Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Playlist for w/b 29th November 2010

Alexandra Burke - The Silence
Annie Lennox - Universal Child
Brandon Flowers - Only The Young
Bruce Springsteen - Save My Love
Caro Emerald - Riviera Life
Cee-Lo Green - It's OK
Charlotte Church - Logical World
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Jools Holland -
Enchanted Castle (featuring Louise Marshall)
Josh Groban - Hidden Away
Katherine Jenkins - Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming
Kings Of Leon - Pyro
KT Tunstall - Fade Like A Shadow
Kylie - Better Than Today
Lissie - Everywhere I go
Manic Street Preachers - Some Kind Of Nothingness
Maroon 5 - Give A Little More
Michael Jackson - Hold My Hand
(featuring Akon)
Neil Diamond - Ain't No Sunshine
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sister Marie Says
Pet Shop Boys - Together
Rod Stewart - That Old Black Magic
Seal - Weight Of My Mistakes
Take That - The Flood
The Plain White T's - Rhythm Of Love
The Script - Nothing
Tom Jones - Didn't It Rain
Tone Damli - Butterflies

Items in BOLD are new tracks

Interview with Kirsty and Molly from St Albans Girl School 'Dragons Apprentice' team


This afternoon we interviewed Kirsty and Molly from the St Albans Girls School Dragons Apprentice team.

They explained that Dragons Apprentice is all about raising money and awareness for local charities. The challenge is to turn £100 into £1000 or more!

Dragons Apprentice runs until March 2011 with teams of students (The Apprentices) from various local schools competing. Local business 'Dragons' and mentors are providing support in the form of advice and resources to ensure business goals are reached.

This community challenge not only encourages schools and businesses to work together to support charities within the district of St Albans and Harpenden, but also inspires a new generation of students entering the business world to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test!

So far, the STAGS team have sold raffle tickets and table decorations at a Mayors dinner which raised an impressive £730. They are also volunteering to help the Round Table run the 'Santa Float' which travels around St Albans during the festive season. The STAGS team will be given a share of the money raised from this event to put towards the overall team total.

All money raised by the STAGS team will go directly to Homestart, St Albans, which is charity the team have chosen to support.

The winning team is the team that raises the most money for their charity, with a second prize going to the team with the best business plan.

Good luck to them all!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Lots to Listen To This Week............


Tomorrow we have an interview with Amelia Sweeny from STAGS Dragons Apprentice Team and Diane Currie (Business Teacher)

On Wednesday, Viv Lawman from St Albans Bereavment Network will be giving an interview and telling us about a Christmas fundraising event they are organising

Rory from 'Britains Best Dish' will be giving an interview on Thursday about the next competiton and appealling to local aspiring cooks to join the East of England competiton heats!

And on Friday it's the Film Guide with Simon Carver

Monthly Feature with Sarah Buckingham from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust


Today's topic with Sarah from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) was all about TREES!

Sarah told us that the wildlife trust has just taken part in a tree planting event at BALLS WOOD near Hertford. Over the course of a day, many HAZEL and WILLOW trees were planted for the good of local wildlife and the environment.

Door mice like HAZEL trees for the hazel nuts they produce and WILLOW trees are very good at attracting the 'Purple Emperor' buterfly which is a very rare species.

The trust has over has over 43 reserves, many of which have great examples of trees and particulary ancient trees. Check out the HMWT website to locate some of the many reserves you can visit.

Trees in garden wre also mentioned in the feature this month. Recommended garden trees that don't get too big are wild cherry, crab apple, hazel, hawthorn and holly. These trees are all native British trees and are great for wildlife as they provide berries, which is a valuable food source for many birds, and also shelter during the colder months. Other wildlife that need trees to survive include insects. Over 300 species of insect live in or on trees. If you want to give a gift to wildlife, particulary insects - plant a tree!

And if you want to make another sort of gift inspired by wildlife visit the HMWT website. They have lots of ideas on how to have some fun making wildlife-inspired gifts for your friends and family this Christmas.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Film Guide with Simon Carver


Here are Simon's recommendations for Films on TV over the next week.........


