Living Magazines Road Safety Fund

Cash from Speeding Motorists to Support Grants

The Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the launch of the third round of his Road Safety Fund. The grant is paid for by people who have committed driving offences. This money is put back into the community to fund new and innovative ways of improving road safety and changing road-users’ behaviour. Since 2016, the […]

Living Magazines School Trips

Schools reminded to book ATOL protected trips

Teachers and parents across Hertfordshire have been advised to ensure that any school trips involving air travel, are booked with a fully protected ATOL scheme. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which runs ATOL, is making the call as schools start organising class trips for the new academic year. The new advice aims to prevent […]

Living Magazines Chilterns Photo Comp

Chilterns AONB Photography Competition

Calling local photographers! The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Photography Competition launches today, Monday 1st October, with categories for under and over 16’s. The theme is “What does the Chilterns mean to you?” and the image can be anything from a landscape to a building, community event or wildlife…the choice is yours! In each category […]

Living Magazine Roadworks

Magic Roundabout Closure 4 October

Motorists are being advised of a road closure in Hemel Hempstead as Cadent engineers probe a suspected gas leak. A 15m eastbound stretch of St Albans Road off the Plough Roundabout (also known as the Magic Roundabout) will be temporarily closed after the rush hour period from approximately 7pm on Thursday 4 October to enable […]

Living Magazines Road Gritting

Free Salt to Grit Your Streets This Winter

Hertfordshire County Council is offering resident and community groups free salt to grit their streets as they begin to gear up for the winter months. The Council is also offering salt to schools, parish and town councils. Resident and community groups may apply for up to 680kg of salt, while schools can ask for up […]

Living Magazine Roadworks

Planned Roadworks in the East of England week commencing 1 October

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 September but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. M40 junctions 1 to 15: routine maintenance Routine maintenance works include of slip roads and through junctions with two lanes. Works […]

Living Magazines Berkhamsted High Street


Those nice people at have just launched a competition to find and reward Britain’s Best Shop Window in order to celebrate and champion the independent high street businesses across the United Kingdom who go the extra mile with their shop window displays. 79% of Local Businesses when recently surveyed said that investing in their […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Bayeux Tapestry

Did our leaders acquiesce to foreign rule in 1066?

1066 has become topical again recently with MP Boris Johnson drawing parallels between the Norman Conquest and the Prime Minister’s Brexit proposals. The ex-foreign secretary claimed that, under Mrs May’s Chequers Proposal on Brexit, “for the first time since 1066, our leaders were deliberately acquiescing in foreign rule”. English leaders submitted to Duke William at Berkhamsted in […]

Tring Living Magazine Penny Hearn at the loneliness launch

Tring Loneliness and Social Exclusion Initiative

Over 50 people attended the introductory meeting to tackle loneliness and isolation in Tring, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday 12 September at the High Street Baptist Church – with representation from various Tring and Dacorum organisations, plus interested individuals. Talks were given by, High Street Baptist Church, Hector’s House and Home-Start Herts. As a result of […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazine tree felling

Outrage over Proposed Tree Felling in Berkhamsted

A petition has been launched to save three ancient trees from being chopped down to make way for a temporary car park. Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition to keep bulldozers from the trees in The Moor, Berkhamsted. Dacorum Borough Council granted consent for the temporary car park while a multi-storey car park is […]

Living Magazines BBOWT logo

BBOWT Challenges the Department of Transport

Recently, Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust (BCNWT) have initiated a challenge to the process whereby Highways England and the Department for Transport selected ‘Corridor B’ for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway and associated ‘Growth Corridor’ which could include up to one million […]

Living Magazines Breast Cancer Awareness Week Wear it Pink

Think Pink This October

One in eight women will get the news that they have breast cancer – sadly it’s still the UK’s most common form of cancer. Each year 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. Which is why UK charity Breast Cancer Now is calling for everyone to take part in raising funds […]