SIXTY jobs are available in Three Rivers to help carry out the next census in March next year.
The vacancies are part of a national recruitment drive launched by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) to fill 35,000 jobs across England and Wales.
The 60 full time and part time temporary positions in the district will involve working with the community and engaging with a wide range of people and organisations, to provide important help and support to ensure everyone can complete and return their census questionnaire.
FREE cinema tickets are being offered to young men and women in Hertfordshire as an incentive to be tested for a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
NHS Hertfordshire is urging all 15 to 24-year-olds across the county to take a test for chlamydia, the most common STI among young people.
Many people are unaware if they have chlamydia, which is passed from person to person through unprotected sex. If left untreated, it can lead to complications and even infertility.
DEMENTIA sufferers' families have expressed their dismay after a Northwood day centre for the elderly was abruptly closed, amid 'serious health and safety concerns'.
Eastbury Road Day Centre (pictured), in Eastbury Road, was permanently shut on Friday (26), after Hillingdon Council cabinet members decided just one week earlier that the building was 'not fit for purpose, due to unacceptable safety risks in the event of a fire'.
MORE than 2,000 people gathered in Northwood Hills on Saturday (27) to witness the town's first Christmas tree lights officially switched on.
Located outside the Namaste Lounge in Joel Street, the 16ft tree, together with stars, scrolls and helixes lining the road, were turned on by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, as part of the second annual Northwood Hills Christmas fun day.
RESIDENTS have the chance to win a traditional apple tree as part of a competition run by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC).
As part of celebrations to mark National Tree Week (from November 27 to December 5), TRDC has launched a 'hunt of the green apple' giveaway.
RICKMANSWORTH High Street came alive with Dickensian charm on Friday (26) as the town hosted its popular Victorian Evening.
Hundreds of people braved biting winds and sub-zero temperatures for the annual event, which saw traders and stallholders dress in period costume to serve mulled wine, mince pies and roasted chestnuts.
RESIDENTS are invited to raise concerns about issues across Croxley Green and beyond at a council surgery next Saturday (December 4).
The surgery will be hosted by Liberal Democrat Three Rivers District Councillor for Croxley Green North ward, Chris Lloyd.
It will be held at Croxley Green Library, in Barton Way, between 10am and noon. Everyone is welcome to discuss topics of local, district, council and national interest.
SANTA Claus and his reindeer will once again parade the streets of Rickmansworth and the surrounding areas, in the days running up to Christmas.
The Rotary Club of Rickmansworth will be sleighing through the streets between 6pm and 8pm from next Monday (December 6), to give residents a wave, a Ho, Ho, Ho, and maybe even a lollipop.
The club is also asking residents to dig deep and donate towards people in the area who are less fortunate at this time of year.
AN EXHIBITION to publicise potential sites for a new school in Three Rivers will take place in Mill End on Monday, December 6.
The event, organised by Hertfordshire County Council, will provide information on five possible sites for a new school, as stated in Three Rivers District Council's local development framework consultation, Site Allocations 'Issues and Options'.
As reported in the Gazette, the sites are in various locations across Mill End, Maple Cross and Croxley Green.
RESIDENTS in Northwood Hills are looking forward to a brighter festive season this year, as the town unveils its first ever Christmas tree next Friday (26).
Located outside The Namaste Lounge, in Joel Street, the 12ft tree will be erected ahead of a grand lights switch-on on Saturday (27) by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, as part of the Northwood Hills Christmas fun day.
Andrew Riley, chairman of the Northwood Hills Residents Association (NHRA), which worked with the town's Chamber of Commerce on the project, said the new tree symbolised the strong links within the community.