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Covering Harpenden, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Redbourn & surrounding villages.

News, Reviews and Local Events July to September 2019

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Summer 2019 Contents Hopefully a WARM welcome to the Summer Edition of What’s On Herts, brought to you by Your Local Media Ltd. The sun has been shining so far, so hopefully we are in for a hot summer, but you never know with our weather! Come rain or shine, we have plenty of ideas on what to do, over the next three months in our “Diary of Events” section, so check out pages 51 – 69 for some great ideas. Don’t to forget to reserve some key dates in your diary such as Highland Gathering, Classics on the Common, Harpenden Beer Festival and the Dambusters Ball at the Public Halls which is celebrating the buildings 80th birthday, to name a few of the great events happening locally. While you are hopefully enjoying the sun, don’t forget to support your local Shop’s , Businesses and Trades in the area, many of which are advertising with us and remember to shop locally where possible. Enjoy!

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Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they’re parked in the shade, but the truth is, it’s still a very dangerous situation for the dog. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm.When it’s 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour. What to do if you see a dog in a car on a warm day: In an emergency, the RSPCA may not be able to attend quickly enough, and with no powers of entry, they’d need police assistance at such an incident. Don’t be afraid to dial 999, the police will inform the RSPCA if animal welfare assistance is required. Help a dog in a hot car: • Establish the animal’s health and condition. If they’re displaying any signs of heatstroke dial 999 immediately. • If the situation becomes critical for the dog and the police are too far away or unable to attend, many people’s instinct will be to break into the car to free the dog. If you decide to do this, please be aware that without proper justification, this could be classed as criminal damage and, potentially, you may need to defend your actions in court. • Make sure you tell the police what you intend to do and why. Take pictures or videos of the dog and the names and numbers of witnesses to the incident. The law states that you have a lawful excuse to commit damage if you believe that the owner of the property that you damage would consent to the damage if damage would consent 6

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Classics on the Common This year’s event will be held on Wednesday 24th July 2019 from 11.30am – 8pm

Since 1994, for one day a year, Harpenden Common hosts what has become one of the biggest mid-week classic car shows in Britain. Whatever the weather, nothing stops most of the pre-registered owners of more than 1000 classic vehicles, motorcycles and scooters from driving to Harpenden from all over the UK to display their cherished vehicles. Up to 10,000 spectators spend hours admiring the mouth-watering collection. A classic vehicle should be at least 25 years old but visitors can usually spot one or two from around a century ago, such as a 1910 Triumph, a 1913 model T Ford and a 1916 Stanley steam engine car. Every decade following is well represented, too, from Rolls Royces and Maseratis to Austin A40s and Morris Minors. At heart, Classics on the Common remains a community event. Its charity fundraising is significant, too; over the show’s 26 year span more than £250,000 plus has been distributed to local, children’s, national and international charities. Classic vehicle owners make a donation to enter and, although there is no entry charge to the public, spectators have always responded generously when approached with collecting buckets. Local businesses support us too, by taking banner advertising. With reasonably good weather in 2018 and through the generosity of our exhibitors, advertisers, trade and industry support and our spectators, we had a fantastic result raising £37,000 for charity.

Our main charities for 2019 are: Luton, South Beds and Harpenden Samaritans, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers in Hertfordshire and Rotary Doctor Bank. The organisers, Rotary in Harpenden, thank all who supported the event last year and look forward to another record breaking show this year! For more details please visit: www.classicsonthecommon.com 10 10


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2019 PRIDE AWARDS WINNERS

A teenage boxing champion, a community pub and the organisers of a talking newspaper were among the nine winners of the St Albans Mayor’s Pride Awards 2019.They were presented with their trophies at a ceremony at St Michael’s Manor, Fishpool Street, by the 2018/19 Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Farmer.The annual awards celebrate the achievements of inspiring individuals, hard-working community groups and public-spirited businesses. This year’s winners were: Community Champion of the Year – Stuart New, an active member of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and the Royal British Legion for over three decades. Cultural Innovation Award - Clare Suttie, organiser of the Polar Bear Plunge, a charity fund-raiser that sees people dive into a freezing pool on New Year’s Day. Young Person of Distinction - Anthony Agard. He changed his life for the better when he joined a boxing club at 13 and is now studying business at Oaklands College. Community Orientated Business of the Year – Hare & Hounds, St Albans. A pub that took a leading role in a number of charity projects. Environmental Champion of the Year – Incredible Edible Community Gardens. Foodsmiles have set up two gardens in central St Albans with the aim of teaching local people gardening skills and enhancing the City Centre. Voluntary Sector Award – Soroptimist International, St Albans and District.A local women’s group that has been serving the community since 1957. Inclusive Communities Award – Gordon Baisley, Victoria Playing Fields Football Club. He runs an inclusive youth football club. Community Project of the Year - ‘Box Cleva,’ St Albans ABC.They delivered socially inclusive boxing sessions for 7-15 year olds. Mayor’s Recognition Award – St Albans and District Talking Newspaper. A weekly audio programme sent out free of charge to those with limited sight. Nominations are now open for the Mayor’s Pride Awards 2020, held to celebrate extraordinary people and outstanding organisations that make a positive contribution to the local community. Ensure these inspiring individuals and worthy organisations get the recognition they deserve by putting them forward to receive an award. Categories include: Community Champion of the Year - Cultural Innovation Award - Young Person of Distinction Community Project of the Year - Community Oriented Business of the Year

Environmental Champion of the Year - Voluntary Sector Award - Inclusive Communities Award To nominate, visit this website and use the online form: www.stalbans.gov.uk/community-and-living You may nominate as many people or organisations in as many different categories as you like. If you need any assistance completing the nomination forms, please contact events@stalbans.gov.uk or call us on 01727 819311. The deadline for nominations is Monday 29th January 2020.

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A number of community groups have joined up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the St Albans Conservation Area. St Albans Civic Society, Abbey Precincts Residents Association and Aboyne Residents Association have organised a host of events. These include an exhibition at St Albans Museum + Gallery which is already underway and runs until Sunday 21st July. There is also to be a public meeting at Dagnall Street Baptist Church on Saturday 6th July which will address the future of conservation. There will be questions and debate with a guest panel hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Any Answers presenter Julian Worricker. A Visual Arts Competition for Primary Schools is being held with winning entries going on public display at the Museum’s Assembly Room on Sunday 7th July. The City Guides will lead special Conservation 50 Walks during July.

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ST ALBANS FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL VOTING OPENS

Voting for the St Albans Food and Drink Festival awards opens on Thursday 4th July. You can show your support for your favourite restaurant, pub, café or other dining venue as well as back nominees in a wide range of other categories. This year’s festival starts on Wednesday 25th September and runs until Monday 7th October. There will be dozens of events from food and wine tastings to a street “feastival” that is likely to attract more than 12,000 people to the City Centre. In 2018 there were double celebrations for winners Ye Olde Fighting Cocks which received the award for Best Pub. A special award was also given to landlord, Christo Tofalli, who was named Food & Drink Champion for Outstanding Achievement. Other winners included Charlie’s Coffee & Company, which took the accolade for Best Hot Beverage, a new award category this year. Lussmanns won the award for Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion and the title of Best Newcomer went to Heartwood Tea Rooms in Sandridge. The award winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at Sopwell House that marked the climax of St Albans Food and Drink Festival.

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SCARECROW FESTIVAL FRIDAY 9th AUGUST - SUNDAY 11th AUGUST Each year, residents from the village of Flamstead create fabulous scarecrows and display them in their front gardens and around the village for the public to view. Along with traditional scarecrows you will also see your favourite characters from TV and Film with other imaginative scarecrows. With a competition for the best scarecrow, the residents really go all out to win, so it well worth a visit.

