Community Cafe this Friday

This week on Friday 1 - 4 pm we have the Community Cafe in the Village Hall. This is open to all. Come along for a chat, a cup of tea or coffee and some homemade cake. Some of us bring along our projects - sewing, quilting, embroidery, train repairs (see pictures from November's Cafe) and some just come along for the cake and a natter. Join us on Friday.

The Gazette articles on LA3 Decision

Read it online HERE

Text of Cllr Gbole Adeleke's Statement

Below is the statement that Cllr Adeleke was blocked from delivering at the LA3 Meeting on 28th November

The Council’s Master Plan is part of the Government led national initiative to address, not only the Housing shortages but to provide sufficient living accommodation for the future generation
But let me be absolutely clear
Neither myself nor the Residents I represent object to the “Adopted Policy LA3 and the Master Plan”
However, in as much as we All agree that the Housing crisis need to be addressed and addressed urgently, the proposed LA3 Development Plan vary considerably from the original Masters Plan in substance, practicality and credibility
The Developers’ Plans have breached ALL Legal, Local, County and Government Guidelines
The proposed LA3 Plan, as it stands, will impact negatively on the Residents of Bourne End and have more far reaching consequences for the wider communities of West Hemel Hempstead
And I will now address some of the issues.

Message from Councillor Gbola Adeleke

Below is a message received for Councillor Gbola Adeleke.
Dear Residents,
I am deeply saddened that the Hearing ended up in a Negative result for us. I want to seize this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you, especially other silent Bourne End Residents, who shared in our fight for fairness and common sense. I will continue to support you and fight your corner. I sincerely hope this result will not discourage you from continuing to stand up for what is right for you and for Bourne End.
Councillor Gbola Adeleke As some of you may know, we have three councillors.                 Cllr Gbola Adeleke                 Cllr Graham Barrettt                 Cllr Stewart Riddick
Gbola was blocked from speaking at the last minute on the grounds that it breached council policy as he was not a councillor for the development ward.
Stewart was on the Planning Committee and if he had chosen to speak, he would have been unable to vote.  He chose to remain on the committee.  He voted in favour of the …

The time has come! The final decision on LA3. PLEASE attend the meeting


AGM Next Friday and Latest Edition of the Bourne Ender

The Annual General Meetings of both the Village Association (BEVA) and the Village Hall will be held next Friday 11th October. Come at 7:30 for free cheese and wine. Meetings begin at 8 pm sharp.  This is your chance to have your say, to hear an update on LA3 and to get involved if you wish. 

Please find all other news in the latest edition of the Bourne Ender. These will be delivered over the weekend. Your rep will also be collecting your annual subscription - just £5.

Busy Week in Bourne End

Thank you to everyone who attended the Family Fun Cricket Day last Sunday. We were blessed with perfect weather which, in turn, brought out the crowds, including our MP David Gauke, who took much needed time out from politics and bowled an alarmingly good over to open the second innings. Please enjoy Dave Hill's match report below and photos of the day.

Tomorrow evening, Thursday 5th September, is Village Night in the Anchor. Come along and meet your BEVA reps and relax with friends and neighbours.

Then on Sunday 8th, it is the Annual Village Show. All details have been distributed to every household. See the flyer below.

Thoughts from the Long Room – Cricket or Quidditch?
There are times when cricket captains make wrong assumptions and Sunday was no exception. Thanks to the enthusiasm and drive of Jane, Charlie and the B.E.V.A Committee wonderful afternoon was had at the sunny village cricket ground. Apart from hoovering the pavilion every …