WATFORD RURAL PARISH COUNCIL
South Oxhey, Watford, Herts, WD19 7SB
Your Local council covering:-
Ashridge, Carpenders Park, Hayling, South Oxhey & Oxhey Hall Wards
What is a Parish Council and what do they do?
A Parish Council is the most Local branch of Local Government and usually represents just one town or locality. They are civil authorities and have nothing to do with the Church.
Parish Councils have a wide range of powers and manage local services, such as village halls, sports and recreation facilities, allotments, cemeteries and churchyards, commons, footpaths and public open spaces. They can support local voluntary activities, stage local events and undertake initiatives such as transport and crime prevention.
You elect the Parish Council. It is the only elected council where the voters are likely to know many of the people they elect. Parish Councils are subject to the same rules as the larger authorities; their meetings are open to the public, their accounts are audited and are open to public inspection (via appointment).
What Services do W.R.P.C offer?
W.R.P.C has a range of powers to provide and manage local services, some of the services are listed below:
Maintains 2 play areas/parks
Provides and maintains dog bins
Provides and maintains bus shelters
Provides and maintains wayside seats
Manages a Thursday Market
Provides a Pensioners Lunch Club
Provides a Pottery Club
Grass cutting in specified areas
Liaises with the District Council in relation to planning issues
Provides local events such as fun days
Provides a community hall for hire
Provides and maintains notice boards
Provides FREE dog bags
Provides grants for local charities
We also sell caddy bin liners for the small brown bin and nappy sacks.
Our 2 play areas/parks can be located in Greenfield Avenue, Carpenders Park, which has recently been refurbished with new equipment and The Mead, Carpenders Park. We maintain the area of grass by Bramshaw Gardens off Prestwick Road and the area of grass off Murfield Road called Furze Close.
We have a Recycling Box for batteries
Full Council Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month (2nd Wednesday in May and no meeting in August). All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.
WATFORD RURAL PARISH COUNCIL - SUMMER FUN-DAY 25th JUNE 2016
Our Summer Fun-Day on 25th June 2016 is fast approaching and anyone who is interested in participating by having a stall or raising awareness for their group/charity, please contact the office for further details.
We are very lucky to be able to have JOHN CONTEH - World Light/heavyweight British Gold medalist Commonwealth champ - opening our Fun-Day this year as Patron of BOX CLEVA, which is our nominated charity for this year. Do come along it promises to be a great day!
Our RAFFLE TICKETS are now on sale and can be purchased from the Office between 9-3pm Monday to Friday or on the day on 25th June. Loads of family prizes to be one, 1st prize being a free entry ticket to LEE VALLEY PARK FARM!
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS FUN-DAY WILL BE GOING TO BOX CLEVA for more details on this group you can find out about them on www.boxcleva.net .
TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB MEMBERS REQUIRED
If you are retired & have time on your hands why not come along to our Tuesday Lunch Club - for a 2 course meal prepared by our cook, make some new friends, have a chat – and a raffle included – you can’t go wrong!
Either pop in and see us, or call Pauline or Joanne on 020 8428 0449
We look forward to hearing from you!
HALL FOR HIRE
Thinking of having a Children’s Party or a Get-together? Starting an Exercise Group, arranging a Meeting or running a small Club?
Whatever, you are thinking of – why not come and have a look at our hall?
It is spacious, light and airy, there is use of the kitchen with serving hatches, tables, chairs, and full cloakroom facilities including disabled area. Our hall is in Oxhey Drive and is facing a FREE car park!
Our rates are extremely reasonable, so why not give us a call and come and have a look around?
There is also a smaller room available on the 1st floor for small groups.
All enquiries to either Pauline or Joanne on T: 0208 428 0449
Why not come and have a go! All abilities very welcome
WEDNESDAY 2-5pm & THURSDAY 2-5pm - ADULTS
DAY SESSION PRICES ARE:
PARISH : £5.00
NON PARISH : £6.00
WEDNESDAY - CHILDREN (9-16yrs) 5pm-7pm & THURSDAY - ADULTS 6.45pm-9pm
PARISH : £4.50
NON PARISH : £5.50
CHILD : £4.00
or 6 sessions for 5
CONTACT: LYDIA - 07749981894 or 020 8428 4954
LOCATION: The Centre, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey, WD19 6LF
WATFORD RURAL PARISH COUNCIL WARDS
Watford Rural Parish Council are the local council serving the following Wards, within the Watford Rural Parish boundary:-
Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.
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