TONIGHT


AVP - Alien vs Predator
9:00pm - 10:50pm
Film4

TOMORROW

On the Town
4:25pm - 6:20pm
Film4

Genova
11:45pm - 1:30am
Channel 4

SUNDAY

Final Destination 3
11:05pm - 12:50am
Film4

MONDAY

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
11:00pm - 1:05am
ITV2

TUESDAY

Zoolander
9:00pm - 10:50pm
E4

THURSDAY

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
10:30pm - 12:15am
BBC4

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Vineyard ACTIVE

Today we were joined by Andrew Mills from Vineyard Active - a team of 70 to 80 volunteers carrying out practical jobs for the local community.

Active is a growing initiative by the Vineyard Church, which aims to help the local community by offering assistance in the form of practical jobs to those who can't do it themselves or really don't have the time. The jobs are free of charge and can be arranged at a mutual time.

If you have a job that needs doing, or know someone who could benefit from this, please email aactive@rocketmail.com or phone the church office 01727 812765.

Also contact Vineyard Active if you would like to volunteer yourself!

Check out their website and promo video:
http://www.thevineyardchurch.co.uk/active
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUiyJiD26Cs

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

St Albans Cathedral Guides


Today we chatted to David Griffiths who is one of the 75 volunteer guides at St Albans Abbey.

Free tours run every day at the Abbey at 11:30 and 2:30, with Sunday tours only running in the afternoon due to church services. There is also the possibility of booking a tour for a large group for a fee. The tours are a great way to learn more about the spectacular cathedral, whether you are a local or a tourist! They give an introduction to the history of the building as well as an explanation of the Cathedral's ministry.

For more information go to http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/visit/what-to-do/tours

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Monthly Travel Feature with Andy Jarosz


Andy told us that he has recently hosted a group of travel bloggers who had travelled to St Albans from Belgium, Holland, Italy and Spain to get a flavour of what St Albans is all about.

It was an opportunity for St Albans to get get some great publicity and many businesses helped out, giving these travel critics a warm welcome by providing food, accomodation and transport.

These writers have thousands of followers so St Albans will hopefully getting some great reviews and hopefully many more tourists!

Next, Andy commented on a question from a listener......'does a full board coach trip include drinks with meals?

And the answer.......NO. You might get water served at the table but you'll need to pay for all other drinks like a beer or a glass of wine. The only time you would usually get drinks included in your holiday booking is on an all inclusive holiday.

All inclusive is sometimes an option with package holiday deals. With some hotels included in package holidays you might be able to upgrade to all inclusive on arrival - sometimes at a better rate than what the tour operator/travel agent was offering!

India as a holiday destination was the next topic of conversation. An amazing place, sometimes hectic, great sights and culture. Highly recommended!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Monthly Business Feature with Rhoma Bhowmick

Today, Rhoma talked about starting a business in a recession.

Is recession a bad time to start a new business? Well, not necessarily!

Certain businesses actually thrive during times of recession. For example the businesses involved in food, affordable luxuries and also new inovative ideas.

It's also possible to buy a well established business that has been trading well, including a franchise.

However - be careful and be cautious. It's very important to check the market conditions you could be trading in and minimise risk wherever possible.

And if you have an innovative new idea, it could do really well despite the difficult trading conditions that a recession often brings.

A great new product or idea can be brought to market with the help of Businesss Link who can help and advise on setting up and managing all aspects of new businesses. From giving advice on how to safeguard your product (eg patents) and take it to market, through to managing cashflow, employing staff and everything else you might encounter in the world of succesfully running your business and getting your new idea or product to market.

If you would like to contact Business Link in this area (which is a FREE to use, government funded organisation), you can check www.businesslink.gov.uk/east or call them on 08457 171 615.

Coming Up this Week......


Danny Smith is holidaying this week, however, fear not as the show is covered and we have a great selection of interviews and features to listen to.

Today, we have our monthly Business Feature with Rhoma Bhowmick

Our monthly Travel Feature is tomorrow with Andy Jarosz

On Wednesday we will be talking with David Griffiths of the Society of Abbey Guides

On Thursday we have an interview with Andrew Mills from Vineyard ACTIVE

And it's the Film Guide on Friday, with Simon Carver


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Interview & Live Set with Kirsty Almeida - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

On yesterday's show we were very privileged to be joined in the studio by the wonderfully talented Kirsty Almeida.

To listen to this interview and live set again, click below.

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Film Guide with Simon Carver


Here are the TV film recommendations for next week.....

