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News from Rickmansworth Liberal Democrats

July 30, 2015 8:14 AM
RickmansworthFollowing recent press coverage Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) is receiving a large volume of calls about suspected giant hogweed. Most calls refer to non-toxic cow parsley. Information is going to be put on the TRDC website which will explain the difference between the toxic giant hogweed ( purple stem with spikes, spotted leaves etc.) and cow parsley. TRDC will of course work to remove any of the toxic variety found anywhere in our parks and open spaces.
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The planning application for the installation of a radio base station comprising 25m monopole on the wide highway verge to the south east of London Rd, adjacent to the slip road onto Harefield Rd, will be determined at the TRDC Planning Committee this evening. The recommendation is for refusal. Members of the public are welcome to attend. We are very concerned about recent Government suggestions that such monopoles will in future not require planning permission. Local people will certainly have views about any such proposal.
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We are delighted that the appropriate parliamentary committee has taken the view that the case for a Hillingdon tunnel for HS2 has not been made convincingly.
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The Ebury Way Bridge repairs will take about 3 weeks longer than expected as the condition of the under sections, not accessible until work started, turns out to be worse than expected. New materials have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.
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Thank You to all those who responded to our request for information about any difficulties encountered at the Household Waste Site now the times and some conditions have been changed. We will pass your comments onto HCC who own and manage the site.
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The popular Youth Project Two25 is returning to Croxley Green this summer based at 225 Baldwins Lane. A very wide range of activities are on offer - bubble football, smoothie making, table tennis, arts and crafts, laser tag. It runs from Monday 3rd August to Friday 21st August, from 10.00am - 4.00pm, cost £5 per day. www.threerivers.gov.uk or 776611 for more information.
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We apologise that there have been some pool closures at William Penn Leisure Centre because of issues over the chemical cleaning. A new piece of cleansing machinery is coming from Germany and should be installed in the next few days
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At this week's TRDC Council Meeting a Liberal Democrat motion was carried recognising the outstanding support work for local young families carried out by the HomeStart charity and its volunteers. 700 families are helped every year, including 120 local families. We consider that Herts County Council's decision to abandon this service is short sighted, and will lead to more troubled families needing greater, more expensive intervention later on……………………………………………
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Chorleywood held their Village Day on the common the Saturday before last. You can watch a video by clicking this link https://youtu.be/O9P-nOFEf6Q
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A Date for your Diary

Fri August 14th Rickmansworth and District Horticultural Society's Annual General Knowledge Quiz. WRVS Centre Bury Lane. Start 7.30 pm. Tickets £10/pp includes supper. Pay bar. Contact Joan 01895 635286 or Mary on 01923 371503 to book /reserve tickets

Ongoing
  • Croxley Great Barn tours take place on the last Sat each month from April to Sept. Meet St Joan Arc School car park 10.45am Phone 01923 772325 for more info. http://www.trmt.org.uk/ - info@trmt.org.uk & www.croxleygreatbarn.co.uk

  • Moor Park Mansion NADFAS tours start at 10am - last tour at 11am on 6th August - 20th August - 17th September - 15th October. Take a look at the Museum video https://youtu.be/ARxKiehd3mE

  • Future F.O.W Films at Watersmeet - 20th August 'Woman in Gold' - 17th Sept 'Water Diviner' - 15th October 'A Little Chaos'- 29th October 'Minions'

  • Ricky Folk meet at 8.15pm in the back bar of the Conservative Club, Bury Lane on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.You can sing, play or both or simply come and listen. No entrance fee and drinks are at club prices. In exchange for the facilities they entertain members of the Club at summer events each year and participate in other local events.

  • Three Rivers Museum in Basing House next to the library, have three displays featuring the Great War. - 1) "The-Send Off". 1914 --1915. A display depicting rural, domestic life in the early years of WW1. - 2) "Egg farm to wind farm" with information from RES - 3) Maple Lodge Nature Reserve. Photos and information about this "hidden gem" past Mill End and near Maple Cross off the Uxbridge Road. Museum open Mon to Fri 2-4pm, Sat 10am to 4pm. Free. Support you local museum.

  • Art Exhibition by local artists in TRDC Council Offices, in the reception area next to the stairs (in the foyer). Mike Currey will be exhibiting his work in Three Rivers House reception from Friday 3 July. "Mike's display of artworks shows his versatility in medium and subject matter by including pencil drawing portraits, both animal and human, and watercolours both landscape and still life."

  • Rickmansworth and District Art Society meet in the Cloisters Hall on the first Thursday of the month.

  • Watford Mencap are holding another Secret Art Sale - 18th-20th September. Calling all artists! We are looking for local artists to create a mini-masterpiece to help raise funds for Watford Mencap's work for people with a learning disability in South West Hertfordshire. Please contact Helen for more information: hstevens@watfordmencap.org.uk or 01923 713637 - To see the 2013 Art Sale click this link https://youtu.be/bXNjC2TC3Ng

  • Croxley Camera Club is the photographic society for Three Rivers district and is known as the friendly club. They have a range of photographic interests and skills within the club with photographic advice available from specialists in many genres including nature, landscape, studio and other areas. They meet every Thursday between September and May in the Croxley Green Community Centre at 7:30 for a 7:45 start. New members of all abilities are always warmly welcome. information about the club please go to their website: http://croxleycameraclub.com/

  • A full list of forthcoming events at Watersmeet can be seen by clicking this link http://www.watersmeet.co.uk/whats-on/

  • Ricky This Week is now also available on Twitter. Some weeks, through re-tweets it reaches over 1000 people @LesMead_

  • Police Officers from the Local Neighbourhood Team would like to hear from residents if they have any information about drug use or crime. Please report any information, intelligence or suspicious behaviour. Please phone on 101, or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111 or email ryan.hemmings@herts.pnn.police.uk

  • Herts County Council fault reporting https://www.hertsdirect.org/faultreporting/