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Seven Special Olympics athletes from St Albans District won a total of 12 medals at the World Games. They took home nine gold’s as well as three silvers from the Abu Dhabi games in swimming, football, judo, basketball and equestrian events. To celebrate their success, they attended a reception at the St Albans Museum + Gallery. Special Olympics is a charity that provides sports training to children and adults with a learning disability.The St Albans branch has 150 members. The Special Olympics World Games, which is held every four years, attracted 7,500 athletes from 200 countries and was watched by 500,000 spectators.

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CITY CENTRE CHANGES

Work is well underway on a £60 million project to transform a rundown area of St Albans City Centre with new housing and business space. The City’s former Police Station in Victoria Street and an NHS Clinic to its rear are both being demolished.

In its place, the Council and its contractor Morgan Sindall Construction are building two new stylish developments around an attractive public space.These will provide around 100 new homes, commercial space on the ground and first floors and more than 100 parking spaces. Morgan Sindall, the contractor, is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and is pledged to minimise disruption to residents and businesses. Councillor Julian Daly, Portfolio Holder for Commercial and Development, said: “This is a multi-million redevelopment, the most ambitious the Council has undertaken. It has been years in the planning and now the public will begin to see major changes with the dilapidated old police station and health clinic. This is a very exciting development.There is no doubt it will greatly improve an area in the very heart of the City that has become rather rundown” In another Council development, work has also started on the creation of new leisure and sport centres in Harpenden in a £18.8 million project that is due to be completed by early 2021. For more information please visit:

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WILD FEST IN LYDEKKER - Saturday 13th July Harpenden Town Council will be celebrating all local wildlife found in Harpenden and all the brilliant local organisations that look after wildlife nearby. The event will run on Saturday 13th July from 10am to 2pm and will be filled with activities for all the family and be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn about what Harpenden’s green spaces have to offer. Activities on the day will include sweep netting, dead wood discovery, pond dipping, dragon fly watching, storytelling, bird watching, tree walks, scavenger hunts, animal Olympics, nature crafts and much more! This event is suited to all ages so why not bring the whole family and invite your neighbours and friends too!

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC - Wednesday 1st August The annual Teddy Bears Picnic will once again take place in Lydekker Park (off Sun Lane) on Wednesday 1 August from 11am to 2pm. The event runs in line with National Play Day. The incredibly popular event is a Harpenden tradition and sees Lydekker Park come alive with teddy bears and their small owners. The fun-filled day offers a variety of FREE activities for children including crafts, wildlife activities, a bouncy castle, soft play, and a spectacular children’s entertainer! Come and join the Town Mayor for this family event with lots to keep you entertained in Harpenden’s secret garden. Don’t forget your picnic and your teddy bear.

MUSIC IN LYDEKKER - Saturday 31st August Back in 2019 for a second year, Music in Lydekker is a spirited event that showcases musical talent. The town council will once again be organising a Saturday afternoon band stand in Lydekker Park on Saturday 31st August between 11am and 2pm.This year, the Tennessee Boogie Boys will be entertaining the audience with their repertoire of 1950’s -style rockabilly, country and rock ‘n roll hits. Bring your deck chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon of music in the park. All three events are FREE and for further information please contact Harriet Tamke at Harpenden Town Council on

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Why not try indoor bowling? It’s fun and will help keep you fit.

We are a friendly club of mixed ages and abilities and we would love you to come along and "have a go” even if you have never bowled before. Apart from the bowling we have regular social events, coach outings and short holidays that can include bowling, so there are many activities to get involved in. We look forward to meeting you in September, just bring yourselves and some flat soled shoes, if you have them. We will provide everything else.

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Wimbledon Fortnight 2018 runs from July 2nd - July 15th. Whether you like tennis or not you cannot deny the rich history which surrounds the tournament & the associated ritual and attention to detail. 1.

The Wimbledon Championships date back to 1877 but did not take up residence at Church Road until 1922, where the ground now has a capacity of 35,000.

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Up to 40,000 tennis balls will be used during the tournament, each one hand-tested for weight, bounce and compression and stored at exactly 68 degrees

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Yellow balls were first used in 1986 and will this year be collected by a total of 200 ball boys and girls who have all undergone a rigorous training programme.

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More than 27,000 kilos of English strawberries are likely to be eaten by spectators, topped by 7,000 litres of cream.

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A Sco�sh themed family fun day Rothamsted Park, Harpenden Sunday , 14th July 2019 ‐ 10am to 5pm Adults: £7 on the gate (£4 in advance) Children under 16: Free For advance �cket sales the contacts are www.harplions.com | Lions helpline: 0845 833 7426 | info@harplions.com ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY The good causes that will benefit from this event are: Lions Clubs Interna�onal Fund Lions Life Skills programme for local schools Keech Hospice Care for young people

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SOME OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S GREAT GARDENS Luton Walled Garden Luton Hoo Estate, Luton LU1 4LF. The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown and established by John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute in the late 1760s. At the time, Lord Bute’s garden was second only to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. Successive owners of the Estate adapted the garden to match changing horticultural fashions, only for it to fall into decline from the 1980s.The Walled Garden and its structures are now being restored. www.lutonhooestate.co.uk Knebworth House and Gardens Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth SG1 2AX. The gardens originate from the 17th century but are currently mostly from the Edwardian era.The numerous garden rooms each have a different feel depending on the planting; the walled kitchen garden’s colourful and unusual vegetables are perhaps not as striking as the 72 life-sized dinosaurs you will encounter amongst the woodland paths, rhododendrons and redwoods. www.knebworthhouse.co.uk

Myddelton House and Gardens Enfield EN2 9HG. Edward Augustus Bowles lived at Myddelton House from 1865 to 1954.This passionate self-taught gardener transformed the 8 acres into a haven of architectural curiosities and exotic flora to ensure his senses would be stimulated during each season. Whilst exploring the grounds, you will find alpine specimens, a carp lake and impressive Victorian glass house. www.visitleevalley.org.uk

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Hatfield House and Gardens Estate Office House, Hatfield AL9 5NQ. Dating back from the 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House combine classic elements and wilderness to keep visitors’ interest from early spring through to autumn. Bluebells and daffodils, a scented garden, fountains, parterre, topiary and even vegetables are found amongst the Elizabethan Old Palace’s grounds. www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Much Hadham SG10 6EE. The 70 acres of landscape gardens and countryside inspired much of the world famous artist’s iconic work.The sculpture grounds really showcase pieces against the landscape. Pop-in to the Bourne Maquette Studio and find Henry Moore’s smaller works, see the window he used to tap to attract the attention of the sheep on the land he loved so much.You should also enjoy his wife Irina’s creation: a beautiful cottage garden. www.henry-moore.org Pembroke Farm Garden Slip End, Nr Ashwell, Hertfordshire, Ashwell, Baldock SG7 6SQ. If you are a rose enthusiast, you must take the time to visit the rose gardens where you will find 150 specimens. But that’s not all this country house garden has to offer... Take in the wildlife walk, topiary garden, tea lawn and cottage garden beds. www.pembrokefarmgarden.co.uk 41


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FLY-TIPPING PROSECUTIONS

Three people have already been prosecuted this year for flytipping offences by St Albans City and District Council. The City’s former Police Station in Victoria Street and an NHS Clinic to its rear are both being demolished.

One man was ordered to pay almost £700 in fines and costs for letting his hired van be used for the illegal dumping of rubbish in Hogg End Lane, a fly-tipping hotspot. Another man was ordered to pay more than £750 for fly-tipping in Waverley Road, St Albans, and the third offender was penalised £250 for dumping rubbish in the City Centre. In addition, a number of £400 Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued to offenders and warning letters sent to others. The Council is part of the Hertfordshire Fly-tipping Group that is seeking to combat the crime. For more information about their work and campaigns, see: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/flytipping If you witness fly-tipping actually taking place call the police on 999 and give as much detail as possible. If you discover fly-tipped waste after the event call our hotline number 01727 809019 or email us the details on : wastemanagementservices@stalbans.gov.uk REMEMBER – DON’T CONFRONT THE FLYTIPPERS OR OTHERWISE PUT YOURSELF AT RISK! If a fly-tip is blocking part or all of the road the this should be reported to Hertfordshire County Council online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk or by phone to 0300 1234047. For any fly-tips off the road then please report this to the District Council by calling 01727 819598

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BOOKSMART Review by Christian Bland.