SATURDAY

The Descent
11:05pm - 1:00am
Film4

SUNDAY

Speed
9:00pm - 11:15pm
Channel 5

MONDAY

Resurrected
11:05pm - 12:50am
Film4
TUESDAY

Gallipoli
6:50pm - 9:00pm
Film4

WEDNESDAY

The Fifth Element
9:00pm - 11:40pm
Five USA

Friday, 19 November 2010

Kirsty Almeida plays a live studio session!

Today we were joined by Kirsty Almeida who treated listeners to a live acoustic session, accompanied by Matt on double bass.

The Manchester based songstress has just presented her first full length album which is called 'Pure Blue Green'.

Although Kirsty doesn't at present have the commercialism of her counterparts, she does hold the title of being able to creatively genre hop, mixing hints of folk, blues, jazz, country and soul as the stunning new album proves!



Check back on the blog to listen to the full recording of the material Kirsty played during today's show.

For more information go to www.kirstyalmeida.co.uk

and www.myspace.com/almeidagirl

Kirsty Almeida's online shop can be found at www.dejavoodu.co.uk





Interview & Live Set with Henry Cross - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

On today's show we were joined by local musician Henry Cross.  He performed two of his own songs live in the studio and you can hear our interview and the songs by clicking below:

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Henry Cross - Live in the Studio

Today Henry Cross played a fantastic acoustic set live in the studio. Songs from the set will be available for download later. In the meantime check out Henry's band Verra Cruz at:

http://verracruz.com/
http://www.myspace.com/verracruz

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

St Albans Gang Show


Today we were joined in the studio by the very enthusiastic Ben, Abi and Matty from St Albans Gang Show!


They were telling us all about the 2011 Gang Show and sharing some backstage gossip! The show opens on Wednesday 16th February and runs til Saturday 19th February at the arena, with evening, and a matinee, perfomances. We are told that tickets go extremely quickly, so after 21st November, when they go on sale, its a good idea to buy sooner rather than later!


Gang Shows are variety shows performed by young scouts and guides between the ages of 11-25, featuring dancing, drama and comedy. St Albans District Scouts and Guides staged their first Gang Show in 1980 and have produced an annual show ever since! St Albans Gang Shows are well known for being fantastic all over the country and boast a wide range of talent.


The guys in the studio are all currently in the rehearsal stage, and thoroughly looking forward to the performance! Abi said that she was pretty worried about the prospect of auditioning but they played games and her nerves quickly vanished! Ben, Abi and Matty are all old hands, since they have all performed at least once before, and could not express enough how much fun it is, and how every year, the cast form a real family-like bond.


If you want to get involved next year or want more information on tickets, visit the website at http://www.stalbansgangshow.com/


You can also have a look at clips of previous Gang Shows on www.youtube.com/stalbansgangshow


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monthly Feature with Mark Clementson from Verulam Writers Circle (VWC)



Today we heard from Mark Clemenston from Verulam Writers Circle.

Mark told us all about the forthcoming 'Open Mic Night'. It's free, unique and can be found at the Goat Inn Pub, 37 Sopwell Lane, St Albans, AL1 1RN. It's on Thursday 25th November and open to all. Starts 7.30pm.

Another event, and a popular one, is the 'Get Writing 2011' conference. This VWC is being held at the University of Hertfordshire. You can book tickets NOW through the VWC website www.vwc.org.uk./ You can also follow details of the event at twitter.com/getwriting2011. There will be numerous workshops and talks, book signings and a chance to chat with publishers and agents. All for just £55.

And some tremendous news.........Jonathan Pinnock, a member of VWC who we interviewed last week, has just landed himself a publishing deal! His book 'Mrs Darcy v's The Aliens should be available soon!

If you would like to join VWC or would like more information about what they do, check out www.vwc.org.uk/.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Monthly Feature with Michelle Hart from St Albans Centre for Voluntary Services



Today Michelle pointed out that volunteers are needed both before and during the festive season.

Opportunities exist at Christmas shelters that provide warmth and food to those that need it. You'll need to be 18 years or over to volunteer and a CRB check will also be needed.

Also, Highfield Park Trust is looking for people to help out at the Christmas Market. You need to 16 years or over for these opportunities.

Grove House Hospice are also looking for volunteers. You can get involved in lots of different ways including helping out at the Harpenden Christmas Carnival, the 5K Jingle Bell Jog and the Reindeer Run. And can you bake cakes! Grove House have a huge freezer and are always happy to receive donations of cakes that they can sell at the various events they run year round.

