Paws on the Green

This August Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August, 2015.

Friends of Bovingdon Green in association with Boxmoor Trust, Theravets and Hope Vets have organised: -

“Paws on the Green” – lots of fun for all the family, especially the four-legged members!  Dog show, bar, barbeque, teas and cakes, plus trade/charity stands.

Venue:  Bovingdon Green,  Time: 12 noon – 4pm.  Fun competitions including prettiest bitch, handsome dog and best tricks will take place during the afternoon. Agility displays by Hope Vets and a chance for you and your dog to have a go!  Canine photography courtesy of MDR photos.

For the second time the Friends of St Lawrence Flower Festival will be held in Bovingdon Village;  make a date and visit both events.

Entries £1 per class,  Rosettes and goody bags for successful dogs! Registration from 12 noon, please visit our website www.fobg.co.uk or phone Anne or Graham on 01442 832320  for more details.

New opening times at new Bovingdon Post Office

Opening Times for the new Post Office in Bovingdon are:

Mon 06:00-18:00
Tue 06:00-18:30
Wed 06:00-18:30
Thu 06:00-18:00
Fri 06:00-18:30
Sat 06:00-18:30
Sun 06:00-14:00
At the News Agents below:
Post Office Bovingdon
33 High Street
Bovingdon
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 0HG

Bovingdon Tesco site up for sale

After some five years, it appears Tesco have given up on the plans to build on the old Jaguar garage site at the top of Bovingdon High Street.

Purchase details from Brasier Freeth who are handling the sale.

Moving the Market from Bucks to Herts

As you would have noticed, the market moved at Christmas from the main runway to the old banger racing site nearer the village. Wendy Fairs have had to go to Dacorum Borough Council for new planning permission for the move from the Bucks planning area to Dacorum.

You have until April 9th 2015 to make any comments on this move. Planning application 4/01889/14/FUL.

 

Runways Farm Appeal Won

An appeal has been won to continue Motor vehicle activities days on Bovingdon airfield.

Last year, serveral companies operating on the site at Runways Farm, Upper Bourne End Lane, were served with an enforcement notice to stop the motor activities taking place. Farm manager Cathy Leahy appealed the decision from Dacorum Borough Council in February 2014.

Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society

Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society was first established in 1927 and is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.  They now have our own website at http://www.bovingdonhortsoc.org.uk/

Bovingdon Post Office

Bovingdon Post Office®
62 High Street, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0HJ
Proposed move to new premises & branch modernisation.
It is proposed to move the Bovingdon Post Office branch to a new location at Bovingdon News, 33 High Street, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0HG. If the move goes ahead, subject to consultation it will change to a new local style branch.
This change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post
Office network, the largest in the history of Post Office Ltd, which will see up to 8,000 branches modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.
What will this mean for customers?
Post Office services will be offered from a till on the retail counter in a modern open plan branch
Longer opening hours
The majority of Post Office products and services will still be available
Improved accessibility

Over 50? Do you want to learn more about other European communities?

Are you 50+?

Do you want to learn  more about other European communities?

Do you want to expand your volunteering experience?

Community Action Dacorum are currently looking for four Senior Volunteers for two volunteering opportunities in 2015.

The volunteering is in France and Latvia,  and dates as below

Pau, France                        4th – 24th March

Tukmus, Latvia                  14th April – 4th May

All travel costs, accommodation and a weekly living allowance is covere

 

Alison May

EUROPEAN PROJECTS ASSISTANT

Community Action Dacorum

48 High Street

Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF

Tel : +44 1442 253935 ext 225

Fax : +44 1442 239775

E-mail :  Alison@communityactiondacorum.org.uk

Website : www.communityactiondacorum.org

We Support, Empower, Develop

Changes to your waste collection this November

Changes to your waste collection this November

You should have had a leaflet through your door in the first two weeks of August about the new Recycle for Dacorum waste collection service. The leaflet will give more information on the planned changes as well as dates and locations of the local roadshow events. You can view the pdf fileRecycle for Dacorum leaflet online now.

The new Recycle for Dacorum (R4D) service starting from 24 November 2014 will make it easier for you to recycle more.
A blue lidded wheeled bin, green wheeled bin and grey wheeled bin and a green kerbside caddy
Your new service will include:

  • A new blue lidded wheeled bin for all your recycling (paper, plastic, tins, cans and glass) and now cardboard will be collected together in one new wheeled bin every two weeks. You will also be able to recycle food and drinks cartons like Tetra Pak for the first time. .
  • A new kerbside caddy for all food waste will be collected weekly at the kerbside.
  • The existing green wheeled bin will be for garden waste only and will be collected every two weeks from February to November.
  • Waste that can’t be recycled will be collected every two weeks in your grey wheeled bin as it is now.

The new blue lidded wheeled bin for mixed recycling will sit in place of your recycling boxes as they will no longer be needed. We will collect and recycle your old boxes once the changes are in place.

From the end of August to mid October we will be touring the borough with our exhibition vehicle, both on weekdays and weekends, to give you an opportunity to see the new bins, ask questions, take part in competitions to win fantastic prizes including dinner for two at The Grove or a spa evening at Champneys. View the full list of pdf file R4D roadshow dates (374KB).

This change applies to waste collections from houses. If you live in a flat your waste collection will not change until 2015. We will provide you with more details about changes for flats in due course.

If you are currently on a sack collection we will be assessing your property to see what type of recycling service (sacks or wheeled bins) will be most suitable in the future. Please do not worry if you are not at home when our Recycling Advisors visit as they will leave a letter explaining the service you will receive from 24 November.

Smell most foul?

For some time now we have all had to tolerate a smell most foul, (or should that be Fowl?) depending which way the wind is blowing.

The Environment Agency are aware of the issue and are now diligently monitoring it. They have supplied a hotline number for people to ring. Should you smell a nasty niff in the air, please ring the free phone number: 0800 80 70 60. If you don’t want to give your name, you can state that you wish to remain anonymous.

The hotline support team will ask you your postcode and various questions including:

Where do you think the smell is coming from?

How would you rate the smell on a scale of 1 – 6?

How would you describe the smell?

What is the weather like (sunny, cloudy, overcast, still, breeze, windy)?

Have you had to close your windows?

How far are you from the source of the smell?

The hotline support team will then offer to give you a call log reference number. We would be very grateful if you could note it down and post it back on this page, so we can keep a log.  Don’t worry the Environment Agency will never give out anyone’s names or personal information.

Please kindly pass the Environment Agency hotline number to friends and neighbours, who may not have internet access, or be aware that the situation is diligently being monitored by a professional body who can effect change.