Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Ashridge plant fair

Plant Fair in Prospect

Sunday 15 May is the date of this year’s Ashridge Spring Plant Fair. It starts at 11am, but the thousands of plants donated by nurseries and gardens attract what seem like thousands of visitors, so you may be well advised to get there early. Pass the time by climbing the monument, perhaps… The following weekend, […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Queen's Visit

Queen to visit Berkhamsted

The Queen will visit Berkhamsted on Friday 6 May. According to the Buckingham Palace website the Queen will visit Berkhamsted School ‘on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of its foundation’. This will be the first ever visit by a reigning monarch to Berkhamsted School, which has enjoyed the patronage of kings and queens as […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Graham Greene Audio Trail

Follow the Graham Greene Trail

Berkhamsted Audio Trail No 3 has just gone live on the Berkhamsted Town Council website. Go to the website and scroll down. This third Trail will please lovers of Graham Greene especially. Subtitled Graham Greene’s Common (a description to delight lovers of ambiguous apostrophes), it takes walkers out of town and back via Kitchener’s Field, […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazines Berkhamsted Castle to be focus of cycle race

Castle stages top weekend

Berkhamsted Castle will be the focus of a great weekend this July. On Saturday 9 July, the Illyria theatre company presents an open-air Ruddigore in the castle grounds. On the following day, Sunday 10 July, there’s a day of cycle racing as Berkhamsted Cycling Club (BCC) brings the Tour of Herts and the Berkhamsted Castle […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Eggheads participants on 17 Mar

Sue’s girls beat the Eggheads

Berkhamsted author Sue Hampton, an Ambassador for Alopecia UK, took her awareness campaign to national television on Thursday 17 March and her team thrashed the formidable Eggheads. Sue’s team, playing as The Clearer Heads, won £29,000 for Alopecia UK by beating the Eggheads 3-2 in the final, having first eliminated three of their opponents in […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Rectory Lane cemetery

Lottery boost for cemetery scheme

Plans to restore Rectory Lane Cemetery in Berkhamsted were boosted today (14 January) as the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund backed the project. The Friends of St Peter’s Berkhamsted aim to restore the town’s burial ground and to enhance it as a community asset. Development funding of £73,600 will help them in […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Luke

Life blood

Luke Mills first became aware of the Anthony Nolan charity when he was 18, six years ago. ‘I stumbled across it whilst researching blood disorders for an A-level biology project,’ he said. Anthony Nolan helps match donors with the 2,000 people in the UK every year who need a stem cell transplant to fight blood […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Greg Clark

Govt Minister backs Hemel launch

Hemel Hempstead’s business community welcomed Greg Clark (above), Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, to the launch of its Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors scheme this morning. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Buncefield fire, the HHBA launch aims to build on Hemel’s recovery from the devastating blaze and promote the town as […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines MSCP plan proposal for Lower Kings Rd

Parking rage boils at public meeting

Two of the regular frustrations of life in Berkhamsted collided on Thursday night and almost brought a public meeting to a standstill. One is Dacorum Borough Council’s treatment of Berkhamsted electors. If not cavalier disregard, then at least a certain carelessness characterises the borough’s dealings with the town. And DBC has a hand in the […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines ben marston at aubrey park hotel

Tourism plans move ahead

Dacorum’s Tourism Partnership looks forward to a busy winter and spring 2016 as it steps up its bid to boost visitor numbers – in the borough in general and to Tring in particular. Ben Marston talked about plans for Tring under the heading Destination Tring. He pointed out that he was involved in three businesses […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Clarks shoes new store in Hemel Hempstead

Riverside draws big names

It’s been quite an autumn for shoppers in Hemel Hempstead with big names opening at Riverside. Clarks has followed Topshop and Topman into the retail mall. And Toys ’R’ Us opened in the week after Hemel Hempstead Living’s winter issue went to press at the start of November. David Robinson, centre manager at Riverside, said […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Box Moor Trust photography

Have a lovely 2016

A novice photographer has won this year’s top prize in the annual Box Moor Trust photo competition. Stuart Scott beat more than 135 other entrants to win this year’s competition, and his beautiful shot of the sunrise, looking east from Hardings’ Moor, will now take pride of place in the Trust’s prestigious 2016 calendar. The […]