The mayor of Crawley offically declares the glasshouse open, watched by Andrew Short

Historic glasshouse grows into horticultural training programme

  Grundon Waste Management has played a key role in an ambitious project to transform an old lean-to glasshouse into a 21st century glasshouse and centre for horticultural training at Tilgate Park in Crawley. The work, undertaken by environmental charity Groundwork South, was funded with £26,500 from Grundon through the Landfill Communities Fund, and on …

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The sweet and sour taste of coffee

Ahead of Hugh’s War on Waste on BBC 1 tomorrow (Thursday July 28), Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, talks about food on the go and recycling coffee cups For a brief period in the early 1980s I attended a boarding school – I didn’t like it. Of the many misdemeanours that would …

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It’s all about choice

An event highlighting the different funeral choices available to parents who have lost a baby or child, attracted a wide range of both speakers and delegates at the annual Child Funeral Charity Seminar, held recently at Greenacres Chiltern. From the difficult topics of infant cremations and disposal of foetal remains, to how families deal with …

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Marking the launch of the vet campaign are (l-r) Colin-Dobinson and Antonia Litten, with Danaher's Katie Walmsley and LauraHoward

Vets warned that people who injure pets often commit domestic violence at home

As a volunteer for Essex Crimestoppers, I provide PR support for this very worthwhile, independent charity and was delighted when the latest press release received national coverage in the Mail on Sunday It also appeared in newspapers and on local radio across the county.   Launching the new campaign: l-r Colin Dobinson and Antonia Litten, with Danaher’s …

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Kirsti Santer from Grundon cuts the ribbon at the playground's official opening

Summer of fun will be child’s play in the Colne Valley Park

Local youngsters have a summer of fun to look forward to after the official opening of a long-awaited children’s playground at Denham Country Park. The play area, which includes a sandpit, monkey bars, a tunnel and swings, has been designed to reflect the natural surroundings, and was made possible with the help of a £100,000 …

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Happy 50 th birthday B P Collins

Leading Buckinghamshire law firm B P Collins LLP marks its 50 th birthday on July 7 with an anniversary party at Hedsor House, Taplow.

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Seminar focuses on baby and child funeral choices

Some of the best-known professionals in the world of child and baby funerals will be sharing their expertise and knowledge at the Child Funeral Charity’s 2016 Educational Seminar on July 6. John and Jemma Walsh from Special Care Cremations, Tim Morris, from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, and Carole Henderson from Grief Recovery (UK) are among the …

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Call for entries for Thames Valley Business Awards

The hunt is on for the brightest and best companies across the Thames Valley to enter this year’s Thames Valley Business Awards. Categories include The Best Company to Work For, Business of the Year, Management Team of the Year and Charity of the Year. Last year there was success for Straight PR client Colourful Coffins, which achieved …

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Cyclists and councillors pledge support for safety campaign

Cyclists from as far afield as the Isle of Man, Portsmouth and Peterborough, took part in the Wallingford Festival of Cycling in Oxfordshire on Sunday, and lent their support for a new cycle safety campaign. Hundreds of riders signed a special pledge committing to good behaviour, safe cycling and safe driving on the roads, a commitment mirrored by …

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