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September 1998

Chipperfield Common – Woodland Management

19th of September 1998

Following the site visit to the next compartment of woodland scheduled for work this season, Cameron Lewis, the Woodlands Officer of Dacorums Environmental Services Department, writes: “The meeting took place on the evening of 8 July when about 20 residents gathered to look at compartment 2 and discuss the proposed works. “The compartment structure can […]

Open Day At Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

19th of September 1998

Saturday 26 September A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and visit the cells. Local members of the Magistrates Association will be presenting mock trials to show how the law is applied to the benefit of the community. There will also be an exhibition showing all aspects of the courts work. Why not drop […]

1998 Best Kept Village Competition

19th of September 1998

Some of the comments made by the judges following their visit to Chipperfield 1. Trees, hedges, walls, fences, verges, residential properties, roads, gardens and outbuildings: Favourable: Gardens lovely throughout; Scatterdells Park Caravan site lovely Unfavourable: Some dog dirt on footways; a few weedy gutters; household rubbish dumped at the end of Croft Meadow 2. Open […]

Mediation Service

2nd of September 1998

The Dacorum Mediation Service was launched in July. This new service, intended to reduce friction between neighbours, is free to residents of the Borough. Trained mediators help people identify what is at the root of the friction and then try to create a solution by helping the parties come to an understanding which takes all […]

Dacorum Card

2nd of September 1998

If you live in the borough and are receiving meanstested benefit, you may be entitled to a Dacorum Card. The card is free and gives you discounts and privileges at over 100 local businesses and facilities, including sport and leisure, food and drink, transport and Council services.The scheme has been running for just over 18 […]

June Wedding

2nd of September 1998

On the 27 June at the Church of Our Lady, Father Desmond Cantwell celebrated the marriage of Grace Clements, elder daughter of Joe and Mary Clements (formerly of Chandlers Cross and now in Bovingdon). and Karl Moore, her school sweetheart from St. Clement Danes.Six-year-old Lucy was bridesmaid and carried the bridal train. The bride placed […]

Bonfires

2nd of September 1998

Am I alone in my concern about the latest trend in the neighbourhood of lighting bonfires during the day?I appreciate that with the better weather its a great idea to tidy up the garden and burning garden rubbish is certainly more environmentally friendly than adding to the rubbish going into land fill sites. However, is […]

Housing Needs Survey L C G B

2nd of September 1998

Dacorum Borough Council have commissioned a survey to assess the housing needs of residents. It is five years since the last survey and the council needs to bring its information up to date. Interviewers will be visiting a sample 1000households selected at random in all parts of the borough within the next four to six […]

The New Brewers

2nd of September 1998

Since it re-opened on 27 July, The Two Brewers has been inundated by thousands of customers, curious to see what the restored premises are like, testing the beer, sampling the wine and trying the food. On the Sunday evening before it officially opened, dozens of neighbours living round The Common and in The Street enjoyed […]

Ants, Snails And Grass

2nd of September 1998

At the moment the garden is full of ants, snails and grass! The ants are certainly making the Green Woodpeckers happy and their laughing calls are ringing out all around the garden. Ants are their favourite food and they have been enjoying probing a large nest near the edge of the lawn, giving me a […]

Car Tax Renewal

2nd of September 1998

The Post Office offers a next day service to renew car tax, provided you supply all necessary documents with your payment. Our Autumn Show will be taking place about the same time as you receive this edition of Chipperfield News. It usually proves to be our best show of the year and we hope to […]

Village Art Workshop

2nd of September 1998

If you would be interested in coming to a weekly art workshop on Thursday afternoons 2.30-4.3Opm at the KGV Pavilion in Sarratt, please ring Liz or Laurie Young on 01923 264537. If there is support for the idea, the workshop could start in the autumn and run in association with Chipperfield Art Group

The Future Of Health Services In West Herts

2nd of September 1998

Most residents will have seen references in the press to the consultation currently being conducted by West Hertfordshire Health Authority into the future of health provision in our area. Of particular concern are proposed changes for our local hospitals. If, like your Parish Councillors, you feel that there are a lot of unanswered questions about […]

Village Award

2nd of September 1998

The efforts of many village organisations together with those of our Village Warden, Michael Home, paid off when Chipperfield was declared to be the best kept large village in West and Central Hertfordshire in 1998.When the results of the competition were announced at County Hall in July, we found that we had scored 90.5% in […]