Next, Michelle talked about residential Volunteering. Would you like to volunteer on a placement lasting between 4 and 12 months, get some great experience and meet new people? If yes, well opportunities to do this exist! An organisation called CSV can provide these opoortunities. It's even possible to volunter abroad. In return, you'll get free accomodation, food and some expenses. No qualifications are needed but you do need to be a UK or EU resident. Check out http://www.csv.org.uk/ for more information.

For further details of any of these opportunities, please contact the CVS on 01727 852657 or call in to the CVS office at 31 Catherine Street, St Albans.

http://www.cvsstalbans.org.uk/ / enquiries@cvsstalbans.org.uk

Playlist for w/b 15th November 2010


Here is our playlist for the forthcoming week......

Alexandra Burke - The Silence
Annie Lennox - Universal Child
Brandon Flowers - Only The Young
Bruce Springsteen - Save My Love
Charlotte Church - Logical World
Duffy - Well Well Well
Goo Goo Dolls - Notbroken
Hurts - Stay
Imelda May (Ft Lou Reed) - Kentish Town Waltz
James Blunt - Stay The Night
JLS - Love You More
Josh Groban - Hidden Away
Kassidy - Oh My God
Katherine Jenkins - Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming
Kings Of Leon
- Pyro
KT Tunstall - Fade Like A Shadow
Kylie Minogue - Better Than Today
Manic Street Preachers - Some Kind Of Nothingness
Neil Diamond - Midnight Train to Georgia

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sister Marie Says
Pet Shop Boys - Together
Rod Stewart - That Old Black Magic
Take That - The Flood
The Script - Nothing
Thea Gilmore - Teach Me To Be Bad
Tom Jones - Didn’t It Rain
Tone Damli - Butterflies
Westlife - Safe


ITEMS IN BOLD ARE NEW ADDITIONS

FEATURED ALBUM: Rumer - Seasons Of My Soul

Features and Interviews to listen to this week.....PLUS TWO LIVE SESSIONS!

( Pictured: Kirsty Almeida)

Today: we have our monthly interview with Michelle Hart from
St Albans Centre for Voluntary Services

Tuesday:
we have our monthly interview with Mark Clementson from
Verulam Writers' Circle

Wednesday:
we will be interviewing members of the
St Albans Gang Show

Thursday:
Local musician, Henry Cross, will be playing an
acoustic set - LIVE!

Friday: Kirsty Almeida will be playing a LIVE session from our studio! Also, it being Friday means we'll also have our usual
Film Guide with Simon Carver.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Film Guide with Sue and Ian Rogers

Here are the TV film recommendations for the next week..........

SATURDAY

Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation
5:00pm - 7:15pm
Film4

The Spiderwick Chronicles
5:45pm - 7:30pm
Channel 4

SUNDAY

10,000 BC
9:00pm - 11:05pm
Channel 5


MONDAY

Mr and Mrs Loving
3:50pm - 6:00pm
Five USA

TUESDAY

Monsoon Wedding
11:05pm - 1:20am
Film4

WEDNESDAY

The Crossing Guard
11:25pm - 1:15am
BBC1

THURSDAY


23 Paces to Baker Street
5:05pm - 7:10pm
Film4

Gaslight
12:55pm - 2:35pm
Film4

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Jonathan Pinnock - Author

Today on the show we were joined by author Jonathan Pinnock. Jonathan started by writing children's stories in the early 90s and then went on to write a series of technical software manuals. He returned to writing fiction and has written many short stories.

“The Amazing Arnolfini and His Wife”, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 back in August. Jonathan has been published in a number of anthologies including the recent "50 Stories for Pakistan".
Jonathan also talked about his "Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens" (a slightly demented sequel to Pride and Prejudice) which is being serialised online at: http://www.mrsdarcyvsthealiens.com/ "Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens" has fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter!

Jonathan's web site is at: http://www.jonathanpinnock.com/

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Interview with Clive Glover, Chairman of Radio Verulam


This afternoon, Danny spoke with Clive Glover, Chairman of Radio Verulam.

Clive told us all about the Radio Verulam 'Open Meeting' that is taking
place next week:

VERULAM COMMUNITY RADIO
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING

'SOCIAL NETWORKING MADE EASY'

8.30pm, Tuesday 16th November 2010 at Dagnall Street Baptist Church Hall

Verulam Community Radio would like to invite you to an Open Public Meeting following our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16th November 2010.

