Welcome to Bovingdon Parish Council

Bovingdon is a large village in the south of the Borough of Dacorum with a settlement population of 4,611. It is situated approximately 25 miles (30km) north west of London, 3 miles south west of Hemel Hempstead and 3 miles north east of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. The village has links to Hemel Hempstead and Chesham via the B4505 (Chesham Road/Hempstead Road/Box Lane) and to the surrounding countryside and villages to the south and east via local roads.

 

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11 May 20

Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.

Latest News

VE Day 75th Anniversary – Veterans Day Out 2 June 2020

Published: 24 Feb 20

In recognition of the VE Day 75th Anniversary the Rotary Clubs of Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead are organising a veterans’ day out on 2nd June 2020 to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) at Alrewas, Staffordshire. While many veterans have been able to make a successful transition from the military into a comfortable civilian career, this day out is aimed at those who are unable to arrange such a visit themselves. They may be experiencing financial difficulties, disabilities, unemployment, PTSD and mental health issues, problems adjusting to civilian life after military service or other personal difficulties. They might also be homeless. The visit will include coach travel to the NMA (pick up in Berkhamsted High Street (opposite W H Smith Tring bound side) and Gadebridge Park, Park & Ride Leighton Buzzard Road, Hemel Hempstead), a land-train ticket for a hop on - hop off trip around the 150 acre site and a contribution to refreshments during the day. There will be no cost to needy veterans since Barnett’s Coaches are sponsoring the travel costs with a significantly reduced hire charge for a 49-seater coach. Funding has been secured for up to 30 veterans for the costs of land-train tickets and refreshments during the day. Subject to available seats, registered carers and partners will be welcome at a cost of £10 per head to cover travel costs, but excluding land-train tickets and refreshments. Disabled veterans will be welcome provided they are able to transfer to a seat on the coach. Wheelchairs and scooters that can be folded to fit in the coach luggage bay will be accepted, though larger scooters cannot be accommodated. Mobility scooters can be booked in advance at the NMA. The Rotary Clubs are seeking additional funding from individuals, businesses or corporate organisations to enable additional veterans to take part. A donation of £10 will cover travel costs, one of £5 covers a land-train ticket and a further £10 would cover refreshments on the day for each veteran. Should the event be oversubscribed and to avoid disappointment for veterans it may be necessary to arrange a second coach. Funding for a second coach has not yet been secured and will cost approximately £1500. Read More...

Resurfacing works in Old Dean 10th February

Published: 3 Feb 20

Between the junction of Hyde Lane and the junction of Hyde Meadows On Monday 10th February 2020 Closed between 7:30am and 6:00pm Read More...

Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 29 Jan 20

Please help to protect Bovingdon Wildlife from future development by completing the attached form and returning it to the Parish Office by 28 February 2020. Read More...

St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London are appealing for help in locating the relatives of Kevin Doyle

Published: 6 Jan 20

Kevin Doyle passed away, aged 67, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Monday, December 2, 2019. Mr Doyle, who resided in Harlesden prior to his death, was born to Irish parents in Birmingham in 1952. He moved back to Carlow in Ireland as a child to live with his grandmother. His mother is believed to have remained in the Birmingham area with a son and daughter. Mr Doyle later served in the Irish Army before moving to London at some point between 1974 and 1976. He found work in England as a machine driver and lorry driver. A popular figure in the local Harlesden community, Mr Doyle was more commonly known as “Mission” to his friends. Hospital staff are trying to track down any relatives Mr Doyle may have in either the UK or Ireland. They remain hopeful of locating surviving relatives in Carlow and Birmingham with Mr Doyle thought to have family members in both regions. Anyone with information on Mr Doyle's family are encouraged to contact on Carmel 00 44 79 7377 7449 if calling from Ireland or 07973777449 from the UK Read More...

Bovingdon Market update

Published: 18 Dec 19

The partner agencies including Dacorum Borough Council, Herts Highways, the Police and the Parish Council have continued to work together, to encourage the operators of the market to implement additional measures in order to deal with the flow of traffic off the Chesham Road and into the site. Following various meetings, Dacorum Borough Council has issued the market operators with a Temporary Stop Notice This has IMMEDIATE effect and requires them to cease the use of the Molyneaux Avenue access/egress for customers. Breaching this could attract an unlimited fine – subject to a successful prosecution. Additionally, a Community Protection Notice (CPN) has been issued in relation to their traffic management and the littering. The CPN requires the operators to submit a detailed traffic management plan which will detail a number of things, including; information of site capacity; enforceable traffic and parking management plan; contingency plan for the site when capacity is reached. Penalties for not complying with the requirements set out in the CPN is that a person or body may be prosecuted. If you are prosecuted and convicted the maximum penalty is a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (currently ₤2,500), in the case of an individual and an unlimited fine (previously set at £20,000), in the case of a body. Following this coming weekend, the partner agencies will look at the evidence to consider further steps if appropriate – therefore, it would be very helpful if you could provide any photographic evidence you believe would support: a) a breach of the Temporary Stop Notice, b) a breach of the CPN, c) the notion that the market operator has not managed to alleviate the traffic problems or d) that the littering problem persists. This information should be sent to Bovingdon Parish Council at office@bovingdonparishcouncil.gov.uk and / or to Gary Cullum at gc@cullumpublishing.co.uk Read More...

Proposed BNP Area Designation

Published: 23 Oct 18

Bovingdon Parish Council has applied to designate its parish area as a neighbourhood area. Read More...