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Safari Supper goes down a treat!

Piccotts End Safari SupperIt included the best of British at No 5, the finest of France at No 27 and the richest of Russia at No 96. This year’s Safari Supper was even tastier than dinner at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons! PERA chairman …

Summer garden party is music to our ears!

Piccotts End Garden PartyA lovely recital by resident musicians Tim & Julia Blinko made this year’s summer garden party sing and dance! OK there was no singing or dancing but everyone enjoyed the marvellous music emanating from Julia’s flute and sax, and from …

Sun shines on our brunch

piccotts-end-brunchThe sun drew an excellent turnout to the PERA spring brunch.…

Safari Supper is back in busy programme of social events

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PERA’s social secretary Annette Harrison announced a busy programme of social events at the AGM.

It will kick off with the Spring Brunch at the Marchmont Arms on Sunday May 12th (11am – 1pm). Next up will be the Summer …

Residents fume at mess made by the Marchmont

The churned up verge by the Marchmont ArmsProblems caused by the Marchmont Arms were one of the the main topics of conversation at this year’s PERA AGM. The secretary Michael Nidd reported how refuse and delivery lorries had churned up the grass verge by the pub and …

Twelfth Night is the perfect pick-me-up

piccotts-end-residentsBack to work, back to school, back to Brexit, whatever has been depressing residents at the end of this festive season, the annual Twelfth Night soirée proved the perfect antidote. A record number gathered at the Marchmont Arms to blow …

Two arrested following car thefts

Two people have been arrested following a spate of thefts in the village.  Cars in Riverbank and the Granary were among those targeted. Cash, CDs, fishing tackle and other valuables have been taken. John Baldwin, who lives in the middle …

Fireworks party welcomes residents old and new

The village fireworks party went with a bang as dozens of residents enjoyed hot soup, hot dogs and delicious pork rolls with apple sauce. The event was the perfect occasion to welcome some new faces, including Bob and Liz Chendlik, …

Residents rise up against poor broadband speeds

The BT Infinity box is only just down the road but some residents are reporting that their so-called high speed broadband is running at only a snail’s pace. Speeds of only 1 or 2 megabits per second are being reported …

Sunshine & music at the summer BBQ

Piccotts End summer barbecuePhew! What a scorcher. Words we never thought would apply to the washout that’s a typical British summer. But this year it’s been nonstop sunshine and villagers  made the most of the glorious weather to enjoy the annual barbecue. Once …

Spring Brunch is a munch before lunch!

The Spring Brunch proved another hit with residents. Nearly 20 came to the Marchmont Arms earlier this month for a morning natter over coffee and croissants. …

Holly beats the heat in marathon epic!

Holly Cross and RupertThree cheers for  Piccotts End resident Holly Cross! Holly ran this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the charity which helped save the life of her son Rupert (pictured here with his mum after the big race).

Fed-up residents demand traffic ban

Screen Shot 2018-03-14 at 18.41.08Residents have voted in favour of seeking a rush-hour traffic ban to stop motorists using the village as a rat run. Concerns were aired at the AGM about the unacceptable number of cars clogging the village, many travelling well in …

Mystery of the disappearing daffodils

IMG_4789This year’s show of daffodils by the village sign near The Marchmont will be a bit thin on the ground. The bulbs, which were planted during the winter, were coming up nicely until the middle of February. Then they fell …

Planning worries to be aired at AGM

news_89_1035603911This year’s PERA AGM will take place on Tuesday 13th March at 110 Piccotts End at 8pm, hosted by by David and Margaret Stanier. The agenda will include a report by PERA secretary Michael Nidd on Dacorum’s development plans

Twelfth Night is a Call to Arms!

Piccotts End festive drinksResidents gathered at the Marchmont Arms for one Last Hurrah of the festive season. Among the guests was village newcomer Susie Hust, who is planning to move into No 97 later in the year.…

Planning threat to village – join the protest!

New plans drawn up by Dacorum Borough Council threaten to engulf our historic village with a massive new housing development, dwarfing even the one set to be built on Marchmont Fields. PERA has drawn up a guide on how you …

Firework fun ends the social calendar with a bang!

 

Piccotts End fireworks

It’s one of the most eagerly awaited events on the social calendar and this year’s fireworks party lived up to expectations. Despite a dismal, damp start to the day the skies cleared in time for everyone to enjoy an …

Thumbs up for the Safari Supper!

Piccotts End Safari SupperThis year’s Safari Supper was another big success, thanks to all the villagers who cooked up a treat for their guests. More than 20 took part, entertaining surprise guests with starters and main courses. The popular event ended at the …

Village cheers the big race


Villagers turned out to cheer on cyclists as the Tour of Britain zoomed through Piccotts End.  The international event, with more than 100 riders taking part including British riders Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas, set off from Hemel on Stage …