The meeting will start at 8.30 PM with a presentation on “Social Networking Made Easy” by Gwendoline Alderton, a local business marketing expert and member of Verulam Community Radio.

This will be followed by an open session at which those present can ask questions
and discuss Radio Verulam's services with the Directors, members and presenters.

Verulam Community Radio is a Company Limited by Guarantee which operates Radio Verulam 92.6 FM, the Community Radio station for St Albans and West
Herts. We are a not for profit company run entirely by volunteers.

We broadcast from studios in the centre of St Albans to a potential audience of 350,000 people living within a 10 mile radius from the City.

Radio Verulam 92.6 FM aims to enable local people to become radio broadcasters, and to help local community, charitable, social and voluntary organisations
to promote themselves and attract new volunteers through the medium of
community radio.

So, come along to Dagnall Street Baptist Church, Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans
AL3 5EE

Monday, 8 November 2010

Monthly Interior Design Feature with Gwendolnie Alderton

Gwendoline was back this month to talk all about lighting!

Natural light was first to be discussed. It all depends on how much light you need or want in any particluar room. A good tip to alter or reduce natural ligh levels in a room is to use 'window fusion' or your windows.

Next, Gwendoline recommended safety lighting for both inside and outside the home. Good lighting around stairs and hallways is very important as is task lighting for when you're doing particular work or jobs around the house. And outside the house, good lighting can be very useful if returning home late at night and also for guests visiting your home.

Occasional lights are also very effective and can provide great atmoshphere and add to and compliment the design and style of any room in the house. You don't always need that big main light on!

Playlist for w/b 8th November 2010

Hi Drivetimers,

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Annie Lennox - Universal Child
Brandon Flowers - Only The Young
Bruce Springsteen - Save My Love
Charlotte Church - Logical World
Duffy - Well Well Well
Goo Goo Dolls - Notbroken
Hurts - Stay
Imelda May (Ft Lou Reed) - Kentish Town Waltz
James Blunt - Stay The Night
Jamiroquai - Blue Skies
JLS - Love You More
Josh Groban - Hidden Away
Kassidy - Oh My God
Katherine Jenkins - Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming
Kid Rock - Born Free
Lady Antebellum - American Honey
Neil Diamond - Midnight Train To Georgia
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sister Marie Says
Paloma Faith - Smoke & Mirrors
Pet Shop Boys - Together
Pete Lawrie - In The End
Robert Plant - You Can’t Buy My Love
Rumer - Aretha
Take That - The Flood
The Script - Nothing
Thea Gilmore - Teach Me To Be Bad
Tom Jones - Didn’t It Rain
Tone Damli - Butterflies
Westlife - Safe

ITEMS SHOWN IN BOLD ARE NEW ADDITIONS

Friday, 5 November 2010

Film Guide with Nick Hazell


Here are the recommendations for TV films to watch over the next week:

Saturday

Blade Runner
11.45pm - 1.35am
BBC3

Sunday
2.35pm - 4.20pm
E4

Monday
10pm - 12.35pm
C5
11.50am - 1.30pm
More4

Tuesday
9pm - 10pm
ITV1
Midnight - 2am
ITV2

Thursday
11.50am - 1.25pm
More 4
12.50pm - 2.55pm
C4

Thursday, 4 November 2010

St Albans Operatic Society

Today we were joined by Hayley Evans from the St Albans Operatic Society (or SAOS for short). The society is celebrating its 60th anniversay and has a lively mix of members of all ages. They produce 2 large scale musicals every year usually performed at the Alban Arena.

Their next show:
Andrew Lloyd Webber's -- Jesus Christ Superstar
Tuesday 9th Nov to Saturday 13th Nov 2010
Alban Arena
Performance start time: 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee – 2:30pm)

Tickets from the Alban Arena on 01727 844488

Find out more information at the SAOS website: http://www.saos.org.uk/

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Middlesex and Herts Scalextric Club


Today we were joined by Nic Picot from the Middlesex and Herts Scalextric Club. Nic has been racing since a young age and encourages people of all ages to take part in this lively, friendly yet competitive club! At the moment there are clubs all over the world, and there are hopes to bring a Scalextric league to the UK.

All races are computer controlled, recording lap times to a thousandth of a second! All times are recorded and listed on a championship leadership board. Furthermore, the club provides exciting Scalextric racing for parties, corporate events, car launches, exhibitions and team building.

