A GLITZY event to raise money for an international Christian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty will take place in Rickmansworth next month.
The Crystal Ball, in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society, will include a meal, wine and music by the Blue Rinse, a five-piece outfit who perform rock and pop, disco, funk, and jazz. There will also be a raffle and auctions.
EASTBURY residents have the opportunity to discuss issues of concern with their local neighbourhood police officers.
As part of their regular visits to the town, PC Sharon Hill and PCSO Chris Bignell will be in their mobile police station on Sunday, February 6.
They will be in Westbury Road from 11am - noon, then South Approach from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. For more information, call 01707 354 192.
A QUESTION Time style event will take place in Croxley Green on Friday, February 4.
The session, which has been organised by the Croxley Green Residents' Association, will be attended by David Gauke, MP for South West Hertfordshire and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, and Councillor Ann Shaw, leader of Three Rivers District Council.
County councillor Steve Drury and chairman of the village parish council, Marion Birch, will also be present.
A CONCERT to mark the birthday of Mozart takes place at St Edmund's Church in Pinner Road next Sunday (30).
The event, to celebrate the birth of the prolific composer on January 27, will feature Matthew Cooke on the horn, together with the Edmund Ensemble, performing 'A Musical Joke', Divertimento no 17 for two horns and string quartet.
Tickets cost Â£6 including refreshments, and the concert begins at 3.30pm. Call 01923 821869 for more information.
Community groups and charities are invited to apply for a cash boost at the next Three Rivers youth council meeting.
An annual grant of Â£1,000 is available to organisations that provide services, facilities or support young people in the district.
In the past, the youth council has awarded funds to sports clubs, youth and young homeless groups.
TRADERS and residents fear increased parking charges for anyone without a HillingdonFirst card will 'drive a stake through the heart' of Northwood.
From January 31, motorists who live outside of the borough could be forced to pay as much as 40 per cent extra to park in the town, if council proposals are approved.
The potential hike in charges comes just nine months since they were increased in April last year, after the HillingdonFirst card, which offers discounts to residents, was introduced in February 2009.
RESIDENTS are being urged to be on their guard about bogus phone calls from people claiming to be from Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), offering a council tax refund.
Two incidents have been reported to Hertfordshire Police in the past week where residents in the district have been told they have been selected to receive some of their council tax back.
Both times, the figure mentioned was Â£7,000 and a person with a strong accent is said to have asked for personal details, including bank account information.
PARKING will be suspended in Wensum Way and High Street, Rickmansworth, to make way for resurfacing works due to begin on Wednesday (19).
The works, organised by Hertfordshire Highways, involve replacing the carriageway, broken and worn iron works, and road markings.
They are expected to take six nights to complete and will be be carried out in two phases, on week days.
MORE than 50 patients, doctors and residents joined MP Nick Hurd in Northwood Hills on Friday (14) for the official opening of a newly revamped pharmacy.
Mr Hurd, minister for civil society and MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, attended visited Ross Pharmacy, in Joel Street, which has recently undergone refurbishment to become more patient friendly.
BROADEN your horizons by enrolling in a creative textiles or yoga course at Croxley Green Red Cross Centre.
Creative textiles, which runs until March 8 and costs ÃÂ£40 for eight weeks. explores various techniques including batik, stencilling, embroidery, painting, applique and patchwork.
Meanwhile, focus on strengthening and toning muscles with mat-based yoga classes, costing ÃÂ£32 for eight weeks, to leave participants feeling relaxed and energised. For more information on both courses, call 01923 776611.