April 2011 Archives
A RESIDENT who was banned from Croxley Green Parish Council offices after its chairman said he subjected staff to 'years of harassment and intimidation' has made an unexpected return to local politics.
As reported by the Gazette last August, Robert Ridley, of Scots Hill, can currently only communicate via post through outgoing chairman, Marion Birch, after her colleagues branded him a 'habitual and vexatious complainant'.
Mr Ridley, a businessman for more than 35 years, stood for election under the slogan 'Stop The Parish Council Wasting Money' in Croxley Green South - one of three council wards in the village.
2 YORK ROAD - Single storey side extension with 1 roof light involving demolition of existing attached garage.
126 HILLIARD ROAD - Single storey rear extension involving demolition of existing rear aspect and conversion of roof space to habitable use with rear dormer and 2 front rooflights.
Michael Sobell House hospice in Northwood plays an important role in educating healthcare professionals across the borough and beyond about pioneering palliative care and treatment for life-limiting illnesses. Lecturer practitioner, sister Pamela Wright, told SIBA MATTI about her team's work to ensure patients get the best possible quality of life.
WITH the population continuing to age rapidly and as health services are stretched to the limit, experts predict an increase in people suffering from debilitating diseases, such as cancer, could lead to a surge in demand for nursing care.
EXCLUSIVE: THE heartbroken wife of a policeman who was killed in a road crash has paid tribute to her husband on the first anniversary of his death.
Sean McColgan, 37, of St Peter's Close, Mill End, died after his blue Suzuki motorcycle collided with a black Ford Fiesta at the junction with Denham Way and Tilehouse Lane, Denham, on April 6 last year.
Mr McColgan was an officer based at Hayes Police Station and had worked for the Metropolitan Police since 2003.
To mark the first anniversary of his tragic death, his wife, Tracey, and their two-year-old son, Evan unveiled a plaque in his memory at a special ceremony at the station, in Uxbridge Road, on April 5.
A POLICE officer who spent nine years serving the community in Mill End has been honoured with an award.
PC Tim Hill, 46, was presented with a Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, given to officers who have completed 20 years of service and whose conduct and character have been exemplary.
PC Hill began his career in Mill End and now works with the road policing unit in north Watford.
A 33-YEAR-OLD woman from Northwood has been fined for racially aggravated behaviour towards a police officer.
Carly Bolton, of Harrison Close, admitted the offence towards PC Sadaf Bhatti at Uxbridge Police Station on March 23 this year.
BUTTERFLIES will be on the agenda at a meeting in Rickmansworth next Wednesday (20).
The Rickmansworth Horticultural Society will host a talk entitled Butterfly World at the WRVS Centre in Bury Lane.
The event begins at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
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BOOST your fitness levels with a health walk in Rickmansworth this Sunday (17).
Participants are meeting in the car park adjacent to Scotsbridge playing field, in Scots Hill.
The walk begins at 3pm and has been organised by Watford and Three Rivers Health Walks.
A MARTIAL arts club from Rickmansworth has helped to raise Â£1,600 for cancer sufferers and victims of the Japanese tsunami.
Kodokan Kendo Club (KKC), based at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, in Chorleywood Road, was one of several groups taking part in an annual charity fundraising tournament.
More than 70 people attended the event, held in Watford on April 2, with some travelling as far as Japan, China, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Ireland, as well as from across the UK.
PUPILS at a Northwood school were very egg-cited to welcome nine fluffy chicks just in time for Easter.
The nursery classes at St Helen's School, in Eastbury Road, were thrilled by the arrival of the eggs, which were kept in an incubator to keep them warm.
Two classes eagerly watched six chicks hatching, with two emerging overnight and the final chick's arrival being witnessed by a third group of students.