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Walk Dacorum Virtual Challenge

Active Dacorum have partnered once again with The Mayor’s Office, to bring you a new fundraising challenge for the month of March. Following on from the success of last October’s Your Town 5k/10k challenge there have been numerous requests for another virtual challenge. So here we are… Over the 31 days of March, Dacorum residents […]

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Herts Gardeners Called to Enter National Plant Competition

‘Threatened Plant of the Year 2021’ competition launched Horticultural conservation charity Plant Heritage is calling for garden and plant enthusiasts across the UK to enter their ‘Threatened Plant of the Year 2021’ competition. Now in its second year, the competition showcases rare and unusual garden plants that are not currently available commercially or haven’t been […]

Chiltern Countryside Group Response to LLA Planning Application

Below is a copy of the document submitted by Chiltern Countryside Group in response to the London Luton Airport Ltd Planning Application 21/00031/VARCON February 2021. You can use this information to help with your own objection. The Chiltern Society also objects to the Luton Airport expansion, highlighting the plan does not stand up to scrutiny. […]

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Lockers Park School Supports Children’s Mental Health Week

Last week, pupils and staff at Lockers Park School (Boxmoor, Hertfordshire) joined together in aid of Children’s Mental Health Week to raise awareness of the importance of supporting emotional wellbeing from an early age. Now more than ever, we need to look after ourselves and each other. With this in mind, the boys’ Pre-Prep and […]

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Herts Visual Arts Launches New Makers Fair

Following the continued success of their July Big Art Fair for Hertfordshire, Herts Visual Arts’ (HVA) first public art event in 2021 is the brand new Big Makers Fair showcasing Hertfordshire artisan makers. Originally conceived as a vibrant weekend-long in-person affair on Saturday/Sunday 20/21 March, the Makers Fair is designed to bring a positive focus […]

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Business leaders support airport growth recovery plans

Three of the region’s largest business organisations have confirmed their support for plans by London Luton Airport (LLA) to increase its annual passenger limit from 18 million to 19 million. CBI East of England, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Business East of England represent more than 1,000 businesses between them. They […]

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Dacorum Borough Council Local Plan Closes 28 February 2021

Just a couple of weeks left now to make your comments on DBC’s Local Plan 2020-38 which has far-reaching proposals for the Borough, with nearly 20,000 new homes planned by 2038, new ‘neighbourhoods’ in Tring and Berkhamsted on current high quality Green Belt, impact on infrastructure and the long, rural views we currently enjoy to […]

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Hertfordshire authors shortlisted for Romantic Novel Awards

Jules Wake, from Tring (pictured), and Sophie Pembroke, from Royston, have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s prestigious 2021 Romantic Novel Awards. The winners of the awards will be presented by actor and presenter Larry Lamb in a digital event on Monday 8 March. The RNA’s awards are the only national literary prizes that […]

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New Planning Application by London Luton Airport

As many of you will recall, as you sent in your objections to Luton Borough Council at the time, this is the THIRD similar planning application made by LLA in the last couple of years – the previous 2 having been withdrawn. This application seeks to vary Condition 8 – passenger numbers; Condition 10 – […]

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LGBT+ History Month Police Support

With LGBT+ History Month in full swing, Hertfordshire Constabulary has released a video message of support, reminding the LGBT+ community of the help available during lockdown. The constabulary is dedicated to ensuring that the county’s LGBT+ community feel safe and have the confidence to report matters to police. Superintendent Clare Smith (pictured), from the Criminal […]

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Community Action Dacorum Making a Difference During the Pandemic

Community Action Dacorum is a charity set up to support individuals and organisations in Dacorum Borough and beyond. Community Action Dacorum offers local residents a wide range of services that improve their lives. From running the Shop Mobility program in Hemel Hempstead, to broadcasting Radio Dacorum, everything they do is run for residents by residents. […]

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Dacorum Borough Council Appoints COVID-19 Advisors

Dacorum Borough Council has appointed six advisors to support people and businesses in the borough to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 rules. Their role is to boost awareness of the regulations to help slow the spread of coronavirus. They will be encouraging people to follow the rules – for example, to wear face coverings […]