Tim Marshall

14th September 2010 – A message from Anne Marshall “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that my beloved husband & our Vicar of Bovingdon died this morning at 1.00am. He was at home where he wished to be.”

Bovingdon’s David at Hyde Park

David Somerset Barnes, from Bovingdon, headlines a demonstration at Hyde Park. The protest was five times as large as the organisers had expected.
David at Hyde Park 2010

David began his music career young, lying about his age to DJ R’n’B and Hip Hop music in local pubs (Halfway and Dragon) and clubs. He was then accepted at music college on the strength of his singing ability, whilst there learning piano and guitar. After joining his first covers band Rocking Chair, he went on to create his own band The Somerset Barnes Project, writing and playing laid back blues influenced R’n’B and performing across the UK and New York . David is also a regular on the London cabaret scene, performing at The Pigalle, The Soho Revue Bar and Madame JoJos . He is currently appearing with The Somerset Barnes Project, soul bands Funkify and In colour.

Email: somersetbarnes@hotmail.com

Village in bloom

Bovingdon Library was presented with a bottle of champagne after just beating Parish Electrical  to the winning post with their beautiful floral displays.


Bovingdon Library

The hanging baskets competition, organised by Bovingdon Horticultural Society, see BHS on this page, was judged by Terry Simmonds, of Garden Scene in Tower Hill, Chipperfield, on Thursday, July 22.

Baskets were supplied to shopkeepers across the village courtesy of the society and a £400 grant given by Bovingdon Parish Council.

Mike Leon, (Ernest Wright Cup) and (Eva Stone Cup)
Doug Leslie (Victory Hall Cup) and (Chrysanthemum Cup)
Jeff Norwood (Dahlia Cup)
Mavis Lawrence (Outspan Cup)
Ron Smith (Allday Roofing Cup)
Glenys Welstead (Floral art trophy)
Diana Reay (Horwood Bakery Cup) and (Copse Hill Challenge Cup)

Tiger Line Buses

For the third consecutive summer, Tiger Line Buses are to introduce a new local bus service, on Monday 9th August 2010!

The new Tiger Line Service T5 will link Amersham, Chesham, Lye Green, Bovingdon, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Adeyfield, Leverstock Green, St Albans, Fleetville, Oaklands, and Hatfield. The service will operate every hour, Monday to Friday daytimes, and every two hours on Saturdays.

The service will build on the success of Tiger Line’s other bus services. Tiger Line have a reputation for providing quality bus services around Chesham and Hemel Hempstead. Nothing is too much trouble for our friendly staff. While our buses are not low floor, our drivers are more than willing to assist passengers with shopping or buggies. Our buses are fitted with comfortable, coach-style seating.

The new route also marks the launch of a new look for the company. Previously, our buses were white with lettering. However, the vehicles intended for this work will be painted in a new livery of mostly orange, with a black skirt. Most buses will be fitted with route branding, showing clearly where we are going, and our fare deals.