No, not an oyster bar. But Oyster contactless is – possibly – coming to Radlett station this Summer In November last year Oliver Dowden, our MP, announced the extension of the Oyster scheme to Radlett (in fact the extension is taking Oyster all the way out to Luton Airport Parkway but he’s taking credit anyway).… Continue reading Oyster update
A dramatic result in Radlett’s EU constituency – East of England. A wipe-out for Labour and a big loss for the Tories. An amazing result for the Brexit Party, the Greens and the Lib Dems (oh, and UKIP essentially disappeared). The Conservatives lost two of their three MEPs in our EU Parliamentary constituency, leaving them… Continue reading The EU Parliamentary election results are in
Radlett is in the East of England constituency for the EU Parliamentary elections. We’ll send seven MEPs back to Brussels (and, for half the time, Strasbourg, of course). In 2014 the East of England elected these MEPs from three parties (full election results are on the BBC web site). Our representation in the EU is… Continue reading An EU polling day round-up
If the Brexit referendum were held today Radlett would vote Remain by a substantial margin Just before the 2016 EU referendum we ran an opinion poll here at Radlett Wire. Although the wider constituency, Hertsmere, voted Leave – by a slightly closer margin than the national one – according to our poll Radlett voted narrowly… Continue reading How would Radlett vote now?
In the 2016 EU referendum, Radlett’s electoral district voted Leave. If there was another referendum now, how would you vote?
On 30 November last year, Oliver Dowden, our MP, announced on his web site that he’d secured a promise from the Department of Transport that the Oyster scheme would be extended to Radlett and Potters Bar (both in his constituency, of course – but the extension will also take in St Albans and go out… Continue reading Oyster cards at the ready
RBS has confirmed that they’re closing 259 branches, 62 at the Bank of Scotland and 197 at Natwest. Radlett is on the list. The bank is doing a pretty thorough job of informing customers and local people about their plans. There’s a leaflet for each closing branch, with an explanation of why the branch has… Continue reading Yes, Natwest is closing – but will you miss it?
Amazon is the beast that ate shopping. In the US, Amazon is responsible for 43% of all online sales and is worth more than all the big bricks-and-mortar retailers put together. About a quarter of the US population pays for Prime membership (more figures). There’s an extraordinary battle going on in the US right now… Continue reading Five slightly mind-blowing things we learnt from our Amazon survey
If you live in Radlett you live in an Amazon sweet spot. You can get free, one-hour delivery of practically everything in the warehouse and you can use all of the company’s services, including grocery delivery and the Prime Now mobile app. But not everyone likes the Seattle behemoth. Do you? Take our Amazon survey… Continue reading Radlett Wire’s Amazon survey
About a week ago, just before the 2017 General Election, we asked you which local issues would motivate you to vote. We did this for the last election too, back in 2015. So, in order of importance to you, here are the issues that got the Radlett electorate voting, with the 2015 position in italics… Continue reading What were the big issues for General Election voters in Radlett?