New planning

There a two  new planning application lodged for Letchmore Heath

The location and application Nos are

16/0629/FUL Rear of Redwood Lodge   Grange Lane  (comments by 10/05/2016)

16/0668/HSE Aragon Coach House   Back Lane  (comments by 10/05/2016)

To view the application in full on the Hertsmere website please click here and type the above planning application number into the search box.

If you wish to make a comment on an application this should be sent to Planning Dept of HBC  the dates shown

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Perhaps a time for reflection

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The 19th of April will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Arthur Hawkins who was killed in action on 19th April 1916.

Arthur was 26 years old when he died and used to live at 2 Letchmore Cottages, he left the village on September 1914 to fight in France and Belgium never to return.

Arthur was the eldest son of Hanna and Henry William Hawkins, Henry was the son of “old” Henry and Mary Hawkins who lived at 3 Letchmore Cottages. When Henry and Hanna married in 1890 they moved into 3 Hill Cottages, where Arthur was born, but tragically somewhere between April and June 1897 Henry died at the age of 31 years (Arthur was only 7 at the time)  Hanna subsequently  moved into 2 Letchmore Cottages with Arthur and both his younger and baby brother, Hanna became a laundress working from home.

Arthur was born in 1890 and enlisted with the 8th Battalion of the Bedford Regiment at the start of WW1. Arthur’s battalion suffered heavy losses during a massed bombardment and raids on their lines during April 1916.  He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial in Ieper, West-Viaanderen, Belgium. There is also a stone memorial plaque set into the house wall of 2 Letchmore Cottages.

There are a further 4 of these plaques in the village commemorating those from the Village that were lost;
Arthur Burnell           Bernadine, The Green,
Ted Camp                    Landor Cottages, Back Lane.
Stanley Beal Camp   Landor Cottages, Back Lane.
Harry Walton Keen  The Old Bakery, Grange Lane.

 

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New planning

There is a new planning application lodged for Letchmore Heath

The location and application No are    16/0355/FUL   The Grocery Institute (Aldenham Cottage)  Grange Lane

To view the application in full on the Hertsmere website please click here and type the above planning application number into the search box.

If you wish to make a comment on the application this should be sent to Planning Dept of HBC  by 26th April 2016

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Letchmore Heath Village Newsletter 1st April

What’s on in April

Friday 1st Village bus
Monday 4th Book club
Thursday 7th Village tidy
Friday 8th Village bus
Friday 8th LH Police surgery
Tuesday 12th Business networking
Wednesday 13th Village social
Friday 15th Village bus
Friday 22nd Village bus
Thursday 28th Radlett police surgery
Friday 29th Village bus


Book club

The April book club meeting will be on Monday 4th April at 8 pm. Come along and join in, even if you haven’t read the current book, so you can find out what the next book will be.


 

Village Tidy

Please join us for a “Village Tidy” on Thursday 7 April 2016 at 10.00 starting outside The Three Horseshoes.
– litter pick
-tidying up the car park by the pond (please bring a sturdy rake or fork if you have one!)
-removing old notices
-washing signs
Everybody is welcome. Plastic bags will be provided, but please bring your own gloves.

Business Networking event

this will be held in the pub on Tuesday 12th April. A chance to meet up and network with a range of local small business owners, find out what they do and offer your products and services to a new audience.

Village social

the regular village social will be on Wednesday 13th April in the pub. All welcome.

Quiz

there will be a quiz in the pub in April. Ask at the pub for details. Bring a team along or join one on the night and pit your wits against other locals.

Refuse collections

Due to the difficulty of manoeuvring the refuse lorries down some of our narrow lanes, Hertsmere have decided that there will no longer be door to door rubbish collections in Common Lane, Back Lane and New Road. This will also apply to Grange Lane until the road repairs have been carried out. Instead, the affected residents should take their rubbish down to the car park area by the pond where suitable large rubbish receptacles are going to be placed. The collections will remain on Thursdays. Hertsmere have said that if this scheme works well, they may consider replacing the door to door collection on the other roads in Letchmore Heath, which will save the council both considerable time and money, something they are keen to do in these times of budget cuts.

If you want any more information on this, please email nickyweisfeld@gmail.com.

Village bus

as always, the village bus will leave the pub at 9.45 on a Friday morning and will collect from Watford at 12.15, returning to the village at 12.30. Don’t forget, the pub will be open from 9.30 for bus drivers and passengers to enjoy a cup of coffee before setting out for Watford.


Local Policing report

Hello, my name is Tim Conway and I am a PCSO for Aldenham West. I joined Hertfordshire Constabulary in April 2014 and was covering both East and West Aldenham since that date with support from my colleagues in the Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team.

In September I was joined in Aldenham by PCSO Barry Lovegrove. He has been a PCSO for about 12 years and brings a great deal of experience with him, he has taken over Aldenham East Ward so I can now concentrate on the Aldenham West Ward.

We run beat surgeries in Radlett Library at the end of each month, the next is on 28/04 between 1430-1630 hrs at the end of each month to discuss crime-related concerns with residents. In October I started running those for the rural community as well and although the progress has been slow we are developing an excellent rapport with the Aldenham West Residents. We will be carrying out Beat Surgeries on 08 April at The Three Horseshoes 0915-0945, Parish Church Aldenham, 10.00-1100, Battlers Greens Shops 1115-1215, Newberries School 1230-1315 and Osprey Close Watford 1400-1500 hrs.

We send details about local crimes and related crime prevention advice via our Online Watch Link (OWL). Please visit http://www.owl.co.uk to sign up to this free service.

If you have any local policing issues you would like to raise with us, please contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team by email at sntbusheyandradlett@herts.pnn.police.uk or via the police non-emergency number 101. If a crime is in progress call 999 immediately.

PCSO Tim Conway 6263.


 

Save the Date

Midsummer’s Night Picnic, Saturday 18th June
The Aldenham War Memorial Hall committee is planning a village picnic on (nearly) midsummer’s night. Please keep the date free. More details will be forthcoming nearer the time.


Battlers Green Post Office

this has now been refurbished and Bala is looking forward to welcoming customers back. As you may know, he can arrange newspaper deliveries to addresses in Letchmore Heath. Please support this local shop.


By the way, Happy April Fool’s Day.

Nicky Weisfeld