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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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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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Street lights to be switched on to tackle anti-social behaviour in Berkhamsted

Street lights to be switched on to tackle anti-social behaviour in Berkhamsted

Street lights are to be turned on again in parts of Berkhamsted town centre – in a bid to tackle a rise in petty crime.

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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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The lock gate is removed from the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted

Three-tonne lock gates replaced in canal after 30 years

Two locks gates – each weighing approximately three tonnes each – have been craned out and replaced from the Grand Union Canal near Berkhamsted.

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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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The council is hoping that residens will stop feeding geese in the parks

Feeding geese in Dacorum could soon land you with fine or even a court appearance

It may seem like an innocent pastime, but feeding geese at some parks in Dacorum could soon land you with a fine – or even lead to prosecution.
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Anglian Water

Water bosses splash out on new schemes

Water bosses have revealed multi-million pound plans for the region’s infrastructure over the next 12 months.

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£60,000 to be spent on changing shape of River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead

£60,000 to be spent on changing shape of River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead

Thousands of pounds worth of work has begun on changing the appearance and shape of the River Bulbourne.

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