|Watford, in South West
Hertfordshire, is a regional shopping and entertainment
centre, and is home to more than 78,000 people. The town
is conveniently located near to both the M1 and M25
motorways, and the railway links allow easy access from
central London and from key cities across the country.
Heathrow and Luton Airports are both within 20 minutes
drive of the town.
||Watford's Harlequin Shopping Centre is
located in a vibrant town centre that also includes a
regular market at Charter Place. Work started on a
multi-million pound enhancement scheme for the town
centre in early 1998. This scheme has culminated in a brand
new Town Square near the historic St Mary's Church.
|Entertainment venues include the
historic Palace Theatre, The Colosseum, The Pump House
Theatre, and a wide variety of pubs, nightclubs and
restaurants. To the north of the town, the Woodside
Leisure Centre houses a multi-screen cinema, restaurants,
ice skating, and ten-pin bowling.
||Sports fans are particularly well
catered for in the town, with Watford Football Club, the
Saracens Rugby club (who share the Vicarage Road stadium)
and the Royals Basketball Team at Watford Leisure Centre.
|While the town is very conveniently
located, with excellent communication facilities to and
from the rest of the country, it also boasts some
extremely beautiful areas of countryside. The Grand Union
Canal, River Gade, Whippendell Woods and Cassiobury Park
offer acres of unspoiled woodland and waterways within
easy reach of the town centre.
Watford is extremely proud of its extensive and well structured
voluntary sector which provides the community with a wide range
of services including: a Volunteer Bureau, advice and counselling
agencies, charity shops, volunteer car schemes, environment
agencies, multi-cultural groups and many other self help groups
to mention but a few. Shopmobility, based on the ground floor of
church car park, provides wheelchairs and electric scooters on
free loan to those with mobility problems to help them get out
and about the town centre.
Better Government for Older People.
Time Swap project.
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