Rickmansworth Bowls Club

Members will recall the fact that we reported the problems the Rickmansworth Bowls Club was having with the District Council over the rent for the site.  

The Club is recruiting new members and are holding some open events so why not come and have a go.

Open Day on Saturday 22nd May, 12.00-6.00pm and Thursday evenings 27th May, 3rd, 10th and 17th June 6.00-8.00pm.

They have spare equipment for you to use so all you need is to turn up comfortably dressed and wearing flat-bottomed shoes.

The club is at Basing Gardens, Northway, opposite the Council offices.

Tel: Nick (Secretary) on 07731 897481 or email: nick.bessant@talktalk.net for further information.


We await the details of the revised Local Plan where the District Council are reacting to the call for large numbers of new dwellings to be built. All Residents’ Associations in the District were holding an emergency meeting to discuss the strategy to be used in combatting any loss of Green Built land. In Rickmansworth we have the added problem of proposed buildings being put on flood plain sites.

The other problem we have is the type of housing. What we need in Rickmansworth and the surrounding area is one and two-bedroom houses so that our children can set up home in the area. The District Council seem to think that we need three and four-bedroom homes. This will produce more income to the Council in the form of SIL money and Council Tax and will provide the developers with more income but such properties will be sold as buy-to-rent housing and do nothing for our upcoming generation who either have to stay living with their parents or move away from the area.

It has been rumoured that the shop just left empty by Halfords may become a Starbucks.

One resident backing onto the M&S car park has complained about the noise from lorries delivering at 4am. The resident has been advised to keep a log. There may be controls in the original planning permission which need to be looked at.