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Here we look back at what happened in Borehamwood in February of this year.


There were cries of 'shame on you' as members of the planning committee at Hertsmere Borough Council granted permission to build 28 new modular homes in Crown Road, Borehamwood.

The £2.2m project will help house families living in temporary accomodation.

Despite being the most objected proposal ever in Hertsmere, the council pressed ahead with its plans.

Although not against the scheme and the importance it would bring to people, many neighbours believed the Crown Road garage site was an "unsuitable" place to construct what protesters called, 28 "shipping containers".

There would be further planning controversy ahead with campaigners in Well End ready to step up to fight two applications. One was for 58 homes off Potters Lane - the other for a new primary school which would take the threat away from redeveloping Maxwell Park.

But campaigners said traffic would be of a concern and were ready to push forward in their protests.

Elsewhere, three young men from Borehamwood were jailed for their part in an attack on a teenager in Leeming Road, in March 2017. The teen was attacked, stabbed, and had his bike stolen. Ryan Pearce, then 22, of St Neots Close, Steven Miles, then 19, of Hartforde Road, and Frankie Hughes, then 18, of Stratfield Road, were all found guilty after a one-week trial.

For weeks, burst water mains on the A1 caused misery for motorists heading in and out of Borehamwood. Affinity Water suffered two burst mains on the Rowley Lane slip road and the company had no option but to carry out deep excavation work to complete the repairs.

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It led to gridlock on the A1 towards London and on many local routes out of Borehamwood before eventually, the road was reopened.