Hall revamp is a first step to village facelift

Bovingdon Memorial Hall
Bovingdon Memorial Hall

CHANGES are full steam ahead in Bovingdon following the revamp of the Memorial Hall in High Street.

Work costing almost £70,000 was recently completed on the hall in the village centre, and hopes are high that hundreds of people will benefit from the revamp that began at the end of August.

But the completed work is just one of a number of changes being implemented in the village.

It is hoped work will begin soon on the restoration of another village landmark.

Earlier this year Bovingdon Parish Council received £8,960 of funding from the National Lottery for restoration work to be carried out on the pond on the edge of Bovingdon Green.

The work, to be carried out by the county council’s countryside management services, will restore the pond from its current overgrown condition.

Work has been scheduled for this autumn in order to cause less disturbance to wildlife in and around the pond.

It is hoped that once the pond is renovated, and the water is cleared of silt and other waste, species such as dragonflies will start to come back.

Other work to take place in the village in the near future, as discussed by parish councillor Glenn Povey at a meeting last week, could include the introduction of new flower beds and tree planting along High Street.

A provision has also been agreed for more dog mess bins to be situated around the village, and possible locations are being identified.

The changes come as supermarket chain Tesco confirmed that the Express store, planned for a site in Chesham Road, will go ahead from autumn next year.