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News - Apr/Jun 08

Radlett school pupils enjoy chance to shine  - TWO pupils from Fairfield Junior, Mackenzie Lemon and Sahil Shah, were given their chance to shine at Lord's when they were mascots for the Middlesex v Essex LV Cricket County Championship clash. They shared the spotlight for the official coin toss by the captains before watching the action and visiting the MCC's Museum and Spirit of Cricket Factory. Click Here to read more in the Herts Advertiser. (26 June 08)

House sales down in 2008  - The latest Land Registry figures added to this site show that there has been a significant fall in houses sold in Radlett in the first four months of 2008. Compared with 2007, sales appear to be down by about 60%. (24 June 08)

Radlett's Talking Newspaper  - Volunteers who have read local stories to the blind for three decades say they are “desperate” to reach more people cut off from the news. Every week, the Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood and Shenley Talking Newspaper team records and sends out 60 cassette tapes of news and features to blind or partially sighted people. Click Here to read more in the Watford Review. (19 June 08)

Knifeman strikes in Radlett  - A man threatened staff with a knife during an attempted robbery at a bookies in Radlett. The incident happened at the branch of Coral bookmakers in Watling Street at around 10am on Monday. Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Russell on 0845 33 00 222. Every week, the Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood and Shenley Talking Newspaper team records and sends out 60 cassette tapes of news and features to blind or partially sighted people. Click Here to read more in the Borehamwood Times. (8 June 08)

Sun shines on Radlett Festival  - Beautiful weather made for another successful Radlett festival this afternoon as hundreds of families soaked up the sun. Ron Worthy, chairman of Aldenham Parish Council, said the "fabulous" weather had helped provide a good attendance. He said: "It is a village fair, all the local societies are here ..... they raise publicity and that's what it is all about." Click Here to read more in This is Hertfordshire. (8 June 08)

Green Belt safe as firm goes into red - Green Belt campaigners are celebrating after UK Land Investments International (UKLI) which sold plots of land between Radlett and Borehamwood to Middle East investors went into administration. The 200 sq.m plots of green belt were on sale for about £15,000 and more than 1000 had been sold. Council planning officer Chris Lewcock said administrators had not yet approached the authority about the company, but added: "There is no current and very little future likelihood of the land being released for residential purposes. The land forms part of an important green buffer between Borehamwood and Radlett and is a habitat for wildlife." Click Here to read more in This is Hertfordshire. (2 June 08)

Mike Dexter - Radlett Cricket ClubFamous five for Radlett Cricket Club - ALL five teams picked up wins on Saturday for the first time since the club entered a fifth XI in the Herts League in 2002. The 1st XI crushed Reading following victory over Slough the previous week and this weekend make the long trek to Banbury where they haven't seen victory in 6 visits. Veteran Mike Dexter (pictured) returned to form for the 5ths with 90*. (29 May 08)

Radlett house burglary - Jewellery was stolen from a house in the Warren between 2.55pm and 3.10pm on Monday afternoon. It is thought three men entered the empty property and ransacked upstairs bedrooms. The alarm was activated and the men escaped through neighbouring gardens. (27 May 08)

Shenley house fire - Fire crews battled a house blaze in Charwood Close, Shenley - two residents escaped unhurt. The accidental fire is thought to have been started by a electrical transformer over-heating. The utility room was badly smoke damaged. Free home fire safety check are availible by calling 0800 587 3347. (12 May 08)

New Bottle Banks in Radlett - Recycling banks throughout the borough are having a makeover. The banks in Radlett can be found in the Newberries Car Park. Besides glass, you can also get rid of cans, paper and liquid food/drinks cartons. Click Here to read more on the Hertsmere website. (13 May 08)

Body found in Shenley Hill - A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Radlett yesterday morning. Police officers attended a site in Shenley Hill, opposite Porters Park Golf Club. Click Here to read more in the Borehamwood Times. (4 Apr 08)

Motorbike Track in Radlett - There are proposals to develop the Picnic Field (an area beyond the Cricket and Rugby grounds) to set up a supervised motorcycle scheme for young people in the area is now moving ahead, thanks to a £130,000 grant from Hertfordshire County Council Youth Opportunities Fund. £30,000 had already been raised from a variety of organisations and charities, added together that makes a grand total of £160,000. It is hoped that the scheme will be up and running in time for this Summer. (3 Apr 08)

Aldenham PC Annual Meeting - 8 April - The annual meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 April 2008 at 8 pm at the Radlett Centre all welcome. Refreshments available. Special guest speaker will be Mr Bill Price from STRIFE who will speak about the proposed rail freight development at Park Street and the effect it will have on Radlett and the surrounding areas. (4 Apr 08)

Shenley Brownies need a Leader - The Shenley Brownie group is on the hunt for two new Brown Owl leaders - otherwise it could face closure. The group's previous leader, Gill Tarrant, retired at Easter, with no volunteers left to run the pack. To volunteer for the position or to learn about what is involved in running a Brownie pack contact Helen Hawthorne on 01923 853 283 (3 Apr 08)




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