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Driving tests at Halfords in Hemel Hempstead

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 comes back home to Bovingdon

Tim at the Green Dragon back in 2005

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.

Local Gold Champion Tim

Tim was 58 years old.

Give him a good welcome Stan!


Hit Refresh!

Tangled Wigs presents and evening of

Hair and Fashion

An evening of Hair and Fashion, plus live music by Big Mama Funk (BGT 2011)

A Bovingdon local Girls Night Out not to be missed:

Thursday 21st March 2013 7pm

at the

Gallery Bar, Old Town Hall, Hemel.



Learn to Drift

Drifting is something many aspire to be able to do however they are not sure where to start, but you can try at Bovingdon Airfield.

Learn2Drift  hold Drift days aimed at different skill levels, so you can learn with people of similar levels of skills. They use a mix of theory including a safety and technique briefing, and practical exercises to help you develop the skills required to control a car going sideways. – Sounds like Bovingdon High Street on a Saturday night!

Open to the public (booking required) as well as  private events for groups and companies.

Bovingdon Airfield

Runways Farm
Upper Bourne End Lane
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 2RR.
(Entrance to upper bourne End lane is via A41 Slip road to Bourne end Services)

Bovingdon Conservation Area

apropos of nothing the following document was produced by the Conservation & Design Team, Dacorum Borough Council in 2009. Dr James Moir researched and wrote the document.