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28 days to end the noise….

An enforcement order has been served today on companies operating on the area of Runways Farm, Bovingdon. Details will follow but from the Council’s area based plans only certain activities will be aproved on the area. (2004)

No more noise on airfield“The following uses are considered appropriate to the Green Belt designation of the site:

agriculture; forestry; mineral extraction appropriate low intensity, low noise, open air recreation activities such as:

allotments; equestrian circuit/paddocks; golf course; winch-launch gliding; cycle racing and other cycling facilities; land yachting.

Use of a limited part of the site for a multi-purpose open air events area (possibly including a driver/cyclist training area) may be acceptable if associated with significant environmental improvements which could create opportunities for field studies”.

Proposed Gypsy site in Bovingdon

A revised application has been put forward from Michael Cash for a gypsy caravan site in Bovingdon.

The site would accommodate members of extended traveller families, local to the district.  ‘ The families involved are vulnerable for reasons of their age or health and all are in need of a settled base in order to provide access to specialist health care, access to schooling and respite from roadside travelling’, according to his agent.

Brad Pitt goes to Prison

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.’

Halfway Burgled

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

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