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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.

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


Families love the Herts of Britain

Hertfordshire is the best place to raise a family in the UK, while East and North Ayrshire are the worst, according to a survey.

Good pay and weather, top GCSE grades, fast broadband and access to GP surgeries helped put Hertfordshire at the top of an index of 138 local authorities based on 33 aspects important to family life.

Hertfordshire boasts the third highest employment rate in England with 81 per cent of residents aged 16 to 64 in work and an average annual salary of £33,435, while 64 per cent of pupils achieve five or more A* to C grades at GCSE.

East and North Ayrshire suffered the poorest ranking owing to higher crime, lower exam results and lower pay, according to the uSwitch Better Family Life Index.