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Latest Flyer: Wine Tasting and Village Show


Spring Clean the Village - views from the litter pick

Thank you to the 18 volunteers who turned out to clear up the verges, the towpath and the lanes.  In all, 56 bags of rubbish were collected. Some of this was from fly-tipping on the hard standing at the north end of Pix Farm Lane.  We are particularly grateful to the team from MacDonalds who are sensitive to the fact that much of the litter problem, especially in Upper Bourne End Lane, is caused by their customers. They do employ someone to go out and collect rubbish every day, but it seems this is not enough to counter the wave of refuse from all the activity in that part of the village.

It was a productive morning and Jenny from the Anchor rewarded us all with coffee and a chance to sit and chat.   Many thanks everyone.

Reminder to Register your Objections to LA3

It is extremely important that as many voices as possible are heard.  This flyer, which was delivered to each house last week, sets out very clearly exactly how to do this.  Please set aside just a few minutes today to have your say...

Results of the Petition to Close the Lanes

Below is the text of letter that the Village Association is sending out to the relevant authorities. Note that not a single resident declined to support the petition. "You are aware of Bourne End Village Association's proposals for managing traffic particularly in Winkwell on the grounds of safety for pedestrians and cyclists as well as reduction in vehicular traffic on rural lanes used as rat runs. We have been acutely conscious of the fact that, for our community, the traffic situation needs managing now, before the major additional development of LA3 arrives on top of the development of the Buttons site in Pix Farm Lane. Over 80% of our community have expressed support for our plans by signing a petition circulated in the village. We are reporting this to you now in the hope that it will lend support to discussions that will further the implementation of traffic calming measures in Bourne End. We will continue to canvas the village community because not all dwellings are occ…

Important Developments in Planning

Details of progress on the proposals for closure of the lanes can be found on the ‘Traffic’ tab. Information has also been added to the ‘LA3’ tab.

Latest Bourne Ender - Spring 2019

Your hard copy will be delivered in the next few days.

BEVA's Traffic Proposal

John Mawer's Presentation at the Public Meeting on Monday 11th February 2019

Public Meeting on February 11th, Quiz Night on March 1st

To make any difference at all to the plans for West Hemel and the potential traffic chaos it will cause for us, we need as many residents as possible to a) sign a petition and b) go online to comment on the Dacorum planning portal.  To make this as easy as possible we are holding a Public Meeting to help everyone understand the issues and to guide you through the process of having your voice heard. 


IMPORTANT NEWS: The LA3 Planning Application has now been submitted

The plans for LA3 are now on the Dacorum website.  They were uploaded on Friday afternoon.  In theory the consultation period could last only three weeks, but in an application such as this it is highly unlikely. BEVA will be considering these plans carefully and will make a submission, but it is important that as many people as possible have an understanding of the implications.  We would therefore urge you to read the plans carefully and consider the impact on the village.

The planning Website is here: and the application reference is   4/03266/18/MFA (although you can just search for LA3)