Bovingdon Brickworks

For all those residents that have not been notified (which is many) Bovingdon Brickworks have submitted a planning application to develop a new quarry.

The location is on the farm fields that sit between Shantock Hall Lane and Shantock Lane. For those of you who know the area it is the two fields that run either side of the Public footpath between the afore mentioned roads with an area of 16+ hectares

The plan is to extract the clay over a period of 19 years, reducing the overall existing level by 2m and returning it (eventually) to arable / wet land.

The existing and new sites will initially be quarried at the same time.

A new access road will be created across Shantock Hall Lane via a new haulage road running into the woodland (former Quarry)

Residents live around the entire perimeter of this proposed site.


For those wishing to raise comment this must be lodged with the planning department by no later than the 26th August 2015.




Paws on the Green

This August Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August, 2015.

Friends of Bovingdon Green in association with Boxmoor Trust, Theravets and Hope Vets have organised: –

“Paws on the Green” – lots of fun for all the family, especially the four-legged members!  Dog show, bar, barbeque, teas and cakes, plus trade/charity stands.

Venue:  Bovingdon Green,  Time: 12 noon – 4pm.  Fun competitions including prettiest bitch, handsome dog and best tricks will take place during the afternoon. Agility displays by Hope Vets and a chance for you and your dog to have a go!  Canine photography courtesy of MDR photos.

For the second time the Friends of St Lawrence Flower Festival will be held in Bovingdon Village;  make a date and visit both events.

Entries £1 per class,  Rosettes and goody bags for successful dogs! Registration from 12 noon, please visit our website or phone Anne or Graham on 01442 832320  for more details.

New opening times at new Bovingdon Post Office

Opening Times for the new Post Office in Bovingdon are:

Mon 06:00-18:00
Tue 06:00-18:30
Wed 06:00-18:30
Thu 06:00-18:00
Fri 06:00-18:30
Sat 06:00-18:30
Sun 06:00-14:00
At the News Agents below:
Post Office Bovingdon
33 High Street
Hemel Hempstead

Bovingdon Tesco site up for sale

After some five years, it appears Tesco have given up on the plans to build on the old Jaguar garage site at the top of Bovingdon High Street.

Purchase details from Brasier Freeth who are handling the sale.

Moving the Market from Bucks to Herts

As you would have noticed, the market moved at Christmas from the main runway to the old banger racing site nearer the village. Wendy Fairs have had to go to Dacorum Borough Council for new planning permission for the move from the Bucks planning area to Dacorum.

You have until April 9th 2015 to make any comments on this move. Planning application 4/01889/14/FUL.