Monday, 22/1/2018 | 12:11 UTC+0
  • A Christmas treat from Watford’s Park ward councillors

    Park Councillors Peter Jeffree, Nikki Steele and David Barks used a proportion of the money they are allocated to spend in their ward towards festive decorations for the area. You can now find wreaths around The Essex Arms pub and nearby shops, red ribbons on bollards and an 11-foot Christmas tree in the middle of

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  • Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards name winners

    Watford Borough Council’s Watford Get Active programme of free and low-cost fitness activities has been named Community Project of the Year in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards. Since its launch, Watford Get Active has helped more than 3,900 people, with more than 46,690 recorded attendances at its events. Cllr Karen Collett, whose portfolio includes

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  • Hope for Children Honours St Albans Photographer

    Hemel Hempstead-based international children’s charity, Hope for Children, has honoured photographer Adam Dickens for his involvement in the charity’s Head Held High Appeal, which is being supported by the UK Government. Dickens, who lives in St Albans, was recently awarded The Empowering Hope Award 2017 by Hope for Children, which is given to an individual

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  • Hertfordshire-based housing association launch an innovative app

    Hertfordshire-based housing association Thrive Homes has launched an innovative app that provides a new way for customers to interact with the organisation via Apple Store or Google Play. The myThrive self-service app uses 1st Touch digital software from Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk ) to offer a range of online customer self-service requests 24/7 via smartphones and

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  • Think! Don’t drink and drive this Christmas

    “Think you know the limits? Don’t drink and drive,” is the message motorists are being given by road policing officers this Christmas and New Year. Between now and the New Year, officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) will be out in force targeting those under the influence of alcohol

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  • Herts singer Kelle Bryan joins Stroke Association’s latest campaign

    British singer and Bishops Stortford resident, Kelle Bryan, is calling on people across Hertfordshireto join her in supporting the Stroke Association’s latest campaign: Lost for Words. More than 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia, a communication disability which can be caused by stroke. The charity’s Lost for Words campaign aims to raise awareness of

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  • Herts volunteer Special Constables who saved two women have been commended

    The actions of three volunteer Special Constables who put themselves in harm’s way to save two women have been commended. Whilst on duty in the Old Town area of Stevenage on Friday evening (November 10) Special Constables Adam Williams, Brian Robertson and Christopher Jackson were made aware via radio of a fire in an outbuilding

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  • Senior appointment at Stevenage Borough Council

    Stevenage Borough Council has appointed Craig Miller as its new Assistant Director for Stevenage Direct Services. Craig joins from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, where he was Head of Community Protection and Enforcement. During his seven years there he managed services including waste management, trading standards, commercial services and emergency planning. At Stevenage,

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  • 142 additional spaces for cyclists at Watford Junction Railway Station

    A new two-tier bike shelter and four new cycle stands have just been installed by Watford Borough Council at the side of the station and provide an additional 38 secure spaces – 58, when there were previously 20. A further 104 additional spaces will be provided in a purpose-built cycle hub, which is being installed

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