The dynamic cinematography and use of slow motion also helps the film carry its relentless energy from start to finish. However, while the music helps drive the movie forward, the songs themselves could occasionally have been better selected. The humour is at times a little hit-or-miss, but thanks to its incredible pacing, it zips along and never gets dragged down by its less successful jokes. More importantly, it manages to prevent any of its cast feeling one-note or unnecessary, a trap so many coming of age films fall into. Almost all the characters were developed in a way that exceeded my expectations, which made the final act so satisfying.

A director’s first film is rarely as assured as Olivia Wilde’s stylish and smart new coming of age comedy, which manages to transcend the typical clichés of its genre while still being extremely entertaining on its own terms. Booksmart admittedly follows a conventional narrative arc; it’s about two high school students who realise they have focussed too much on academics, so try to pack the fun they missed into the night before their graduation. However, the writers put their own spin on this concept, making it stand out and, by setting the movie in a sort of ‘heightened reality’, give themselves much more room to manoeuvre when writing jokes and taking the story onto more original ground. It’s remarkable to consider that Booksmart is a directorial debut. Olivia Wilde clearly took inspiration from recent movies like Thoroughbreds and Ingrid Goes West in making this film, such as lighting the pool party scenes using underwater pool lights, which looked fantastic. 48

Highly enjoyable as it is, this film isn’t a total success. Being quite short and attempting to pack so many plot points into this runtime creates issues. Some of the most interesting plot developments on paper felt brushed over and the ending especially could have been more challenging. What makes Booksmart a great movie, however, is the star-making roles of Kaitlyn Delver and Beanie Feldstein. Both give excellent comedic performances with a terrific sense of timing. Their brilliant and unreserved turns made their awkward characters relatable and hilarious. While the supporting cast is certainly solid, especially Jason Sudeikis as a brilliantly easy-going school principal, it’s the engaging leads that makes the film such an entertaining watch. Booksmart is the first movie this year which felt to me as if the people behind the film had fun making it and this was reflected very clearly in the finished product. It makes for highly enjoyable, if not groundbreaking, viewing. It’s also one of the most easily relatable coming of age films in recent years, as well as one of the most complete.


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Luna Cinema Join us on the side-lawn of Knebworth House 4-7th July as The Luna Cinema returns with an incredible line up of films. 4th July Film is Batman, 5th July the film is A Star Is Born, 6th July the film is Mamma Mia: Here we go again and the 7th of July film is Bohemian Rhapsody. Tickets must be pre-booked and printed. Optional: prepare a picnic, bring a low-backed chair, blankets and wear suitable clothing for all weather conditions. For more information and ticketing visit www.thelunacinema.com

Childwickbury Arts Fair Enjoy a unique gallery experience amidst the fabulous atmosphere of the Childwickbury Arts Fair, and buy original art directly from the artist. Fine art, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, glass, hat making, paper making, sculpture, photography and more. The focus is on hand-made and high quality, with over sixty artists demonstrating their skills. Live music (sat & sun). Delicious food and a fully licensed bar. For more information please visit: www.childwickburyarts.com


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St Swithuns The Musical ‘Matilda meets St Trinians’ St Swithuns will be a youth production & RARE Productions is a youth musical theatre group East End Gangsters commit the crime of the century and hide their loot in a disused stately home – Hensley Grange. Meanwhile the girls of Britain’s most notorious public school -‘St Swithun’s’ are given a final chance to reform by being sent to the selfsame – Hensley Grange. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

St Swithuns The Musical ‘Matilda meets St Trinians’ Two showings 2.30pm & 7.30pm - St Swithuns will be a youth production & RARE Productions is a youth musical theatre group. East End Gangsters commit the crime of the century and hide their loot in a disused stately home – Hensley Grange. Meanwhile the girls of Britain’s most notorious public school -‘St Swithun’s’ are given a final chance to reform by being sent to the selfsame – Hensley Grange. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Murder in Hollywood – Murder Mystery Dining Experience 7pm – 11pm. Join Moonstone Theatre London and Hatfield House in the Riding School at 7pm for an evening of Hollywood glamour, packed with clues, plot-twists, suspicious suspects and surprises, complete with a 3 Course Dinner served from 8pm onwards. Dinner and drinks details to shortly follow. Venue: The Riding School, Hatfield House. For further details and all bookings please contact the Hatfield House Hospitality team on 01707 287003 email: hatfieldhospitality@compass-group.co.uk or visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Progressive Education Workshop This workshop with Educationalist, Fiona Carnie will explore new progressive approaches to education, such as flexi-schooling, Montessori, democratic learning etc. It will be an informative yet informal event where you can ask questions, share ideas and be inspired. The event runs from 1pm – 3.30pm at the Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BU. Ticket price £20. For more details please visit: https://progressive-education.eventbrite.com If it sounds interesting but you can’t make it, please join the Facebook group, Progressive Alternative Education.

Knebworth Park Pride Party (Day) Our Pride Family Fun Day will be held in our barns from 12pm till 5pm. With access to Knebworth Park, music, entertainment, food stands and so much more you are guaranteed to have a great day out! Competition for the best dressed rainbow teddy bear for children. Adult Ticket – £12 and Child Ticket – £10. SUPPORTING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES. For more information, please call: 01438 813825 or visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Knebworth Park Pride Party (Evening) Our Pride Evening will be held in our barns from 5.30pm – Midnight. With music, entertainment, food stands and so much more you are guaranteed to have a great night! Adult Ticket – £15. SUPPORTING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES. For more information, please call: 01438 813825.

Harpenden Street Food Social

Emile will bring his menu to the gathering, along with a wide selection of other Chefs offering their cooking talents. The Harpenden Street Food Social is a monthly event from April to September. Street Food Social brings together a diverse collection of local street food vendors with foods from around the world. Visitors to the social can quench their thirst with a locally brewed beer and cider, or indulge in a chilled glass of Prosecco from the licensed bar - there’s something for everyone’s tastes. A DJ at the event will bring a relaxed atmosphere and assortment of music from all genres for visitors to the event. The exciting and fun event will be held on the Concourse in Harpenden which is located opposite Boots on the lower high street 4pm – 9pm. For more information visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event

Battle Proms at Hatfield House - Times: 4.30pm – 10.30pm A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks! Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for an exceptional afternoon and evening of entertainment at the 19th annual Hatfield House Battle Proms Concert. In the beautiful and historic setting of the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field, this quintessentially British ‘party in the park’ features magnificent musical firework displays, culminating in a flag waving, sing-a-long spectacular including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. For further details visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk 55


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Duxford Air Show - Flying Legends Enjoy world class, unrivalled, choreographed displays featuring unique aircraft types rarely seen together in the UK skies or anywhere else. Flying Legends culminates in the finale Balbo formation when all the WWII fighters take to the skies to salute you in a mass flypast. Flying Legends is the Air show not to miss! Event address: IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR. For more details, ticket prices and parking please visit: www.iwm.org.uk

Folk By The Oak - Times 12pm – 10.30pm Folk by the Oak’s ‘line-up of headliners’ has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a collection of exceptional live folk and acoustic artists in one memorable day. From the intimacy of the Acorn Stage to the open-air festival buzz of the Main Stage, Folk by the Oak will bring you award-winning musicians alongside inspiring new talent. Venue: The Queen Elizabeth Oak Field, Hatfield Park. For further details visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk St Albans Comic-Con - 10am – 4.30pm A fresh new line-up of Guests from Film & TV will be on hand as well as a new set of artists in our Artists Alley from your favourite Comics. Other attractions & activities will include Memorabilia & Specialist Traders, a Gaming Zone, Movie PropsVehicles & our fantastic Cosplay Zone & competition as well as a few other surprises that we will hold onto for now. We are a Family Friendly event with no age restrictions and entry will begin at 10am. We look forward to seeing you there! Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.


