River Colne project approved by Watford Council Cabinet

Lib Dem-run Watford Borough Council has approved plans to restore the local River Colne. The ‘Rediscovering the River Colne’ project, which has been jointly developed in partnership with environmental organisation Groundwork, will now move into its first phase of delivery between 2021 and 2024.

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Dementia Friendly Watford shortlisted for Diversity and Inclusion Award

Mayor Peter Taylor’s manifesto commitment to make Watford a Dementia Friendly Town has been nationally recognised and shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle Awards. Since becoming Mayor in 2018, making Watford more inclusive of those living with dementia has been a key priority for Peter ...

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The Mayor's Column: September 2021

In true Watford fashion, we are bouncing back and are going to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever. Unemployment rates have dropped every month since the start of the year, meaning fewer people are having to rely on financial support to stay afloat. The council have been working really ha...

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Unemployment falls in Watford

Unemployment figures in Watford have dropped by over 1,100 since February 2021 according to latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people receiving unemployment benefit reached a peak of 4,400 in February this year but has fallen every month since and n...

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Peter Taylor reselected as Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Watford

Current Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has been unanimously voted by the local Liberal Democrat party to once again stand for election as Mayor of Watford in the upcoming election. Peter has been serving as the Elected Mayor of Watford since 2018, previously having also been deputy mayor, an Oxh...

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Mayor calls out MP for sabotage and disingenuous politicking

Mayor calls out MP for sabotage and disingenuous politicking

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the MP for Watford, Dean Russell, to express disappointment and frustration at the MP’s apparent lack of concern for the interests of his residents. This follows a letter sent from the MP to all councillors less than 2 hours prior to...

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Watford Mayor calls for a cut to government housing targets

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government demanding the government reconsider how they set targets for local authorities to deliver housing. Following the recent by-election in Chesham and Amersham that returned a L...

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Mayor announces new Cabinet with focus on making Watford a green and wellbeing town

Liberal Democrat Mayor Peter Taylor has made the following appointments to complete his Cabinet for the year 2021/22: Cllr Aga Dychton – Deputy Mayor and Community Portfolio Cllr Ian Stotesbury – Transport and Sustainability Portfolio Cllr Jennifer Pattinson – Wellbeing Portfolio

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Mayor of Watford makes statement on future of Watford FC Stadium

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “I know there has been much speculation about the future of Watford FC's stadium and a possible move to Bushey. The rebuilding of Watford General Hospital could free up land to improve Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium, helping to keep the club on it...

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£2500 raised for local charities during Shredathon week

Between 25th – 30th January 2021, local residents and businesses took part in a shredathon in support of two local charities; Watford Women’s Centre and Watford Helps Covid-19 Appeal. Shredpoint, based on Tolpits Lane in Watford offered shredding of confidential documents to members of the public...

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