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Stormtrooper takes break from filming

Stormtrooper seen eating Keebab in Bovingdon

Stormtrooper seen eating Keebab in Bovingdon

Filming for the first planned Star Wars Anthology film, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, is officially underway as the press has aerial photos of some of the cast members on set (in some very familar garb) on location at Bovingdon Airfield. Included in the photos – seen in the and Daily Mail – is what appears to be an Imperial craft and other background structures.

Contrary to what is stated in the article, these photos were taken on location at Bovingdon Airfield, not Elstree Studios. And they are for scenes in Rogue One, not for The Force Awakens.

Bovingdon Brickworks

For all those residents that have not been notified (which is many) Bovingdon Brickworks have submitted a planning application to develop a new quarry.

The location is on the farm fields that sit between Shantock Hall Lane and Shantock Lane. For those of you who know the area it is the two fields that run either side of the Public footpath between the afore mentioned roads with an area of 16+ hectares

The plan is to extract the clay over a period of 19 years, reducing the overall existing level by 2m and returning it (eventually) to arable / wet land.

The existing and new sites will initially be quarried at the same time.

A new access road will be created across Shantock Hall Lane via a new haulage road running into the woodland (former Quarry)

Residents live around the entire perimeter of this proposed site.


For those wishing to raise comment this must be lodged with the planning department by no later than the 26th August 2015.




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 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
Hemel Hempstead

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

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


Community Action Dacorum

48 High Street

Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF

Tel : +44 1442 253935 ext 225

Fax : +44 1442 239775

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