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Work started on Tesco site this week

picture Lincoln Webb

Work has started on the Tesco site – formally Chiltern Jaguar (picture – Lincoln Webb)

Work started Monday on the new Tesco store and flats at the top of Bovingdon High Street. The site of the old Chiltern Jaguar garage will take approximately 3 months to complete the retail site and 8 flats.

Travelers move into Bovingdon

A planning application to transform land next to Bovingdon’s Bobsleigh Hotel into a traveller site has been ignored and travellers have moved in to the site this weekend.
Michael Cash submitted plans to Dacorum Borough Council’s development control committee in December for eight traveller families to set up on green fields next to Hempstead Road and was rejected.

Now what? No planning is in place the appeal is in 10 days time on January 24th. Have your say.

Dacorum District U11s Football Team


After five gruelling trials sessions with over 120 children attending trials, fifteen children have been selected to represent the Dacorum District U11s Football Team in the 2016-2017 season. Reece, Evan, Sam, Samuel, Harry, Jack, Tom (from Bovingdon), Kian, Archie, Albert, Fin, Thomas, and Tia and Henry will compete in the Southern Counties League, Hertfordshire League, The ESFA Premier League 7-a-side Tournament, The Southern Counties Cup and the Hertfordshire Inter District 7-a-side Championship this season.

So far, Dacorum have made a good start to all competitions, winning 8 games, losing 2 games and drawing 1 game. All whilst scoring an impressive 40 goals in these matches. Manager, Luke Nicholls, said, “I have a great opportunity to work with a highly talented set of players this season. This season holds much potential for silverware and hopefully we can achieve our goals whilst representing the district with honour.”

GAG Christmas bash 2016

GAG Christmas 2003The Get-Along-Gang Motorcycle Club annual Christmas bash takes place weekend of the 12 November with a trip to Andover. They meet every Wednesday at the Green Dragon (Flaunden – see Flaunden) and most other nights you will find at least one of us at the bar – anytime of the year. Weather isn’t usually a problem.
GAG Christmas 2003The Old Codgers, better known as Dad’s Army or GAG, have been meeting here for about fifteen years – an overflow from the Cricketers (Sarratt) – where it all started with friends on old British bikes – but the Sarratt meet has now fragmented with the takeover of the Cricketers.(2003)

Bovingdon floods again 2016

After a night of heavy rain, Bovingdon was flooded this morning, with the lower high street taken the brunt of it. It even made the BBC local news.



And from 1946

Thanks to Don Crofts - report from Evening News back in June 1946

Thanks to Don Crofts – report from Evening News back in June 1946