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Chilterns Conservation Board planner Matt Thomson

Chilterns Conservation Board Appoints New Planner

The Chilterns Conservation Board has announced that Dr Matt Thomson has been appointed as the new Planner for the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Matt took up the post on 29 June. Matt joins the Chilterns Conservation Board from his role as the Head of Land Use and Planning at CPRE, the countryside charity, […]

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Upside Down House UK re-opens on 4 July and announces 2 new ones

The Upside Down House UK is delighted to announce that its four houses, situated in Brighton, Essex, Manchester and Bristol, will re-open to the public on Saturday 4 July 2020. Not only that but two further houses will be coming soon to Scotland and Milton Keynes, with opening dates to be announced in due course. Th […]

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Dacorum Borough Council Business Update

What does Hemel mean to you? What do you hope Hemel will be like in the future? The Hemel Garden Communities programme is inviting everyone around Hemel Hempstead to explore the past, present and future of the town – with a chance to win a £200 bike voucher! They are hosting two photo and drawing […]

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Police Issue Warning over Nitrous Oxide Use

Police in Dacorum are warning the public about the dangers of nitrous oxide following an increase in reports of people using the drug in Hemel Hempstead. Officers from the Hemel Hempstead North, Rural, West and Central Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) have recently received information about groups of people regularly gathering on Blackbirds Moor, near Boxmoor […]

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Got coronavirus symptoms? Book a test today

Being able to meet with a wider circle of friends and family and visit shops, parks, pubs and hairdressers is something that many of us are looking forward to enormously. But we can only do all of these things if we successfully control the spread of coronavirus. Director of Public Health Jim McManus said: ‘We […]

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Sir Mike Penning MP: £590million is enough for a new hospital

Sir Mike Penning MP attended a virtual meeting of the West Herts Hospital’s Stakeholder Reference Group. During the meeting and following pressure from local campaigners, the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust admitted it has been told it can now bid for £590million. Sir Mike said: ‘This is fantastic news; it means that a new hospital […]

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Bletchley Park to safely reopen on Saturday 4 July

Following the recent advice from the UK Government, Bletchley Park, the former top-secret home of Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers, will reopen to visitors from Saturday 4 July. To help keep visitors and team members safe, the usually busy museum and heritage attraction near Milton Keynes will reopen with reduced capacity. All visitors must pre-book a […]

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Housekeeper Sentenced for Fraud Against Elderly

A housekeeper from Hemel Hempstead was sentenced on Tuesday 23 June after pocketing thousands of pounds from elderly victims. Emma Johnson, age 39, of Turners Hill, admitted 13 counts of fraud against vulnerable care home residents. St Albans Crown Court heard that she had worked at Queensway residential care home in Jupiter Drive in Hemel […]

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Herts Year of Culture Virtual Performance and Workshops

BEEE Creative invites you to join in a celebration of people and places for Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020. Watch KAN Collective’s live virtual performance online. Seek & Hide is a performance combining animation, contemporary dance and music with live DJ music and VJ multiple channel Zoom screening. After the performance you can take part […]

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Local Businesses Raise Money For Local Charities

Two Berkhamsted businesses, Solario Racing and Oliver Myles Events teamed up to give their clients a ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ experience and raised money for local charities. Racing resumed in Britain on 1 June but racehorse owners have not been able to go, due to the current social distance protocols. So, Simon Double, who runs Solario […]

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Can you support the Open Door meal delivery service?

Open Door have been partnering with Berko Food for Friends to provide free meals to vulnerable people in Berkhamsted. Many are elderly and isolated. Some are grieving after losing a loved one to coronavirus. Lots of you have been in touch to ask if you can support this initiative, and right now they really need […]

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Online Dating After Lockdown

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease over the coming weeks, Hertfordshire Constabulary is reminding people to stay vigilant when considering meeting up with people they’ve been talking to online. The force is also reaching out to those who may have become victims during lockdown but are scared to speak out, for fear of reprisals around […]