Texting Times for Watford Charity

Watford Observer: Texting Times for Watford Charity

4:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Watford African Caribbean Association is amongst the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, WACA11, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Hertfordshire Celebrates Record Store Day 2014

Watford Observer: Hertfordshire Celebrates Record Store Day 2014

8:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Next weekend, on Saturday 19th April, independent music retailers from across the UK will come together to celebrate the UK's seventh annual Record Store Day.

Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN

Watford Observer: Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN

9:54am Tuesday 18th March 2014

From the 9th to 11th March 14 students from the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley and 16 students from Michael Hall (another Steiner school in Sussex) went on a trip to CERN in Geneva. CERN is the leading particle Physics research centre in the world. The pupils had a chance to see some of the experiments carried out there first hand, and to talk to the Scientists, technicians and engineers who make it happen. The trip included a chance to see the beautiful city of Geneva, visit the Geneva car show, visit the chemistry and Physics departments of the University of Geneva, visit the CERNs museums and the highlight of the trip, the tour of CERN.

Bushey & Watford phab supermarket collection

Watford Observer: Bushey & Watford phab supermarket collection

10:21am Monday 3rd March 2014

Six members of Bushey and Watford phab club, Brian, Chas, Phil, John, Jackie and wendy (social club for able bodied and disabled people of watford, three rivers and hertsmere by means of shared social activities and events) spent Friday 28th February and saturday 1st march collecting at the central Watford Sainsburys Albert road south. Thanks to the people shopping at sainsburys they raised £331 which will be used in running the phab club and supporting its aim of inclusion. thanks to Sainsburys and its staff for hosting us, the phab members for working hard and the good people of watford and surrounding areas who donated.

Strong winds

Watford Observer: Strong winds bounce trampoline over fence.

8:13am Thursday 13th February 2014

I came home from work at lunchtime and saw this in my garden. ...It's not mine..lol. .Must of had some strong winds to blow this over the fence at the bottom of my garden..

WRAP open in new location

2:44pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Many residents of Watford, and especially, schools, have used WRAP, the Watford scrapstore. Since mid-January it's relocated and is open in relatively swanky premises on the Croxley Business Park. Open for business at the usual times and welcoming members with a good supply of recycled art materials.

Floody Watford

Watford Observer: Floody Watford

9:14am Monday 10th February 2014

Finding the fun and beauty in the recent flooding Based on information supplied by Mara Ashton.

Recent flood protection measures fail our children.

Watford Observer: Recent flood protection measures fail our children.

3:03pm Saturday 8th February 2014

Local school children were forced to risk their lives on the dual carriageway yesterday, when their safe path home was completely flooded. The bridge led down to the tarmac path, which in turn led them into what had basically become a pond. They first had to walk along the hard shoulder, then when that disappeared they had the tough choice of a slippery mud bank down into the flood or walking along the dual carriageway itself. Sadly they chose the latter.

Recent flooding in Bushey

Watford Observer: Recent flooding in Bushey

5:24pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

We were out walking our dog and couldn't access Radlett Road from Bushey Mill Lane as the flood water was too deep on foot. Some cars were driving through it slowly. Underneath the bridge near Top Golf the river has burst its banks. I have enclosed a couple of photos taken today at 2pm.

Watford Foodbank

1:24pm Monday 27th January 2014

Dear Sir, The Channel 4 programme `Benefit Street` and Edwina Currie`s recent comments that people using food banks need them because they waste money on tattoos and dog food have caused controversy recently.



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