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Living Magazines Hertfordshire Constabulary

Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers Wanted

Tring’s Safer Neighbourhood Team is looking for helpers to grow the OWL (Online Watch Link) membership. OWL is a free online messaging service which sends Neighbourhood Watch members email alerts about crimes in their area along with the latest crime prevention advice. They’re also appealing for Neighbourhood Watch street co-ordinators and volunteers to get involved […]

Swimathon Kicks Off Hospice 30th Year Celebrations

On New Year’s Day in 1986, the Vale of Aylesbury Hospice Appeal founder Mrs Barbara Lucas (pictured) launched what became a huge local effort to raise money for a new Hospice to serve Aylesbury Vale. On Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.30am, Barbara rewound the clock and was back once again at Champneys Tring to […]

Living Magazines Garden Waste

Garden Waste

Garden waste collections will start again from the fortnight beginning 25 February. Find out when your next green-lidded bin collection is using your Waste Collection Calendar or the council’s online postcode checking tool: www.dacorum.gov.uk/mybins. The 2019 Additional Garden Waste Subscription Service offers you the opportunity to buy additional 240-litre green-lidded bins for £25 each (or […]

Living Magazines People Not Borders

People Not Borders

After the refugee crisis hit our TV screens in the autumn of 2015, a small group of Berkhamsted mums started appealing for items they could send to refugees, mostly in France, Greece and Syria. They also began fundraising. Now they are a registered charity, People Not Borders, which is still run by a few volunteers. […]

Living Magazines Visit Herts logo

Herts Visitor Numbers Soar

Independent research commissioned by Visit Herts has revealed an impressive picture of tourism across the county, with 27,785,000 visitors making day trips and overnight stays in Hertfordshire. Tourism supports over 40,000 jobs for both residents, and those living nearby to the county, with the industry now accounting for 8% of Hertfordshire’s total employment. Deputy Chief […]

Living Magazines unlicensed taxi drivers

Crackdown on Unlicensed Taxi Drivers

Dacorum Borough Council’s Licensing Team cracked down on unlicensed taxi drivers resulting in two convictions at St Albans Magistrates’ Court. Theresa Clegg, whilst operating for Sarratt Cars, was convicted of not holding a current licence to drive private hire vehicles and for using a vehicle without a valid policy of insurance. Mitchell MacPherson, who ran […]

Living Magazines The Alternative Cup Co

The Alternative Cup Co

The Alternative Cup Co. is a Berkhamsted School Young Enterprise business – a school business project where a student can manage and run a business. The company is aiming to reduce plastic waste, which causes damage to the environment, by changing habits of using disposable cups by selling high quality ceramic coffee cups which can […]

Living Magazines Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food, Hate Waste

More than 70 residents took part in Dacorum Borough Council’s Love Food, Hate Waste challenge before Christmas, becoming food champions as they learned how to get food waste savvy in the kitchen. Most people took part in the challenge because they wanted to help the environment. Some knew that they wasted too much food already, whilst […]

Living Magazines Friend of Tring Church Heritage

Keeping The Heart Of Tring Healthy

Tring’s ancient parish church building and its surrounding grounds right on the High Street look great and are an important part of the character of the town. As well as looking good, important events take place there that bring the whole town together: Celebrating Tring’s 700th anniversary as a Market Town; marking the centenary of […]

Living Magazines Mutu Pelvic Floor Challenge

Pelvic Floor Challenge

Incontinence and postnatal body issues are major health concerns for women, costing the NHS up to £233 million per year. They harm women’s dignity, have a huge impact on mental health, and ruin lives for years. However, many women aren’t aware that this misery is avoidable. A new study by MUTU System* shows that these […]

Living Magazines DENS Severe Weather Emergency Protocol

Emergency Accommodation for the Homeless

Dacorum’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is being activated this week in response to the Met Office forecast of sub-zero overnight temperatures. The Elms hostel (a partnership between Dacorum Borough Council and DENS) provides somewhere safe, warm and dry to ensure no-one has to sleep out during the coldest nights of the year. In addition […]

Living Magazines West Herts Scouts

Scouting in West Hertfordshire

Adventure is at the heart of the Scout Movement and around 750 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 in Tring, Berkhamsted and the villages are involved in this movement. Many groups have waiting lists due to their success. Activities on offer range from sailing and caving to camping and activity weekends. A […]