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Smokers Urged to Bin their Butts in High Streets

Dacorum Borough Council are introducing new ‘bucket bins’ in Hemel Hempstead High Street and Berkhamsted High Street to encourage smokers to bin their butts responsibly. The initiative, funded by Keep Britain Tidy, will see the bins put in place this month (February 2024) in areas where smokers tend to gather. Keep Britain Tidy research has […]

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Hundreds of Cases of Domestic Abuse Tackled Thanks to New Centre

A new project to reduce domestic abuse across the county has already begun helping hundreds of people. More than 230 referrals have been made to the Chrysalis Centre which works across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The centre brings together a range of professionals from health care, criminal justice and behavioural change experts to introduce clinical and […]

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Local Green Activist Group Relaunch

What do you want Berkhamsted and the surrounding area to be like in a decade or two? Most people are concerned about climate change and how nature is being depleted in England. A lot of people worry about what needs to happen to combat both issues, and a lot of people feel helpless. Is the […]

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Easter Discovery Trail

The Rectory Lane Cemetery in Berkhamsted will hold an Easter Discovery Trail perfect for families on Saturday 30 March 2024, 10am-1pm. Children can follow the trail using a clue card specially illustrated by the artist Lizzie Martell. On completion of the trail, which will take in the first signs of spring and the cemetery’s intriguing […]

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The Further Adventures of Peter Pan

Ahoy panto lovers, or should we say lubbers! Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s piratical pantomime The Further Adventures of Peter Pan: The Return of Captain Hook is on sale now, and the first message is out of the bottle! Panto favourite Andy Collins will return for his 13th year to play the hilariously silly, playfully loveable shipmate, […]

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Free E-cigarette Starter Kits and Stop-smoking Support

Hertfordshire County Council has launched a pilot scheme in partnership with local vape shops in Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Letchworth, St Albans and Watford to help people switch from cigarettes to vaping as part of their quit smoking journey. Evidence shows that people are three times more likely to quit successfully with support, so the […]

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Dacorum Residents Invest over £2.6m in Renewable Energy

Hemel Garden Communities, in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council and other local councils in the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership, are pleased to announce the Solar Together Hertfordshire programme has led to residents investing £2.6 million in solar energy. Solar Together Hertfordshire is a group-buying solar panel and battery storage scheme, which launched in […]


Marlowes to Host Free Chinese New Year Event

The Marlowes Shopping Centre will be hosting an event to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Tuesday 20 February. The event, free for families to attend in the Half Term, will be running from 11am-4pm in Centre Court  and feature lots of activities for little ones to get involved with. Make a coloured in hat […]

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Plan to Protect Ashridge

Dacorum Borough Council has published a Mitigation Strategy, which includes cash injections from homes developers, and plans to make other green spaces more attractive to visitors, in a bid to help to protect Ashridge Commons and Woods. Following an ecology report last spring, which showed that special features of the Chilterns Beechwoods SAC (Special Area […]

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Great British Dog Walk

There will be waggy tails and wet noses in abundance at the Munden Estate near Watford on 24 March, when hundreds of dog walkers gather to raise money for national charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The walk, which is supported by Specsavers Audiologists, is the first of 13 similar events to be held in […]


An Afternoon of Passionate and Powerful Classical Music

On Sunday 17 March Aylesbury Vale Concert Orchestra is performing an afternoon of classical music favourites at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from 4pm-6.30pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Appassionata allows the audience to experience live orchestral music. Talented young Spanish Pianist Juanjo Blázquez will play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto […]

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Pilot Service Improves Access to Urgent Dental Care

Local patients with severe tooth pain now have improved access to urgent dental appointments thanks to a service being piloted by Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB). The appointments, which are available every day of the year, are being offered to local patients who contact NHS111 with an urgent dental problem and are […]