October 2010 Archives
VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help a Northwood cancer centre deliver a variety of information and support services to patients.
The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Rickmansworth Road, helps cancer sufferers and their families cope with all aspect of the disease, from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.
A NORTHWOOD pharmacy is inviting visitors to attend a free bone density screening day next month, using the latest technology to detect osteoporosis.
Carter Chemist and Ability, in the High Street, will provide the latest ultrasound scanning techniques to measure bone quality and quantity in less than five minutes, without X-rays, needles and waiting for results.
Osteoporisis, a disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle, leading to fractures or breaks, affects more than 2million people in the UK.
ALMOST ÃÂ£4,000 was raised at a special Halloween quiz night hosted by Michael Sobell House hospice in Northwood.
The popular annual fundraising event, held last night (27), attracted more than 120 visitors who donned costumes to answer questions on general knowledge and the spooky season, before feasting on a fish and chip supper.
BOOKWORMS in Three Rivers are set to suffer after the county council announced plans to slash library opening hours.
Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has proposed to reduce opening hours at Rickmansworth Library (pictured) from 56 to 37 each week, resulting in the venue closing all day on Wednesdays, and opening five hours later on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Meanwhile Croxley Green Library, in Barton Way, could be open for 17 hours less each week, being closed on Fridays and opening five hours later on Mondays and Wednesdays.
RICKMANSWORTH police station is set to close next year, with all staff being relocated to a new central hub in the town centre.
A Hertfordshire police spokesperson this morning (28) confirmed to the Gazette that the station will be moved from Rectory Road to an empty office at Three Rivers House, in Northway.
BUILDING work has begun on an unpopular project to transform a historic sports club in Croxley Green into 156 new homes.
Planning permission to build on Durrants, in Links Way, was granted on appeal in 2006, despite fierce opposition from residents.
The house and grounds were formerly owned by Old Merchant Taylors' - the trust which runs Merchant Taylors' School, in Northwood - before the site was sold to developer, Barratt Homes.
Four years after winning the appeal, initial work on the project began on Monday last week (25).
A 21-YEAR-OLD from Northwood Hills has been jailed for going equipped for theft with a pair of bolt cutters.
Jason Lee Winskill, of Alandale Drive, was found with the bolt cutters in Mint Close, Uxbridge, on September 28 this year.
He was handed a six-week prison sentence, based on his criminal record, at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday (October 21).
43 HIGH STREET - Single storey detached outbuilding to rear for use as garden store involving the demolition of existing detached garage to rear.
CHESHAM COURT, FRITHWOOD AVENUE - To carry out tree surgery to one tree.
DELL COURT, GREEN LANE - to carry out tree surgery to eight sycamore trees.
RESIDENTS are demanding action over a 'dangerous junction' they say is plagued by red-light jumpers in Northwood, amid fears someone could be killed.
Three crashes have happened in the past two months at the junction with Rickmansworth Road and Ducks Hill Road, causing damage to a pedestrian guardrail opposite.
A further five collisions have occurred at the junction in the past three years up to the end of July this year, although none were fatal or serious.
A SPEED limit in a Rickmansworth road is set to be reduced, thanks to the efforts of local campaigners and a funding grant from a county councillor.
The speed limit in Woodcock Hill will be lowered from 60mph to 40mph, after Cllr Barbara Lamb allocated ÃÂ£2,000 towards the necessary legal orders and signs from her locality budget.
Mrs Lamb said: "Residents have been campaigning for a lower speed limit on Woodcock Hill for some time and I'm pleased to be able to provide the additional funding needed to bring this into effect.