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May 2021


East Hyde LU1 3TS

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Brighten up your Summer

Home Grown Basket and Bedding Plants, Perennials and Roses

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New flooring showroom now open in Chiswell Green, St Albans KC Flooring Specialists Ltd are experts in all types of flooring Authorised retailers of Amtico Karndean Hugh Mackay carpets Elements London carpets

KC Flooring Specialists LTD 200 Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans AL2 3EB 01727 869 692

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Welcome to May

Like you, we’re excited to be getting out and about again, now that places are opening up and we can all have a haircut, enjoy seeing friends and family and have a pint in the pub garden in the sunshine. As always, we’ve included a selection of local businesses from Accountants to Windows and Doors. If you’re interested in advertising, we’d love to hear from you. The magazines are monthly and if you don’t have a copy handy, you can always find them on Twitter, Facebook or our website

Jane & Wendy

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We are Max accredited by Ideal Boilers We offer up to 12 years Ideal manufacturers guarantee Do you have boiler break down cover? Fed up of getting let down when things go wrong On average our customers save £4800 over 12 years that’s £400 a year when we install a new boiler

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Spring Special 25% off Shutters

20% off all Blinds, Awnings, Poles & Curtains

Enjoy your free time and let us do the hard work for you General household and office cleaning Moving in / out cleans Experienced in elderly or housebound clients Reliable key-holders Proficient in alarm systems Social distancing observed and cleaning carried out to customers wishes within government Covid19 guidelines

Phone for a free quotation 07719 657125 07909 091325 www.merrivac.co.uk ~ Taking Care of Your Home ~


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E-bikes are awesome, we're yet to meet anyone who disagrees!

However, they can be expensive. You can buy an amazing E-bike with an unlimited budget but as you’re buying a whole bike, only a fraction of the cost is actually spent on the "E" elements. This is where Matt Purssey of St Albans started his journey. When researching EBikes he noticed that most feature traditional components but have a motor and battery fitted. A top of the range E-Bike with a middle motor and long-range battery does however represent a significantly higher cost. After researching this for himself and his wife, Matt discovered that conversion kits are available that rival the performance and range of the expensive E-Bikes in the shops. Although an extensive knowledge of bike mechanics and the right tools are required (with no promise of an easy fit). Matt was armed to accept the challenge. After E-upgrading both their bikes to high performance Middle Motor E-Bikes, the results were absolutely jaw dropping. Most bike owners are not comfortable with stripping down and then re-building their bike to this extent, especially with no support or warranty. This was an option only previously available to enthusiasts. After being asked many times from other cyclists where they purchased their bikes. Matt set up a business E MY BIKE Ltd offering a UK E-Bike conversion service upgrading standard bikes to high spec and safe E-Bikes. This concept has been very successful and Matt is now inundated with new orders. With workshops in St Albans, Stevenage and Cambridge, they are fast becoming a popular alternative to the typical E-Bike. E MY BIKE is a service led Installation, Repair and Maintenance provider for high quality, safe, reliable and powerful Middle Motor E-bike Systems. Available for the bike that you already own. See advert on page 19


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Specialist in Vehicle Servicing and Maintenance


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Servicing (all vehicles) MOT’s Tyres Batteries

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Air Conditioning Bodywork Repair Remapping Wheel Alignment

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Wheel Refurbishment Timing Belts Exhausts Diagnostics

Free Vehicle Collection

Nutwood (Left Hand Gate), Down Green Lan, Wheathampstead AL4 8EB

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M&M Decorators

01582 345002

Fully qualified City and Guilds Over 20 years experience All interior and exterior work undertaken Specialist in all types of wallpaper All work finished to a high professional standard Free quotations at competitive prices Matthew Hayden 01582 270715 01727 867660 07970 720911 mandmdecs@gmail.com mandm_decorators

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Out & About Drive in Cinema

Enjoy classic movies at Knebworth House 8th & 21st May Grease 9th & 24th May Pretty Woman 10th May Jaws 11th & 17th May Back to the Future 12th May Notting Hill 13th May Pulp Fiction 14th & 26th May Dirty Dancing 15th & 22nd May The Greatest Showman 16th May Bohemian Rhapsody 19th & 25th May Jurassic Park 20th May Star Wars: A New Hope 23rd May Rocketman Please book. Knebworth House SG1 2AX www.lunadriveincinema.com

