Showing posts from 2021

The show features in the Gazette

  A bit of positive publicity for Bourne End again. I sent them several photos, but obviously nobody else was quite so photogenic! (They also forgot that they had recently reported on our party)

Afghan Migration and Refugee Resettlement at The Watermill

  Gordon Rolfe, BEVA’s Chairman, has received a briefing note from Hertfordshire County Council regarding the Afghan refugees staying at the Watermill.   The document is reproduced in full below. Please note that they want us to stay away for about a month in order to allow these refugees some breathing space for their health and adjustment from the trauma they have experienced. Briefing Note – Afghan Migration and Refugees Resettlement Hotels Status Update 2 September 2021 Current numbers in the resettlement hotels* Hotel Number in hotel Hertsmere 1 39 Hertsmere 2 146 Dacorum 1 153   *these numbers can change daily and therefore only provide a snapshot in time. They are also based, in part, on those that the British Red Cross have registered Latest housing offers from Districts & Boroughs District/Borough Housing offer (by family) Dacorum B

Bourne End Village Show

  Bourne End Village Show This has been updated as the winner of the child cup was shown as Isla Parker where it should have read Isla Cooper. Our apologies.   The annual village show was back in strength this year to the delight of the judges who commented that so many community shows are disappearing.   Valerie Crawley again won the overall shield, with Maggie Cassidy coming a close second. Both had 16 different awards which is a strategy for overall success. The more you enter, the more you may win! We should all remember this next year.   Gordon Rolfe won the Douglas Dean Rose bowl, while Isla Cooper won the child cup (competing in adult categories where she won first prize for her cucumber)   Cream teas and Prosecco rounded off the day.

Village Show

  Don't forget, it's the Village Show today. Bring your exhibits to the Village Hall between 12 and 1.30. Viewing, prizes, tea, and a bar from 3.30 onwards. All welcome!
  Bulbourne Cross Development On Thursday evening a small group of Bourne End residents attended a meeting held by Berkhamsted Football Club in Berkhamsted Town Hall.   The meeting was to rally support to oppose the proposal to move Berkhamsted Football Club to Bourne End. There would of course be huge implications for us if this move was allowed. It is an integral part of the Bulbourne Cross development which hopefully we all know about. While Bourne End was clearly not the focus of the meeting, we were able to make our position clear, and our viewpoint was taken on board as yet more evidence that the scheme should not go ahead. The meeting was chaired by Gagan Mohindra, our MP, who made the important point that as with any planning matter, individuals making their voices heard by writing to the council are a powerful influence. We shouldn’t panic, at this stage the developers are trying to get Bulbourne Cross on the list of plans future developments. At the same time, once th

Bourne End in the news

 The following article appeared in this week's Gazette. Let's hope this is the start of getting back to normal!

Pictures and videos from the Street party

Gordon Rolfe, BEVA Chairman, Dacorum's Mayor Stewart Riddick  and his wife opening the party Presentation of flowers by young Bourne Enders Presentation of flowers Bourne Enders Gagan Mohindra SW Herts MP Bourne Enders Dacorum Mayor, Stewart Riddick and wife The Woodside Morris Men  
  Street Party Update! In the light of the unreliable weather we are moving to the Village Hall. We aim to be outside, but if the heavens open we will migrate inside.  We encourage mask wearing when inside. See you there at 2.00!

The Street Party this Sunday

  REMINDER: It’s Bourne End’s Street Party this Sunday. Starts at 2.00 with an address from the mayor, Stewart Riddick, our Dacorum Borough Councillor. Morris Dancing with The Woodside Morris Men Music with our very own ‘Mouth on a Stick’. A chance to meet our new local MP Gagan Mohindra. (In the event of inclement weather, we will decamp to comfort of the Village Hall)
 The latest Bourne Ender will be delivered to you in the next few days.  In the meantime, here it is!
An update on traffic issues around Winkwell We are continuing our drive to improve the traffic situation for Winkwell. We have recently met and walked the lanes with HCC Highways officers responsible. This now means that all who may have some bearing on the situation, HCC Highways, our MP, our County Councillors, and our local councillors, have seen the current situation for themselves. While the current situation is unacceptable, the combined impact of LA3, widening Chaulden Lane and the traffic from the new development in Pix Farm Lane does not bear thinking about! There has been a considerable flow of emails over the past years, but we have reproduced the letter we have recently circulated to all involved.     
A reminder Bourne Enders! It's the Litter Pick on Saturday 22nd May. Meet at the Anchor car park at 10.00 am where you will be provided with bags and litter pickers. Let's make the village sparkle!
The latest Bourne Ender will be distributed to you in the near future.  In the meantime read in online here. In addition a list of planning applications over the past year can be found under the 'Planning Issues ' tab.
We have been informed of a rumour that land has been allocated for a traveller site in Winkwell.  This is a rumour. It is not true. It is not news, fake or otherwise! We, on BEVA's Planning Group, are still working to get Dacorum to understand its own and national policy which requires the traveller site in LA3 to be in LA3, not segregated from the site in Chaulden Lane. Bourne End Village Association Planning Group

A chance to avoid cooking on Thursday evening.

  The Hall Committee has arranged for this local company to serve takeaway food from the village hall. They will be there on Thursday 25th March from 4pm to 8pm, serving up delicious BBQ to takeaway and some new items for the menu. They will also be joined by Crumb De La CrÄ—me who will be dishing up delicious dessert with a range of homemade brownies and sweet treats. #newshack #jackssmokeshack #crumbdelacreme #pulledpork   #TheBigOne #macncheese #bbq #takeaway The hall committee feel that if it works well it could become a regular event and a really nice opportunity for the village. It’s not for charity, just a small business being creative at a difficult time.
Just added.... Updated contacts for Bourne End Village Association reps. These are already in the Bourne Ender, but they appear here for your easy reference. Click on the tab above. (Depending on your screen, the tab may appear under 'More'.) Walks around Bourne End The walk which featured in the latest Bourne End has been added.  Again this is on a separate tab where you can see all the walks. If you have ideas for the next Bourne Ender, please let us know!
  Did you receive a card from Thakeham about their proposals for the Bulbourne Cross Development? They seem determined to get these included in the new local plan. If adopted, we would be one step closer to the loss of virtually all Green Belt to the west of us. After talking with representatives of Thakeham, we are even more convinced that this would not be good for our community.  We need you to voice your opinion. Turn out the flyer that was delivered to you and get on with opposing! BEVA Planning Group.