August 2010 Archives
A 21-YEAR-OLD man from Rickmansworth suffered a neck injury after allegedly being assaulted on Wednesday night (25).
The incident happened as the man was walking in Chalfont Road between 11pm and 11.15pm, when two white males were running along the road towards him.
The victim then found himself on the ground with the neck injury.
PARENTS and carers in Hertfordshire are being urged to apply in advance for their children's school places next year.
The process for moving to secondary or upper school opens next Monday (6) and an information booklet will be handed out to year six pupils this week.
Applications can be made online or a paper application can be handed in to the local admissions and transport team. Forms can no longer be returned to a child's current primary school.
RESIDENTS who opposed a new retirement home in Northwood, amid fears about a lack of parking and GP services, are celebrating after the proposals were unanimously rejected.
Plans were submitted to demolish a pair of internally linked semi-detached houses, formerly a children's home, in Chester Road, part of the Old Northwood Area of Special Local Character.
The houses would have been replaced with a 24-bedroom, two storey care home for the elderly, plus three parking spaces.
But six petitions with signed by 166 residents in total, including those living in Chester Road, Hallowell Road, Reginald Road and Roy Road, were submitted against the development, arguing the influx of elderly residents would have a 'profound effect on local GP surgeries, which are already overstretched.'
KINDHEARTED employees at an Uxbridge law firm are putting on their running shoes in aid of a cancer centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.
A team of 17 staff from Bird and Lovibond Solicitors in Vine Street have signed up for the ninth Moor Park 10k to raise money for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, a source of support, advice and information for cancer patients, based at the hospital in Northwood.
The group's efforts have been spearheaded by Lorraine Keogh, a PA at the firm, who has taken part in the run for the past five years.
ELDERLY visitors to a day centre in Northwood enjoyed an afternoon of classical music last Thursday (26).
About 30 guests attended a concert entitled Music for a Summer Afternoon, presented by harp and flute duo, Amadio, at Eastbury Road Day Centre in Eastbury Road.
The event was organised for people who visit the centre regularly and are unable to attend events elsewhere in the community.
Staff also unveiled a new garden gazebo at the centre, renovated by volunteers from Hillingdon Council.
A 52-YEAR-OLD is taking on the gruelling challenge of the Great North Run, to raise cash for a centre for dementia sufferers in Northwood Hills.
Paul Gardner, an employee at the Templeton Centre, the Harrow and Hillingdon branch of the Alzheimers Society in Joel Street, hopes to raise at least ÃÂ£1,000 by completing the 13.1 mile half marathon.
He plans to use the money to upgrade the centre environment by introducing musical equipment, a DVD player and a computer, for music therapy sessions.
NHS Hertfordshire is inviting residents from across the county to attend its annual general meeting next month.
The meeting, on Wednesday, September 22, will feature a review of the past year and changes proposed by the government, including the role local GPs will play as commissioners of services.
It will be followed by a light lunch will NHS board members.
The meeting will be held in Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01707 367 213.
RESIDENTS can learn life-saving skills at the British Red Cross Centre in Barton Way, Croxley Green, which is hosting a seven-week Practical First Aid Course on Monday evenings from September 6.
The course, which runs from 7.45pm - 9.45pm, costs ÃÂ£55 and includes a first aid manual and training pack.
For further information, call Margaret Gilchrist on 01992 585 951.
A MAN from Northwood has been banned from the road for 16 months and fined ÃÂ£260 after admitting to drink driving.
Christopher Judge, 24, of Jasmin Road, admitted driving above the prescribed alcohol limit in Joel Street, Northwood Hills on August 8 this year.
He was also ordered to pay ÃÂ£85 court costs when he was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on August 16.
A SHOP in Rickmansworth was flooded last night (25) for the second time in a fortnight.
Staff at a branch of WH Smith in the High Street arrived this morning to find a 'soaking wet' shop floor, as a result of heavy rainfall overnight.
As a result, the shop remained closed for an extra hour this morning, while staff cleaned up the mess.
One of the shop assistants said: "A storm drain inside the shop overflowed and about half the carpet was soaking wet.