Living Magazines Lindengate Conservation Pond Winter 2023

Lindengate Mental Health Charity Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In 2013, hoping to operate a pilot scheme that would provide horticultural therapy for local adults with mental-health issues, Lindengate’s founders asked for a small plot on an underused allotment adjoining Wyevale Garden Centre near their homes in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Instead the garden centre offered them the entire five-acre site. The site was waist high […]

Living Magazines A World Divided Aylesbury

New Musical Coming to Aylesbury

The epic storytelling of Les Mis meets the intensity of War of the Worlds with all the fun of Rocky Horror in A World Divided at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Friday 26 May. The all-local full casting of A World Divided has been announced. The Buckinghamshire cast includes: Andrew Hooper (Argon), Elizabeth Kinrade (Sarabande), Enya […]

Living Magazines HertsLynx Evening Service

New Evening Service to be Launched by HertsLynx

HertsLynx, Hertfordshire’s on-demand bus service, is launching a new evening service from Friday 14 April 2023 which will run every Friday and Saturday* from 8-11.30pm. This follows the introduction of a successful equivalent service that ran for the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas. Passengers will be able to use the evening service to travel […]

Living Magazines Marlowes Coronation Time Capsule Competition

Marlowes Celebrates Coronation with Competition to Win £1,000

Ahead of the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, The Marlowes Shopping Centre are kicking off the celebrations early with a Time Capsule Competition for schools. The competition is encouraging young talent to design a time capsule that they feel summarises this coronation year. The winning entry will be lucky enough to be buried on […]

Living Magazines Great Big Nature Survey Grey Heron Park (c) Terry Whittaker 2020

Take Part in the Great Big Nature Survey

A new survey from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust – The Great Big Nature Survey – wants to know exactly what you think about the important issues affecting nature and wildlife. The biggest survey of its kind will also paint a clearer picture of the nation’s relationship with nature, help to shape how the Trust […]

Living Magazines Liberty Tea Rooms founders Owen and Kerry-Anne

Liberty Tea Rooms and Community Hub to Expand

Popular Hemel Hempstead charity, Liberty Tea Rooms and Community Hub, is expanding with help from leading local housing association Thrive Homes and their outreach programme, Thrive Give. As a leading professional landlord providing affordable homes across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Thrive Homes is keen to support local charitable organisations that make a real difference […]

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Four-legged Police Volunteer is a Crufts Winner

While he’s always been their top dog, Hugo, one of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s volunteer four-legged friends is now a Crufts winner! He volunteers through the constabulary’s RAPPAW scheme, which sees trained dog owners and their pooches support vulnerable victims and witnesses. They also provide wellbeing support to officers and staff within the force. Two-year-old Hugo, whose […]

Living Magazines Chilterns AONB Turville May 21 Credit Hedley Thorne

Latest News on Chilterns Green Belt Planning Inquiry

Thank you to the CCG (Chiltern Countryside Group) for providing this update. Here’s the latest news from the Planning Inquiry now under way (Appeal ref:  APP/A1910/W/22/3309923) in Hemel Hempstead into Dacorum Borough Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for developers, Redrow, to build 1,400 houses and associated roads on cultivated agricultural Green Belt land abutting […]

Living Magazines Lidl Tring Proposal

Community Shows Strong Support for Tring Lidl Store

Lidl GB has confirmed that plans for a new discount supermarket on land off Icknield Way, Tring have received overwhelming positive feedback from the community. Almost 2,000 residents were in favour of the plans, citing increased local shopping choice to help with the rising cost of living, enhanced competition, convenience, and the new jobs the […]

Living Magazines Cllr Sheona Hemmings despatches the first train of 2023 on the Leighton Buzzard Railway - photo by Mark Lewis

Leighton Buzzard Railway Reopens for 2023

After a record-breaking Christmas in which a total of 6,316 passengers were carried, the Leighton Buzzard Railway reopened for 2023 on Sunday 12 March with the 10.30am departure from Page’s Park being ceremonially flagged away by Leighton Linslade’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Sheona Hemmings. The first train of the year also gave customers to chance to […]

Living Magazines Garden Re-Leaf Day

Tring Garden Centre to Go Extra Mile for Garden Re-Leaf Day

Staff from Tring Garden Centre will be putting their best foot forward to raise money for Garden Re-Leaf Day, the annual fundraising day for Greenfingers Charity. The Hertfordshire store, part of the largest family-run group British Garden Centres, will be hosting a fundraising walk and cycle challenge to raise money for the charity which builds […]