Echor Giants in the Barn

Echor – A Dream Come to Life

An introduction to Echor Music by Andrew Barratt. As I pulled away I slipped a CD into the player and the vibrant opening bars of the prelude from Grieg’s Holberg suite filled the car. After a few moments, listening intently, my passenger asked: ‘What orchestra is that? It’s quite beautiful playing.’ Coming from a gentleman […]

Herts County Hall

Hertfordshire County Council Unveils Budget Proposals for 2024/25

Hertfordshire County Council has published their draft budget for the next financial year. The Integrated Plan details how the council will continue to spend more than £1 billion on services that touch the lives of all residents and protect the most vulnerable while tackling expected shortfalls in funding. To maintain, improve and protect services the […]

Living Magazines Herts Police Sgt Dan Phillips

Start a New Career with Hertfordshire Constabulary

As we enter 2024, your New Year’s resolution might be to see what job opportunities are out there and look for a new career. If so pop along on Saturday 20 January, from 1pm to 5pm, for a Herts police recruitment event at Gosling Sports Centre in Welwyn Garden City. The constabulary is recruiting police […]

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Exciting Event for Local Artists

The Herts Visual Arts Forum is THE arts-based community in the county with over 320 members. Its annual calendar boasts many exciting events. The first date for artists’ 2024 diaries is HVAF’s annual conference on Monday 15 January. With a theme of ‘Inclusivity in Art’, this event promises to be both inspiring and empowering! The […]

Living Magazines Tring Park School Open Days

Tring Park School Opens Doors to Talented Young Performers

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts has announced the dates for its January Open Days, giving talented youngsters and their parents from across the UK, an opportunity to visit and experience what the dynamic co-educational school has to offer. The Open Days will take place across three days; Years 7 to 10 on 11 January […]

Living Magazines Pet Lovers Feature

Calling All Pet Lovers

Pets are more than just animals, they’re members of our family. Their unconditional love and companionship improve our lives immeasurably with their pawsitive vibes! So here at Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines, we want to celebrate our local pets with a new quarterly feature starting with our Spring 2024 magazines. Send in the most adorable […]

Tring Dogs Dinner Delight Wholefood Dog Food

Tring Entrepreneur and Retired IFA Now Manufactures Healthy Dog Food

Retired Tring Independent Financial Adviser, Malcolm Baxter, now manufactures Wholefood Dog Food. Having been Director and founder of Baxter & Lindley Financial Services in the High Street for more than 30 years, he has now started to sell his own brand of dog food, called Dogs Dinner Delight. Malcolm became concerned over the low quality […]

Living Magazines David Lloyd

PCC to Stand Down at Next Election

David Lloyd, Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has decided to stand down from the role at the next election in May this year. Mr Lloyd is one of the longest-serving Commissioners in the country after being elected to the post when it was created in 2012. He was re-elected in 2016 and again 2021. He […]

Living Magazines Storm Henk Damage

Hertfordshire County Council Keeps Roads Moving During Storm Henk

Hertfordshire County Council’s Highways teams have been working hard to clear fallen trees and blocked drains following the high winds and heavy rain caused by Storm Henk. In total the council received more than 600 reports of flooding and fallen trees, significantly more than during the Storm Ciaran which impacted the county at the beginning […]

Living Magazines Dacorum Christmas tree recycling day 2024

Recycle Your Real Christmas Trees Responsibly in Dacorum

Dacorum residents are encouraged to bring their real Christmas tree to one of Dacorum Borough Council’s Christmas tree chipping points on Sunday 7 January 2024 so it can be turned into plant bedding: Berkhamsted: Canal Fields car park (over the canal behind Waitrose), HP4 2AL. 8am to 3pm. Hemel Hempstead: Dacorum Borough Council, Cupid Green Depot, […]