Think outside the box for once

Borehamwood Times:

4:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It seems quite extraordinary to me that at a time when the Government and every other agency seems to be advising us to take on a healthy lifestyle and avoid the dangers of obesity and other deadly illnesses, the town council chooses this time to renege on their commitments to fund the local athletics club and its annual run (“Parents will be devastated”, Borehamwood Times, October 16).

Drop in at society’s Christmas fair

4:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind’s Christmas fair is taking place on Sunday, November 2 in the Great Hall at the Bushey Academy in London Road, Bushey, from 11am to 4pm.

Heartfelt message to the owners

4:40pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

On Sunday evening, in the Hartford Road area of Borehamwood, I unfortunately witnessed a beautiful black cat being hit by a car.

How do they do so little mileage?

4:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Regarding the online article on the police putting the wrong fuel in their cars (“Careless police officers in Hertfordshire spend £8,000 filling up cars with wrong type of fuel”, www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk October 14).

Are there more deserving families?

Borehamwood Times:

4:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I thought your story about Kelly Nash and family was heartwarming, (“Lasting memories for such a deserving family”, Borehamwood Times, October 9) but it does make me question giving to charity if that’s where my money is going and I won’t be donating to that particular charity in the future.

Prepare now if your home is at risk

4:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

It may have been the driest September on record, but we still saw flooding well away from rivers, with heavy storms causing flash floods across the county.

Get writing to win prize of £1,000

4:34pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A poem about Borehamwood or neighbouring town could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition.

Memories of a well-loved actress

4:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I am still collating memories or information on Jean Simmons, particularly from her time living at 120 Cheviot Gardens, NW2 and surrounding areas, plus her time at the Aida Foster Dance & Drama School in Golders Green.

Get to know cancer and act sooner

4:28pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The ‘Get to Know Cancer’ pop-up shop at the Broadwalk Centre in Edgware was opened to give residents support and advice about any worries and questions they may have about cancer.

Free classes to learn a new sport

4:27pm Thursday 9th October 2014

If you’re aged between 13 and 19 and fancy trying out a new basketball format, then some new B2B sessions in Potters Bar could be for you.

These charges are a disgrace

4:24pm Thursday 9th October 2014

I have been a resident of Elstree for 30 years and regularly shop in the Borehamwood shopping park.

Don’t take over our green space

4:21pm Thursday 9th October 2014

I am writing regarding the proposed development of the Legal & General site, Rowley Lane, Borehamwood.

More costs for the local taxpayer

5:01pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

I refer to a letter from Mr Stephen Oakes-Monger in the Borehamwood & Elstree Times about painting road markings outside the closed fire station in Radlett (‘Paint cannot gloss over stupidity’, Your Views, September 12).

Help pay for more trips of a lifetime

5:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A family from Radlett, whose lives have been turned upside down by blood cancer, have just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland, Paris.

I need justice for my loving cat

4:59pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

The other day my loving, friendly, caring cat, who wouldn’t hurt a fly, was killed by a taxi driver.

‘Councillors are hypocrites’

Borehamwood Times:

8:27am Friday 26th September 2014

Chutzpah is a word of Yiddish origin, which is defined in the dictionary as ‘shameless audacity’.

Free apples and honey ensure ‘sweet’ new year

8:25am Friday 26th September 2014

The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware is inviting shoppers to come and celebrate the Jewish New Year with them.

Opportunity to usher in a period of peace

8:24am Friday 26th September 2014

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I want to send my good wishes to members of the Jewish community throughout Hertsmere. Over the past year, I have been privileged to engage with the Jewish community by visiting synagogues, charities and speaking to younger members of the community. I have been deeply impressed by the sense of community and warmth, anchored by values of mutual responsibility, charity and education.

Bake-off in aid of cancer charity

8:22am Friday 26th September 2014

Your Borehamwood & Elstree neighbourhood police team has been busy baking cakes for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place this morning.

Ask the mayors for subsidies

4:22pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I am somewhat dismayed at the Hertfordshire County Council proposal to reduce the bus service throughout the county in order to save around £700,000 to £887,000 a year.

Helping make a difference

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Borehamwood were invited to join in with Yorkshire Building Society’s 150th anniversary celebrations by nominating small charities and good causes in their community to receive a share of £150,000.

New network needs support

4:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

At Diabetes UK we believe every person with diabetes deserves the best treatment and services.

Still in shock after close call

4:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

To the driver of the silver BMW who pulled out without looking or indicating at the Bec roundabout in Furzehill Road, I am still shaken up by the fact you didn’t appear to be too bothered that you almost smashed into me on my bike and shocked by the way that you drove considering you had a small child asleep in the back.

Makes sense to get rid of trees

4:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I am sorry to learn people are so outraged by Network Rail’s work to so effectively clear their railway lines around Elstree and Borehamwood station. When thousands of commuters and businesses rely on a railway service that needs to be efficient and above all reliable, is it wrong that railways should take firm action to prevent delays and costly clean-ups?

Town will always be in my heart

3:53pm Monday 15th September 2014

I would like to thank my family, friends and fellow councillors and officers from the Town Council for throwing a surprise retirement party for me.

Worrying times for stars in our midst

3:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

Paul Welsh in his film nostalgia column (“What happened to innocent until proven guilty?, Borehamwood Times, August 22) succinctly covered a pivotal issue that has recently come to light with our legal system and I feel strongly about.

