Herts and the East: election results

VOTERS in the Tring and villages division turned out in significantly higher numbers than elsewhere for the County and European elections in June. The local turnout was 49% compared with an overall 39% for Hertfordshire and 38% for the East of England Euro constituency. Continue reading Herts and the East: election results…

Parish Go Extreme

The next special meeting for young people to discuss the ‘Parish Go Extreme’ project is on Tuesday 30th June at 6pm at Long Marston village hall. The meeting will discuss the next stage in the provision of additional equipment at the village recreation grounds, and will last no longer than 1 hour. All children from the villages are invited to attend and take part in the discussion. Interested adults are welcome too.

Sandbags available

To help residents with flood protection the Parish Council have a supply of sandbags available. Several homes regularly at risk have taken advantage of this free service and have a couple of sandbags on loan. Contact the Parish Council chairman Mike Tomlinson on 01296 661311 if sandbags would help shore up your flood defences.

Bridleway to link Herts and Bucks

A new bridleway to link Wilstone with Marsworth has been proposed by Herts County Council at the suggestion of local farmers P E Mead and Sons. This new through route across the county boundary would join up some existing footpaths and bridleways and allow horses and riders to avoid the dangerous B489. Starting at Wilstone Green, the route will be to Dixons Gap, across Wingrave Road and then continue over the fields to Marsworth village. Some of the route is already used by riders. The Parish Council welcomed the proposal and hoped that the bridleway status would also bring some benefits in the way of improved maintenance by the County.

‘Core Strategy’ consultation

For some while Dacorum Borough Council has been working on what it calls its “Core Strategy” for the next twenty years. Their website says: “The Core Strategy will set out the strategic vision, objectives and spatial strategy for the borough for twenty years. Continue reading ‘Core Strategy’ consultation…

Housing project clears latest hurdle

THE much debated Parish and Borough Councils’ project to build eight affordable homes in Wilstone for local people passed the next stage in the lengthy approval process when it was reviewed by the Dacorum Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee in June. Continue reading Housing project clears latest hurdle…

Railway games at Ashlyns

FOR all those enthusiasts TaD-Rail (Tring & District Model Railway Club) are holding an exhibition at Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted on Saturday 10 October 2009. This is to be quite a big affair occupying 4 halls. There will be some superb layouts on show with names like Chiltern Hills, Caeau Uchaf. and also some American and continental layouts. Continue reading Railway games at Ashlyns…

Dolls’ house show raises £1,000

AN exhibition of dolls’ houses and miniatures raised over £1,000 for the Pepper Foundation charity, the paediatric arm of Iain Rennie Hospice at home. The annual charity show put on by the Aylesbury Dolls House Club was staged at Wilstone village hall for the first time at the suggestion of local members Anne and Jack Quartly. Continue reading Dolls’ house show raises £1,000…

Mentmore Village Fete

AN afternoon packed full of action, competitions and shows, terrier racing, tug of war and teas, home grown produce, plants, pickles, plums and preserves made from wild or grown in the garden. If your garden has produced a glut of something this summer why not help raise funds for local good causes and donate to one of the stalls at Mentmore’s village fete. Call us Tel: 01296 661141 and we will collect or bring your offerings to the stalls on the day. Saturday 5th September 2pm-5pm

Wanted Wine Lover

A bottle of Australian Shiraz waiting for someone to claim it. The lucky winner dropped £2.00 and 10 raffle tickets though the door at No 1 Chapel End Lane a couple of days before the Fete. Unfortunately the raffle tickets were not the stubs with your name and phone number, but the tickets themselves. So that your tickets could still be entered in the raffle we wrote out 10 fresh tickets and entered them into raffle knowing that the odds were against them being drawn! But. Guess what! They won a bottle of Shiraz – so you are now a lucky winner! Hopefully you know who you are! So, if you would like to contact us we will be pleased to exchange one bottle of Shiraz for your ticket stubs which are probably numbered 0356-0360 or 0411-0415. Please collect soon before we become too tempted by this bottle of wine standing on our kitchen dresser! John Painter

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