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.
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.
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.
BLOOD donation sessions will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Church Street, Rickmansworth, on Saturday, June 11.
Sessions take place from 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2-4pm.
For further information visit www.blood.co.uk or call the church on 01923 721002.
EASTBURY Residents' Association (ERA) will host their Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 6.
County and district councillors and neighbourhood police have been invited to answer questions about the local area.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about their local community and what the ERA has been doing on behalf of residents is welcome to attend and enjoy a glass of wine.
The meeting takes place at Eastbury Farm Primary School in Bishops Avenue, Northwood, at 8pm. For more information, visit www.eastbury-residents.org
A CHARITY summer fete organised by residents of a sheltered housing scheme in Rickmansworth takes place next Saturday (4).
The event, hosted by pensioners at Moneyhill Court, in Dellwood, will feature stalls with nearly new items, cakes, a tombola and much more.
Money raised will towards Arthritis Care Watford & District Branch, which encompasses Rickmansworth and is run by volunteers.
The fete takes place outside Moneyhill Court from 11am - 4pm.
TIME is running out to nominate outstanding members of the community for a Local Hero award.
This is the final week for entries into the ninth annual competition, run jointly by the Uxbridge Gazette and Leader Series, and Uxbridge College.
The Local Hero campaign acknowledges the hard work, dedication and determination shown by people who live, work or volunteer in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
It celebrates people who have put others first, overcome adversity or made a contribution to their local community.
A RECORD-breaking 30,000 people flocked to the annual Rickmansworth Festival to enjoy live music, canal boat rides and fairground attractions.
Visitors came from far and wide to attend the hotly-anticipated event, held on Saturday (21) and Sunday (22).
More than 100 boats were displayed along the tow path at Batchworth Lock, with owners taking part in a popular tug of war contest.
MORE than 1,000 bargain hunters descended on Northwood to rummage around a giant jumble sale.
The hugely popular annual event, organised by 1st Northwood Scout Group, took place at their head quarters in Northwood Way on Saturday (21).
THE axe is set to fall on an aged Oak tree blamed for causing structural damage to a property in Northwood.
The overgrown roots of the tree, which is between 80 and 100 years old, are said to be responsible for subsidence and cracks in the walls of a chalet bungalow in Links Way.
An application to fell the protected tree, which stands in the Copsewood Estate Area of Special Local Character, was marked for urgent discussion by Hillingdon Council, amid fears of a sizeable compensation claim by the home owners, who have put their property on the market.