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Phillimore Recreation Ground Improvements

Aldenham Parish Council (APC) is continuing to progress with the Phillimore Recreation Ground improvements. This project has four phases:

  • Phase 1 – installation of café to improve the experience of visiting the recreation ground
  • Phase 2 – improvements to the entrance into the car park
  • Phase 3 – improvements to the children’s play area to make it accessible to more people all year round (this is currently being discussed, further details to follow soon).
  • Phase 4 – to provide an access path around the main field to make it accessible to all, all year round.

In relation to Phase 1, APC carried out a consultation in Autumn 2021. Since then, we have been working with the project manager to respond to some of the concerns raised by residents. The planned built area has been reduced and the path connecting the café to the multi- use games area and public toilets has been relocated to inside the community wood, to the side of the proposed café. This will have the effect of reducing the amount of hardstanding that is being introduced onto the main grassed field.

The plans above were approved by APC Full Council on 28 September 2022, and an application for planning permission has been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council. If permission is granted, then the next step will be to draw up tenders for operators to provide the catering facility as well as contractors to build the café.

In relation to Phase 2, an architect, IID, has been appointed to draw up plans for improvements which will be shared with residents, in due course.  

Winter Fair

We are almost ready for the Winter Fair at the Radlett Centre this Sunday. Hope to see you all there for an enjoyable afternoon from 2pm until 5pm with the light switch on at 4:45pm by the famous pantomime’s Dame Marc Kelly. There will be lots of festive attractions including Santa’s Grotto, bumper carz, bouncy castle, art and crafts stalls and much more. The tickets for all rides and Santa’s grotto will be available to purchase from the box office (£1 – all rides, £2 – Santa’s grotto), payments to be made by CASH ONLY please.

We are committed to make the Winter Fair an event that is accessible to everyone. Should you need help and support during the event please find a member of staff at the box office. For more details please visit

Please could we ask that you do not attend this event if you are displaying any Coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive.

Official Notice for the Appeal on the Solar Farm

APPEAL BY: Elstree Green Ltd.
SITE: Land North Of Butterfly Lane, Land Surrounding Hilfield Farm and Land West Of Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT: Installation of renewable led energy generating station comprising ground-mounted photovoltaic solar arrays and battery based electricity storage containers together with substation, inverter/transformer
stations, site accesses, internal access tracks, security measures, access gates, other ancillary infrastructure, landscaping and biodiversity enhancements.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/N1920/W/22/3295268
Hertsmere Planning References: 21/0050/FULEI and 22/0016/APP
Appeal Start Date: 3rd May 2022
Case Officer Contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Kerr Brown. Telephone: 0303 444 5243 Email address:

I wrote to you recently regarding the above appeal. The Public Inquiry is to be held by H Heward BSc (Hons) MRTPI who is an
Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to consider this appeal using powers under Section 319A of the Town and Country Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

The Public Inquiry will start on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 10 am and will also sit on
 Thursday 20th October, Friday 21st October
 Tuesday 25th October, Wednesday 26th October, Thursday 27th October
 Tuesday 1st November
 Wednesday 2nd November
 Friday 4th November (Virtual meeting only)
The Inquiry will take place at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA and will be held as an in-person event with the facility to participate virtually. You may attend the Public Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, give your views either in person or through a representative. Please note that there is limited capacity at the Civic Offices and we recommend you view via the webcast.

View Documentation relating to this appeal.
You can view all the Core Documents by using the link below
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us and we can make the documents available to view at the Council Offices by prior arrangement.
The Inquiry is being live streamed and can be viewed at

How to participate virtually.
If you wish to participate in the Inquiry virtually, please contact us as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry by either emailing or by ringing Sally Whittall on 0208 207 2277 ext 5155.

The Civic Offices are fully accessible for people with disabilities including toilets and parking. If you require further information please contact us using the details at the top of this letter.

When made, the decision will be published online at (please use search for – case ref: 3295268)

Phillimore Rec Improvements – Phase 1 – Installation of Café


The revised plans include

  • Patio area to the sides of the building has been reduced to soften the impact of hard surfaces
  • Include more hedging on boundary
  • Removal of pathway in front of building and relocation of the pathway linking the building with the Multi Use Games Area to be within the community woodland
  • Relocation of refuse area to the rear of the building meaning that the total area taken up by the site is reduced

These plans have now been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council for them to review. Please view the plans at and search for application number 22/1702/FUL, and make comments. Any questions or copies of comments can be made by e-mail to Peter Evans, Council Manager, Aldenham Parish Council on

Next steps

If the plans are approved Aldenham Parish Council will then tender contracts to provide catering facilities within the premises, as well as contracts to build the final building.

Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

  1. The audit of accounts for Aldenham Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
  2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Aldenham Parish Council on application to:a) ___Peter Evans (Council Manager)____________________

     The Council Offices, First Floor__________________________

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue ____________  RADLETT, WD7 8HL__________________________________

 (b) __10.00am – 1.00pm (Monday to Thursday)________________

3.Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £10 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by:  __Peter Evans

Date of announcement: 29th September 2022

Temporary change to office opening hours

Aldenham Parish Council office will be closed on the following dates;

26th September & 5th October – All staff working from home but can still be contacted

27th September – Due to staff training

You will still be able to contact the office by telephone on 01923 856433 or 07833 251115

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.