Paint cannot gloss over stupidity

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

Once again we appear to have a case of the left hand of local government not knowing what the right hand is doing.

United team saved the day

3:47pm Monday 15th September 2014

We are delighted that officers at Hertfordshire County Council have recommended that the Elstree Recycling Centre should remain open and not close as originally recommended.

No explanation for seven-month delay

3:45pm Thursday 4th September 2014

In autumn 2012, First Capital Connect (FCC) announced they were going to put lifts in at Elstree and Borehamwood station. This work started early 2013 and was due to be completed later that year.

Green Belt land would be lost forever

3:42pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Elstree and Borehamwood Green Belt Society has been campaigning against the monstrous rail freight interchange proposed for Park Street on the Radlett airfield site for the last eight years.

Help hedgehogs by doing simple things in your garden

Borehamwood Times:

4:57pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Hedgehogs, like many wildlife species, are declining in numbers due to environmental changes in both rural and urban areas, mostly caused by humans. But you can help the urban scene by doing some simple things around your garden. Hedgehogs are good for the garden because they eat a lot of the creepy crawlies that most of us don’t like ie slugs, beetles, earwigs, worms and millipedes – to name but a few. But the hogs can’t get at them if your garden is too tidy, or they can’t move freely from one garden to the next.

A little warning would have been nice to see

4:55pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Late afternoon on Sunday, August 17, we were caught in a horrendous traffic jam on the M1 (northbound) on our way home from a long day out. We have since learned that the cause of this problem was a festival at the Hare Krishna Centre in Aldenham.

Meeting for the over 60s at museum

3:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum is looking to hold a monthly reminiscence group for the over 60s, where people can share their memories of Borehamwood and Elstree over tea and biscuits.

People deserve to no longer live in fear

3:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The letter from Michael McEnhill (‘Answer for your heinous war crimes’, Your Views, August 8) warrants a response which is both measured and factual.

The world is becoming a very dangerous place

3:07pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Were your late father to be alive today Mr McEnhill, I would be happy to thank him for guarding, on our behalf, General Von Rundstedt until he went to trial at Nuremberg (‘Answer for your heinous war crimes’, Your Views, August 8).

Your father is a man who should be saluted

4:16pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Mr McEnhill, the memory of your father is to be saluted (‘Answer for your heinous war crimes’, Your Views, August 8).

Why have you singled Israel out in letter?

4:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I am appalled at your decision to print the letter from Michael McEnhill proposing that Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel should be tried for ‘heinous war crimes’, and drawing a parallel between him and a Nazi general tried at Nuremberg (‘Answer for your heinous war crimes’, Your Views, August 8).

Thank you for all your hard work

4:19pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Many thanks to Boreham Wood Football Club, who kicked off the summer holidays by hosting an amazing match against the Arsenal first team to celebrate the opening of their new and impressive stand.

Answer for your heinous war crimes

4:14pm Thursday 7th August 2014

During the last war my father kept General Gerd Von Rundstedt under lock and key in Shenley Hospital, a few miles from Borehamwood, which housed both mental and military men and women, before packing him off to Nuremberg to answer for war crimes.

Stop treating our nurses so badly

4:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

This week’s news that the NHS has spent £1.6billion on making staff redundant over the past four years is a shocking indictment. What a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Wheelchairs should have priority

4:11pm Thursday 7th August 2014

On Friday, August 1, my husband who is in a wheelchair and I were trying to get on a bus at the stop opposite Morrisons. There was a woman with a buggy who would not make way for us, so I had no alternative than to take the chair down the ramp backwards, the chair gathered speed and we both finished up in the ditch, which usually has water in it.

Cuts would leave people stranded

3:51pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Having read Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst’s (Lib Dem) utterances last week (‘Help us to save your under-threat services’, Your Views, July 25), you might be forgiven for thinking that he and his group were the only opposition on the county council.

Make more use of the bus services

3:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Further to Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst’s somewhat muddled letter last week (‘Help us to save your under-threat services’, Your Views, July 25), and whilst I cannot confirm his figures, it is clear that bus services that run during the evening and on Sundays are grossly under-used and therefore represent a conundrum for the county council.

On the hunt for old Christmas photographs

3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

I am a volunteer at Borehamwood Museum who has been asked to compile some pictures of Christmas past in Borehamwood.

Help us to save your under-threat services

3:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A total of 39 bus routes across Hertforshire are all under threat from the Conservative-run county council.

Looking to pass war medals on

3:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I am in possession of medals awarded to Mr H Wolff who served in the 1914/18 war.

Thank you for a wonderful party

3:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I would like to extend my thanks to Boreham Wood Football Club for delivering a truly memorable birthday for my son Bob.

Whose interests are being served?

3:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Upon reading articles and letters in recent weeks about the proposed changes to the Elstree recycling centre, I am clear as to what is a ‘done deal’. Saving money and improving efficiency (usually two different terms for the same thing) will override any considerations of the adverse impact upon any changes to residents.

We pay enough to park our car as it is

5:26pm Thursday 10th July 2014

I have just read that residential parking charges are to be increased from August 1 (‘Parking prices to go up across borough’, Borehamwood & Elstree Times, July 4).

More buses are needed, not fewer

5:24pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Is there no limit to the butchery which the austerity-mongers at County Hall are determined to inflict on our public services?






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