April 2011 Archives
ANTIQUE lovers enjoyed a bobby dazzler of a day when David Dickinson visited Rickmansworth on Saturday (23) to film his popular daytime television show.
More than 300 people dusted off their collectables and crammed into Watersmeet Theatre, in High Street, to watch four episodes of the seventh series of Dickinson's Real Deal in action.
AS MOST of Britain basked in the sunshine, residents in and around Rickmansworth endured a soggier Easter bank holiday weekend after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding.
Firefighters and staff from Hertfordshire Highways were called between 6.45pm and 7.15pm on Saturday (23) to clear drains after reports of flooding in High Street, Church Street, Park Road, Highfield Way, Moor Lane and Scots Hill in Croxley Green.
THE OLD QUARRY SPRINGWELL LANE - Storage and distribution of a small amount of inert waste in place of virgin material.
HIGHGATE FARM ROAD - Conervsion of roof space to habitable area include 5 x rooflights to rear.
26 FRITHWOOD AVENUE - First floor side / rear extension and conversion of roof space to habitable use to include 2 front rooflights, 2 rear rooflights and 2 side rooflights.
THREE Rivers District Council (TRDC) is giving away free bags of compost to residents.
To mark Compost Awareness Week, from May 1 - 7, anyone who lives in the district is invited to come along to the Aquadrome on Wednesday, May 11 to pick up a big of high quality compost.
FICTION fans are invited to Rickmansworth Library to get in on the action surrounding one of the UK's biggest book awards - The Orange Prize.
The Prize, which celebrates fiction written by women, marks its 16th anniversary this year. The winner, announced on June 8, will receive a cheque for Â£30,000.
This year's short list features both well established and new authors, with three titles being dÃ©but offerings.
Rickmansworth Library, in High Street, is one of 10 libraries across Hertfordshire with copies of the short listed books, including Grace Says It Loud By Emma Henderson.
A MOTORCYCLIST from Mill End was killed in France after falling from his bike and colliding with an oncoming car.
A combination of coming out of a shady, tight bend into low direct sunlight may have caused David Marchant, of Coombe Hill Road, to lose control.
An inquest into his death at Hatfield Coroner's Court today (21) heard that the 35-year-old and his Triumph 675 slid across the road and into the path of a car coming in the opposite direction.
A CONTROVERSIAL set of traffic lights blamed for causing chaos and confusion in Northwood will be subject to a review.
The lights, in Green Lane at the junction with Eastbury Road and Station Approach, were installed on January 27 last year as a safety measure.
Pensioner William Henry Cox, 87, was killed there as he was crossing the road on September 15, 2008, as reported in the Gazette.
A FAMILY of animal-lovers in Northwood say they are distraught after thieves stole their pet chickens during a night-time raid.
Melanie Hamilton, of Hills Lane, and her sons, Alexander, 15, and 13-year-old Angus, were devastated to discover their four beloved hens had been taken from their pen in the back garden on Tuesday night (April 19).
Mrs Hamilton, who works as a primary school teacher at Northwood College, in Maxwell Road, told the Gazette: "We got up in the morning and went to let our chickens out and didn't hear any clucking. We realised someone must have stolen them.
CHILDREN embarked on a magical journey down the river as part of a Wind in the Willows-style drama workshop in Northwood.
A group of youngsters aged four to eight joined Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger on an adventure inspired by author Kenneth Grahame's book.
Led by a team of experienced stage professionals, the children combined live music, spirited dancing and quick-witted improvisation to produce a colourful performance.
TWO men are due to be sentenced for grievous bodily harm next month after a father-of-two was left for dead in Northwood.
As reported in the Gazette, Kevin Teahan (pictured), 53, was found unconscious with severe head injuries in Hallowell Road at about 11.45pm on September 6 last year.
Mr Teahan, who is believed to live in Northwood, left the Misty Moon pub in Green Lane at about 11.20pm, and was walking towards Northwood tube station.