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Peter Rabbit hops to intu Watford for Easter fun

Last Thursday, 11 April, Peter Rabbit visited intu Watford to give egg-cited Easter Holiday shoppers a special treat. Throughout the day, ...

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Goldsmiths pop-up makes way for new-look Watford showroom

Goldsmiths temporarily closes the door to its Watford store and opens a pop-up in anticipation of its new and improved ...

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Watford Food & Drink week returns this June

Food & Drink Week returns to Watford town centre from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June 2019. Dine out at Watford’s fantastic ea...

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The Entertainer opens 20 April

Join The Entertainer on Saturday 20 April for the Grand Opening of their new Watford store at intu. It's going to ...

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Europe's biggest shoe retailer arrives at intu Watford

Europe’s biggest shoe retailer, Deichmann shoes, has opened its doors in Watford. Deichmann has moved into a 406 metre squared un...

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Easter at intu Watford

Hatch a plan to spend Easter at intu Watford with the family, because the shopping centres got some cracking events ...

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Côte Brasserie opens in Watford

Côte are delighted to be opening an elegant Parisian-style brasserie in Watford on Monday 25th February 2019 from 8am. Located o...

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Signpost charity fundraiser

The local community is invited to put on their disco shoes and get dancing to help raise vital funds to ...

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Winners of Watford BID Service Excellence Awards

Watford town centre businesses were celebrated for excellence in customer and client service last night (12th February) at Watford Colosseum. ...

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intu to create new grab-and-go food offer following intu Watford extension launch

intu Watford is investing £1million to create a vibrant new food offering in the centre, which follows the recent launch o...

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Job Vacancy: Destination Manager (Watford)

Destination Manager (Watford) £35,000/annum & generous pension Fixed term to 31 March 2021 Do you have the expertise, passion, and a desire t...

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£2.4m Hollywood Bowl arrives in style at intu Watford

The brand-new Hollywood Bowl intu Watford celebrated its official opening in style on Thursday night, with a VIP launch party ...

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Young Hertfordshire artists design new town centre banners

Sixty-one colourful banners have been installed by Watford BID (Business Improvement District) along the High Street, The Parade, Clarendon Road ...

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£2 parking after 5pm at intu Watford

From Monday 14 January, you can park at intu Watford for a flat rate of £2 after 5pm. Whether you're heading to a...

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Clarendon Road undergoing major transformation works

Clarendon Road is undergoing further major transformation works, which will see pavements, roads and the general look of the area ...

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Restoration of Cassiobury Park’s ‘rustic’ bridge

Works to repair and restore a bridge over the River Gade in Cassiobury Park – led by Watford Borough Council - wi...

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Step up to the challenge for Home-Start!

Step for Home-Start brings you the opportunity to get fitter, healthier and raise some money. Plus there’s the chance to...

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Watford Rotary Club brave the winter to plant trees at Cassiobury Park

Green-fingered members of Watford Rotary Club – alongside officers from Watford Borough Council and Veolia, and Council Chairman Cllr Rabi Martins - ...

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Watford Borough Council transforming digital services with new address registration system

Watford Borough Council – one of four local authorities across England which submitted a joint application for the Local Digital Fund. Th...

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Cast your vote for the Watford BID Service Excellence Awards 2019

Voting is now open for the annual awards run by Watford Business Improvement District. The awards recognise businesses in Watford ...

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Watford Borough Council sign the pledge to change how we all think and act about mental health

Watford Borough Council has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind ...

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intu Watford charity Christmas tree changes colour when you donate

If you’re planning to rock around any Christmas trees this year, make it the new tree at intu Watford, wh...

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Watford Borough Council secures £4.8m funding to revitalise Clarendon Road

Plans to revitalise a major road in Watford has received a multi-million pound boost from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). ...

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Watford we will surprise you - Winter in Watford

There's lots to do in Watford this festive season. With our new and improved town centre, there's plenty of options ...

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Lakeland Christmas cake decorating competition

Whether you're a long-term baking enthusiast of just starting out, Lakeland Watford are inviting you to take part in their ...

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Angels & Elves Festive Trail

This December, Watford BID (Business Improvement District) has arranged a fun festive trail around Watford town centre. Until 30 December, 16 angels ...

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Christmas stocking of fish for Oxhey Park

The Environment Agency – with the support of Watford Borough Council – has delivered an early Christmas gift to Oxhey Park, as thou...

