Living Magazines Great British Spring Clean voluunteers

Best Year Yet for Great British Spring Clean

Throughout March and April volunteers have been heading out into their communities to take part in the annual Great British Spring Clean. This national campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy empowers people to help clean up the country. In Dacorum, around 700 residents took part over the two month period. 40 different groups spruced up […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Rectory Lane cemetery

Cemetery Stories Competition

As well as being a venue for the forthcoming BerkoFest Book Festival on Sunday 12 May, the Rectory Lane Cemetery Project is also launching a children’s writing competition that day! Are you aged between 4 and 16? Do you like stories from the past, ghostly stories, adventure stories, wildlife stories, poetry or true tales? Come […]

Living Magazines BerkoFest BookFestival

BerkoFest Book Festival Line-up

Last month we brought you news of the inaugural BerkoFest Book Festival taking place on Sunday 12 May. We can now share the full programme for the event, which will take place at Berkhamsted Town Hall and Rectory Lane Cemetery from 9.30am-6pm. The Mayor of Berkhamsted is officially opening the Book Festival – 9.30am at […]

Living Magazines Cats Protection Appeal

Cats in Need of Homes

These beautiful cats are currently with Cats Protection Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted Branch – can you offer them their forever homes? Two beauties The two lovely girls are bonded mother and daughter. Unfortunately, they are now having to look for their forever home as their owners’ circumstances have changed. Mum is three years old and […]

Living Magazines Free Compost

Free compost giveaway to Dacorum residents

To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (5-11 May), Dacorum Borough Council is giving away free compost to residents to use on their gardens. Anyone who lives in Dacorum can come to Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA, on Sunday 12 May between 9am – 12am to pick up some free compost. You […]

Living Magazines Hospice Lottery Summer Superdraw

Hospice Lottery Summer Superdraw

Tring-based not-for-profit organisation The Hospice Lottery Partnership has launched its annual Summer Superdraw to raise much-needed funds to help support patients and families that are cared for by local hospices including: Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity  in Aylesbury Michael Sobell Hospice Charity in Northwood Rennie Grove Hospice Care covering Herts and Bucks South Bucks Hospice based […]

Living Magazines Euston Station

Euston May Bank Holiday Closure

Time-lapse footage showing recent improvements at Euston has been released ahead of a further full station closure for the May bank holiday, from 4-6 May 2019. Euston will be closed between 4-6 May at the same time as other major work takes place up and down the West Coast main line, as part of Britain’s […]

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DENS Hillbuster a Great Success

Hemel’s legendary Hillbuster cycling sportive was back in town on Sunday for the 4th year, Gadebridge Park was awash with 600 cyclists taking on a gruelling 60 & 100 km challenge over the Chiltern Hills and surrounding villages. This fundraiser, organised by local charity DENS, was hailed a great success, raising over £25,000 for people […]

Living Magazines 30 Days Wild

Hertfordshire is Getting Ready to go Wild

Herts residents are being asked to do something wild each day for one month to reconnect with nature. Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust is encouraging Hertfordshire residents to take part in a nationwide month-long challenge to get closer to wildlife by doing something wild every day for the month of June. The campaign, called 30 […]

Living Magazines BAM Construct UK litter pickers

Hemel Hempstead Employees Back Great British Spring Clean

Employees at BAM Construct UK Ltd in Hemel Hempstead have been busy litter picking the lanes surrounding Breakspear Park, where the company is based, as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean campaign. The team of ten employees covered the grounds of the business park, and both sides of Green Lane, up to the […]

Living Magazines Hedgehog Awareness Week

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2019

Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5-11 May 2019 and hedgehoggy events are being organised all around the country! Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. This year the Charity is asking people […]

Living Magazines The Ivy St Albans Brasserie Rosehip spritz

The Ivy St Albans Brasserie Celebrates First Birthday

In celebration of The Ivy St Albans Brasserie’s first birthday and bluebell season in the local area, the brasserie will be serving up a series of limited-edition, floral-inspired cocktails, as well as unveiling a beautiful bluebell installation outside the restaurant. Every spring, the floor of the Heartwood Forest woodlands is transformed into a sea of […]