Beware: it’s a con

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who looks like Peter Kay, following a con trick by a rogue trader.

A Bovingdon resident refused to let the green-trousered man into his house when he claimed to be offering a tree root-cutting service at around 10.30am on December 9.

Half an hour earlier, a man described as ‘podgy’ and wearing blue overalls visited an elderly couple at Highfield Lane, Hemel Hempstead.

The man offered the same service and left with £100 after doing no work. Report information on 0845 33 00 222.

Saturday Night BBC1 comedy pilot

A new comedy entertainment pilot show for BBC1 produced by Zeppotron and starring Lee Mack, is looking for homemade videos.
We’d love to see your video if you can say yes to any of the following:

  • Do you have an act or skill that is instantly entertaining and distinctive?
  • Do you have any talents that would wow our audience?
  • Can you do something you feel the world needs to see?
    We’re looking for short clips to feature on the show of anything from a song, to a magic trick, to a comedy act, to a strange party trick – anything that you think would entertain our audience!
    It can be anything, the only criteria is that your clip be 15 seconds long.
    If you’d like to take part drop us an email with your 15 second video clip to: with your contact email, telephone number. Applicants must be 18 or over.

By submitting this information you are consenting to our use of your information for the purpose of selecting contributors for the programme and (if your clip is selected by us) for producing the programme. If your clip is selected you agree to enter into a licence for our use of the clip as part of the show. Please only send in clips that you have filmed yourself.  We cannot guarantee we will contact everyone who applies.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please help save the Village Brownie Pack

There has been a temporary team running 2nd Bovingdon Brownies for over a year now and they are standing down at the end of 2010.  New Leaders had been found for the pack but they have had a last minute change of heart and Brownies will cease to exist in Bovingdon at the end of the year unless new Leaders can be found.

 This is an established, full pack of Brownies with a waiting list to join.  It is based in the Infant School Hall at Bovingdon Primary and runs on a Tuesday evening for 1½ hours in term time.

 A small team of enthusiastic volunteer “Owls” is needed to keep the pack running.  You will be given support by the District and local guiding team and full training will also be given.

If you or someone you know can step in to keep the Bovingdon Brownie pack running, please contact Frances Evershed on 01442 832236 or Ruth Brown on 01442 834865.

 Thank you.

Christmas parties – transport

Steve's 8-seater. 8 for the price of two?Just a point. If you need a taxis or mini-bus over the Christmas break, please use your local drivers where possible. There’s Murray, with a lovely Merc or Steve with a number of 8 or 16 seater mini-buses.

Check the classifieds for numbers and details.

New Butchers shop

O'Farrells traditional butcher, opened this week in the village

O’Farrell’s, traditional family butchers, have been providing premium quality meat for the last eight years in Willesden, London. This week, the family butcher opened in the old Ricketts shop at the top of the High Street.
Owned and run by local Dennis O’Farrell, who has lived in the village for around 8 years, they specialise in fresh UK sourced meat.
‘We are committed to supplying quality, locally sourced welfare friendly lamb, beef and pork and specialize in selected cuts of beef naturally reared and bred. All the meat is well-hung and traditionally prepared’.