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Posted on 9:22am Thursday 23rd May 2013
I recently visited the newly refurbished soft play area at Watford Mencap Children’s Centre. We awarded £3,574 from our Better Communities Fund to refurbish a soft play area at the Children’s Centre in St Albans Road which is used by children with learning disabilities.
Posted on 9:30am Thursday 16th May 2013
Are you a social media fanatic???? I never thought in a million years I would spend my day “tweeting”. You really have to keep up with web-based technologies and what better way to inform everyone of my hectic life than tweeting so I have set myself up with a “Twitter” Account.
Posted on 9:45am Thursday 2nd May 2013
One of the reasons I so enjoy being me is that I lead such an exciting and diverse life. An example of this is last Thursday, 25th April I had the privilege to be standing on the Terrace of the House of Commons to attend the launch of “Jobs at Home”. I mean how often do you get a chance to attend an event such as that?
Posted on 4:28pm Thursday 18th April 2013
Last week I talked about the Green Canteen and all those lovely vegetables I could use. This week carrying on with the health living theme I thought I’d tell you about another really exciting Social Enterprise we’ve helped to develop - the Watford Cycle Hub.
Posted on 8:23am Friday 12th April 2013
How green are your fingers?? I love gardening and find it very therapeutic – there is something about being out in the fresh air, cultivating plants and watching them grow to maturity. Although with the extreme weather conditions we have been experiencing this year, it has been far more challenging but we are really excited at how the Green Canteen has developed since its inception in August last year.
Posted on 11:15am Friday 22nd February 2013
There are lots of changes taking place to the Welfare Benefits system this April and I’m sure that many people must be worried about how it affects them. So I thought I’d discuss these changes with our Financial Inclusion Officer so I could help anyone who asked me about them.
Posted on 12:15pm Thursday 14th February 2013
With the precarious nature of today’s economy and many jobs being lost nationally with businesses going into administration, if that happened and you found yourself with no pay cheque next month, how would you cope? How would you pay your bills and buy food for the family? These are the questions, our residents are facing day in, day out, with many facing a pay freeze, the threat of redundancy hanging over them and some facing problems just getting basic benefits.
Posted on 8:49am Monday 21st January 2013
Last Saturday we held a very successful event at our new Community Hub at the Harebreaks. We have refurbished the building, which was formerly managed by Age Concern, with investment from our Better Communities Fund.