Benny and Ella at Elstree Arts Academy

Goodbye Hollywood, Hello Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is now the number one destination in the UK for film and TV – and with the 96th Academy Awards taking place last Sunday it is clear to see why major movie moguls are choosing the county as the place to make movie magic. With its stunning countryside, sprawling mansions and a plethora of […]

Staff of Tring Park School have concerns over their pension

Tring Park School Concerns over Pension Scheme

Staff at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts are currently undertaking industrial action as a response to the school’s proposal to review its contribution to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme. In an open letter to parents from the unions NEU and NASUWT, it is stated that teachers are being asked to accept a 3.5% pay […]

Hertfordshire County Council Sustainable Construction Guide

Hertfordshire County Council Launches Innovative Sustainable Construction Design Guide

Hertfordshire County Council is proud to announce the release of its Sustainable Construction Design Guide, marking a significant milestone in the council’s journey towards carbon neutrality by 2030. Aligned with the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy, initially published in 2020 and revised most recently in 2023, this innovative guide lays out a comprehensive roadmap for the decarbonisation […]

Herts CC Improvement Schemes

Schemes to Improve Pavements, Cycleways and Roads

Over 1,100 highway schemes have been given the go ahead by Hertfordshire County Council, after councillors approved a £106m capital budget for highways and transport. Between April 2024 and March 2025 more than 1,100 maintenance and improvement schemes will be delivered across Hertfordshire’s 3,200 miles of roads and pavements. Planned works include repairs and maintenance […]

Rob Muirhead at the Kings Arms Tring

Dacorum Pubs Win Big in Annual Awards

The King’s Arms in Tring has been crowned ‘Champion Pub of the Year’ by the Mid-Chilterns branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. CAMRA is thought to be the biggest consumer organisation in Europe and was set up in the early 70’s to protect cask beer and British pubs. Each year, the local Mid-Chilterns branch […]

Herts Connected Mobile Views

Introducing Herts Connected Community Messaging System

Hertfordshire Constabulary has signed up to a new community messaging system to replace OWL (Online Watch Link) from 1 April, 2024. Over 30 police forces already use Neighbourhood Alerts and our local system will be called Herts Connected. Chief Superintendent Dean Patient said: ‘We know that being part of a community messaging system helps prevent […]

Chilterns Neuro Pop Up Art Weekend Committee

Record-breaking Pop-Up Art Weekend for Chilterns Neuro Centre

The Chilterns Neuro Centre’s Pop-Up Art Weekend in Wendover just wrapped up its most successful year yet with over a thousand art enthusiasts venturing into a realm of creativity, as the usually clinical space was transformed into an art gallery for the weekend with record-breaking sales. The exhibition, held in partnership with the Clare Foundation, […]

Petplan Vet Awards Practice Manager Chloe Round

Tring Practice Manager Makes Finals of 2024 Petplan Veterinary Awards

Local practice manager, Chloe Round at Farr and Pursey Equine Veterinary Services Limited in Tring has been shortlisted for the esteemed Practice Manager of the Year in the prestigious 2024 Petplan Veterinary Awards. Now in its 25th year, these awards recognise the nation’s most outstanding veterinary professionals and practices for their hard work and dedication […]

Living Magazines Berkhamsted Citizens Association

Celebrating the Citizens’ Centenary

Berkhamsted Citizens Association (BCA) will celebrate its centenary this July: 100 years of serving and promoting the town of Berkhamsted – not forgetting Northchurch. This year, specifically for the Centenary, the Association has restored the Town Shield (outside the Civic Centre), which it originally donated to the Town in 1953 to mark the late Queen […]

Gaddesden Place RDA 50 for 50

Go for gold at Gaddesden RDA

Gaddesden Place is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is encouraging supporters to help raise funds. The organisation’s 50 for 50 fundraising campaign challenges you/your team to accomplish and get sponsorship for 50 things, no matter how big or small, to fundraise for its 50th anniversary. From small acts of kindness to daring feats […]

London Luton Airport terminal building

Councils Oppose Further Airport Expansion

Luton Rising, the owner of London Luton Airport, has for a number of years now been progressing its ambition to grow the Airport from a currently consented throughput of 19 million passengers per annum (mppa) to 32 mppa. In February 2023 it submitted its application to Government for permission to do so.  The application will […]