You are invited to attend the meeting of Bovingdon Parish Council to be held on Monday  6th July  2015 starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon

Janet Aylward, Chair of Governors at Bovingdon Primary Academy, will be attending to talk about the future make up of the Board of Governors

Complimentary tea and coffee available from 7.15 p.m.

Please note: the Planning Committee scheduled to begin at 6.30p.m. has been cancelled and, therefore, any planning applications will be considered during the Parish Council meeting.

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Jaguar/Renault garage owned by Chiltern of Bovingdon

As you may have heard, McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, is in the early stages of developing proposals for land at Hempstead Road in Bovingdon (the Jaguar/Renault garage owned by Chiltern of Bovingdon) with a bespoke Retirement Living scheme.  McCarthy & Stone is yet to develop detailed plans for this site and is instead seeking to involve the community of Bovingdon in the development of the proposals through a drop-in design workshop which will be held in July (date and venue to be confirmed) and then a public exhibition in September (date and venue to be confirmed).  A newsletter invitation to the design workshop will be sent in the next couple of weeks and McCarthy & Stone is hoping to hold it on either the 15th or 16th July.

Ahead of the design workshop, McCarthy & Stone will be meeting first with immediate residents to the site and local stakeholders such as the Parish Council and your Ward members.

Following the design workshop, McCarthy & Stone will work alongside its architects to produce a scheme that takes on board the feedback received from the community before displaying the proposals at a public exhibition in September.  A planning application will then be submitted to Dacorum Borough Council later this year.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please don’t hesitate to contact Carlene or Aaron on the project’s freephone information line number – 0800 298 7040 – or directly on – 020 3697 7636. Or you can email

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Planning Committee, 25th June 2015

The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Thursday, 25th June 2015 starting at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

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Planning Committee, 10 June 2015

The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Wednesday 10 June starting at 6.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall.

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Have your say: Hertfordshire Rail Strategy public consultation

If you travel by train and want to have your say on the future of Hertfordshire’s railways, then we want to hear from you.

An eight-week public consultation to update Hertfordshire County Council’s Rail Strategy will be open between 10 June and 4 August.

The strategy is designed to ensure that the railway can support Hertfordshire and its aspirations into the future. It does this by identifying investment priorities for the next 15 to 20 years and beyond, which the county council will work to secure.

The strategy is used to guide the county council’s input into the rail industry’s strategy development processes, national rail policy and franchise consultations. It will also be used to inform the county council’s emerging Transport Vision work and long-term transport and growth planning.

Hertfordshire has a number of rail corridors and multiple rail operators.

The Rail Strategy deals with each corridor individually, while at the same time developing an overall coordinated strategy that addresses network-wide topics, such as travel from east to west and station access.

Within the strategy, six top priorities have been identified.

Short-term priorities include delivering better access to Watford town centre through the Croxley Rail Link and Watford Interchange Hub; developing improved connections to key destinations such as Sheffield and Nottingham; and increasing the capacity and frequency of trains on the West Coast Main Line.

Medium term priorities include developing a Hertford Loop Metro and a Stevenage Interchange Hub, while long term priorities include supporting east-west rail connectivity in the north of the county, and securing long term capacity and improvements on the West Anglia Main Line.

Derrick Ashley, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning & Transport, said: “The rail strategy is an important step in planning for the future of Hertfordshire’s rail network. We need to design for population growth and ensure we have the best rail network possible to support economic growth and connectivity.”

The easiest way to contribute to the consultation is online, which can be found at

The consultation is open between 10 June and 4 August.

A small number of hard copy consultation documents are also available at the county’s libraries.

Notes to Editors

The rail consultation page on will be available from 10 June 2015.


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