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Take a virtual tour of Prince Menswear

You can now take a virtual tour of Watford's premium menswear store - Prince. Using state of the art photography ...

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Christmas at the Colosseum

VENUE: Watford Colosseum TICKET OFFICE: 01923 571102 (Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4) or www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk We have a thrilling program of ...

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The magic of Christmas has arrived at intu Watford

The countdown to Christmas officially began on Thursday when intu Watford was transformed into a glittering winter wonderland, illuminated by ...

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Watford BID wins Place Management award

Watford BID (Business Improvement District) has won an award for Place Management at the National BID Awards for its role ...

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Get your skates on this Christmas!

Set in The Parade, families can relish in the magic of Christmas, as Watford Borough Council’s Big Skate (24 November to...

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Christmas Light Switch on at intu Watford - 15 Nov

Join intu Watford for an evening of fun at their 2018 Christmas light switch on. Warm up for the main event ...

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£2.4m development will see Hollywood Bowl arrive in style at intu Watford

New 14-lane Hollywood Bowl entertainment centre to open at intu Watford next month. The centre will feature an American-style Hollywood ...

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Spice Girl tour exhibition comes to Watford

VENUE: intu Watford DATE: 15 November – 31 December 2018 TICKET PRICES:General Adult Admission: £10 / General Concessions Admission (children aged 12-16, students, OAPs): £7 / Guided Tour...

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Remembrance Sunday services in Watford

This Sunday 11 November (Remembrance Sunday) marks the 100 year anniversary since the end of the First World War. To commemorate this ...

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Your guide to Winter in Watford

Celebrate the festive season in Watford with ice skating, Christmas shows, shopping, Santa's grotto and more! For more events, news ...

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Bringing Cassiobury Park's history to life

The Cassiobury Park Restoration Project – led by Watford Borough Council – has been shortlisted for the Heritage and Conservation category at the ...

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Cineworld Watford opens - 14 Dec

Cineworld, one of the UK’s leading cinema chains, has today announced that Cineworld Watford will open on Friday 14th De...

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Plans for Centrepoint Community Centre

Watford Borough Council and Watford Community Housing are working together on plans for the delivery of much-needed social housing in ...

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Watford Community Housing tenants – Have your say

Watford Borough Council councillors are keen to hear about tenants’ experiences with Watford Community Housing, the biggest housing association in Wa...

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Residents will breathe easier as new hi-tech CityTrees set to arrive in Watford

As part of the Chalk Hill development, Watford Borough Council has arranged for the developer to introduce a large green ...

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Get ready for a ‘free-ky’ half term at intu Watford

Halloween is back with a bump so prepare for some spook-tacular half term fun at intu Watford. Free for all ...

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Watford BID shortlisted for place management award

Watford BID has been shortlisted for a National BID Place Management Award for their work on the High Street redevelopment. ...

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Celebrate the Big Draw

Watford Borough Council’s Museum and local artist Lucy Joyce invite you to come along on Saturday 20 October, from 10am to...

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Cassiobury Park voted one of the country’s top 10 favourite

Cassiobury Park has been announced by Green Flag Award as one of the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice vote. Ea...

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intu Watford attracts another aspirational brand with opening of Jack Wills

intu Watford has added another exciting name to its new development with the opening of a Jack Wills store this ...

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intu celebrates National Customer Service Week in style

Shopping centre owner, intu celebrated world class customer service with a week-long campaign of activities across its nationwide portfolio of ...

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Watford Borough Council makes small act of kindness towards local charity

Staff from Watford Borough Council and Veolia helped pack over 2,000 Warm in Winter gift bags for the charity Small Acts ...

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Watford Retains Purple Flag Status

Watford has renewed its Purple Flag status after successfully demonstrating that it has a safe and well-managed night-time economy with ...

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Cassiobury Hub wins two accolades

Based at Watford's best loved park, Cassiobury Hub - built thanks to a major regeneration project led by Watford Borough ...

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Watford Weekender

Businesses across Watford town centre will be offering customers exclusive discounts and activities during the weekend of Saturday 20th and ...

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A new way for people to share their views on the Local Plan

The people of the Watford are able to access an anonymous interactive online chat via Facebook Messenger, which has been ...

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Watford is the happiest place in Hertfordshire

Watford has scored the highest happiness rating in Hertfordshire, according to the annual Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey, which ...

