• Hertsmere volunteer police cadets sought

    The Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets (HVPC) are on the hunt for teenagers to join their ranks. Anyone aged between 13 and 18 years, who has an interest in the police and enjoys outdoor activities and other challenges, is invited to apply.

  • Morris dancers make latest trip to Chipperfield

    Visitors to Chipperfield this weekend may have caught a glimpse of a tradition dating back more than 50 years with the annual visit of the Greensleeves Morris Men. The group, based in Wimbledon, south west London, has been coming to the village

  • Opposition to fire station flats plan

    A consultation as to whether a block of flats should be built at the old Radlett Fire Station site has been launched. Consensus Planning submitted an application to build 18 flats on the Watling Street site to Hertsmere Borough Council at the beginning

  • Police commended for exceptional service

    The chief inspector in charge of coordinating the response to the Watford bomb bank robbery and a detective who helped train Afghan police have both been commended by the constabulary. An awards ceremony for exceptional and long-standing members

  • Loach to have Ipswich medical ahead of move

    The Watford Observer understands Hornets goalkeeper Scott Loach will have a medical at Portman Road today ahead of a permanent move to Ipswich Town. Last night we revealed Loach was set to leave Watford and despite reports today claiming Blackburn

  • MP goes walkabout to promote safer streets

    MP James Clappison joined police as they took to the streets of Bushey as part of the safer streets initiative. The project is run in conjunction with the police, Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. PCSOs

  • Watford fans side named Team of the Year

    Hornets supporters team Watford Internet FC have been named the IFA Team of the Year - which is voted for by more than 80 clubs across the UK. The IFA league is made up of teams who travel around the country to take on fellow supporters' sides,

  • Coffee morning for West Watford residents

    West Watford residents are invited to a coffee morning at West Watford Community Centre next week. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be on offer at the popular event at 15 Harwoods Road, Watford, on Monday, July 23, from 10am. Money

  • Politician gagged over council payoff to developer

    A politician has been gagged from asking Watford’s elected mayor about a taxpayer-funded payoff made to a private developer. Labour leader Nigel Bell submitted a written question to Mayor Dorothy Thornhill about how much Watford Borough Council

  • Councillor 'passionate about helping people'

    A local politician who sent an email described as "rude and bullying" to a council officer and member of the public said he was simply "passionate about helping people". Three Rivers district councillor Guy Davis was told he'd broken three council

  • Sun Printers employees attend reunion

    More than 60 former employees of Watford's Sun Printers attended a reunion. The 16th annual reunion was held in the Croxley Green Royal British Legion, in Watford Road, on Wednesday July 11. Maurice Saunders said: "It was excellent, very good

  • Loan trio expected to remain for the season

    Gianfranco Zola says he expects all three of Watford's trialists to sign season-long loans with the club. Left back Daniel Pudil, who plays for Granada, and Udinese forward Matej Vydra have been on trial with Watford since the players returned

  • Watford bowler Finn named in England Twenty20 squad

    Watford bowler Steve Finn has been included in England's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The Middlesex talent has been named in the 30-man group for the competition which takes place in September. The squad will be cut down to 15

  • Rail services disrupted

    Rail services between London and Watford have been disrupted after reports of a person being under a train this afternoon. Transport for London said the trouble was currently affecting services between Watford Junction and Willesden Junction.

  • Bushey music school celebrates 50th anniversary

    Students and staff from a Bushey music school have had many reasons to celebrate this year, with a landmark anniversary and two associates being awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Honours List. Founded in 1962 by Rosemary Rapaport and Irene Foster, the

  • Teacher's two decades at school celebrated

    Former pupils, colleagues and family of a long-serving teacher organised a surprise celebration in recognition of two decades of service. Kundanben Mehta, 78, of Hempstead Road , Watford has been a fixture at Watford Gurajati School since it opened

  • Herts police welcome Kent man as new deputy chief constable

    A high-ranking police officer from Kent has landed one of the top jobs at Hertfordshire Constabulary. Andy Adams, who was assistant chief constable at Kent Police, has been appointed as Hertfordshire Constabulary’s new deputy chief constable.

  • Father paints mural in casualty ward

    Going into hospital can be a scary experience for a child, so a Radlett man is lending his artistic skills to paint a circus themed mural in a casualty ward. Father-of-two Leigh Warman was inspired to get to work at Watford General Hospital when

  • Parks awarded Green Flag status

    TWO parks in Bushey, King George Recreation Ground and Bushey Rose Garden, have won Green Flags which recognise well-managed, high quality green spaces. The Rose Garden was also given a Green Heritage Award, which recognises excellence in management

  • Mayor opens beer festival

    Mayor of Hertsmere Councillor Pat Strack braved the rain to open The Bushey and Oxhey Round Table Charity Beer Festival at The Three Crowns in Bushey Heath last Friday. Despite the weather the festival had sold out of six of the ales on offer by

  • Money stolen after bank cards become stuck

    Two people have had money taken from their accounts after their bank cards became stuck in Rickmansworth cash points. The incidents took place on July 12 at 9.35pm, when a man's card was not returned from the cash point, and money was later taken

  • Zola confirms interest in Almunia and Cudicini

    Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has confirmed Scott Loach is set to leave the club and also admitted the Hornets are interested in Fitz Hall, Manuel Almunia and Carlo Cudicini. The Watford Observer revealed last night that the club had accepted

  • Toy sale raises £600

    An eight-year-old boy who inspired a community to give generously after deciding to sell his toys to raise money for his mother’s condition has handed over a cheque for £600. Ben Culpeck planned and organised a yard sale at his Abbots Langley home

  • Watford Borough councillor ejected from Conservative party

    A Watford Borough councillor has been kicked out of the town’s Conservative Party for the second time in two years. Malcolm Meerabux, who represents the Park ward, had his membership terminated by a vote of the Watford Conservative Association