The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing of Pickford Road/Cheverells Green/Pickford Road, Markyate and Markyate Street Lane, Great Gaddesden) order 2019

 NOTICE is given that Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from using that length of Pickford Road/Cheverells Green/Pickford Road, Markyate and Markyate Street Lane, Great Gaddesden from its junction with High Street south westwards, south eastwards and south westwards to its junction with Gaddesden Row (“the length of Roads”), a distance of approximately 4384 metres, except for access.

An alternative route will be via High Street, Buckwood Road, Byslips Road, Clements End Road, South Dene and Gaddesden Row.

The Order is needed because utility service works are proposed to be executed on or near the length of Roads.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 16 December 2019 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the length of Roads.

A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Cara White tel. 0800 526015 at Bethmar Ltd or Tommy Clee tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

County Hall                                                                                         27 November 2019

Hertford                                                                                               Mark Kemp

Herts                                                                                                   Director of Environment &

SG13 8DN                                                                                          Infrastructure

London Luton Airport Consultation Event – Vilage Hall, Markyate, Monday 18 November 2019 2pm – 8pm

LLA will be consulting, between 16 October and 16 December 2019, on proposals to expand London Luton Airport in terms of the number of passenger and flights it can handle.

To achieve this, they are proposing to make best use of the existing runway by building a new terminal, infrastructure, public transport facilities, and improvements to roads and highways.  This will be classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, and so will be decided by the national Planning Inspectorate and the Government, rather than by local planning authorities.

Please contact the Future LuToN consultation team by telephone on 01582 548782 or by email on if you have any questions about the consultation, events, or how else they can inform the public.


Double Yellow Lines in Markyate.

We have received complaints regarding double yellow lines in the village.  Any obstruction can be dangerous, especially where emergency vehicles may need access.

When parking on single yellow lines read the sign plate during prescribed hours indicating the times that waiting is prohibited. In Controlled Parking Zones no sign will be present and the restriction will be effective during the same controlled hours of the zone.

These times are shown on the zone entry signs.  Double yellow lines do not require a time plate and prohibit waiting at all times.  you may only wait on these lines if you are carrying out loading/unloading or allowing passengers to board or alight.  Blue badge holders may wait on yellow lines for up to 3 hours but must ensure that their clock is correctly set and prominently displayed.

It is not uncommon for restrictions to change or for times to differ on opposite sides of the road so read all signs present carefully.

Caddy liner update

After extensive trials at composting facilities, Dacorum Borough Council have announced you are now able to dispose of your food waste in any soft plastic bag, as well as in compostable liners and newspaper.

Please note: this does not include plastic containers, pots, tubs or trays.

Please continue to recycle these in your blue lidded bin

Would YOU like to make a big difference in our local community?

The only elected group who are there just for Markyate are Markyate Parish Council.

Markyate Parish Council does not ‘do’ politics. We are there to get the best that we can for the village.

We are consulted by Dacorum Borough Council and Herts County Council – most significantly on planning applications.

We employ the Village Warden who undertakes maintenance and general upkeep of the Village facilities.

We manage the Village Halls, with concessionary rates for Markyate residents and at NO COST to the tax payers.

We pay for the refuse lorry to come three times a year to the Village to collect bulky waste.

We own Peggy’s Field Recreation Ground and have provided all the facilities in it. We have regular safety checks and action any safety advice.

We will own and manage the new cemetery.

We employ staff to administer our work and maintain the Village Halls. They also manage the web site and deal with phone calls and emails from the local community.

Each Parish Councillor has selected areas of interest – Luton airport, transport, education/schools, planning, elderly people, and so on…

The Parish Council needs new younger people with new ideas – could this be you?

There are two vacancies for Parish Councillors – Markyate needs YOU!

Contact the Parish Office for more information on 01582 842785 or email

Please Keep Your Dogs Under Control

Please keep your dog(s) under control when walking them in and around our village, especially in Peggy’s Field and around the Village Halls where  young children walk and play.

Some children and adults are easily scared by friendly, boisterous dogs.

Thank you.