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More gloss for Village News

AS a result of a suggestion at the Village News AGM, our April edition sported a glossy cover even though it was printed in black and white. Until now glossy covers have been used only for the editions with full-colour covers, and this was a trial to see how it looked on the black and white editions. (more…)

Village News annual report

THE 2009 AGM of Village News held at the Half Moon approved the accounts for the financial year ending December 2008 which showed an operating surplus of £280 for the year. (more…)

Road closure

HERTS County Council has given notice of a road closure order affecting Tring Road, Wilstone, so that resurfacing work can be carried out. The work will take one week, and will be carried out at some time between 13th April and 1st October. The order covers the section of Tring Road, Wilstone, from its junction with the B489 (Lower Icknield Way) to the junction with Sandbrook Lane. All or parts of this section will be closed at times during the week, and diversions via Wingrave Road will be signposted. The project engineer at Hertfordshire Highways is Peter Watson, telephone 01707 356200.

Tring spring fair

THE ‘Tring Together’ organisation has devised two weeks of activities and events between 2nd May and 16th May. Saturday 2nd May will feature events in Tring and special offers in selected shops and restaurants. There are three guided walks on Sunday 3rd May: Historic Tring, 2pm from the Natural History Museum; Butterfly and Wildflower walk, 2pm from the Natural History Museum; Tring by the Water, 10.30am fromWilstone war memorial (led byWilstone resident Jo Woodbridge.) Tring Park Mansion, former home of the Rothschild family, is hosting an open morning on Monday 4th May from 11am – 1pm. A rare opportunity to see the house and grounds, which is now used by Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Look for leaflets which have the full programme, or see their website:

Pensioner foils thieves

A LOCAL pensioner foiled an attempt by two men to con their way into her home by standing firm and insisting on seeing identification. At this unexpected response they turned and ran off, but villagers should be aware that this old trick is still being tried on elderly residents.