4:16pm Thursday 30th October 2014
8:09am Wednesday 29th October 2014
Sarah Hamlin, a Watford resident, has set up a fundraising event in collaboration with Hamlin Fistula UK (HFUK), a charity exclusively supporting a hospital in Ethiopia founded by her grandparents in 1974.
2:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
11:49am Friday 17th October 2014
1:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014
8:15am Monday 13th October 2014
8:39am Friday 19th September 2014
Dear Watford Observer editorial, The bravery, hardship, sacrifice and sorrow of the combatants during the First World War, and the impact of the war on families and communities at home, are rightly being remembered during the 2014-2018 Centenary. However, there has been little attention paid to those who refused the call to 'fight for their country' and had to face the consequences of their stand, known as 'conscientious objectors'. The challenge presented by this very small but important minority is as relevant today as it was then.
10:44am Thursday 18th September 2014
Four Watford friends have been called on missions for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to different parts of the world. Sam Stanbury (18), a previous pupil of Aldenham school, will spend the next two years in Sao Paula, Brazil while his friend, Antony Keen (24), who attended Misbourne School in Great Missenden, will be in Barcelona, Spain. From the same Church, Sara Martins (19) from Queens School will be flying to Tokyo, Japan and Stephanie Siu, past pupil of Watford Girls Grammar School, will wing her way to Hong Kong. Both girls will serve for 18 months. All will be learning a new language and will spend their time talking to people about their faith and taking part in humanitarian projects. The four friends will be funding their missions themselves. Currently serving from Watford are Amelia Stanbury in Sydney, Australia and Maia Peacock from Hemel Hempstead in Switzerland. Both are due back in the New Year.
1:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
Gary and Louisa Hill, of Chalfont St Peter, hosted a fundraising golf day and dinner at the prestigious Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth in order to raise awareness and money for research into a finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and life-limiting muscle-wasting condition that affects their son Archie (9).
7:36am Tuesday 9th September 2014
7:48am Friday 18th July 2014
8:09am Monday 7th July 2014
7:27am Monday 7th July 2014
10:27am Wednesday 25th June 2014
Kay Seeley, a local author, had the first signing of her self-published novel, The Water Gypsy, while on holiday in Malta. The books were due to arrive from the publisher while she was away, so had been sent to her daughter, Liz, who lives in Croxley Green. Unbeknown to Kay her husband, Michael, arranged for Liz to send some out for Kay’s birthday. He organised the book signing at a popular local bar. Kay said, “It was fantastic. Lots of our friends were there, everyone joined in and we sold all the books. We had bubbly and a huge chocolate cake. It was the most amazing surprise and the best birthday ever.”
3:33pm Tuesday 6th May 2014
3:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
4:39pm Monday 14th April 2014
8:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014
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.
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.
8:13am Thursday 13th February 2014
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.
9:14am Monday 10th February 2014
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.
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.
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.
Your Say Your Watford
She is entitled to run for Parliament but not trouser a fat salary from the taxpayer for doing a different job. She has made her choice; she should stand down as mayor immediately so we can elect someone totally committed to doing the job full time. − MJ1Elected Mayor Thornhill said she was willing to do both jobs if elected to Parliament in May
As long as the residents are made aware of the potential noise in advance and perhaps given some sort of compensation eg vouchers to spend at Tesco or Sainsbury's. I wouldn't have a problem. Just as long as it is held during the day. These events have to be held somewhere. − QUINNPTPoliticians voice concerns over noise from 'Party by the Pond'