Temporary Closing of Church Street, Bovingdon

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intend to make an Order under Section 14[1] of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using that length of Church Street, Bovingdon from its junction with Chipperfield Road north eastwards for a distance of approximately 60 metres, except for access.

The purpose of the Order is to enable gas connection works to take place.

The section of road will be closed between the hours of 8.00am and 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 April 2015, when signs are in place. An alternative signed route will be provided for traffic whilst the road closure is in place.

If you have any queries about the gas connection works or the temporary road closure, please contact Sophie Price tel. 01953 688211 at Mervyn Lambert Plant or Simon Brazier tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

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Invite to Parish Council meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of

BOVINGDON PARISH COUNCIL

to be held in the Memorial Hall, High Street, Bovingdon on

MONDAY 2nd March 2015 starting at 7.30 p.m.

Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the start of the meeting

This will be the last meeting of the present Council before the Parish Council elections on 7 May 2015

A meeting of the Planning Committee will commence at 6.30 p.m. prior to the Parish Council meeting

Council Agenda_02032015

 

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Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in various roads in Wigginton, Tring, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead

NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intend to make an Order under       Section 14[1] of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all traffic from using the following lengths of roads and to prohibit all vehicles from waiting on both sides of these lengths of roads whilst highway maintenance works are in progress:-

 1. the A41 eastbound slip road leading onto the eastbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), Wigginton from its junction with the A4252 Tring Road/B4635 London Road roundabout eastwards to its junction with the eastbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), a distance of approximately 630 metres.

2. that length of A41 Tring Bypass, Tring/A41 (unnamed road), Berkhamsted from its junction with the eastbound slip road leading onto the B4635 London Road/A4251 Tring Road roundabout south eastwards and north eastwards to its junction with the A41 westbound slip road leading onto the A4251 London Road roundabout, a distance of approximately 12200 metres.

3. the A41 eastbound slip roads leading on and off the A41 (unnamed road), Berkhamsted from their junctions with the A416 Chesham Road/A416 Kingshill Way roundabout eastwards, southwards, eastwards and westwards to their junctions with the eastbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), a distance of approximately 512 metres.

4. the A41 westbound slip roads leading on and off the A41 (unnamed road), Berkhamsted from their junctions with the A416 Chesham Road roundabout northwards, westwards and eastwards to their junctions with the westbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), a distance of approximately 512 metres.

5. the A41 westbound slip road leading onto the westbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), Bovingdon from its junction with Bourne End Lane northwards and westwards to its junction with the westbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), a distance of approximately 160 metres.

6. the A41 westbound slip roads leading on and off the A41 (unnamed road), Hemel Hempstead from their junctions with the A4251 London Road roundabout westwards, nothwards, westwards and eastwards to their junctions with the westbound carriageway of A41 (unnamed road), a distance of approximately 370 metres.

The sections of roads will each be closed and the temporary waiting restrictions will be in place between the hours of 8.00pm and 5.00am for up to 5 nights during the period 23 March 2015 and 27 March 2015, when signs are in place. Alternative signed routes will be provided for traffic whilst the road closures are in place.

If you have any queries about the highway maintenance works, the temporary road closures or the temporary waiting restrictions, please contact Damon Miles tel. 01992 784100 at Eurovia Infrastructure Limited or Simon Brazier tel. 0300 123 4047 at Hertfordshire County Council.

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Tesco update – recent article in Hemel Gazette

Grocery chain Tesco has confirmed it still intends to create two new Express stores in the area despite cost-cutting closures nationwide.

The supermarket giant revealed it has suffered falling sales and profits over two years, and has proposed to close 43 stores across in a bid to bring down costs.None of the existing stores in Hemel Hempstead are affected by the closures, but a company spokesman confirmed as-yet unstarted work to build two Express stores – one in the town and one in neighbouring Bovingdon – are still set to go ahead.

Highfield’s Royal Stag pub on Fletcher Way was shut down in November despite a campaign by regulars to keep it open. The site opposite the Bellgate shopping parade including a Co-op store had been bought by Tesco with plans to create the smaller convenience store branch in its place.

In Bovingdon, Tesco was granted planning permission to construct a store and eight apartments on the corner of the village High Street with Chesham Road in 2010, but building work is still yet to begin, despite the company successfully having applied for more time to develop the site.

The proposal has seen widespread opposition from village campaign groups.

The spokesman explained: “We’re still looking to open new Express stores on Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead and Chesham Road, Bovingdon and we’re grateful for the support local people have given our plans.

“We’re not yet in a position to confirm opening dates but we’ll keep the local community updated.”

The company is cancelling the building of 49 planned new stores around the rest of the country, but will open 14 new shops this year, seven of them smaller convenience outlets.

 

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Have your say on how Hertfordshire County Council funds local bus services

The county council uses taxpayers’ money to support approximately 11% of the 35.6 million bus passenger journeys made each year in Hertfordshire.

In 2014 the county council asked for your views on proposals to reduce evening and Sunday services.

Following careful consideration of the feedback the county council received they have made some changes to the proposals which they would like your views on.

These new proposals would affect only 2% of all the passenger journeys running in Hertfordshire but would save more money.

What the county council are proposing?

• Withdraw funding from contracted services which operate after 7:30pm

• Withdraw funding from these services on Sundays, except for routes which go directly to hospitals which would run until 7.30pm

• Modify our existing Value for Money Criteria to help determine which routes and services will receive funding, taking into account a range of factors including cost per passenger journey and need.

• Amend the overall Bus Strategy to reflect any changes in the way we fund bus services.

Why are we doing this?

Hertfordshire County Council is facing severe pressures on its budget.

Between 2010 and 2014 the county council had to reduce its budget by approximately £150m.  We must take out a similar amount over the next four years.

These new proposals would save approximately £1.471m from the current bus budget.

How can I have my say?

You can let the county council know your views by completing the online form on their website www.hertsdirect.org/busconsult

If you don’t have internet access you can visit your local library where free access is available.

For a paper copy email hertsdirect@hertfordshire.gov.uk or phone 0300 123 4036.

Please respond by midnight on 10 April 2015

 

 

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