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Find the perfect park for you in Hertfordshire this summer holiday

To celebrate the summer holidays and the great parks on your doorstep in Hertfordshire, Dacorum Borough Council have launched a new web app called ParksHerts.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Love Food Hate Waste challengers halve their food waste.

Food waste halves as Dacorum Council challenges residents

Over 130 residents in Dacorum took part in the council’s Love Food Hate Waste challenge.

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Tring Memorial Gardens was one of the four parks in Dacorum to win the award

Four Dacorum parks win prestigious Green Flag Award

Four of Dacorum’s parks have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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Water Gardens open in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead celebrates the reopening of the Water Gardens

A summer of family fun kicked off on Saturday, July 22 with the reopening of the much-loved Water Gardens.

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Villages united in battle to stop ‘lorry menace’ ahead of key meeting on Monday

Villages are uniting against an application for a major waste processing and recycling centre near Cheddington due to the volume of HGVs they fear it will bring through their communities.

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jetting and vacuumation tanker Lanes Utilities 12000 PSI jet vac 300

High-powered jet tanker will clear Hertfordshire’s sewers

Thames Water has a new high-powered weapon to tackle the menace of cowboy builders who allow concrete and other building materials to block sewers.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” Owner of popular Dacorum pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Domino's staff picked up litter outside The Forum in Hemel Hempstead

1,500 volunteers pick up hundreds of bags of rubbish in big litter pick

Volunteers picked up 250 bags of rubbish and 150 bags of recyclable materials in a month-long blitz to tidy up Dacorum.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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Council workers clear rubbish from the A41 in Dacorum

10 tonnes of rubbish cleared from A41 in ‘costly’ tidy-up

Nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish was cleared from the A41 in a clean-up operation in February which cost around £25,000.

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Green fingers wrapped around Dacorum

Over 350 people in Dacorum have already taken part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean this month.

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Flytipping soars across Dacorum

Council chiefs spent over £65,000 investigating local flytipping last year - but the culprits were fined a paltry total of £3,000.

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£60k works to River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead ‘thrill’ Box Moor Trust

£60k works to River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead ‘thrill’ Box Moor Trust

The end results of work that was carried out to narrow the River Bulbourne have ‘thrilled’ the Box Moor Trust.

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Kids enjoy the summer fun at a splash park. One will now be coming to Hemel Hempstead

New £1 million splash park for Hemel Hempstead approved

A new £1 million splash park has been given the green light to rejuvenate Gadebridge Park.

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Tring Park

How you can shape the future of Tring Park

Tring Park has been expanded by 63 acres thanks to YOU - and now bosses want to hear your views on how its future should look.

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26-mile stretch of A41 to be cleared of rubbish

26-mile stretch of A41 to be cleared of rubbish

An operation has begun on clearing piles of litter on a 26-mile stretch of the A41.

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