Yes, Natwest is closing – but will you miss it?

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?

Here’s what we know about Radlett’s new bookshop

News that a new shop is opening in Radlett doesn’t usually cause much of a stir. But when we heard that David and Amanda Segrue were planning to open a bookshop right here in Radlett, we really were excited. I spoke to David about the project: Tell us what kind of bookshop you’re planning, David.… Continue reading Here’s what we know about Radlett’s new bookshop

Seven things we know about Hertsmere’s plans for Newberries Car Park

There’s an ugly old car park behind the shops, between the river and the railway. The council has big plans for it and the community is already mobilising against it. What do we know so far? 1. It’s a big project and it’s going to be politically explosive Hertsmere Borough Council owns the land and… Continue reading Seven things we know about Hertsmere’s plans for Newberries Car Park

Wheel clamping – the results are in

You’re a surprising place, Radlett. Over 60 of you have completed our wheel clamping survey so far (click through and complete it yourself if you haven’t done so – the results will still count). We wanted to know what you thought of Wine Rack’s policy of clamping non-customers who park outside the shop – with… Continue reading Wheel clamping – the results are in

A new convenience store on Watling Street

We’ve been dropping into the new shop in the Oakway parade on Watling Street since before Christmas so this is a belated welcome to owner Ali Sumbul (pictured) and his family who run the shop. Staff are terrifically friendly and have the entirely charming habit of noting down the things you’re after that they don’t… Continue reading A new convenience store on Watling Street