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DENS Castle Walk

Local Charity Returns with Popular Berkhamsted Castle Walk Event

DENS, a leading homelessness charity in Hertfordshire, is thrilled to announce its upcoming Castle Walk fundraiser, taking place on Saturday 14 September. Participants will embark on a scenic 10-mile walk, starting at Berkhamsted Castle and winding through the area’s picturesque countryside. The event, which returns this year due to popular demand, will also include a […]

Berkhamsted Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival Makes Comeback

Organisers promise an even bigger and better Medieval Festival on Kitcheners Field this August bank holiday. Visitors to the event on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August can expect a full medieval village, kitchen and ‘gruesome surgeon’! Primary school aged children can take part in the medieval fancy dress competition, and there will be a […]

Fly tipping at Mentley lane before

PCC Opens Fund to Tackle Fly Tipping

Victims of fly tipping on private or unregistered land can apply for funding to clear up the rubbish left behind and towards measures to prevent further tips. Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Ash-Edwards is making the help available to those whose land has been impacted by the illegal dumping. Landowners and farmers in all […]

Flamingo Chick hand-reared at Whipsnade Zoo (c) Whipsnade Zoo

Flamingo Chicks Hand-reared at Whipsnade Zoo

Four newly hatched flamingo chicks are being hand-reared by zookeepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. The American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) were imported as eggs from Chester Zoo, then incubated and hatched at Whipsnade’s specialist bird nursery, as part of their involvement in the European conservation breeding programme. Whipsnade Zoo’s head bird keeper, Tim Savage, said: […]

Ashridge House Main shot

Street Artists Join Line-up for Summer Garden Art Extravaganza

Ashridge House and curators of Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest, have teamed up to present ART HOUSE this summer, a spectacular street art trail set in the breathtaking Grade II* listed gardens of this Hertfordshire historic home. Organisers have announced that street art legends Inkie and Xenz would join ART HOUSE’s world-class roster of […]

Luke Benson winner

Berkhamsted Hairdresser Named Top 4 in UK

Luke Benson Hair, Berkhamsted’s newest salon opening, proudly announces its nomination for Independent Salon of the Year at the inaugural Prohair Awards. In addition, Luke Benson himself, Founder and Creative Director of the salon, as well Global Ambassador for Keune Haircosmetics, has been honoured as one of the top four hairdressers in the country, being […]

Strictly Florence Anita Dobson, Chris Hollins and Tony Hadley with Joanna Beardsmore-Dilks and Charlotte Day

Strictly Florence Raises £35,000

Over 750 people attended the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Sunday 2 June to watch Strictly Florence, a dancing competition with professional dancers partnering with people in the local community, all competing to become Strictly Florence Champion. Produced by Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC), Strictly Florence celebrates 35 years of local Hospice Care in Buckinghamshire and […]

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Community Action Dacorum Receives Lottery Grant

Community Action Dacorum is delighted to announce that it has secured a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to support its Hertfordshire-wide digital inclusion project, ‘Staying Connected’, for the next three years. This vital project, which began in 2020, is dedicated to supporting the 10% of people in Hertfordshire who are unable to access […]

DBM Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun at Discover Bucks Museum

This summer, Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury has a packed programme of activities to keep all the family entertained. From a galaxy far, far away comes May The Toys Be With You, a stellar exhibition of one of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original movie posters opens on 20 July […]

Herts County Hall

Independent Review Findings Published

An independent review has found that Hertfordshire County Council is delivering improvements to its Education Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) process and that there is no deliberate policy to apply too high a threshold in determining whether to carry out an EHCNA. As it publishes the final report and recognises that the progress made in […]

PCC Jonathan Ash Edwards and Chief Constable Charlie Hall

PCC Launching New Webcast Public Meeting

Hertfordshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Ash-Edwards is launching a regular new webcast public meeting to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Hertfordshire police. During the live webcasts every month, the PCC will scrutinise the delivery of policing in Hertfordshire, asking questions about performance and on topics of high public […]