Posted on December 5, 2013
Brad Pitt is gearing up for a trip behind bars. But before you go adjusting your computer screens, let us explain – the 49-year-old Hollywood hunk is only heading to jail to nab some extras for his brand new World War II film, Fury.
Brad, who is currently shooting next to a high-security Mount prison, is reportedly keen to poach some inmates as movie extras in a bid to help them get back on the right track.
‘Brad is fascinated that the prison and 800 caged men are so close to where he’s working’, a source on set told the Daily Star.
‘He’s requested a visit to The Mount and has asked director David Ayers whether any of the prisoners could be used as extras as part of their rehabilitation and educational programme.’
The Mount prison may house potentially dangerous Category C prisoners – aka. those who ‘cannot be trusted in open conditions’ – but Angelina Jolie’s other half is confident it’s a good move.
‘Despite the severity of some of the crimes the prisoners have committed, he wouldn’t be nervous at all about working with the inmates’, the insider added. ‘He’s someone who believes in second chances.’
Posted on December 1, 2013
Take care everybody with the Christmas Holiday coming up. Last week there was a burglary in Box Lane, whilst the property was empty. They gained access by forcing open an upstairs window, searched the house and robbed the safe.
Villagers have reported being visited by 1 or more persons, asking for directions, only for a second or third to sneak around the back of the house looking for opportunities.
Saturday night, the Halfway House was burgled.
If you have any information in relation to these crimes please contact police on non-emergency number 101 or crime stoppers on 0800 555 111
Posted on December 1, 2013
Posted on November 2, 2013
A planning application has been submitted for the installation of external single person lift on north elevation and alterations to existing pitched roof to accommodate exit from lift in Dudley house.
Who actually lives in Dudley House now? Anyone know. Thought it was for the old people of Bovingdon.
For interest, below is a more detailed copy of the Land Registry for some of the occupants of Granville Dene, so everyone knows where to park! and where their land extends…
Posted on October 3, 2013
DDPD: Gypsy, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Site Options Public Consultation
The Chiltern District Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 27th August 2013 agreed for the Public Participation on Site Options for Gypsy, Travellers and travelling showpeoples accommodation to be carried out as part of the Delivery Development Plan Document (DDPD). The Public Participation consultation will run from 2nd September 2013 to 5pm on the 14th October 2013.
The Buckinghamshire Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (BTANA), which assesses the need for Gypsies, Travellers and travelling showpeople accommodation in the County is now available on the Council’s website:
”CDC are proposing potential travellers site locations, one of which, Site 6 is just out on the main road but on the Bucks side of the county boundary, located midway between the Whelpley Hill junction and the Jasons Hill junctions of the B4505 – very close to Bovingdon. We want to make sure that Bovingdon are aware and it doesn’t slip under your radar due to it being a Chiltern District Council matter rather than Dacorum. If it were developed it would affect Bovingdon heavily as it is the nearest village with amenities!”
Posted on September 23, 2013
Simon Cowell will play a dog in ‘Pudsey: The Movie’ being filmed in Sarratt as I speak. The 53-year-old music mogul is to portray a pooch pal of the loveable canine, who shot to fame with his owner Ashleigh Butler last year when they won ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, with his fellow ‘Bgt’ judge David Walliams signed up to voice the titular mutt. A source said: ”It’s the perfect pairing. Simon and David had such great chemistry and banter on Britain’s Got Talent that it makes sense to get them together for the movie. ”If David is voicing Pudsey then who better to play one of his furry friends…
Posted on August 25, 2013
Rumor has it that Brad Pitt took a break from filming on Bovingdon Airfield to get some chips from our local fish and chip shop. (ok, its not really a Sherman Tank).
He has been seen practicing as an American tank commander for a film called Fury – the name of the tank – being filmed on the airfield. Also stars Shia LeBeouf as one of his crew members.
‘They find themselves behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany (being constructed on the airfield) in April 1945, when the war is coming to its end’.
Due for release 2014.
..during the storm the Vicar of Bovingdon, died suddenly..
Thanks to Don Crofts for this cutting from June 1946. Full extract see Pictorial section.
It goes on .. ”During the storm the Vicar of Bovingdon, the Rev. Kenneth Hawkins, died suddenly after taking Evensong in the village church.
”He offered a lift home to one of his parishioners. On the way back to the vicarage a sudden clap of thunder made him feel ill. He went to the house of Dr. Burnett, where he later died.”
Plans to offer practical driving tests from the Halfords store in Hemel Hempstead were given the go ahead today (7 May) by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.
Driving tests will be available from the store every Wednesday and Friday from Wednesday 12 June. All tests will be conducted by DSA examiners.
The move is part of an initiative to offer a more local service for driving test candidates.
As well as using conventional test centres, DSA is working with public and private sector partners to provide driving tests in areas that don’t have a local test centre.
Tim at the Green Dragon back in 2005
Saddened to announce the passing of friend Tim Fidler in the early hours of April 6th 2013 in Cyprus.
Tim had a heart attack after a party for his wife’s birthday and wedding anniversary in their home in northern Cyprus.
He was flown home today where he is met by family Sue, sons Ian and Paul and brother Chris, and sister Mel.
Tim moved from Bovingdon some 6 years ago not long after his elder brother Stan died in a motorcycle accident.
Tim and Sue bought a house there and settled, Tim going on to become a local golf champion.
Sue is expected to return to Cyprus after the funeral which is provisionally set for April 22nd at Amersham.
Tim was 58 years old.
Give him a good welcome Stan!