November 2010 Archives
38 GATEHILL ROAD - Single storey side extension with 1 rooflight, two storey rear extension with habitable roof space, porch to front, conversion of roofspace to habitable use with 2 dormers to rear, 3 rooflights to front and 3 rooflight to sides, part demolition part conversion of attached garage to side to habitable use and demolition of existing conservatory to rear.
24 RAVENSWOOD PARK - Conversion of roof space to habitable use, to include a rear dormer with juliette style balcony and 2 front rooflights.
145 PINNER ROAD - Single storey rear/side extension with 4 rooflights to sides and alterations to existing elevations involving the demoltition of existing conservatory to rear.
DEMENTIA sufferers' families have expressed their dismay after a Northwood day centre for the elderly was abruptly closed, amid 'serious health and safety concerns'.
Eastbury Road Day Centre (pictured), in Eastbury Road, was permanently shut on Friday (26), after Hillingdon Council cabinet members decided just one week earlier that the building was 'not fit for purpose, due to unacceptable safety risks in the event of a fire'.
MORE than 2,000 people gathered in Northwood Hills on Saturday (27) to witness the town's first Christmas tree lights officially switched on.
Located outside the Namaste Lounge in Joel Street, the 16ft tree, together with stars, scrolls and helixes lining the road, were turned on by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, as part of the second annual Northwood Hills Christmas fun day.
RESIDENTS have the chance to win a traditional apple tree as part of a competition run by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC).
As part of celebrations to mark National Tree Week (from November 27 to December 5), TRDC has launched a 'hunt of the green apple' giveaway.
RICKMANSWORTH High Street came alive with Dickensian charm on Friday (26) as the town hosted its popular Victorian Evening.
Hundreds of people braved biting winds and sub-zero temperatures for the annual event, which saw traders and stallholders dress in period costume to serve mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts.
PLANS to replace a historic 19th-century school in the heart of Croxley Green with a block of flats have been rejected at appeal.
Charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, which owns the former Yorke Road School, last year announced proposals to demolish the Victorian building and erect five homes in its place.
But the scheme was unanimously rejected by Three Rivers District Council in January, which said 'the loss of a locally important building would adversely affect the character and appearance of the street scene'.
A BROTHER and sister from Northwood who tragically died just months apart will be honoured in a new courtyard garden at their former primary school.
The Gazette reported last September how Karen Puddifoot, 27, drowned during a round-the-world cycling tour in aid of the British Lung Foundation, when the boat she and friend, Tim Roney, 21, were travelling on capsized off the coast of Vietnam.
Karen's brother, Chris, 22, who joined them for part of their journey, was killed in a car crash just two months later.
The pair, who both lived in Grove Farm Park, will be remembered with a special hand-carved wooden chair, taking pride of place in the new garden at Eastbury Farm Primary School, in Bishops Avenue.
RESIDENTS are invited to raise concerns about issues across Croxley Green and beyond at a council surgery next Saturday (December 4).
The surgery will be hosted by Liberal Democrat Three Rivers District Councillor for Croxley Green North ward, Chris Lloyd.
It will be held at Croxley Green Library, in Barton Way, between 10am and noon. Everyone is welcome to discuss topics of local, district, council and national interest.
SANTA Claus and his reindeer will once again parade the streets of Rickmansworth and the surrounding areas, in the days running up to Christmas.
The Rotary Club of Rickmansworth will be sleighing through the streets between 6pm and 8pm from next Monday (December 6), to give residents a wave, a Ho, Ho, Ho, and maybe even a lollipop.
The club is also asking residents to dig deep and donate towards people in the area who are less fortunate at this time of year.
PLANS to transform an empty store into a Chinese takeaway restaurant in Northwood have been approved.
The shop, in High Street, situated within an Area of Special Local Character, has been vacant for the past 18 months.
But despite the disused store being described as an 'eyesore', a petition with 35 signatures was submitted against the scheme, arguing it would have a 'negative effect on the area' and 'bring down the standard of the High Street'.