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HIGHLAND GATHERING Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering is a great day out with a ‘Scottish flavour’ offering five pipe and drum bands, highland dancing competitions and displays as well as solo piping. Plus traditional highland games heavy events including ‘weight over the bar’, ‘tossing the caber’ and ‘putting the stone’. There are plenty of amusements for children including a funfair, climbing wall, rugby and golf challenges, the popular Kids’ Circle for younger children, opportunities to make sand art pictures and to use a potters’ wheel, face painting and electric Go-karts. And there were lots of food and drink too with beer and cider stalls run by local pubs. Adults and children enjoy the charity and commercial stalls and the Crafters’ Marquee selling traditional and handmade items. The ‘Scot’s Corner’ sells Scottish fine food, clothing and crafts. Kilt wearing and clan associations are also in the Scot’s Corner. A major raffle will take place throughout the day. That’s not all! Sideshows provide further entertainment and in addition there is a large classic cars and motorbikes display. For more information please visit: www.harpenden-lions.co.uk

Carole King Songbook The Carole King Songbook is a timeless classic revue show with music recognised by all ages. Featuring hits such as Beautiful, He’s Sure The Boy I love, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Take Good Care Of My Baby, Up On The Roof, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, The Locomotion and many more hits, this show takes the audience on a 2 hour adventure into the world of Carole King. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

The Real Thing

Original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, perform these hits and many more live on stage with their own fantastic 5-piece band. Enjoy tracks like “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing” “Whenever You Want My Love”. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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On the 50th anniversary of the release of The Who’s ground-breaking rock opera, “Tommy,” we bring you a brand new production, “The Goldhawks perform TOMMY – the album, LIVE!” Following continued public demand, after their smash hit tour of Quadrophenia, legendary world-class rock band, The Goldhawks, return to perform Tommy as a 9-piece outfit backed with amazing projection and effects and superb replication of The Who’s sound. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena. co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

producers, scrumptious street food and brilliant bars. Come along and top up your culinary skills in the captivating cookery demos or watch warriors take on the Men v Food challenges. Chill to soothing live music while the children try their hand at a cookery lesson before going off to make giant bubbles or learn circus skills! Your ticket includes on-site parking. The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie, family day out! Event address: Knebworth House, Stevenage SG3 6PY. For more information please visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

From The Jam All Mod Cons’ 40th Anniversary Tour with special guests: The Truth “From The Jam, best night out I have had in years all The Jam hits and more done to perfection. What’s not to love?” – Alan McGee. From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

St Albans Race For Life 5K & 10K - This is a Race For Life for everyone! Whatever your ability, walk, jog or run 5k or 10k and help beat cancer sooner! The St Albans route is an amazing journey through a piece of history. Hilly in places and fairly challenging, we set off by Westminster Lodge before traversing the open fields, enjoying splendid views of the Abbey and then journeying around the picturesque lake. To join in the run or for details of how to support the runners, please visit: www.raceforlife.co.uk

The Sisters Brothers (15)

The Sisters Brothers is a western dark comedy directed by Jacques Audiard, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. The film stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the two notorious assassin brothers. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD. Film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Classics on the Common is on its way. We will celebrate 26 consecutive years, and again Rotary in Harpenden, the charity arm of Harpenden Village Rotary Club will be the organisers. Crowds again will turnout in their thousands on to Harpenden Common at the end of July to view the spectacular array of thousands of classic cars, scooters and motorbikes at Classics on the Common. Visit our website to find out more about this popular event. www.classicsonthecommon.com

Tolkien (12A) Tolkien is a biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford. It is about the English professor, philologist and author J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion as well as notable academic works. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. Two film showing times 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD

The Beach Boys Tribute Show Whether you are coming back to see Beach Boyz Tribute Band again or coming for the first time, the show is exhilarating as ever, filling the auditorium with glorious, rich vocal harmony, the five all singing, all playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band The Beach Boys. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD

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The Game Fair 2019 The only event at the heart of fieldsports, shooting and land management with a sprinkling of glamour, amazing food and shopping. Celebrating British field sports and country life, The Game Fair boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family, including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.  Visitors can also enjoy a host of food, drink and shopping stalls, as well as outdoor activities including off-road driving. Ensuring there is something for everyone. For more information visit: www.hatfieldhouse.co.uk


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UK’s Strongest Man 2019 UK’s Strongest Man competition, which is shown on Channel 5, is coming back to St Albans, taking place in Verulamium Park. In 2018, 10,000 people enjoyed this festival-style familyfriendly event to see 16 individuals battle through a range of challenges and activities to be crowned UK’s Strongest Man! Venue: Abbey View, Verulamium Park St Albans, AL1 2DJ. For more information visit: www.enjoystalbans.com

Emergency Services Open Day in Harpenden The event is being organised by the St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police Cadets and Harpenden Fire Station. A host of other organisations will be present on the day including ambulance services and emergency responders, Neighbourhood Watch and officers from the local police Safer Neighbourhood Team and Road Policing Unit. Throughout the day, visitors of all ages can watch safety demonstrations, get advice on a range of topics and look inside emergency service vehicles. A raffle will be held and a barbecue and refreshments will be on offer. The event takes place at Harpenden Fire Station, in Leyton Road, between 11am and 3pm. Entry is free but donations are welcome. All money raised will go The Fire Fighters Charity and the Volunteer Police Cadets.

Harpenden Record Fair - 10.00am-4.00pm FREE ADMISSION + REFRESHMENTS ALL DAY Whether you’re a collector or browser, there’s music for all tastes in all formats from a hall full of dealers, along with memorabilia, books and posters as well. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 762880 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Creedence Clearwater Review Creedence Clearwater Review are the UK’s premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of America’s greatest bands who, despite their relatively short career, left an enduring legacy of classic songs written and sung by lead guitarist, singer and songwriter John Fogerty. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD

Luna Kids Cinema

Join us at Knebworth House from 31st July to 4th August as The Luna Kids Cinema show an incredible line up of films such as Spider- Man, The Incredibles 2, Mary Poppins Returns, Dumbo and The Incredibles 2 to name a few of them. Tickets must be pre-booked and printed. Optional: prepare a picnic, bring a ow-backed chair, blankets and wear suitable clothing for all weather conditions. For more information about film days & time please visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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Each year, residents from the village of Flamstead create fabulous scarecrows and display them in their front gardens and around the village for the public to view. Along with traditional scarecrows you will also see your favourite characters from TV and Film with other imaginative scarecrows. With a competition for the best scarecrow, the residents really go all out to win, so it well worth a visit. This year, entry will be £4 per adult and £2 per child (Age 4 and over), and will include Free Parking in the festival Car Parks and a Festival Programme and voting form per family. Cash and Card Payment options will be available. For more information please visit: www.flamsteadscarecrowfestival.co.uk

