Living Magazines Berkhamsted Bakers

Berkhamsted Bakers Bake a Difference

Berkhamsted’s bakers are being called on to bake the world a better place this October and help raise vital funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. The charity’s Bake a Difference campaign runs between the 8th and 14th October 2018 and sees the nation’s cupcake queens and master bakers hosting ‘Bake Off’-style events and cake sales in […]

Living Magazines Stephen Merison, Green Man pub

From Bar to Boardroom

Stephen Merison, Manager of the Green Man pub in Hemel Hempstead, attended a reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday 12th September following his graduation from Stonegate Pub Company’s ‘Bar to Boardroom’ management training programme. After completing the company’s award winning ‘Accelerator’ programme, Stephen became the 200th General Manager to be appointed from Stonegate’s […]

Living Magazines Lockers Park Pupils Playing with Dinosaurs

Lockers Park to hold Open Morning

Lockers Park School in Hemel Hempstead is opening its doors for a School Open Morning on Saturday 13th October between 10:30am and 12:30pm.  The morning’s theme will be ‘Dinosaur ROAR!’, a topic the school’s Reception class has enjoyed learning about. There will be a selection of roar-some activities at the Pre-Prep to keep little ones […]

Living Magazines Chesham House drawing by Clive Baxter

The History of Chesham House, Berkhamsted

Some interesting facts have been shared with us this week by The Diamond Trust at Chesham House in Berkhamsted. Apparently, it takes 250 tonnes of earth to obtain a 1ct polished diamond… Ah, that would explain the cost then! The Diamond Trust recently commissioned Clive Baxter, a local artist, to produce this pen and ink […]

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 […]