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Save Symondshyde and good news for the Ver

Environment Matters - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 8:23am
If you missed the show and would like a 15 minute update on sustainability and the environment in and around St.Albans, listen to or download this week’s podcast now

And you can subscribe to receive our podcasts directly into your inbox on the Radio Verulam Website

Symondshyde Plan

(Photo: Save Symondshyde)

We’ve heard a lot about local woodlands recently – about Heartwood winning a wildlife award, about the imminent arrival of oak processionary moth and about lots of events to help you enjoy these beautiful areas which we are so lucky to have access to. But we should never take our local woods for granted, as is highlighted by a new threat to Symondshyde.

John Gardener from the action group Save Symondshyde explained how there were plans to build 1,130 hew houses nestled right between the 3 areas of woodland that make up Symondshyde Wood.

You can read on their website about where the houses will be, their concerns about this, their concerns about the planning process that has led to the proposals and what you can do to help them. There is also a Save Symondshyde Facebook page.

(Photo: Pete’s Walks)

Talking of local beauty spots, there’s some good news for the River Ver at last.

Jane Gardener of the Ver Valley Society explained that whilst pumping had stopped from the Bow Bridge pumping station it continued from other pumping stations which take water from the aquifers that feed the Ver. Some of these are scheduled for closure in the next few years. Jane explained that it would be a while before any benefit was seen in the Ver and that it was still critically important that we all kept our water use as low as possible.

See what the Ver Valley Society are doing to help the river  on their website.

Dragonfly (c) Ray Holden

(Photo: HMWT)

Here’s a quick round up of events that you may be interested in in the forthcoming week…

Sunday 10.30-12.30 you can join a HMWT hunt for dragonflies and damsel flies on Hertford Heath. Meet on the Green on Roundings Road SG1 7PW

Next Monday evening 7.15-9.30pm the Countryside management service are organising a bat walk around Cottonmill starting from Cottonmill Lane opposite the Nunnery Ruins. It’ll be a 1.5 mile moderate walk and with good weather and good luck you should see bats and other local wildlife. Bat detectors will be provided. Book your place by emailing info@sopwell.org.uk of phoning 01727 865061

Don’t forget to sign up for the planning charrette at which we all get the chance to shape the redevelopment of the centre of St.Albans. You’ll remember I spoke to the enthusiastic Vanessa Gregory of Look St.Albans back at the end of July and she encouraged everyone to get along and contribute. You can listen to that on the blog rvenvironmentmatters.wordpress.com.

The charette consists of 3 sessions starting 7pm on Friday 9th September and you can book your place on http://www.lookstalbans.org/CCOS

 
We always love to hear from you :
Tweet us  @RV_environment
Email us at environmentonrv@gmail.com

You’ll find me in the new Wednesday 7pm slot again next week 


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The caterpillars are coming…

Environment Matters - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 10:29am
If you missed the show and would like a 15 minute update on sustainability and the environment in and around St.Albans, listen to or download this week’s podcast now

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Oak processionary moth caterpilars wrapped around a twig

Helen Jones from the Woodland Trusts Observatree programme explained how oak processionary moth caterpillars cause severe skin irritation and rashes and have now been found as close as Watford. You can find out everything you need to know about them on the Forestry Commission Website. Note that you should never, ever go anywhere hear the caterpillars but should report them on the Forestry Commission Tree Alert Website.

Sirococcus tsugae

Helen went on to explain that the Woodland Trust had just launched a new Tree Disease Tool Kit which she hoped will help everyone spot important tree diseases in their locality. Round here in St.Albans we are being asked to look out for Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp which is found on Sweet Chestnuts and Sirococcus Shoot Blight which is found on Atlantic Cedar. The online toolkit gives you everything you need to know about the disease plus a link to report anything suspicious.

Listen in at 7pm Wednesday next week to find out why Symondshyde is in danger.

 


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Confidence and your child - 12th May 2016

The Parents' Show - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 1:56pm
Do children and teens struggle with confidence issues and resilience more than we did as children? Is the world more complicated than it was and do we need to understand and support our children better when it comes to self esteem and confidence? We will be speaking to local mum Tara Hawes about her experience of raising two girls and how she perceives the issues of confidence and self-esteem today. Caroline Walker, Founder of Confident Teens will be joining us to tell us about how she is helping teen grow in confidence and improve self-esteem. We will also speak to Lucy Atherton from Standing Tall an organisation that uses a unique combination of stage skills, psychology, music and personal interaction to encourage self development in a fun and involving way in children and teens. Finally we will speak to Kellie Ahl from Relax Kids, she will be talking about she boosts confidence and self-esteem in children.
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Pulses to the rescue: the versatile superfoods

Environment Matters - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 1:06pm
If you missed the show and would like a 15 minute update on sustainability and the environment in and around St.Albans, listen to or download this week’s podcast now

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Logo from the International Year of the Pulse

In the second part of our look at why the UN is making such a fuss about pulses we hear from University of Hertfordshire nutrition and diet expert Dr.Angela Madden about the many health benefits of eating more pulses and Becky Alexander, the Local Foodie, about some delicious ideas to get you started.

