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Pedestrian Crossing on Chesham Road

Pedestrian Crossing on Chesham Road

The Parish Council is aware of the situation with the removal of the pedestrian crossing on Chesham Road and we are currently in discussion with Dacorum Borough Council and Herts County Council regarding this matter.  We have been informed by Herts County Council  that before the permanent signals can be commissioned and turned on, the contractor needs to complete the road surfacing and line marking.  These works will need to be done under a road closure and this is being organised for the 28 and 29 October and the permanent signals will be operating from the end of October.


FILMING AT BOVINGDON AIRFIELD – Friday the 16th August from 0900 until 23.00
We are planning to film part of a large scale movie about a comic book character on the Bovingdon airfield.
Friday the 16th of August from 09.00 until
Various crew and crew vehicles will be arriving on site early on the morning of the 16th in order to prepare for the filming which will take place between 21.00 and 23.00. The filming includes fireworks and a camera drone.
Thankyou for your patience, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact either myself or my colleague on the details provided below.
Simon Cullen – Studio Unit Manager ‘Magic Hour’.

Dulux cycle ride through Bovingdon

Be aware, the Dulux round London 300km cycle ride, with up to 2,500 riders, will be coming to Bovingdon. The 2nd stage is ridden on Sunday 12 May, and part of the course will be coming into the area via Chesham, Ley Hill, Bovingdon along Green Lane and the Chipperfield Road, to Chipperfield and on to Kings Langley. The map below shows the route, probably in the morning.

Sam Mendes World War I film 1917

You may have noticed a lot of activity on Bovingdon Airfield recently, some of which is for the new Sam Mendes’ World War I film 1917. The film will begin production next April, for U.S. release December 2019 through Amblins distribution partner Universal. Mendes wrote the original script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Mendes will produce with his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris.
It will mark Mendes first directorial feature since back to back James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall. It also brings him back with Steven Spielbergs Amblin. It was Spielberg who worked closely with Mendes on his feature directorial debut American Beauty, which won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Mendes followed by making two more for Spielbergs DreamWorks: Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road.

Airbus drone near miss over Bovingdon

An airbus pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a drone above the skies of Bovingdon.
According to the Airprox boards’ report the A319 pilot reported that they were being vectored for RW27R when they saw in front and slightly above what was thought to be a helium party balloon with string dangling underneath, as is commonly seen in the FIR. As they got closer it became obvious that it was a black quadcopter drone of fairly large size with some sort of underslung camera system. As they passed underneath and slightly to the left they could see a green-blue light being emitted from the underslung assembly. The object was moving in the windscreen and it was assessed that they were not on a collision course, hence no avoiding action was necessary.

Cause: The drone was being flown above the maximum permitted height of 400ft such that it
was endangering other aircraft at that location. The Board agreed that the incident was therefore best described as the drone was flown into conflict with the A319.

Risk: The Board considered that the pilots overall account of the incident portrayed a situation where safety had been much reduced below the norm to the extent that safety had not
been assured.