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.
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.
3:13pm Friday 22nd August 2014
3:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014
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).
4:16pm Thursday 14th August 2014
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).
4:19pm Thursday 7th August 2014
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.
4:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014
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.
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.
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.
3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014
3:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014
3:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014
3:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014
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.
5:26pm Thursday 10th July 2014
5:24pm Thursday 10th July 2014
5:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014
Hertfordshire County Council is currently consulting on suggested changes for our 17 household waste recycling centres. We’ve already had more than 1,300 consultation responses and we’re keen to receive more.
4:10pm Thursday 19th June 2014
4:06pm Thursday 19th June 2014
4:05pm Thursday 19th June 2014
The almost childish response by former Labour councillor Joe Goldberg (‘Something out of Cloud Cuckoo Land’, Your Views, May 23) to my letter published in the previous edition (‘Labour party has gone off ‘half-cocked’, Your Views, May16) exposing the confession by former Grand Vizier of the Labour party Peter Mandelson is no substitute for intelligent examination of the facts.
9:58am Friday 6th June 2014
Having just arrived in Borehamwood, which I do frequently to see friends and family, I was told the planters near the cinema are going to have fresh look for the 100 years centenary in Borehamwood. But can anyone tell me why no attention has been given to the nine large planters in The Boulevard?
9:56am Friday 6th June 2014
9:42am Friday 6th June 2014
The recent poll results for Hertsmere Borough Council provided ample evidence, once again, of the arbitrary and capricious nature of the antiquated electoral system still used by English local authorities.
3:38pm Thursday 29th May 2014
3:36pm Thursday 29th May 2014
3:34pm Thursday 29th May 2014
As I am a author and local historian, and have I lived in Borehamwood since 1952, I am always looking around to see what’s left in our town, especailly now that we are continually faced with redeveploment. To sum it all up from a local history point of view, there’s not very much left.
3:32pm Thursday 29th May 2014
4:41pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
4:38pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
As so often happens, the chairman of Hertsmere UKIP Frank Ward has completely missed the point of my letter published the week before last (‘Not a true reflection of the people’, Your Views, May 2) in his letter (‘No wonder voters seek change’, Your Views, May 9).
4:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
4:32pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
11:41am Monday 19th May 2014
It is instructive to compare the pie chart accompanying your coverage of the forthcoming Hertsmere elections showing the current make-up of the council with one showing what it would be like if these seats had been contested under an electoral system that awards seats to parties in proportion to their popularity at the ballot box.
11:35am Monday 19th May 2014
While I share no truck with the Conservatives, the disingenuous, misleading comments from Labour councillor Ann Harrison on the shortage of social housing within the borough and accusing the Conservative Government of being responsible has its own star-studded status in political ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’.