Do you have any tasty pulse recipes? Share them! Tweet @RV_environment or email environmentonrv@gmail.com

caution change ahead

From next week you’ll find Environment Matters at the new time of 7pm on Wednesday – but if this isn’t good for you then the podcast can still be heard at your leisure.
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Pulses to the rescue: a key to sustainable food

Environment Matters - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 12:57pm
If you missed the show and would like a 15 minute update on sustainability and the environment in and around St.Albans, listen to or download this week’s podcast now

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Logo from the International Year of the Pulse

If your knowledge of pulses begins and ends somewhere around a can of baked beans you’ll be surprised that the UN has made 2016 the International Year of Pulses.

In the first of 2 shows in which we investigate what pulses have to offer we hear from Rothamsted experts Professor Penny Hirsch and Dr Ian Shield about how pulses are great for the soil and provide a low water, low carbon source of protein.

Do get in touch with your comments and ideas at environmentonrv@gmail.com or tweet @RV_environment


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Take part in a new St.Albans

Environment Matters - Tue, 09/08/2016 - 12:46pm
If you missed the show and would like a 15 minute update on sustainability and the environment in and around St.Albans, listen to or download this week’s podcast now

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This week we heard from Vanessa Gregory of Look! St.Albans about how you can take part in the planning of a new city centre for St.Albans. The planning event will be intense but exciting and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve played a part in the future of our city. Take a look at the Look! St.Albans website for more information and to book your place at the planning event.


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Notre Prochaine émission: Jeudi 20 février à 21h: Les meilleurs moments !

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 4:23pm
Rejoignez l'équipe de Bouche a Oreille Jeudi 20 février à 21h sur Radio Verulam 92.6 FM ou sur radioverulam.com

Ce mois-ci retrouvez les meilleurs moments de l'émission dans un florilège concocté spécialement pour vous !

Ouvrez vos oreilles !
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Next Show: Thursday 20th February: Best Of !

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 06/03/2014 - 10:51am
Don't forget that Bouche a Oreille, Radio Verulam 's monthly French show for West Herts' francophones and francophiles, will be on Thursday February 20th from 9pm to 10 pm on Radio Verulam 92.6 FM and on radioverulam.com

Find out what's going on back in France as well as locally for lovers of the French language and hear from members of the local French-speaking community

This month you can listen to some of the best moments shared on the show.

All of this in French !
So to get a taste of home or to brush up your language skills, tune in on Thursday February 20th at 9pm

Ouvrez vos Oreilles! (ooo-vray vos oraye)

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Vous avez raté l'émission du 16 janvier ?

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 23/01/2014 - 8:44am
Ce soir à 21h vous pourrez réecouter l'emission de jeudi dernier sur Radio Verulam 92.6 FM ou sur radioverulam.com, ouvrez bien vos oreilles !
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Toutes les infos de l'émission du jeudi 16 janvier sur ces anglais qui vivent en France.

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:08pm
Voici ce dont nous avons parlé dans l'émission:

Cinéma: Yves Saint Laurent de Jalil Lespert avec Pierre Niney et Guillaume Galienne

DVD: Muriel Robin revient Tsoin Tsoin

Musique:
"Allons Voir" 6eme album de la Rue Kétanou
Les Victoires de la Musique retransmises sur France 2 le 14 février prochain à 20h50 (heure française)

Bons Plans:
The resident First WE 25 et 26 janvier
St Albans District Council 01727819311
email: events@stalbans.gov.uk
Web: www.stalbans.gov.uk/residents-first


Wizard of Oz Auditions at Alban Arena Feb 16th
info: alban-arena.co.uk

The France Show 2014 Jan 17,18,19th
Earl's Court London
Web: www.thefranceshow.com

French for Fun Lovely, lively, language lessons for adults!
www.frenchforfun.org
ou contactez Mathilde Briens au 07875101604

Prochaine emission le 20 février !


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Notre prochaine Emission est demain! Our next show is tomorrow!

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 8:22pm
Rendez-vous demain, jeudi 16/01 a 21h sur Radio Verulam 92.6FM ou www.radioverulam.com pour votre emission francophone mensuelle. On parlera des Britanniques qui ont choisi d'habiter en France.
Ouvrez vos oreilles!

Tune is tomorrow Thursday 16/01 from 9 to 10pm on Radio Verulam 92.6FM, or www.radioverulam.com for your monthly show in French.
We'll talk about British people who have chosen to live in France.
Ouvrez vos oreilles!
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Next show: Thursday 16th January: British expats in France

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 9:37pm
Don't forget that Bouche a oreille, radio verulam's monthly show for West Herts' francophones and francophiles, will be LIVE on Thursday 16th January from 9pm to 10pm on radio verulam 92.6FM. 