The Middlesex and Herts club meets every Monday from 7pm-11pm, and is located just off the A41 in Watford.

www.mhsc.co.uk

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Interview with Marion Hammant of St Albans Civic Society

Founded in 1961 and part of the nation wide civic society movement, St Albans Civic Society is a registered charity, a non party-political and non religious organisation of over 500 members, ready to welcome everyone who cares about the future of St Albans.

Often referred to as the ‘City’s Watchdogs’, the Civic Society is the conservation and amenity movement for St Albans. They are a member of the national organisation 'Civic Voice'.

Put simply, that means they keep an eye on the City’s heritage, its buildings and the characteristics that make St Albans that special place in which to live, and perhaps work, and the reason why people come and visit.

The Society scrutinises the weekly planning lists, commenting on proposed developments, big and small, across the City centre, its suburbs and Green Belt, that may either enhance or adversely affect the appearance or environment of St Albans. To this end they are represented on local working groups and forums which deal with a wide range of issues affecting St Albans.

They are an organisation that wants to preserve our heritage, but at the same time encourage quality modern building – and they do mean quality, not anything-will-do pastiche.

If you would like to join them, maybe to offer to help, or maybe just to show support of what the Society aims to do. They offer, above all, a chance to be involved and have a say in what our city looks like and how it functions.

To join or for more information, check out http://www.stalbanscivicsociety.net/

Even more Features and Interviews this week....


Tune in and enjoy......

Today we have an interiview with Marion Hammant from St Albans Civic Society

On Wednesday we have an interview with Nic Picot of Middlesex & Herts Scalextric Club

The interview on Thursday is with Hayley Evans of St Albans Operatic Society

And on Friday, it is of course the Film Guide, this week co-presented by Nick Hazell

Monday, 1 November 2010

Monthly Feature with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust



Today we were joined by Sarah Buckingham from Herts and Middlesx Wildlife Trust.

Sarah advised not to keep your garden tooooo tidy! By doing so, you can enjoy your outside space and so can some of the local wildlife. For instance, insects really like hollow stems for hibernating in and dead flower heads provide seeds for birds. And if you have any apple tress in your garden why not leave a few on the tree for the birds. Building a log pile also makes a nice home for hibernating wildlife including hedgehogs, slow worms, frogs and toads.

And especially try and remember any wildlife that might be in your garden if you're going to have a bonfire - please check your bonfire for hedgehogs before lighting.

Next, sarah recommended leaving your grass to grow long over the winter . This is great for small mammals and will also look great after the first cut at the end of winter. And why not make a bird bath! Birds need to wash to keep feathers in good condition which is really important over the winter. If you have a bird bath or make one, remember to break the ice up on your bird bath when the weather is cold. A good tip is to put a tennis ball in the bird bath which stops ice from forming.

Lastly Sarah talked about composting! All your scrap vegetable waste, grass and general garden cuttings can all go in the compost heap and can be used to nourish your garden in the future. If you choose to buy your compost, then please consider not buying any with peat in it. The reason being that if peat is being used for composting it removes natural habitats for some wildlife and as peat takes thousands of years to form, it could endanger some species.

For more information of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, check out the website at www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk.

Playlist for w/b 1st November 2010

Hi Drivetimers,

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:


Bon Jovi- What Do You Got?
Bruce Springsteen- Save My Love
Duffy- Well Well Well
Elton John & Leon Russell- If It Wasn’t For Bad
Elvis Costello- I Lost You
Goo Goo Dolls- Notbroken
Hurts- Stay
Imelda May- Kentish Town Waltz
James Blunt- Stay The Night
Jamiroquai- Blue Skies
JLS - Love You More
Josh Groban- Hidden Away
Kassidy- Oh My God
Kid Rock- Born Free
Lady Antebellum - American Honey
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Way I Feel
Michael Bublé- Hollywood
Neil Diamond- Midnight Train To Georgia
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark- Sister Marie Says
Paloma Faith- Smoke & Mirrors
Pete Lawrie- In The End
Robert Plant- You Can’t Buy My Love
Rumer- Aretha
Take That- The Flood
The Script- Nothing
Thea Gilmore- Teach Me To Be Bad
Tone Damli- Butterflies
Westlife- Safe

ITEMS IN
BOLD ARE NEW ADDITIONS.