July 2010 Archives
RICKMANSWORTH Aquadrome has been named one of the best parks in the UK for the second year running.
The Aquadrome, in Frogmoor Lane, has been awarded a Green Flag in recognition of its excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.
About 1200 Green Flags are awarded to parks across the country which are free to the public.
Biodiversity projects officer at Three Rivers District Council, Kay FitzGerald, said: "It is a real achievement for Three Rivers District Council, and all of those involved in the Aquadrome."
40 ELGOOD AVENUE - Conversion of attached garage to habitable use with porch to front and conservatory to rear, including alterations to existing parking.
59 GREEN LANE - Installation of new shop front, with infill extensions to front, conservatory to rear, alterations to existing side/rear and replacement fence.
24 - 34, CHESTNUT COURT CAREW ROAD - To carry out tree surgery to one Horse Chestnut tree (T16) on TPO 176.
GLENCAIRN FARM ROAD - Part two storey, Part single storey side/front/rear extension including porch to front with bacony to first floor.
41 COPSE WOOD WAY - To fell one Scots Pine (T1) and to carry out tree surgery to one Scots Pine (T6) in area A1 on TPO 398.
A PUBLIC consultation on the future of the former Reindeer pub site in Northwood is set to take place this Saturday (31).
Developer Excelsior Properties Ltd says it is holding the consultation to give residents an opportunity to 'provide views or suggestions as to the appropriate redevelopment of the site'.
AN 'EXTRAORDINARY' young man from Northwood who tragically drowned on holiday was honoured at a memorial football tournament for charity.
Dipen Patel, of Westbury Road, died aged 29 after being hit by a powerful rip current on a secluded beach in Brazil in March this year.
Mr Patel, a promising lawyer who attended Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood and St John's School in Northwood Hills, spent much of his free time playing football and mentoring young people at Watford & District YMCA.
Following his death, friends were inspired to organise a fundraising event to celebrate his two passions in life, in aid of the charity.
PUPILS at St Martin's School in Northwood proved their mettle as budding investors for the future by taking part in a fantasy stock exchange competition.
During the final few weeks of term before the summer holidays, year eight boys at the school, in Moor Park Road, played an online game which encourages children to invest 'piggybank' cash on the Stock Exchange, to develop their understanding of stocks and shares.
Student Prahalad Prasad (pictured far left), is currently in second place after doubling his original ÃÂ£500 fund.
AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a teenager who failed to attend a court hearing after being charged with breaching a suspended sentence order.
Jack Shanahan, 19, of York Road, Northwood Hills, was due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Friday (23) after being accused of failing to attend community payback on June 24 and July 1 this year.
Shanahan is said to have provided no acceptable written evidence in relation to the absences.
The order was made at the court on June 15 this year after he breached an earlier community order, made after he was convicted of threatening behaviour in December 2008.
MORE than 6,000 classic car enthusiasts are expected to congregate in Croxley Green next Wednesday (August 4) for the ninth Classics on the Green show.
The hugely popular annual event, which starts at 3pm, will feature about 1,600 vintage vehicles, from Morris Minors to Mustangs, parked on The Green.
It has been organised by the Watford and District Classic Vehicle Club, which aims to raise money and awareness for various charities. For further information, call Kevin on 07958980711 or visit www.watfordclassics.co.uk
CHILDREN and teenagers are invited to celebrate the opening of a new youth centre in Northwood.
The Northwood Young People's Centre, which officially opens on Wednesday (28), has been developed from one of the borough's oldest youth centres which has been run independently since 1910.
The centre will feature a wide range of activities including a dedicated internet space, dance studio and band practice area.
A special celebration party will take place this Friday (30) with music, refreshments and an opportunity to check out the new facilities.
A PENSIONER from Northwood has received an honorary degree after helping to raise ÃÂ£35million for his former university.
Thomas Angear was given a Doctor of Laws at Nottingham for being one of a team responsible for collecting the mammoth sum, for the University's golden jubilee celebrations.
The 74-year-old lived in Pinner for 25 years before moving to Northwood in 1997, and was chair of governors at Heathfield School for 10 years. He received his honorary degree on July 13.
A 45-YEAR-OLD from Northwood will face trial after being charged with assaulting a man at Hillingdon Hospital.
Mark Adrian Meech, of Townsend Way, is said to have assaulted the man by beating him at the hospital, in Pield Heath Road, Hillingdon.
He has been remanded on unconditional bail until September 1 this year when he is scheduled to return to Uxbridge Magistrates' Court for the trial.
He has been ordered not to enter the hospital unless by prior appointment or a medical emergency while the case continues.