and will inevitably eat in to the Green belt and undermine the Village nature of Shenley Village. Yes, there is a general housing crisis, but this has been caused by a conspiracy between successive governments since the 1980s to encourage an endless rise in house prices to benefit banks & builders – and to prop up the economy by creating an artificial sense of confidence and increased borrowing among the general population. It will not be solved by Shenley destroying itself as a village. There are plenty of brownfield sites available – plus of course the land that developers buy and sit on instead of developing in order to keep supply limited and prices high. This parish and Borough should lead the pressure on government to force developers to develop the land they own.
  • Whilst we need to retain the Green belt surrounding the village, we definitely need to consider the current density of housing of housing in Shenley – especially the Porters Park Estate – and make it a SMOKE CONTROL AREA. In recent years trend for wood burners has become a nightmare for some residents of the estate – affecting their use and enjoyment of their homes and health as well as the impact on the environment.
  • Parking is always an issue, if something can be done, great however I have no idea what. I don’t have children so I don’t know what facilities there are.
  • There are parking issues, especially in London Road around the School also on school days in Harris Lane and New Road. Not a Shenley resident, I cannot comment on facilities.
  • It is so hard to get an appointment at the Doctor. People have a hard time at school times with parking. It’s a nightmare in Harris Lane.
  • It would be useful to know that a doctor would be contactable for emergencies on Saturdays. If you fall ill Fri/Sat it’s a long time to Mon particularly at Bank Holidays. * The ticks halfway because I don’t have children & am unaware of activities or school places available so don’t know whether we need more!
  • Ongoing speeding on Black Lion Hill – lack of 30 mpbh. Signs & Slow Down illuminated sign in wrong place just before roundabout rather than before houses on the steepest stretch of the hill – where car turned over onto its roof and Police attending pointed out this fact. Police have monitored traffic speeds on Porters Park but we have never seen this on Black Lion Hill which is more lethal. Footpath on hill in dreadful state & now covered in slippery leaves – no action appears to be taken. Weight limit/speed limit generally ignored.
  • Housing – New housing and re-development should focus on the village’s old `artisan houses’ not 3 floor and `Footballers Palaces’. Doctors Surgery could incorporate more experienced nurses clinic to carry out minor proceedures, post op and wound dressing.
  • Don’t know enough about the need for school places, activities for toddlers/families or the “older generation”. I am 72 but am more interested in activities for adults- Why do older people have to be a separate category?!! Parking issue for us relates to parents driving children to and from Shenley School and often parking across our drive (we live opposite the school). The parking restrictions seem to make no difference. How about double yellow lines?
  • Too much building now. Needs to stop. Parking for school isn’t a problem if people walked to school in the VILLAGE. Extended Dr. Surgery services would be nice! SHENLEY FEELS FULL! Make the housing already have more affordable (!!).
  • Maybe add small parking spaces in pubs to use during day for drop/off pick ups from school/nursery. Toddler project a great idea. Love Shenley Park & Café & animal area but maybe more things for children like Skate area or gym or farm areas.

 

  • Parking for Clore Shalom (drop off/pick up) creates long queue & people over and under take which is dangerous! May live just yards away! The queue extends to the main road. Please can we make it left turn only? Down from M25 will discourage locals to drive plus avoid over takers on both roads. We LOVE living in Shenley, especially the green places & community spirit. Love to make more of COW BANKS PARK (Teddy Bear Picnic? Treasure Hung?). MORE POO BINS & RUBBISH BINS please. Plus an excepted push to tidy gardens. Thanks.
  • Anti social parking outside school. Not enough attached to each house.
  • Is Shenley to be preserved in “ASPIC” – we need housing that is definitely affordable – to rent and buy. The Village is becoming a little too exclusive (and expensive) which will deter any youngsters and young families from settling, and providing little opportunity to reside here. The hospital development has proven to be a disaster – up to 27% of the housing was for social/starter homes and no doubt the borough council just saw it as a source of revenue and gave up after the signing of the legal agreements in 1989. The Green nature is an ideal, but as many small agricultural and other small-scale industry has declined (in part due to expense and faulty planning) – no wonder it is green, and too suburban! As far as Green Belt – this is a myth and now most of farming is larger scale agriculture, otherwise “Horsey culture”.
  • The School parents are a nightmare! They park dangerously and with little or no regard to residents.
  • I live in North Avenue. Every house has a driveway & there is additional parking space at the end of the road but there are frequently cars parked either blocking the pavement, or on the road – sometimes people park opposite each other preventing larger vehicles from passing.
  • I believe the school needs more space. When running at capacity, it is quite crowded inside.
  • I am satisfied with activities for older citizens. We need some action taken at the junction of King Edward Road and Rectory lane – all are driving in too fast and more often or not from the private school up the road.
  • Traffic calming and speeding remedies. Cycle lanes. Keep green spaces.