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Free tennis sessions in Watford

National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Watford by investing in a year-long programme of free...

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intu Watford launch weekend – 27 Sept

Great brands are lined up and ready to open over the next few months. Kicking off with Debenhams on 27 September, ...

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Learn to cook your home grown spuds and veggies with The Grove’s Head Chef

There is nothing better than growing your own spuds and vegetables! So why not come along to the home grown ...

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Now open – Rock Up Watford

Rock Up Watford has opened. The new climbing centre offers over 27 exhilarating climbing walls and colourful climbing challenges towering over ...

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Vote for favourite Watford Park

Vote for your favourite park in Watford and show how the UK loves parks with the annual People’s Choice aw...

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Have your say on the future of Watford

Watford Borough Council is starting to prepare its new Local Plan, which is the start to setting a vision for ...

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Second phase of High Street improvement works well underway

The second phase of the High Street improvement works, led by Watford Borough Council in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council ...

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Watford Borough Council’s first free clothes swap

Come along to Watford Borough Council’s Museum on Thursday 13 September, where you’ll have the chance to refresh your ward...

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Become a Watford Football Club Kiosk Volunteer with Peace Hospice Care

For a second year Peace Hospice Care are working with Fabulous Fan Fayre on Watford match days. They provide volunteers ...

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Discover Watford’s heritage for free this September

Watford Borough Council’s Museum invites you to discover the town’s rich heritage with special free events and openings. Resi...

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Free and fun activities this summer holiday

Following on from the Easter activities, Watford Borough Council is hosting a range of free, fun and challenging activities during ...

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Summer workshops at Watford Museum

Come along to Watford Borough Council’s museum this month where you’ll have the chance to take part in a nu...

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Mayor visits Watford Riverwell

Peter Taylor, the elected Mayor of Watford, this week visited the newly opened marketing suite at Watford Riverwell. The Mayor ...

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Annual flower displays return

For the third year running, Watford Business Improvement District (BID) businesses have funded colourful floral displays in the town centre. ...

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Big Screen 2018

Watford Borough Council’s gigantic and free outdoor cinema the Big Screen returns to The Parade by the pond from Fr...

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Show off your talent in Watford town centre this summer

Watford Borough Council’s Own the Stage returns for a second year and is encouraging local performers to take part. If...

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The NightLight Walk with Peace Hospice Care

After the success of their first NightLight Walk Peace Hospice Care invite you to join them for their second magical 5...

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Watford’s extraordinary open air performance festival returns 29 June – 1 July

Now in its eighth year, much-loved outdoor arts festival Imagine Watford will return in 2018 to transform the streets once again ...

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CitiPark teams up with Watford BID to offer free soft drinks for designated drivers during World Cup 2018

To celebrate the World Cup 2018, leading car park operator CitiPark has announced that it will be running a ‘designated driver’ camp...

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Big Bandstand is back for another summer of free live shows

The summer season of free live shows in Cassiobury Park begins this Sunday (3 June) as part of Watford Borough Council’s ...

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Space2 Photography Talk

Saturday 14th April, Watford Museum 3pm – 4pm No booking required David Champion David has worked in the photographic trade since he...

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Town centre businesses celebrate awards success

Business owners, managers and staff at organisations in Watford town centre have been celebrating after being recognised for their excellent ...

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Watford Borough Council’s Big Wordfest returns to Watford

Ever wanted to meet Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cheshire ...

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Oxhey Park plans for wheeled sports centre and new community facilities approved

Families and young people will soon be enjoying the thrills of a state-of-the-art wheeled sports centre in Oxhey Park, following ...

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Peace Hospice Care - Urgent Call for Volunteers

Peace Hospice Care is putting out an urgent call for volunteers this week. The charity, which provides free, specialist, care ...

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Voting now open for Watford BID awards

It’s time to get voting for the town centre businesses you think most deserve to win a Watford BID Se...

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Peace Hospice Care launches Pounds for Pounds 2018

Today (Monday 4th December), Peace Hospice Care announces that its annual weight loss fundraiser, Pounds for Pounds, is back for 2018. ...

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intu Watford extension reaches key milestone

A ‘Topping Out’ ceremony took place at intu Watford today, to mark a key milestone in the multi-million pound redevelopment proj...

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Watford secure renewal of Purple Flag award

Watford is celebrating after learning it has successfully renewed it’s prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time ec...

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