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Emile will bring his menu to the gathering, along with a wide selection of other Chefs offering their cooking talents. The Harpenden Street Food Social is a monthly event from April to September. Street Food Social brings together a diverse collection of local street food vendors with foods from around the world. Visitors to the social can quench their thirst with a locally brewed beer and cider, or indulge in a chilled glass of Prosecco from the licensed bar - there’s something for everyone’s tastes. A DJ at the event will bring a relaxed atmosphere and assortment of music from all genres for visitors to the event. The exciting and fun event will be held on the Concourse in Harpenden which is located opposite Boots on the lower high street 4pm – 9pm. For more information visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic This incredibly popular event, a Harpenden tradition, sees Lydekker Park come alive with teddy bears and their small owners. The fun-filled day offers a variety of free activities for children, which in years past has included face painting, a bouncy castle, crafts, and just-for-kids live entertainment. The Town Council will be having its annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Lydekker Park (off Sun Lane) on Wednesday 7 August from 11am to 2pm. This event will run alongside National Play Day. The park will be alive with Teddy Bears and their small owners, as they will be making the most of the sun and the FREE entertainment on offer. Come and join the Town Mayor for this family event with lots to keep you entertained in Harpenden’s secret garden. Don’t forget your picnic and your teddy bear. For any further information please contact Harriet Tamke at Harpenden Town Council on Tel: 01582 463668 or harriet.tamke@harpenden.gov.uk

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Killer at the Casino – Murder Mystery Dining Experience - 7pm – 11pm Join Moonstone Theatre London and Hatfield House in the Riding School at 7pm for an evening packed with clues, plot-twists, suspicious suspects and surprises, complete with a 3 Course Dinner served from 8pm onwards. Dinner and drinks details to shortly follow. Venue: The Riding School, Hatfield House. For further details and all bookings please contact the Hatfield House Hospitality team on 01707 287003 email: hatfieldhospitality@compass-group.co.uk or visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth House, Stevenage SG3 6PY. Times: 10am – 5pm This family Fair has something for everyone. All day entertainment will include steam engines – both full size and scale, fighting knights and medieval village, birds of prey flying displays, terrier racing, children’s entertainer, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment, plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy, and much much more. Arts, crafts, food, drink, and gifts marquees as well as outside trade stands. On Sunday at this event, we are proud to host The Companion Dog Show (Companion-Dog-Show-2019) so bring along a canine friend and have a go (all proceeds from entries go to Marie Curie care). For more information visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

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Theatre In The Park – Treasure Island - Event times 2pm – 4pm Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Venue: The Elephant Dell, Hatfield House. For more information please visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk Art In Clay - Event times: 10am – 5.30pm

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Alice in Wonderland - Event Time: 2pm – 4pm Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Venue: The Elephant Dell, Hatfield House. For more information please visit: www.hatfield-house.co.uk Luna Cinema

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Summer Fun Fair on the Common Come along and join in the fun of the fair! For more information please visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event

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GOATFEST 2019 Goatfest, is a three-day live music festival located in Codicote, Herts, UK. It festival started life at the grounds of the infamous Goat Inn, Public House (hence the event’s name was also born), however has since grown to be moved to local farmland in recent years, and the festival boasts stunning views across the Hertfordshire countryside. We pride ourselves on showcasing the best local, national and international live music from bands, solo artists and DJs. We also offer a ton of street food and drinks from local sustainable companies, which beat most large events offerings, as its all fresh and locally supplied. You can also enjoy the real festival feeling by staying over at our campsite where you can pitch your own tent or pull up to in your camper van. Tickets for this are available on our website. Whether you here for the day or staying with us overnight, don’t miss out on this awesome music event. To book your tickets or to find out more, visit www.goatfestuk.com


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Join us for a rugby extravaganza with a BBQ, Hog Roast, Bar and more! Hosted by Harpenden Rugby Club Redbourn Lane, Harpenden Herts AL5 2BA. Spectator’s entry fee £5. For more information visit www.nationalpubsevens.com Come along & join in the fun for all the family!

Classic Motor Show at Knebworth House Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth House, Stevenage SG3 6PY. Times: 10am – 5pm With up to 1,000 classic and collectable vehicles taking part each day, the Knebworth Classic Motor Show is not to be missed. There will be a number of static displays to see, as well as a show arena hosting stunning parades. Vehicles include saloons, sports, American, commercial, military and classic motorcycles. Motoring history will be brought to life for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.knebworthhouse.com

Family Conservation Day - Building Homes for Wildlife

Location to be confirmed Help us build some new homes for wildlife to be put up around Harpenden. Build a bat or bird box for Batford Springs, or a raptor box to give a home to an owl on Harpenden Common. All welcome – Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event

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Benington Chilli Festival Started in 2006 the Chilli Festival is a hugely popular family event attracting thousands of visitors over three days, offering a chance to buy chilli plants, products and sample foods from around the world. Stalls are set up throughout the garden with a wide range of refreshments along with face painting and sand art for the children, Chilli Eating competition and much more! Come worship the pepper at Benington Chilli Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend! For more information visit: www.beningtonlordship.co.uk

of Sound Stage with acts like The Farm, The Bluetones, Soul II Soul, Black Grape, James, Babybird, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle and Starsailor to name just a few! The festival also tends to the needs of festival goers with camping, glamping, campervan & caravan parks, street food, street entertainers, The Barn Stage, funfairs, kid-zone, trade stands, karaoke and even a freak show in a Victorian palace of entertainment. Tickets for this electrifying festival are available now from the official festival website www.coolbritanniafest.com

Music in Lydekker

Back for a second year, Music in Lydekker is a spirited event that showcases musical talent. This year, the Tennessee Boogie Boys will be entertaining the audience with their repertoire of 1950s-style rockabilly, country and rock ‘n roll hits. Event runs from 11am – 2pm and is free. Families welcome. Bring your deck chairs and pack lunches for a music filled event. Walking is advised as parking will be limited. For more information visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event

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With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘House of The King’ and ‘Sylvia’, as well as critically acclaimed albums Moving Waves, Focus 3 and Hamburger Concerto, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans! Show starts at 7.30pm. Venue opens 1 hour before show and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before film. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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This highly acclaimed concert-style production features the music of the world’s most popular Latin artists including Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Gipsy Kings, Santana, Enrique Iglesias and many more! Complete with a full live band and sizzling Cuban themed singers and dancers, La Vida Loca! reignites the passion of pop music’s biggest Latin American infused beats! Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD

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You Win Again Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love? Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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It’s Only Just Begun Karen was the voice of the multi-hit making group The Carpenters who along with her brother Richard, scored an unprecedented 17 consecutive billboard US top ten hits. The timeless quality of the Carpenters’ music makes it as relevant today as when they scored their first UK hit with Close to you in 1970. Show starts at 7.30pm. Venue opens 1 hour before show and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before film. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

With a stellar line-up of chefs, pubs and music, Pub in the Park will play host to Tom’s two Michelin-starred pub, The Hand & Flowers, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants who will serve signature tasting dishes. Combined with great live music, chef demos, top quality shopping and other festival fun, Pub in the Park has become the UK’s fastest growing food and music festival. Entry by pre-purchased ticket only. Venue: Front meadow, Verulamium Park, off Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL. For more information please visit: www.pubintheparkuk.com

Harpenden Street Food Social Emile will bring his menu to the gathering, along with a wide selection of other Chefs offering their cooking talents. The Harpenden Street Food Social is a monthly event from April to September. Street Food Social brings together a diverse collection of local street food vendors with foods from around the world. Visitors to the social can quench their thirst with a locally brewed beer and cider, or indulge in a chilled glass of Prosecco from the licensed bar - there’s something for everyone’s tastes. A DJ at the event will bring a relaxed atmosphere and assortment of music from all genres for visitors to the event. The exciting and fun event will be held on the Concourse in Harpenden which is located opposite Boots on the lower high street 4pm – 9pm. For more information visit: www.harpenden.gov.uk/event 67


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First Session 13:30 to 17:30 and Second session 18:30 to 22:30 Over 30 different types of gin & proseccos from a wide range of suppliers. Plenty of distillers on hand to tell you about their gins and hand out samples. Also a live band, entertainment and food available. General admission – £15.50: Includes 1 drink token, 1 take home gin glass, gin & prosecco booklet. VIP tickets – £29.50: includes 4 drink tokens, 1 take home gin glass, gin & prosecco booklet and 1 VIP goody bag. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

An Evening with Dolly Parton: Rags to Rhinestone Story The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit tribute concert production that continues to sell out theatres across the UK. The show is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show to Dolly Parton, and is performed by the Award Winning Miss Julia Martin, the UK’s No1 Dolly Parton impersonator. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Black Dyke Brass Band The Black Dyke Brass Band are the most recorded band in the world, with over 300 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships eleven times, most recently in 2005, the British Open no fewer than 29 times (most recently 2006) and the National Championships of Great Britain 22 times (most recently 2008 and 2009). Show starts at 3pm. Venue opens 1 hour before show and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before film. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Ruby Wax

Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show How To Be Human answers every question you’ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

Sound of the 60s with Tony Blackburn An evening hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available by calling the Box Office on 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk Venue: Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3LD.

