June 2010 Archives
A CHURCH in Croxley Green can look forward to a warmer winter after receiving a ÃÂ£10,000 cash boost.
All Saints' Church, in the Green, is one of several local community groups and charities across Hertfordshire to have won thousands of pounds from the Big Lottery Fund.
Reverend Miriam Mugan said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been successful in our application for funding.
"The money is going to be spent on the heating system in the church hall, which is a venue widely used by many groups in the local community, from new born babies right through to senior citizens in their 90's.
A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital last night (29) after colliding with a car in Rickmansworth.
Police were called to London Road, at the junction with Park Close, at about 6.30pm, to attend the crash involving a red Easy Rider motorbike and a silver Toyota estate car.
Both lanes of London Road were closed to enable ambulance crews to treat the motorcyclist, a 25-year-old male, who is believed to have suffered leg injuries, and was taken to Watford General Hospital.
The road was reopened at about 7.30pm.
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38 GATEHILL ROAD - Two storey side/front/rear extension, single storey rear extension, alterations to existing front porch, conversion of roof space for habitable space with 2 rear dormers, 3 front, 2 rear and 1 side rooflights and demolition of existing detached garage to side and conservatory to rear.
69 CRANBOURNE ROAD - Single storey rear extension with roof lantern and front porch.
73 HIGHLAND ROAD - Enlargement of existing converted roof space involving extension of rear dormer.
A GROUP of pensioners proved they were fighting fit by taking part in a two-mile charity walk on Sunday (27).
Some 12 residents at Moneyhill Court, a sheltered housing scheme for the elderly in Field Way, Mill End, embarked on the stroll in aid of Helen and Douglas House children's hospice, which provides respite and palliative care for children and young adults in Oxford.
Resident Alice Thackham, 85, who helped to organise the event, said: "Despite having the World Cup and Wimbledon against us, lots of people turned up.
A 21-year-old man from Rickmansworth and a 15-year-old boy from Hayes are among six men sentenced in connection with a string of more than 40 burglaries.
Michael Delaney (pictured), of Whitefield Way, Rickmansworth, was jailed for two years and 10 months at Kingston Crown Court on Friday (25), after admitting one charge of conspiracy to burgle.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted the same charge and was handed an 18-months in a young offenders' institute.
Altogether, the six men were imprisoned for a total of 14 years.
RESIDENTS in Northwood Hills are at loggerheads over proposed measures to tackle rat-running in the Gatehill Farm Estate.
Residents of Woodside Road say lives are being put at risk by speeding drivers who use their road to avoid rush hour traffic - as reported in the Gazette in February.
Hillingdon Council acknowledged there was a road safety issue last June and proposed a no-entry sign at the top of the road, at the junction with Elgood Avenue.
But the Gatehilll Residents Association (GRA) expressed fears that the no-entry sign would push the rat-running traffic further into the Estate, onto many roads which have no pavements.
CIVIL liberty campaigners have blasted a decision to give council officials access to confidential details about the public, previously only seen by the police.
Seven staff members at Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) have been granted special powers, including access to the police national computer - which holds sensitive information including previous arrests, cautions and convictions.
Four environment officers, two housing officers and an animal control enforcement officer are now able to ask for the name and address of anyone suspected of causing anti-social behaviour or noise nuisance - such as minor offences including leaving car alarms unattended.
A MISSING man from Merseyside has been found safe and well.
Christopher Liggett, 41, had not been in touch with friends of family since last being seen at home in Litherland on Tuesday, June 8, as reported in the Gazette last week.
Police believed he could have been in the Hertfordshire area.
PLANS to convert office buildings into sheltered accommodation for the elderly have been withdrawn.
Churchill Retirement Living applied to Three Rivers District Council to demolish the offices and build 42 sheltered apartments at 3 and 3a High Street.
Council planning officers recommended the proposals be refused for a number of reasons, mainly due to the loss or damage caused to a silver birch tree.
A NATIONAL cancer charity is inviting those who have been affected by lymphatic cancer to a support group meeting.
The North West Middlesex Lymphoma Association support group will meet on July 8 at 7pm in the Post Graduate Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood.
A guest speaker will attend to give a talk about counselling.
For further information, call free on 0808 808 5555 or visit www.lymphomas.org.uk