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Bovingdon History Group

Bovingdon History Group has continued to meet throughout the winter. Our speakers have proved to be popular, attracting 30 to 40 members to each of our meetings. We are grateful to Bovingdon Baptist Church for making us welcome and for the excellent facilities they provide.

Our lectures are usually held on the third Thursday of every month, at 8pm. Exceptions are July and August, when we usually have walks and visits. The meetings are open to members who pay an annual subscription of £12 and also to non-members who pay £2 per meeting. The meetings are advertised in the library and locally.

Bovingdon Care will get you there


can get you there
Just phone 832999


Bovingdon Care is a village-based volunteer service for the elderly, disabled and those not able to use the bus services to get them to where they need to go. This covers appointments to doctors, dentists, hospitals, clubs, shopping and to visit friends etc. All we ask is, if possible, is a reasonable amount of advance notice and a small donation based on 45p per mile to cover expenses.
To use the service, call our Careline on 832999 between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday, and you will be connected directly to the coordinator on duty that day. Tell them your requirements then they will arrange a volunteer driver for you and phone you back with the details. Transport is normally available every weekday during reasonable hours. However, if you have an unusual requirement, perhaps at less sociable hours or maybe further afield, please do ask us as we may have an available volunteer.


If you are interested in joining us please call me, Richard Gardener, on (01442) 833674, 07860 811154 or email


Double Yellow Lines in Village

HCC proposes to implement new ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ (double yellow lines) restrictions on specified lengths of Chesham Road, High Street, Hempstead Road and Newhouse Road, Bovingdon.

These measures are being proposed to facilitate the free and safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians and to avoid prevent the likelihood of any such danger arising. The drawing below shows the detail and extent of what is proposed.


Quiz Night


Bovingdon Pre School will be holding a QUIZ NIGHT
on Friday 14th July at the Memorial Hall!!!

7.30pm until late

£15 per ticket, which includes pizza and nibbles

Bring your own alcohol and we’ll provide the mixers…

For a great evening out for your family and friends, come along and help your local Pre-School.

All proceeds will be going to our “save the Pre-School” campaign and details on how to purchase tickets will follow soon!

Help spread the word and make this a night to remember!

Look out for further details soon.

Bovingdon Pre-school fundraising



Dear Parents/Carers,

It is with a huge smile on my face, together with a little tear in my eye, that I am composing this news letter, and it also holds much more positive news than the last!

We are staggered by the amount of support shown by so many of our parents and people around the village.  The turn out to our Parents Evening/AGM was amazing and there were some fantastic ideas and offers of help being spoken about.

On behalf of myself and all the staff here we would like to thank you all for showing us that you really are backing the Pre-School 100% and care as much as we do about keeping it going long into the future.

A special mention must go to Clare (Benjamin’s Mummy) and Danielle (Joshua’s Mummy – also our new Chairperson) who have, between them, managed to raise almost £1100 from knocking on local businesses doors and asking for help.  They, along with lots of other committee members, have donated so much of their time to our “save the Pre-School” campaign and we cannot thank them enough for this!

In just under a week so many local businesses have agreed to help us out by sponsoring the Pre-School, with a financial donation, some of these include

  • Aston Martin
  • Bovingdon News
  • EAS Transport Planning Ltd
  • K’s Cafe
  • Lily’s
  • Financial Solutions
  • The Vintage Barbers
  • Belmont Services

And we are awaiting confirmation on so many more!

Our Crowd Funding page is doing very well too and is already up to £1020!

Some dates for the diary for more fundraising:

Bovingdon Football Club have agreed to let us have a fundraising stall at the two following events: 

Saturday 3rd June 2017          – 5 Aside Football Tournament 

Saturday 24th June 2017        – It’s a Knockout

Saturday 1st July 2017            – Bovingdon Primary Academy have kindly allowed us to      hold a stall at their forthcoming Summer Fair 


We are looking for a candy floss making machine or such like for the first event (next week!) so if anyone knows someone who may have one we could borrow, please do get in touch.  We would be so grateful!  With not much notice, we also need volunteer’s on the day to help man the stall so if you can spare even half an hour please let us know and also for any of the above dates.

We will be holding a meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the forthcoming fundraising events and still welcome any and all ideas to raise funds so if you haven’t already done so please pass them on or pop along to the meeting so they can be discussed/put into action.  The meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall Club Room at 8pm.

Committee News

It is wonderful that so many of you have joined our committee, we are now up to capacity with numbers (for the first time ever!!).

If you would like to contribute please visit our Just Giving page, which we have set up