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An on-line article from yesterday which doesn't really tell us anything different other than the petition to save Broadwater now has over 4000 signatures, lets just hope common sense will prevail in the end and the Berkhamsted Sports Ground Charitable Association Limited (BSGCA) come to their senses: 

FUTURE IN DOUBT? Berkhamsted FC continue battle to save Broadwater | My Local News (mynewsmag.co.uk)

Berkhamsted FC’s battle to save their football ground has continued with almost 4,000 supporters signing a petition to persuade the owners to stay at Broadwater, which is located on Lower Kings Road near the town centre

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I'm surprised ArsenalFan hasn't been on to update us on the current position at Broadwater as he seems to know more than most, it seems to have gone quiet of late after all the activity just before Christmas and the elaborate webinar that BerkoRaiders said he sat through, hosted by the unscrupulous Sussex based developers Thakeham and the independent Chair of the Berkhamsted Sports Ground Charitable Association Limited (BSGCA), Paul Forster. 'Independent' is certainly the operative word isn't it as Mr Forster is clearly all for the project going ahead with no thought whatsoever for the the people of Berkhamsted or a much loved Football Club who has played at Broadwater for over one hundred years.

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A nice messege and update from Berkhamsted FC Chairman Steve Davis:

Chairman’s Update – 8 Feb 2021 (pitchero.com)

In the continued absence of football, Berko FC chairman Steve Davis looks forward to restarting and provides a positive update on events at the club

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This is really interesting stuff, a great insight into Broadwater going back historically and the thinking about the future of the Sports Ground and how it should always be used, namely for sport. Paul Forster, the 'independent' Chair of the Berkhamsted Sports Ground Charitable Association Limited (BSGCA) should take some time out of his day to read it:   

Comrades Confirm Historic Details Of Creation Of Broadwater Sports Ground (pitchero.com)

Comrades Confirm Historic Details Of Creation Of Broadwater Sports Ground

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On 14/01/2021 at 15:27, Rhodes said:

It is still possible to comment, until Sunday 28 February, on the Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038 and here is the Consultation document. I see that the Chiltern Society have, unsurprisingly, grave concerns about the Plan and are hell bent against it, they currently have an open on-line meeting taking place which it is still possible to join (see third link):  

New Dacorum Local Plan (to 2038)

Draft Local Plan Update | Living Magazines (livingmags.info)

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It is just over a week now until the deadline for comments on the Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038 and the Consultation document. There's an interesting response here from Berkhamsted Town Council Planning Committee as well as all the Town and Parish Councils within Dacorum who have asked jointly for the Plan to be withdrawn suggesting that it is not fit for purpose which it clearly isn't:

draft-local-plan-btc-response-vfinal.pdf (berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk)

tp-1821-draft-letter-to-dbc.pdf (berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk)

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A very interesting update on the Broadwater situation from Club Director and historian Grant Hastie, hopefully Paul Forster, the 'independent' Chair of the Berkhamsted Sports Ground Charitable Association Limited (BSGCA) will read it:

The Comrades - Reasons Why We Should Remain At Broadwater (pitchero.com)

In this article, following the one issued on 13 February, Grant questions whether the landlords have the legal or moral authority to sell the ground and highlights some potential obstacles to the proposed move.

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I gather local residents received a card in the post recently from the unscrupulous Sussex based developers Thakenham, what a cheek:

Did you receive a card from Thakeham about their proposals for the Bulbourne Cross Development?

They seem determined to get these included in the new local plan. If adopted, we would be one step closer to the loss of virtually all Green Belt to the west of us.

After talking with representatives of Thakeham, we are even more convinced that this would not be good for our community.  We need you to voice your opinion.

Turn out the flyer that was delivered to you and get on with opposing!

BEVA Planning Group

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Bourne End Herts News

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Ollie United have announced a groundshare at Broadwater, the local Charity Club was set up in 2019 to help raise funds for Ollie Sweeney’s fight against Stage Four Neuroblastoma, a rare child cancer that attacks the young nerve cells which Ollie was sadly diagnosed with in early January 2019. Ollie was four years old yesterday (23 February) which coincided with the announcement of the groundshare, various events have already taken place at Broadwater and this is a wonderful gesture by the Club and Chairman Steve Davis to give Ollie United the opportunity to play their matches on the hallowed turf once normality is resumed:   

Ollie’s Appeal | Solving Kids' Cancer

Comrades Plan To Help Ollie Via Family Fun Day (pitchero.com)

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On 14/01/2021 at 18:26, Rhodes said:

It is still possible to comment, until Sunday 28 February, on the Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038 and here is the Consultation document

New Dacorum Local Plan (to 2038)

I see that Berkhamsted FC have commented on the 'not fit for purpose' Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038, ahead of the deadline today:

Berkhamsted FC News Update – 28 February 2021 (pitchero.com)

We have made a submission on Dacorum’s draft local plan for housing, including comments from many supporters that signed our petition to stay at Broadwater. We do not wish to be kicked out of town to Bourne End.

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On 28/02/2021 at 20:33, Rhodes said:

I see that Berkhamsted FC have commented on the 'not fit for purpose' Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038, ahead of the deadline today:

Here are some of the other submissions received by Dacorum Borough Council to their 'not fit for purpose' Local Plan 'Emerging Strategy for Growth' 2020 - 2038:
https://www.berkhamstedraiders.com/raiders-response-to-dacorum-local-plan/

210218-Dacorum-Local-Plan-Chiltern-Society-Response.pdf

North Church Parish Council

Steve Draft Local Plan 2020-2038 Reg 18 V2 (littlegaddesdenpc.org.uk)

Joint-letter-to-DBC-v1.0.pdf (littlegaddesdenpc.org.uk)

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