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 […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Locklers Park pupils release balloons

Lockers Park opens Pre-Prep

A co-educational Pre-Prep school at Lockers Park opened its doors in early September, marking a new phase in the 141-year history of Lockers Park Preparatory School. A Lockers Park old boy officiated at the opening: Jonathan Trower, now the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, unveiled a plaque and declared: ‘I was honoured to have been invited […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Car Park Plans

Car-park plans could treble space

Preliminary design plans for a multi-storey car-park on Lower Kings Rd, Berkhamsted, envisage a structure 13m high, ‘lower and no greater than the adjacent Waitrose building’. This enigmatic comparison relates to a scheme of seven half-levels and bays for 324 vehicles (and eight disabled spaces). The existing car-park has room for 112 cars. The designers […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Dachshunds at dog show

Darrington’s dachshunds steal the show

The Old Mill in Berkhamsted had a Bank Holiday weekend of events, featuring on Saturday 29 August a Fun Dog Show in aid of Chiltern Dog Rescue. Our thanks to the Darrington family, whose dachshunds must have walked away with several categories. The dachsies are, from the left, Diddy, Lincoln, Timmy and Maisie. More at […]

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Housing

A target, not a ceiling

Cllr Laurence Handy issued a chilling warning at the annual Berkhamsted Town Meeting last Thursday (12 March): Berkhamsted could reach the borough’s 2031 housing target within the next few years. ‘The [borough] planning officer, when I mentioned this, reminded me that a target is not a ceiling,’ he said. Cllr Handy was winding up his […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Ella winner

Ella’s a winner!

Congratulations to Ella Dowling, winner of the latest Oakman Inns/Little Bike Company colouring competition. Ella, 5, was fitted for her prize in January and collected it a week later – a Frog bicycle worth £185 from the Little Bike Company. Having won a colouring competition, she chose one in her favourite colour – purple. The […]