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Harpenden History Talk Andy Chapman from Lemsford Local History Group will talk about the 18th Century Brocket Hall, a red-brick neoclassical house which replaced two earlier buildings occupied by the Brocker family since the mid 16th Century. Venue in Harpenden Public Hall (Small Hall) from 8pm. More information at www.harpenden-history.org.uk

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FREE ADMISSION + REFRESHMENTS ALL DAY Whether you’re a collector or browser, there’s music for all tastes in all formats from a hall full of dealers, along with memorabilia, books and posters as well. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information call 01582 762880 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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from 25th September to 28th September 2019. Up to 350 temperature controlled cooled draught real ales, 50 temperature controlled cooled ciders and perries, 50 bottle conditioned beers and 80 foreign beers from all over the world plus food and trade stands. Live music from Katie Plus Juan Thursday evening, Katie’s Jumping Fleas Saturday lunchtime and Kyla Brox Band Saturday evening. Tickets available on the door. Admission CAMRA members: FREE Wed and Thu, £1 Fri and Sat. Public: FREE on Wed until 3pm, £3 thereafter, £3 Thu, £5 Fri and Sat. For more details visit: www.stalbansbeerfestival.org.uk

Reformation, Fascination In Suburbia Three amazing bands all on the same night… Love Distraction A Tribute To The Human League, The Spandau Ballet Story and the Alternative Pet Shop Boys. Show starts at 8pm. Venue opens 1 hour before show and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before film. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Bad Manners Bad Manners quickly became the novelty favourites of the Ska movement through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman’s on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze. Show starts at 8pm. Venue opens 1 hour before show and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before film. Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1PD. For more information and tickets call 01582 767525 or visit www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

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Weekly The Daylight Club We are a friendly social club for adults of working age with physical disabilities. Meet every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at St Johns Church Hall, Harpenden and Friday from 11am to 3pm at Christchurch, High Oaks, St Albans. We are a member led club that provides a safe and supportive environment where members meet to participate in a variety of interactive workshops, guest speakers, day trips and community events. We welcome new members. www.stalbans.gov.uk/leisure-andculture/sports_physical_activity/ everyone/disability/daylight/ f: www.facebook.com/DaylightClub-223114177715673/

Phone: 01727 819214 or 07762 595936. Email salpi@1life.co.uk De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre Open from the first Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30am until 5pm Tel: 01727 826400 www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

PARK STREET CAMERA CLUB Every Thursday 7.45 for 8.00 pm, St. Stephen Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, AL2 3PJ. Visit www.parkstreetcameraclub.com or Tel: 01923 673323 for details.

Redbourn Watermill and Bakery Redbournbury Watermill is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers & was extensively restored following a fire in 1987. 1000 years of milling history at the last working mill on the river Ver. Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS. Tel: 01582 792874 Visit website for more information & opening times: www.redbournburymill.co.uk

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Harpenden Concert Band The Harpenden Concert Band meets on Tuesday evenings at Crabtree Junior School, Harpenden and gives adults who play a wind or brass instrument or percussion a chance to come together and enjoy making music in a friendly, relaxed environment. For more information call or email Matt Harris on 07921 148397 matt.harrison259@gmail.com

Glaze Time

Pop-up pottery painting for everyone. Drop in and spend an hour creating something special for a loved one or just for fun... Capture your child’s hand/foot print for their grandparents to treasure. Catch up with friends whilst personalising ‘your’ mug. Let your little ones express themselves avoiding the mess at home! The options are endless with a paint brush, sponge, glaze and a piece of unglazed pottery. Find us weekly at the following venues (term time only) Search for us on facebook “Glaze Time”. Sopwell Nunnery

This romantic ruin is all that remains of the Tudor mansion built around 1560 by Sir Richard Lee, a soldier & royal engineer, granted the land by Henry VIII in 1540. Lee’s first house was built on top of the medieval nunnery, which itself dated back to 1140. Open: During daylight hours/at any reasonable time. Admission: Free DISABLED ACCESS: Sopwell Nunnery is situated in a mainly level grassed area, but there is no path. For further details, visit: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

St Albans, Harpenden & District Philatelic We are the local club serving this area for those interested in stamps and postal history and offer monthly meetings between September and May normally featuring displays and talks on philatelic subjects. The meetings start at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off the A1081 between St Albans and Harpenden). For more details please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 762284 or email: p.mellor@btinternet.com

Verulamium Museum The Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain. Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside you will find: recreated Roman rooms, hands-on Discovery Areas, video presentations, touch screen databases, some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean. Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.30pm Last admission 5.00pm Visit the website for admission charges & further info: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

St Albans Clock Tower Built between 1403 & 1412, the Clock Tower is the only medieval town belfry in England. It was first & foremost a political statement; the townspeople used it to assert their freedom, power and wealth in the face of St Albans’ Abbey. The Tower’s bell, which has survived over 600 years of use, allowed the town to sound its own hours and, until 1863, the Curfew. It also gave the alarm in case of “fire or fray”. Its bell rang out the first Battle of St. Albans during the Wars of the Roses in 1455. Today you can climb to the top of the Tower & enjoy magnificent views of St Albans & the surrounding countryside. Disabled access is difficult as there is a restricted entrance and 93 narrow steps to the top. Open Saturday and Sunday only (and selected Bank Holidays), Easter to end of September 10:30am - 5pm.


Weekly English Traditional Folk Dance

St Johns Church Social Club

Park Hall, Leyton Rd, Harpenden Regular practice for English traditional folk dance for children 6 - 18 years. 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. Email: lynda.swaine@btinternet.com

A social club for adults with physical disabilities that meet at St Johns Church, St Johns Rd, Southdown, Harpenden AL1 5DJ. We meet from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday and the members Hertfordshire Chorus get involved in a range of workshops, Rehearses Wednesday 7.30pm-10.00pm listen to guest speakers and go on trips. www.hertfordshirechorus.org.uk or email: If you are interested please call Salpi on membership@hertfordshirechorus.org.uk 01727 819214 or 07762 595936 or pop in and say hello. Dance Summer School Monday Nights The Royal British Legion Harpenden Male Voice Tel: 07710 033363 Barbershop Harmony Club (The

St Albans Branch of the Locomotive Kings of Herts Chorus)Rehearse at Wood End School, Yeoman’s Avenue, Harpenden,AL5 3EF Club of Great Britain (LCGB) A voluntary railway study group, interested in all aspects of the subject. We meet on the 2nd Thurs of each month from Sept to May each year. We meet at the United Reformed Church Watford Rd, St Albans, Herts AL2 3HG, located about 2 miles from the centre of St Albans. Starting at 7pm & last for around 2.5 hrs. Cost is a £3.00 donation. The St Albans LCGB is one of 8 similar branches dotted around England, which serve as the ‘grass roots’ of the central LCGB, which has a head office in London. Further details of the LCGB can be found at www.lcgb. org.uk or contact Murray on 01442 251540 or email: murray@mustang100.plus.com

