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?

Keen to receive more consultation responses

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.

Come along and enjoy our town festival

4:10pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Elstree and Borehamwood will be oversubscribed with entertainment as we celebrate our town festival.

Don’t privatise our cherished institution

4:06pm Thursday 19th June 2014

I wondered as an avid reader of your paper whether other people share my concerns about our NHS.

No substitute for intelligent examination

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.

June not bursting out all over

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?

Look out for dates

9:56am Friday 6th June 2014

I would like to thank the residents of Borehamwood Kenilworth ward who elected me as their borough councillor in the recent local elections.

Antiquated system

Borehamwood Times: A pie chart showing the make-up of Hertsmere Borough Council, with the Labour representation in red and Conservatives in blue

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.

I am always at the end of the phone

3:38pm Thursday 29th May 2014

I would like to thank all the residents in my ward for voting for me on May 22.

Thanks to those who voted for me

3:36pm Thursday 29th May 2014

I would like to thank the many residents of Elstree who put their faith in me and the Conservative administration at Hertsmere Borough Council in the recent local elections.

How our town has changed

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.

Out of touch with immigration

Borehamwood Times: David Dimbleby chaired Question Time when the BBC panel show was filmed in Radlett

3:32pm Thursday 29th May 2014

I was distressed, alarmed and disappointed to witness the manner in which the Radlett audience reacted to the UKIP representative Neil Hamilton on BBC’s Question Time on May 22.

We are here to represent you

4:41pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Elstree and Borehamwood Green Belt Society welcomed an encouraging number of supporters to its AGM on May 6 at Allum Hall, Elstree.

Candidates should reflect population

Borehamwood Times: Frank Ward

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).

Something out of Cloud Cuckoo Land

4:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

I am writing regarding the letter from Frank Ward last week (‘Labour party has gone off ‘half-cocked’, Your Views, May 16).

Dropped kerb was repeatedly refused

4:32pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

I read a story in your paper recently that surprised and angered me (‘Council reverses resident’s unlawful work to driveway’, Borehamwood & Elstree Times, May 9).

Let’s compare a proportional system

Borehamwood Times: What the council might look like under proportional representation (Red = Labour, Blue = Conservatives, Yellow = Liberal Democrats, Purple = UKIP)

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.

Labour Party has gone off 'half-cocked'

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’.

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