May 2011 Archives
ARSONISTS are believed to be responsible for a shed fire in Rickmansworth yesterday morning (Monday).
Firefighters were called to a property in Chorleywood Road at about 12.30am, after a neighbour raised the alarm.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting for town centre improvements in Northwood Hills have claimed victory after a £400,000 cash boost has been earmarked for the community.
Hillingdon Council has set aside the funds in its budget for the current financial year and will consult the public on how the money should be spent.
Cabinet member for finance, property and business services, councillor Jonathan Bianco (Northwood Hills, Con), told the Gazette: "The council is keen to see improvements to all areas in the borough but we can only do a bit at a time, and now it is Northwood Hills' turn.
AN ARTIST from Rickmansworth will showcase a unique collection of Tube-inspired paintings at a prestigious London exhibition next weekend.
Ross Ashmore, 54, of Valley Road, is currently working on an ambitious three-year project to paint all 450 stations within the Underground network.
AN INQUEST into the sudden death of a Northwood school pupil has been delayed for expert medical reports.
The Gazette told how 14-year-old Shannon Powell, a popular student at Northwood College, in Maxwell Road, died while taking part in a running competition on January 8 this year.
RICKMANSWORTH Festival organisers have made an impassioned plea for volunteers after revealing their funding will be slashed in the next two years.
As reported in the Gazette, a record-breaking 30,000 people attended this year's two-day event, the 57th of its kind, on May 21 and 22.
Children and adults alike enjoyed entertainment including performances by 20 bands, fairground rides, a petting zoo, dozens of stalls, a canal boat display and tug of war.
A MAN has been found dead at his home in Croxley Green.
Emergency services were called to a property in New Road at about 12.15pm this afternoon (May 26).
62 STANLEY ROAD - Single storey infill extension to rear, conversion of roof space to habitable area including extension of roof space with dormer window and 2 rooflights to front, dormer window to rear, 8 roof lights to the sides, single storey front extension involving part-demolition of existing porch, alterations to elevations and redevelopment of front to provide 2 car parking spaces.
20 POTTER STREET - Single storey detached outbuilding to rear for use as storage/exercise room/play room.
A MAN using an air gun to kill rats sparked an armed police alert in Rickmansworth.
Police were called at about 2.55pm yesterday (25) after reports of a man acting suspiciously in Tudor Way.
THE new chairman of Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) says it is a 'great honour' to take up the role for the forthcoming year.
Councillor Chris Whately-Smith (Lib Dem, Langleybury), replaces outgoing chairman, Ron Spellen, after being elected at an annual council meeting last night (24).
Mr Whately-Smith has been TRDC's leisure and community portfolio holder for several years, as well as a member of the planning committee.
A NEW headteacher has been appointed at Northwood College junior school.
Hina Thaker has taught various year groups at the school, in Maxwell Road, for 10 years.
She lives in Stanmore and has a teenager son. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, painting and relaxing with her family.