Harpenden Country Market

each Thursday evening from 7:30pm. Chairman: Peter Browell 01582 766318 Membership Secretary: Peter Phillips 01582 622582 Web: www.kingsofherts.co.uk

The Lea Singers Harpenden (Rehearse at St George’s School, Weds 19.45 – 22.00) Tel: 01582 620 993 Email: leasingerspress@fsmail.net Web: www.leasingers.co.uk

Caper Ceilidh Lourdes Hall, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PF. Tel: 07803 016526 Web: www.caperceilidh.com

Arts Club Harpenden Public Hall, Southdown Rd. (7.30 – 9.30 most Thursday evenings) Web:www.harpendenartsclub.org.uk

Doodley Bugs Art & Craft Classes for under 5’s. Mon: 10-11 Harpenden Trust Hall. Booking essential. Tel: 07710 889092 www.doodleybugs.co.uk or email monica@ doodleybugs.co.uk

Hardynge Choir (Harpenden/ Wheathampstead based choral society) Harpenden Scottish Country Dancing Club Tel: 01582 760 854 Web: www.hardynegchoir.org

Harpenden Musical Theatre Company

Tuesdays at Lourdes Hall, SouthdownRd, Harpenden, AL5 1PF Web: www.hscdc.org.uk

Rehearses Tuesdays & Thursdays, Pensioners’ Coffee Mornings St John’s Hall. Every Thursday in first floor room High Email: websitehmtc@outlook.com Street Methodist Church Harpenden Web: www.harpendenmusicaltheatre.com Tel: 01582 460457

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How to Improve YOUR HEALTH & WELLBEING

Meets on Tuesday evenings and gives adults who Inspiring, informative monthly presentations & social networkingplay a wind, brass or percussion instrument a Certified complementary health practitioners & public members chance to come together & enjoy making music meet monthly, every 2nd Tuesday from 7.30 pm to 9.30pm at in a friendly, relaxed environment. We are always The Plough & Harrow, 88 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PR. keen to welcome new members, so contact Matt Tel: 01582 461762.Email HCHealthorg@gmail.com via email on matt.harrison259@gmail.com for or visit www.hchealth.org.uk All Practitioner Members of the further information. Group have agreed to a strict Code of Ethics see English Miscellany Folk Dance Display Group hchealth.org.uk/member-practitioners Monkey Music Harpenden - East Hyde Village Hall, Lower Award winning classes for babies & young Children’s Card Making Workshop Harpenden Road, LU2 9QB. Children (from 3 months to 4 years). Email: Email: publicity@englishmiscellany.com 3nd Saturday every month at Artscape. harpenden.hitchin@monkeymusic.co.uk Booking Essential Tel: 01582 766385 Web: www. englishmiscellany.com or Tel: 01582 620446 or visit our website: Music Makers Choir of Harpenden Harpenden Photographic Society www.monkeymusic.co.uk Meet on Wednesdays at Harpenden Meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday night of each St Albans, Harpenden & District High Street Methodists Church at 8pm. month at the Trust Hall, 90 Southdown Road, Philatelic Society For more information contact Rebecca. Harpenden, Herts. AL5 1PS from 8pm – 10pm. The Philatelic Society offer monthly meetings Rebecca.al.mitchell@hotmail.co.uk Visit www.Harpendenphotographicsociety.co.uk between September and May. The meetings start Musicale Adult Band Magic Voices Mixed Contemporary Choir at 8pm and are held at the School Room, St Mary’s Tuesday evenings, all standards A contemporary choir, based in Harpenden. Church, Childwick Green, Childwickbury AL3 6JJ (off welcome. Tel: 01582 713 333 Monday eve - 8-10pm at Roundwood Park the A19081 between St Albans and Harpenden). Email: info@musicale.co.uk School, Harpenden. Visit www.magicvoices.co.uk Web: www.musicale.co.uk Please call Peter Mellor Tel: 01582 7762284. Friday mornings 9.00 - 11.30 Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden. Great range of fresh home baked, handcrafted foods inc: vegetarian Indian cuisine, breads, cakes, biscuits, savouries & preserves. Also, free range eggs, plants, hand-made cards, knitwear, quilts & crafts.

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STAYING SAFE IN It is important to protect your and your children’s skin in the sun to avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion. Here is some useful advice from the NHS to help us all stay safe in the sun this summer. What sun protection factor (SPF) should I use? Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The higher the SPF, the better. Go for broad spectrum sunscreens, which protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Make sure the product is not past its expiry date; most sunscreens have a shelf life of two to three years. And don’t use little, it takes 9 teaspoons to cover an adult from head to toe… which is a lot more than most of us use. What is broad spectrum and the star-rating? Broad-spectrum products provide protection against the sun’s UVB and UVA rays. The sun protection factor, or SPF, is a measurement of the amount of UVB protection; the higher the number, the greater the protection. In the UK, UVA protection is measured with a star ratings; snscreens has from 0 to 5 stars. The higher the number of stars, the greater the protection. 72 72

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Open Food Gardens 2019 Come and see what fruit + vegetables grow in St Albans, Harpenden and village gardens

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Sat July 13th 3 - 5pm 62 Sutton Road, St Albans AL1 5JJ Sun July 28th 2 - 4.30pm 30 Gustard Wood/off The Slype, Wheathampstead AL4 4RR Sun Aug 4th 11am- 1pm Burydell Allotments, Burydell Lane, Park St AL2 2PU Fri Aug 9th 2 - 4.30pm Two for One! 104 Marshalswick Lane AL1 4XE + over the road at Peppercorn Place, St Mary’s Church Marshalswick AL5 5BS

Sat Aug 17th 2 - 4.30pm ‘Flower Farmers’ Tea Party’ Plot 31, Tallents Crescent, Harpenden Sun Sept 8th 3 - 5pm The Holt, Holtsmere End Lane Redbourn AL3 7AW Sat Sept 14th 3 - 5pm 2 Cowper Rd, Harpenden AL5 5NG Sat Oct 26th 11am - 1pm Incredible Edible Russell Ave, St Albans AL3 5HB

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Baked Herbed Salmon Serves: 4 Prep: 5 minutes

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Apply cooking spray on one side of a sheet of aluminium foil large enough to fold over the entire salmon.

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Dessert Pecan Pie Total Time: 55 min Prep 10 min - Cook 45 min Serves 6 - 8 Ingredients: For the Pecan filling: 3 eggs 110g/4oz sugar 4 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tbsp rum 50g/2oz butter, melted a pinch of salt a few drops vanilla extract 175g/6oz pecan halves 1 un-baked deep-dish (9-inch) pastry case

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IF YOU LIVE IN A FLAT, IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK YOUR DOORS MEET FIRE REGULATIONS. A fire door is a vital safety device engineered to save lives and property.

What do they actually do? Fire doors act as a barrier to a fire, cutting off and protecting parts of a building. • Reducing the damage caused by fire and smoke • Protecting route of evacuation • Providing the emergency services with a protected route to access the building • Protecting users of a building who may have difficulty evacuating quickly. Fire doors are a vital part of the building fabric, dividing the building into individual fire compartments, constructed and lined with suitable fire resisting materials to reduce the spread of fire. Besides their heavy duty nature, fire doors are self-closing. Sometimes people put in new doors, or modify fire doors so they don’t close automatically. By doing so, you could be putting yourself and your neighbours at risk if there is a fire. Also, you may not be complying with the terms of your insurance, which means insurers may not pay out if there is a fire! There is lots of helpful fire safety guidance on www. stalbans.gov.uk website. Just enter ‘fire safety’ in the search box.

