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News from Radlett & District Museum

Following the recent COVID lockdown, the Museum will reopen at 10am on Saturday 5 December. It will close for the festive break from Saturday 19 December (after that day’s opening) and reopen again at 10am on Saturday 16 January.

Regular opening hours are 10 to 12 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you will find us behind the Radlett Village Institute at 413 Watling Street, Radlett, WD7 &JG. Parking is available on site and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Full COVID guidelines (face masks, hand sanitisers, social distancing, etc) will be operated. Until COVID restrictions are lifted, visitor numbers will be limited to four at any one time.

Please do come and visit us and also check out our website –

Consultation regarding Luton Airport

Very important consultations you need to be aware of regarding Luton Airport, please read and respond

There are two consultation currently being run by Luton Airport :

1) URGENT, deadline 11th Nov: Pre-consultation on proposals to expand to 19 million passengers, which also includes setting aside the noise contour limit 
– for the Airport’s information, see
– for guidance from the LADACAN anti-noise group, see

2) Deadline 5th Feb: Consultation on arrivals flight path changes, which will have an impact on communities north-east, north and north-west of the Airport
– for the Airport’s information, see
– for guidance from the LADACAN anti-noise group, see

A quiet opening for Radlett & District Museum

The recent introduction by the Government of legislation to limit social gathering to six people has caused a further delay and restrictions to the opening of the Radlett & District Museum.  A “quiet opening” is planned for 10-12am on Saturday 17 October, when the number of visitors will be limited to four plus two volunteer-staff. Entry will be on a first-come-first- served basis. The Museum will be open thereafter at 10am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and hand sanitisers will be available. Social distancing measures will be put in place.

The Museum will offer permanent displays and themed exhibitions and recordings and transcripts of interviews with local residents. Off-site exhibitions, displays and talks will be offered. Educational visits will be encouraged.

Final arrangements will be displayed on posters around Radlett and surrounding areas and on

Property Flood Resilience survey request

A survey regarding Property Flood Resilience has been commissioned by the Environment Agency to undertake a study focused on resilience to flooding (a letter of appointment from the Environment Agency can be seen here: .   As part of the study a short survey has been designed to collect information on behaviours and opinions on Property Flood Resilience. The survey can be found at:

The Radlett Society and Green Belt Association AGM – 18th Nov @8pm



Instead the AGM will now be held, online, via Zoom, as scheduled, on

Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 8:00pm.

Formal documents including The Minutes from the 2019 AGM and the accounts, will be posted on our website Details on how to access the Zoom meeting will be added a few days before the meeting.

Members should send any comments or questions on the agenda items – printed on the 2020 Newsletter which is distributed along with the Aldenham Parish News – via the “Contact Us” form on the website, before Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Our guest speaker, Stuart Nagler MBE, will deliver his talk about the Radlett & District Museum, via Zoom, immediately after the AGM.

Help us to protect and preserve our countryside. We urgently need volunteers to join our Committee to assist us in covering local planning and Green Belt issues, Expertise in these areas would be very helpful though not essential.

Rugby Returns to Cobden Hill

With the move to Phase D on the Rugby Football Union’s Return to Rugby Roadmap Tabard RFC celebrated this milestone by hosting an RFU Pitch Up for Rugby day on Saturday 12th September at Cobden Hill.

The format adopted for the day was Ready4Rugby, the all new non-contact game (non-contact due to COVD-19) which enables two opposing teams of up to 10 players to engage in match activity.

The event was very much an intra-club affair with two round robin tournaments ably refereed by Herts RFU Society officials. The U13 & U14 boys fielded two teams of 10 players and the senior men & women plus U16 boys organised four mixed teams of 8 to 10 players. Some fine rugby was played in this fast paced game. Good handling skills and sharp lines of running were amply on display and all participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The RFU was represented by their President, Jeff Blackett and he was given the warmest of welcomes by Tabard RFC club officials, supporters and members of the local community who came along to join in the fun. It was a pleasure to have Councillor Caroline Clapper with us on the day

and we were delighted that she found time in her busy diary to support this community event.

The RFU President took time out not only to commend Tabard RFC for hosting such a successful Pitch Up for Rugby event but he was somewhat inspired by the charity work that the club does with School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) and Plate for London. Having the founder and CEO of SOHK, Ken Cowen, and the Managing Director of A Plate for London, Laura-Jo Pearce in attendance added to all round success of the day.

The attached LINK provides an excellent short video of the event, encapsulates the day brilliantly and well worth a viewing.

Ross Hopcroft

President, Tabard RFC

Road Closure – Harper Lane/Watling Street

Road closure and traffic management at Harper Lane/Watling Street junction, Radlett

As part of the installation of a signalised junction at Harper Lane/Watling Street in Radlett, the necessary closure of Harper Lane will be in effect from Monday 3rd August for a duration of 20 weeks.  The work is scheduled for completion on 17th December.

Phase A – 3rd August – 21st August

Road closure of Harper Lane and temporary off-peak two-way lights on Watling Street. Removal of white lines and splitter islands, carriageway safety improvements for re-directed traffic flows.

More information please click the link below:

Aldenham Parish Council are disappointed that there was no notice from HertsCC Highways and that the introduction of traffic lights again will cause problems in the village

Fit, Fred and Read – unclaimed spaces

Fit, Fed and Read is a school holiday activity programme that operates across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and summer holidays. Each four-hour day consists of 2 hours of physical activity, 1 hour of fun education and 1 hour for a two – course nutritious lunch, all free of charge.

Currently there are still unclaimed free spaces on the Borehamwood project, which is running out of Saffron Green Primary School, WD6 2PP.

This is of course subject to change and the remaining spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis to those meeting the eligibility criteria (aged 7-12 years and eligible for free school meals).

Applications can be made here:

More information can be found here: