February 2011 Archives
THREE RIVERS remains the safest district in Hertfordshire, according to recently published figures.
Official information from the police shows that crime has dropped by seven per cent compared with last year, despite a 'small but significant' rise in violent incidents.
MORE than 500 students and staff at a Northwood school attempted to break a world record by simultaneously singing while using sign language.
Girls at St Helen's School joined more than 50,000 children and adults across the country who took part in Sign2Sing, on Wednesday, February 9.
At exactly 2.45pm, year two to eight pupils at the school, in Eastbury Road, signed and sang The New Seeker's 1970's hit single, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.
TRAFFIC going through Rickmansworth and Mill End will be disrupted for up to eight weeks due to gas works.
National Grid engineers are carrying out the works, in Field Way, Rickmansworth, to replace existing cast iron pipes with longer-lasting plastic alternatives, from February 21.
A CHARITY race has raised a record-breaking amount of money for a Northwood cancer centre.
The ninth annual Moor Park 10k generated an impressive Â£46,000 for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), based at Mount Vernon Hospital, which offers valuable support and information for people affected by cancer.
POLICE in Rickmansworth have moved to their new headquarters based at the district council offices in the town centre.
Officers including the local crime unit (formerly CID), Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) relocated to a central hub at Three Rivers House, in Northway, on Tuesday (8).
THOUSANDS of pounds were stolen after a Croxley Green supermarket was targeted by burglars.
The offenders forced their way into the back of the Co-op, in New Road, between 11pm on Saturday (5) and 7am on Sunday (6).
They removed the back of a cash machine before making off with the cash.
54 GATEHILL ROAD - Single storey front / side / rear extension with integral garage to front, involving demolition of the existing conservatory to rear and detached shed to side.
FOOTWAY ADJACENT TO AUTOCENTRE NORTHWOOD PINNER ROAD - Installation of a 13.8m high telecommunications pole, associated equipment cabinet and ancillary developments works.
LONDON SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY GREEN LANE - New planning permission; Erection of two storey teaching block to north west side of existing building (Phase 1) and new chapel and foyer to south east side of existing building (Phase 2) (Works involve the partial demolition of existing buildings).
A NEW Safety Advice For the Elderly (SAFE) guide is now available at local doctors, dentists and community centres, as well as online.
The SAFE guide, originally written with the help of members of the Three Rivers pensioners forum, offers helpful information including having your say on community matters, staying safe when home or out and about, and useful contact numbers.
LEISURE facilities in the district and how cutbacks will impact pensioners will be among the issues discussed at a forum this Friday (11).
The pensioners forum will include talks by the manager of Three Rivers Citizens Advice Bureau, Marion Seneschall, and William Penn Leisure Centre manager, David Tenny.
A MAN from Maple Cross has been fined Â£600 for driving offences in Northwood.
Toby Daks Westlake, 32, of Longcroft Road, was fined Â£300 after admitting to taking a vehicle in The Avenue, Northwood, without the consent of the owner on January 25 this year.