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The Council is committed to bringing homes that have been empty for a long time back into use. Empty properties are a wasted resource both for the community and the owner; they reduce the supply of housing and represent a loss of income for the owner.They are often an eyesore that can blight an area, can attract antisocial behaviour, cause concern to neighbours and the local community and affect the value of surrounding properties. Bringing empty properties back into use is a priority for the Council as it helps to alleviate some of these issues as well as increasing the supply of housing. An empty property can be reported to them and an inquiry will then be carried out to establish how long it has been vacant and the reasons for this. Officers in our Private Sector Housing Team will try and contact the owner to discuss their plans and how the empty home can be brought back into use. As a last resort, enforcement action may be taken if it is unlikely the owner will restore the property voluntarily. If you wish to report a property that may be empty, please contact our team on: If you would like to report an empty property or have any questions in relation to an empty property please email

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Harpenden Waste Away and Recycling are a Harpenden based, registered waste carrier that offers a friendly, affordable rubbish and waste removal service.

Our flexible approach ensures that we can meet your waste management needs in a quick, professional and friendly manner.

Often cheaper than a skip, we are the cost effective way to get rid of your waste legally and ethically with waste recycled where possible.

With the increase of fly-tipping, It’s very important to check that your waste carrier is fully licensed like Harpenden Waste Away which you can do easily, via this website:

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Whether you want to clear out the garage, get rid of that old furniture, have some bulky waste that you can’t fit in your dustbin or have a full house clearance, it’s always worth giving us a call. Harpenden Waste Away will always provide a professional service at a reasonable price guaranteed. We are a company committed to recycling and take all rubbish to transfer stations that recycle all reusable materials.

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No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room.

Just like windows, mirrors add light and depth to the room interior, so feel free to use them as decorative windows that could be installed in any place you wish. It shouldn’t necessarily be a big wall mirror, even a small mirror in bold framing can become a centre of attention. Designers tend to use mirrors in small rooms since they are able to visually expand it. Just make sure it reflects nice views. Mirrors cannot only enlarge space, but also brighten it up and become an additional source of lighting. Large floor mirrors allow making a statement in a narrow room and bring a dramatic effect, which cannot be accomplished by other décor elements.

You will be surprised to find out that mirrors can serve as full-fledged art objects. Simply play with them and try to hang a group of mirrors on a certain wall. Ensure the mirrors are proportional to each other and to the wall: don’t try to hang a multitude of small mirrors on a big wall. Entryways, dining rooms and other areas that deprive of natural light are perfect for installing mirrors.When complemented with candles, art objects and original lighting, they allow creating a one-of-a-kind ambiance.

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Snapchat This is the way most teens communicate with each other. Sending messages and snaps that disappear within seconds and stories go away after 24 hours. Teens live for a “streak� of communication.

Whisper An anonymous app where the creators promote sharing secrets & meeting new people.

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Kik Messaging app. Kik has built in apps and web content that would be filtered on a home computer. Instagram Many kids are now creating fake accounts “finsta” to hide content from parents. Kids also like to text using Instagram because most kids know parents won’t check messages.

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SKIP HIRE DO’S & DON’TS! If your skip needs to be placed on the public highway (any road adopted or maintained by the council) you will need a valid permit from your local council. This is normally taken care of via the skip company, but it’s always worth checking. For obvious reasons certain materials, such as asbestos, cannot be disposed of in a standard skip. You will be liable for any illegal materials placed in your skip so you must check with the council what is and what’s not allowed. As a rough guide the following waste is normally acceptable:

The following waste materials must not be placed in skips and cannot be accepted for disposal Fridges,Televisions, Computer Towers, Computer Screens, Microwaves, Household Batteries, Plasterboard,Tyres, Liquids (Hydraulic Oil, Engine Oil, Cooking Oil), Clinical Waste (Medical Waste of any kind), Compressed Gas Cylinders/Bottles (Full or Empty), Vehicle Batteries, Solvents (Such as Paint & Glue), Other Chemicals (Processing Fluids, Bleach, Detergent) If you have any queries contact your skip company or local council, who will be able to answer any of your questions.

Bricks, Rubble, Wood, Metal, Hard Core,Plastics, vegetation / green waste, Furniture, Furnishings, Fittings (non-electrical), Cookers, Fittings (nonelectrical), Plastic, Packaging (including cardboard, plastics, polystyrene, Domestic waste such as food and food packaging, Soil (not contaminated with asbestos or oil), Solidified paint.

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Contemporary and classical spaces designed to exceed your expectations. Nonpareil Kitchens and Bathrooms is a family run business that prides itself in offering an unrivalled level of service to the St Albans & Harpenden local area. The company offers bespoke kitchen and bathroom designs with a fully integrated installation service. Whether it’s a traditional, classical or modern installation, Nonpareil has the extensive knowledge to make your ideas and needs a reality. Nonpareil’s Gas Safe plumbing and heating division is also on hand to assist with all types of plumbing and heating requirements, from general plumbing to full central heating installations... Visit the showroom or get in touch today.

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With the nesting season over, autumn is the perfect time to clean out your bird boxes with an effective disinfectant, repair any damage and get them ready for next year’s bird families. Even boxes that haven’t supported a brood need a check over to ensure they are in good condition. Open them up, clear out any debris carefully and use a special cleaner/disinfectant for wildlife to clean into the cracks and crevices. This allows time for a range of garden birds to inspect their prospective home and can use it for roosting in the winter. After cleaning line the box with fresh, dry moss or dried, autumn leaves and put the boxes back up ready for spring. If you don’t have a box and would like to have some feathers friends as your neighbours, pop long to The Hertfordshire Garden Centre, to get your bird box today! The Hertfordshire Garden Centre, Redding Lane, Redbourn, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7PS.

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Our Team at Harpenden Swimming Pools has experience of over 40 years, our Local business specialises in design, construction and installation of luxury swimming pools and hot tubs built to the highest specification together with patio and garden design services have a long-standing reputation for knowledge,expertise and commitment to their projects. At Harpenden Swimming Pools our friendly team of professional designers and construction experts will answer your questions and give advice on how we can customise a pool or hot tub to complement your home. To take it one step further we can offer you a patio and garden design service to add that extra aesthetically pleasing finish. FROM PLANS TO CONSTRUCTION, EVERY STEP TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT POOL

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The cost is ÂŁ50 a year for each bin or for two reusable bags. They will be collected fortnightly along with the existing green bin which will still be emptied as normal. To subscribe, you must register through your MyStAlbans account or set one up:

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Motors Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition; the MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it’s three years old (there are different rules if it’s used as a taxi.) The MOT looks at some important items on your car to see that they meet key legal requirements at the time of the test. Body or vehicle structure and general items Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges likely to cause injury. Towbars for security, condition, inappropriate repairs or modification. Correct operation of 13 pin electrical socket. Speedometer condition and operation. Engine mountings.

Brakes Condition including inappropriate repairs or modifications, operation and performance (efficiency test). Note the removal of the road wheels and trims are not part of the test. ABS or electronic stability control (ESC) where fitted. Check of the MIL for ABS, electronic stability control, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning.

Fuel system No leaks. Security and condition of pipes or hoses. Fuel cap fastens and seals securely. Note the fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available.

Tyres and wheels Condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth. Spare tyres are not inspected. Note: vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012 - check of the MIL for tyre pressure monitoring.

Exhaust emissions Vehicle meets the requirements for exhaust emissions, dependent on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

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Exhaust system Secure. Complete. Catalyst missing where one was fitted as standard. Without serious leaks and is not too noisy.

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Bonnet Securely latches in the closed position. Wipers and washers Operate to give the driver a clear view ahead. Windscreen Condition and driver’s view of the road. Horn Correct operation and of suitable type. Steering and suspension Condition, steering oil level, operation, a check for inappropriate repairs or modification including corrosion to power steering pipes or hoses. Operation of steering lock mechanism. Check of the MIL for electronic power steering and steering lock. The vehicle identification number (VIN) Is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Only one unique VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles. Details from www.direct.gov.uk


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