Showing posts from September, 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!