Local Theatres

Abbey Theatre Endgame 18th - 22nd May £13, £12 A timely revival of Beckett’s bleakly comic masterpiece. Westminster Lodge AL1 2DL 01727 857861 www.abbeytheatre.org.uk Hertford Theatre Horrible Histories 20th - 22nd May £15.50, ages 5+ www.hertfordtheatre.com Maltings Theatre Roman Theatre Open Air Festival Bringing live performance back to St Albans with 69 performances of theatre, opera and music. Find the full programme on the website, it all kicks off in May with Peter Pan 28th May - 27th June Roman Theatre of Verulamium AL3 6AE www.maltingstheatre.co.uk


Premiere Drive In Display 2nd May 10am - Gates Open / 2pm - 5pm Flying With thrilling air displays from historic aircraft. The Great British Drive In Cinema 7th - 9th & 21st - 23rd May / 28th May - 5th June See some of your favourite films on the big screen. Spies & Intrigue Evening Drive In Air Show 15th May Enjoy air displays from historic aircraft. Swiss Garden at Night with Live Music Garden opens 6pm, music 7.15pm 22nd May Kylie Tribute - Becky Bennet 29th May Acoustic Pop and Indie - Nick Moyster www.shuttleworth.org

St Albans Museum + Gallery

Lockdown Life 17th May - 4th June The people of St Albans have responded to the challenges of lockdown in creative, compassionate and innovative ways. This exhibition shares the artworks, photographs, limericks, films and memories created by them. Town Hall, St Peter's Street AL1 3DH www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk Please check websites for changes 24

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Index of Businesses

Accountants Hicks


Bathing Mobility AHM Installations Ltd 23 Bathing Mobility Advisory Service 5 Blinds Harpenden Blinds Building / Refurbishment AJR Building Services Complete Refurbishment & Roofing Open Plan Solutions


Fireplaces & Heating Fireplaces & Heating Ltd



Flooring KC Flooring Specialists Ltd


29 22 20

Car Servicing / Repairs RTI Auto Services Ltd


Charities Harpenden Trust The Hospice Lottery Rennie Grove Hospice Care

14 18 8

Chiropodist Kathy Witchard

Finance Continuum

6 6


Car Body Repairs Prestige Paint Shop

Children’s Art Camps ArtShed!

Dance & Drama Penny Waterman School of Dance Stagecoach

Garage Doors Garolla


Garden Nurseries / Centre Bridge Valley Nursery Front Cover Townsend Nursery 35 Vanstone Park 17 Gardening / Landscaping AR Landscapes Ltd Protea Garden Service

16 16

Locksmiths Lock Around the Clock Locksmith Services

24 25

Loft Ladders Home Counties Loft Ladders


Painters & Decorators CB Decorators M & M Decorators

23 23

Pest Control The Verminator Wasp Guys

14 15

Plumbers DJ&M Plumbing Services Ltd


Roofing GJ Smith Roofing


Security Harpenden Alarms Ltd Maximum Security

26 26

Singing Club Clover Singing Club



Gas Engineer Be Heated


Slimming Lighter Life


Hairdresser Image Mobile Hairdressing


Solicitors Rayden Solicitors


Tree Surgeons Fircroft Tree Surgery Ltd


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Cleaning Domestique Merrivac

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Healthcare Spire Harpenden Hospital

Computer Repairs Ken Hodson


Hearing Services Hearing Healthcare Practice 30

Venue Hire Harpenden Trust


Home Care Caring Connections


Windows & Doors Cloud 9 Kings Windows

27 27

Hot Tubs MSpa


Conservatory Roof Solutions Nu-Look Cycling Cycling Dutchman E-My-Bike.co.uk

9 21 19

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Ken Hodson

Local Computer Hardware and Software Repairs Upgrades and Advice for Home and Business ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

No fix, no fee for all repairs - you have nothing to lose! Low hourly rate Most repairs carried out in your home, if not the computer will be picked up and delivered back to you. Problems with Windows / Applications / Games / Internet / Networks fixed Friendly training and instruction available in plain English Advice given on upgrades - many older computers can be upgraded at a fraction of the cost of a new machine Upgrades of hardware and software

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Bathroom, Cloakroom, Shower Room and Kitchen Installations ●

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Free Consultation/ Quotation for all Enquiries

Tiling Plastering Electrical

Discounts on all Bathrooms & Kitchens Supplied

Electric and Power Showers Ball Valves and Overflows Blocked WC’s, Sinks, Baths and Basins Repair/Renew Stopcocks and Taps Plumb in Washing Machines and Dishwashers Repair Leaking Pipes Outside Taps

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