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Peru 1982 Captured in Pictures by Berkhamsted Photographer

Inspired by last year’s lockdown, professional photographer Tony Hutchings who lives in Berkhamsted, has published a unique collection of photographs taken on his six-month 15,000km journey around Peru in 1982, much of it driving a second-hand VW Beetle. The book, designed by Wayne Ford, features 168 images that beautifully capture the history, culture, people and […]

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Virtual Chatty Cafés are Coming to Dacorum

Dacorum Borough Council is working in partnership with The Chatty Café Scheme to offer Virtual Chatty Cafés for anyone (18+) in Dacorum who would like to have a chatter and a natter with others to brighten their day. The Chatty Café Scheme was started to help bring people together and the Dacorum Virtual Chatty Cafés […]

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Rise in Dog Thefts

Inspector Nicola Dean, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Crime Reduction Team, said: ‘Concerns have increased around dog thefts during lockdown as the demand for pets has grown. ‘Whilst thefts in Hertfordshire have remained relatively low, across the country there have been growing concerns over the theft of dogs from homes and breeders’ kennels. Dog owners should join […]

Sign up to Dacorum Borough Council’s Extra Green Bin Service

Residents who regularly create more garden waste than they can fit into their green bin can sign up to Dacorum Borough Council’s Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service. The service gives people the opportunity to buy additional 240-litre green-lidded bins for £25 each and have them collected on their normal garden waste collection day for a […]

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Berkhamsted Salon Director Named Manager of the Year

The Salon Director of Berkhamsted hair salon, Alchemy & I has been named Manager of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2020. The Manager of the Year award, sponsored by Kao Salon Division, recognises those who lead, inspire and motivate a single salon. Salon Director Sean Butt impressed a host of industry judges […]

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Dacorum Local Plan Update from Berkhamsted Citizens

As most of you will be aware from our newsletter before Christmas the consultation on the Dacorum Local Plan 2020-2038 is currently open. Dacorum Borough Council has agreed to extend the consultation period until midnight on Sunday 28 February, to give as many people as possible the opportunity to look at the proposals and comment […]

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Latest Tourism Economic Impact Study

Visit Herts’ latest Tourism Economic Impact Study, published last week, shows that before the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the county’s visitor economy had topped £2.4 billion for the first time ever, welcoming a record 29 million visitors in 2019. Independent research commissioned by Hertfordshire’s official Destination Management Organisation has revealed that £139 million […]

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Mike Penning backs Justice for Reggie campaign

Sir Mike Penning, Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead, is backing the Justice for Reggie campaign to end illegal puppy farming. Reggie was a 12-week-old Labrador sold via a reputable website. He fell ill 12 hours after arriving home with his new owners and after three days at the vets he sadly died of parvovirus. It was found that Reggie’s microchip details did not […]

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Aldwych Disused Station goes Virtual

Zoom in to Aldwych disused Tube station without even stepping outside your front door. New tour dates will be on general sale from 12 February on London Transport Museum’s website. Aldwych, originally known as the Strand, is one of London’s most secret places, holding memories of times gone by. Opened to the public in 1907, […]

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Waddesdon Manor Celebrates Increase in Virtual Visitors in 2020

Despite 2020 being the year museums and heritage sites closed their doors, Waddesdon, the Rothschild House & Gardens in Buckinghamshire, received unprecedented levels of support from virtual visitors. 20,000 people took a virtual tour of the French-inspired interiors, an increase of 676% from 2019, while a further 13,800 people explored the gardens online. What’s more, […]