Find out what's going on back in France as well as locally for lovers of the French language and hear from members of the local French-speaking community.

This month our theme is 'Over the channel' and our guests will tell us what it is like to be a British expat in La belle France.

All of this in French!


So to get a taste of home or to brush up your language skills, tune in on Thursday 17th of October at 9pm !

Ouvrez vos oreilles! (ooo-vray vos oraye)
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This month show is on Thursday 19/12 9 to 10pm on Radio Verluam 92.6FM

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 9:36pm



This month we are talking about your favourite and most hated Christmas traditions.

Come and join us on Thursday next from from 9 to 10pm on Radio Verulam 92.6FM.

And please send us YOUR favourite/most hated Xmas traditions via Facebook before then.

Thanks!
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Toutes les infos de l'émission de jeudi sur les traditions de Noël !

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 9:36pm

Retrouvez ici ce dont nous vous avons parlé jeudi !!




Infos Culturelles:

Cinema:

Romain Duris dans “Casse-tête Chinois” de Cédric Klapisch où l’on retrouve Xavier avec Wendy, Isabelle et Martine quinze ans après l’Auberge Espagnole et dix ans après les Poupées Russes. Tout paraissait si simple alors mais la vie de Xavier ne cessera de prendre des détours inattendus entre Paris et New-York.

DVD: “C'est quoi l'idée ?” Avec l'aide d'Hugo, un personnage à l'insatiable curiosité, c'est quoi l'idée accompagne l'enfant dans le cheminement de sa pensée autour de grandes questions existentielles : qu'est-ce qui est grand ? Ça veut dire quoi apprendre ? Pourquoi on va à l'école?...



- How to become a parisian in one hour? en vente sur son site oliviergiraud.com



Musique: Le Soldat Rose 2 raconte la suite des aventures du petit Joseph et de son jouet favori, un soldat rose. Francis Cabrel et artistes variés.



Dans le coin:

- Carols on the Hour. Entre 11 et 16hr. http://www.stalbanscathedral.org



- 21 déc à 14hr retrouvez Old town Hall de St Albans “A Seasonnal Amble in the Shambles” Tour



- Xmas Princess School 23 déc 2013 - Inn on the Park-Verulamium Park de St Albans.

2 sessions 10 à 13hr ou 14 à 17hr renseignements au 07809696217

kate@wish-upon-a-party.com




- 26 déc ou Boxing Day, St Albans Mummers (George and the Dragon). Infos au 01727864511 Tourists and information centre



- 27 déc- Woodland Trust Santa Hunt

Wick Wood entre 10 et 12hr - Infos, Pam: 01727864871, website http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk




- 11 et 12 janvier - St Albans Arena- St Albans Model Railway Ehibition de 10 à 18hr le samedi et 10 et 17hr le dimanche http://www.cmra.org.uk/stalbans.html



- 18 janvier Public Halls Harpenden Brambleton Model Railway10.30-17.30pm

Infos 01582 762880









Rubrique Livres:



- La théorie du Panda-Pascal Garnier



- Le plus joli des rêves-Nathalie Brisac



- Joyeux Noël, Chien Pourri ! -Colas Gutman



- Récits Extraordinaires- Jean-François Chabas
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Podcast emission de décembre: les traditions préférées et "détestées" de Noël !

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 9:35pm



Retrouvez l'émission de décembre consacrée aux traditions de Noël en cliquant sur le lien suivant:

http://www.radioverulam.com/podcasts/boucheaoreille/boucheaoreille20131219.mp3

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Notre prochaine Emission est le jeudi 16 Janvier a 21h sur Radio Verulam 92.6FM

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 09/01/2014 - 8:12pm
Rejoignez l'equipe de Bouche a Oreille Jeudi 16 Janvier a 21h sur radio verulam 92.6FM.

En plus de toutes nos rubriques habituelles, nos invites partageront avec nous leur experience d'expatries Britanniques dans l'hexagone.

Si vous avez des questions a leur poser, contactez nous par mail boucheaoreille@radioverlam.com ou sur notre page facebook.

Ouvrez vos oreilles!
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Podcast émission de novembre: 2ème Anniversaire!!

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Sun, 22/12/2013 - 12:31pm
Retrouvez ici l'émission anniversaire de novembre 2013 en cliquant sur le lien suivant:
http://www.radioverulam.com/podcasts/boucheaoreille/boucheaoreille20131121.mp3


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Podcast de l'émission de juin Décodage des expressions anglaises !

Bouche à Oreille (Word of Mouth) - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 4:41pm
Réécouter l'émission de juin c'est possible en cliquant sur le lien suivant !

http://www.radioverulam.com/podcasts/boucheaoreille/boucheaoreille20130627.mp3
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