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PLANS to build kennels on Green Belt land in Northwood have been unanimously rejected, with one councillor blasting the scheme as 'a dog's dinner'.
Three petitions with 100 signatures, together with 63 letters, were submitted against a dog training centre and day crèche in an open field north of Carlton Place, in Rickmansworth Road.
The proposals included three horse stables for the owner's personal use, a toilet, storage building, office, and car park with 26 spaces.
A SHOP in Northwood Hills is set to be converted into a pub, restaurant and takeaway.
Proposals for the Joel Street outlet, which has been empty for some time, was unanimously approved last night (19) by Hillingdon Council's north planning committee.
The double unit will be split in half, with the corner property earmarked for retail use, with the other to serve food and drink. The basement will also be renovated into an office.
CENTENARY celebrations at a Moor Park school were given the royal seal of approval, with two very special guests in attendance.
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visited Northwood Prep School to officially open the Centenary Trail, which snakes through cricket and rugby fields on the historic 13-acre site, in Sandy Lodge Road.
Lying beneath the fields are the architectural remains of The Manor of the More, an ancient manor which can be traced back to the eighth century.
MORE than 200 cyclists put pedal to the metal to raise thousands of pounds for a hospice in Northwood.
On Yer Bike For Care, in aid of Michael Sobell House hospice (MSH), based at Mount Vernon Hospital, took place on Sunday, May 15.
The hospice, which offers palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses, needs to find Â£1.2million every year to maintain its vital services.
AN AMATEUR dramatics society is inviting would-be singers to sign up for its newly formed choir.
The Rickmansworth Players Choir will rehearse every Tuesday night in June, July and August, beginning with two taster sessions on June 7 and 14.
THE Rickmansworth and District Residents Association will host its 81st Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 31.
All are welcome to attend the event, at St Augustine Hall in Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Park Road.
ONE of the oldest timber framed buildings in Hertfordshire will open its doors to the public next Saturday (28).
Croxley Great Barn, situated in the grounds of Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth, was built in the late 14th century.
A SAILING club which caters for people with disabilities is hosting a free trial day in Rickmansworth.
The Colne Valley Special Sailors, run by volunteers, is inviting anyone who would like to cruise on open water, but feels hindered by their disability, to the event next Friday (27).
A GIANT textile wall hanging produced by students, teachers and support staff has been unveiled at a Northwood school.
Girls aged 11 - 18 at Northwood College, in Maxwell Road, worked with local artist, Simone Landsman, to create the tapestry (pictured left), showcased for the first time last Thursday, May 12.
Everyone was invited to design and make a small patchwork square which reflected the school motto, Discover, Learn, Succeed.
A CANCER patient at Mount Vernon Hospital is urging men to attend a free prostate testing evening.
Bob Arthy (pictured far left), 69, has been receiving treatment at the hospital's cancer centre in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, since he was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.
The pensioner is one of the founders of the Friends of Prostate Cancer (FOPS) a support group for anyone who has been affected by malfunctioning of the prostrate gland.