September 2010 Archives
A SCHOOL in Moor Park with historical links to the Tudor dynasty celebrated its centenary on Wednesday (29).
Northwood Prep School, in Sandy Lodge Road, marked its 100th birthday by opening a new Centenary building, planting an oak tree and burying a time capsule.
More than 300 boys at the school - an English Heritage monument which was once the home of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, in 1531, and Cardinal Wolsey's principle palace - attended the event, joined by parents and past and present staff.
SIR Terry Wogan paid a visit to Northwood yesterday afternoon (29) to officially open a new chemotherapy unit at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.
The radio and television veteran was the guest of honour at a special celebration for the ÃÂ£1.43million unit, largely funded by charity donations, which started treating patients in February this year.
After cutting the ribbon while standing in front of a plaque detailing the many organisations which supported the project, Sir Terry Wogan said: "It's a privilege, a pleasure and an honour to be invited to declare the new unit open, and I am truly humbled to be here.
A MAN and a woman from Northwood Hills have been fined for possession of heroin.
Deirdre Margaret Kilfeather, 41, of Waller Drive, was fined ÃÂ£100 and ordered to pay ÃÂ£50 court costs after admitting to possessing one wrap of the Class A drug in Sainsbury's car park in Victoria Road, South Ruislip, on September 11 this year.
Leon Spearing, 37, also of Waller Drive, was fined ÃÂ£260 and ordered to pay ÃÂ£50 court costs after also admitting to possessing one wrap of the drug in the same place on the same day.
They were both sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on September 20 and in both cases, the court ordered the drugs be forfeited and destroyed.
A PENSIONER has been fined ÃÂ£1,000 and banned from the road for three years for drink driving.
Clifford Roberts, 76, of Gate End, Northwood, admitted to driving above the prescribed alcohol limit while driving in Chester Road, Northwood, on June 11 this year.
He was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on September 15 and was also ordered to pay ÃÂ£115 court costs.
THE owner of a bar in Northwood Hills has accused Hillingdon Council of acting like 'a nanny state' after being given a hefty fine for noise pollution.
Woody's Corner Bar, in Joel Street, was ordered to pay more than ÃÂ£3,000 after licensee, Alan Coleshill, was convicted of causing a noise nuisance, following an investigation by the council.
The bar was initially reported to the council's out of hours noise team officers in August last year, when neighbours complained about loud music.
HUNDREDS of pupils from schools across Three Rivers will take to the streets to mark Walk to School Month.
The event, which runs throughout October, aims to encourage parents to take the greener route to school by leaving their cars at home, to reduce carbon emission and congestion.
Schools taking part include Eastbury Farm JMI in Northwood; Maple Cross JMI in Maple Cross; Arnett Hills JMI, Shepherd JMI and Nursery, and St John's Roman Catholic Primary, all in Mill End; Harvey Road JMI and Malvern Way Infants, both in Croxley Green; and Rickmansworth Park JMI in Rickmansworth.
150 JOEL STREET - Change of use from C3 (residential) to D1 (non-residential institutions) for use as a Nursery School involving 1, one- bedroom flat, two storey front extension, single storey rear extension, alterations to existing elevations and alteration to existing crossover to front with associated parking and demolition of existing attached garage to side.
68 HILLIARD ROAD - Installation of parapet wall and rooflight to existing rear extension with alterations to existing rear and side elevations.
22 WINCHESTER ROAD - Conversion of roof space to habitable use to include a rear dormer, 1 front rooflight and conversion of roof from hip to gable end with a new gable end window.
1 LYNWOOD DRIVE - Conversion of integral garage into games room.
ISRAELI political and social analyst, Abbie Ben-Ari, will host a series of lectures at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue next month.
The first, to take place at 8pm on Tuesday, October 5, is entitled Jerusalem - a historical perspective up to 1948.
A FORMER Northwood school pupil has turned her back on a high-flying television career to set up a quirky gifts website in memory of her late mother.
Kim Fishman, who attended St Helen's School in Eastbury Road, launched www.funkyhoney.co.uk on Monday (27), which would have been her mother, Angela's 58th birthday.
After Mrs Fishman died from pancreatic cancer in September last year, Kim, 28, who spent six years as a producer for BBC shows including Newsnight and Holby City, left her job to focus on a new challenge.
STONES Orchard, a historic site in Croxley Green renowned for its cherry trees, played host to a fun dog show to raise money for Harefield Dogs Trust on Saturday (25).
More than 300 people, together with about 150 four-legged friends, attended the event, organised by Croxley Green Parish Council (CGPC), which raised ÃÂ£500 for the re-homing centre, in Harvil Road.