A COMMUNITY arts group is set to receive a much-needed cash boost from a Northwood supermarket.
Northwood Community Arts, which runs events at St John's Church, in Hallowell Road, has been named as one of Waitrose's three good causes for April.
FREE swimming for under 19s and pensioners will continue for another year.
Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) has agreed to maintain funding for the service for teenagers during August.
Pensioners can make use of pool facilities for an hour each week at half the normal concessionary price, a decision supported by the local pensioners' forum.
Participants must take ID to register for membership at a swimming pool of their choice, including William Penn Leisure Centre, Sir James Altham Pool and Woodside Leisure Centre.
FROM today (April 1), residents can now recycle their unwanted clothing and fabrics at new textile banks across the district.
The textile banks can be found at locations including Community Way, off Barton Way in Croxley Green; William Penn Leisure Centre in Mill End; Moor Lane (Fairway Inn) and High Street West car park (near Marks and Spencer), both in Rickmansworth; and Maple Cross & West Hyde Community Centre, in Maple Cross.
INSPIRATIONAL people in the community are once again being asked to step into the spotlight, as the Uxbridge Gazette and Leader, together with Uxbridge College, launches the ninth Local Heroes awards.
Our annual competition, which began yesterday (30), recognises the incredible bravery, commitment and dedication shown by unsung heroes across the borough, who have triumphed against the odds or put others' needs before their own.
Anyone who lives, works or volunteers in Hillingdon can be nominated in the five following categories: Outstanding Young Person; Star Carer; Courageous Citizen; Fabulous Fundraiser and Community Champion.
A NORTHWOOD cancer charity is celebrating after receiving an award for providing high quality patient information.
The Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Rickmansworth Road, is one of the first organisations to receive the new Information Standard (IS) certificate.
The independent IS scheme, which is backed by the Department of Health, helps the public to identify reliable sources of health and social care information.
ALMOST 70 people attended a celebratory day to mark the end of a series of dance and craft workshops in Northwood.
The hugely popular Vintage @ Northwood weekly events, aimed at the over 50s, have included an array of textile activities as well as dance sessions for both the able-bodied and less mobile.
To celebrate the end of term, members gathered at St John's Church hall, in Hallowell Road, on Tuesday (22) for a fun all-day workshop.
FREE coffee, tea, biscuits and cakes will be on offer at a special coffee morning to mark a charity's Diamond Jubilee.
Watford Mencap, which is based at The Old Town Hall in High Street, Rickmansworth, will host the 60th anniversary event on Thursday, April 7.
CHILDREN can enjoy music, magic and drama as part of a week of Easter holiday club fun.
Eastbury Farm Primary School, in Bishops Avenue, is hosting a series of activities, which also include puppetry, Bible stories and space age-themed crafts, on Tuesday, April 12 until Friday, April 15, from 9am - noon. All children - not just school pupils - are welcome.
The school will also host a family barbecue and fun activities on Saturday, April 16 from 4pm - 6.30pm.
For more information and to book a space at the holiday club, call Reverend Helen Wilkinson on 01923 829 163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENTS who are left bewildered by their children's maths homework have the opportunity to brush up on their arithmetic skills.
Maple Cross JMI School, in Denham Way, will be hosting a special maths information evening on Wednesday, April 6.
The event takes place from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.
For more information call the school on 01923 773189 or email email@example.com
RESIDENTS in search of leisure pursuits with like-minded people are invited to attend a meeting about a proposed new University of the Third Age (U3A).
The U3A is aimed at people who are no longer in full time employment who wish to share their interest and learn for pleasure.
The group, which will cater for the Northwood, Pinner and Eastcote areas, will meet on Wednesday, April 6 at Fairfield Hall, Fairfield Court, Northwood Hills at 10am. For more information call 01895 635 138 or 632 275.