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Carol singing

Thanks to all those who welcomed the carol singers and gave so generously.  We managed to raise around £430 which will be split between DENS (Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter) and The Pepper Foundation.  Thanks in particular to those who produced 'refreshments',  and of course a big thanks to those who turned out on first a dank night then a frosty night.

BEVA Committee


It's carol singing again on Wednesday!

Join the carol singers this Wednesday (14th December), meeting at the Anchor car park.  We will be covering London Road from the Anchor eastwards, and Bourne End Lane.
If you can't join us, make sure you have some cash ready. We are supporting two local charities, DENS (Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter) and The Pepper Foundation.

Update on LA3

The story so far
In 2006, a series of proposals were put forward to allocate areas for new homes in Dacorum.  These proposals included, amongst those selected, an area known as LA3, extending from Chaulden up to Pouchen End Lane and Chaulden Lane.  It would ultimately increase the size of the town by 900 houses.  A public consultation exercise took place in the spring and early summer of 2013. This included workshops and a public exhibition, the most local to us being at Gadebridge. 
It is proposed that the development would be phased over a period starting in 2021 with housing close to the existing town, and aiming to complete by 2031.
It is clearly a contentious issue as it takes up green belt land and has obvious implications for the whole of the west side of Hemel.  Despite considerable opposition it remains a major part of Dacorum’s planning.  At this stage, however, we are talking about a strategic plan.  If, or when the green light is given, the detailed planning applications…