Watford Recycling Arts Project

Usually known as WRAP this is a registered charity and a member of the Reuseful UK national network of scrapstores.  In October 2015 WRAP moved to Units 2-6 Ryefield Crescent behind Northwood Hills station.  Here you will find the random collection of commercial and industrial bi-product donations that over 4,000 schools, small groups and families have discovered in WRAP’s 20 year history.

WRAP is run almost entirely by volunteers, a loyal bunch who turn out week after week to prepare the pick-ups and brought-in donations for presentation. For an annual membership fee WRAP offers its members a more or less unlimited supply of materials – foam, cardboard, fabric, tiles, leather off-cuts to name a few, and also run site-specific and theme-based workshops for groups, which can be booked on application.  Items made by volunteers and members are displayed throughout the building to give inspiration, and volunteers pride themselves on being able to root out suitable materials for proposed makes.  When going to WRAP it is always best to arrive with an idea rather than a shopping list, as what is available may not always be an obvious fit but can sometimes be a better one!

Do get in touch if you have any queries or have items to offer for donation. Donations are vetted and volunteers may turn down items they are not permitted to store or know will not be used readily. Keep an eye on the website for up-to-date details.  Come and visit; we may be what you are looking for!

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Facebook: Watford Scrapstore
web: watfordscrap.wix.com/wrap

Eastbury Horticultural Society

During the early 70s, a group of budding gardeners in the Eastbury part of Northwood felt that the gardens in the area were such a valuable component to the quality of life for its residents, that a local horticultural society should be created.  In 1971 the Eastbury Horticultural Society germinated; it grew well, expanding to enable residents in other parts of Northwood to join.  It now has approximately 150 members.

A small working committee, supported by a number of volunteers, ensures that members have plenty of engagements to put in their diaries for every season.  During autumn and winter we usually host 5 or 6 speakers, who cover a wide range of subjects.  Meetings take place at Eastbury Farm School, starting at 8pm and finishing with an opportunity for everyone to socialize over tea and biscuits.

The arrival of spring sees the start of activities such as day outings to gardens, both private and charitably owned (National Trust, etc.).  We have a week’s holiday in May when we visit a variety of private and public gardens in an area.

Events organized by the society also include ‘Bring and Buy’ plant sales, one in the spring and one in the autumn, where plants grown by members are sold.  These sales top-up our finances and, once coffee and cakes are served, become happy social occasions!  Most members quite understandably enjoy sharing their experiences and efforts with others. Some go one step further by inviting members to view their own gardens. We have two ‘Open Gardens’ every year and they too are popular.

Our Annual Show is staged at Eastbury Farm School in either early summer or autumn.

Members are kept up-to-date with all our activities through our newsletter, published several times a year and distributed by a team of Road Stewards.

We are always pleased to hear from local residents who wish to become members.  The annual subscription for the current year is £5 (or £8.50 if you receive the newsletters by post – usually members who have moved away but still wish to remain in touch).  Please email the Membership Secretary to request joining details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ruislip Operatic Society

The Society performs two shows a year and are always looking for people to join them onstage, backstage or in the audience.

Northwood Area Women’s Club

A warm welcome awaits “Women from all corners of the world” at the Northwood Area Women’s Club. If you are resident in the Northwood and district area on a temporary or permanent basis, you are invited to join us for friendship, fun and fundraising.

Newcomers immediately feel at home at our informal multinational, social club meetings. There is a lot to both interest and entertain you in our wonderful varied programme of meetings, outings, events and interest groups. We invite you to join us as a guest at any general meeting or event to learn more about the club.

We look forward to meeting you at our informal club meetings held at St. John’s United Reformed Church Hall, Hallowell Road, Northwood, HA6 1DN on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30am until Midday.

For more information visit us at www.northwoodareawomensclub.co.uk
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Northwood Choral Society

 (Formerly Trinity Music Society)

  • Contact Nikki Hind This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • vist www.northwoodchoralsociety.org.uk

The Northwood Choral Society is a (mixed voice) performing choral society based in Northwood. We rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in Holy Trinity Church hall. Our major performances in the Winter and the Spring are held in Holy Trinity Church, Rickmansworth Road. We welcome all new voices!

Northwood Craft Market

Northwood Craft Market is held monthly from March to December and provides the opportunity for local artists and crafters to exhibit and sell their own handmade crafts. It is held at the Methodist Church Hall, Oaklands Gate, Northwood HA6 3AA, from 10am to 2pm, with Free Admission.
 
Crafts vary at each market, and there is always a wide variety to browse and buy.  From Spring through to Autumn there is also a Plant Stall, and there are always hands-on crafts for children to make something to take home.
 
Visitors can take a break and enjoy tea, coffee & homemade cakes at the church coffee shop during the morning.
 
Do call in and see us – it’s the perfect place to find original gifts for family and friends, or even a treat for yourself!

The Market is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, supporting local artists and crafters.
 
Full details, including future dates and information for anyone wanting to have a stall at the Market, can be found on our website www.northwoodcraftmarket.co.uk . You can keep up to date with news on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @CraftNorthwood.
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Northwood and District U3A

is an organisation for those not in full time employment to meet socially and for 'self-help' learning, with over 30 interest groups. Some of these meet in people's homes, others in local halls according to size/activity.

A monthly meeting with guest speaker is held on the first Wednesday morning of each month at Fairfield Church, Windsor Close, Northwood Hills.

For more information:
visit our website: u3asites.org.uk/northwood
contact the membership secretary:
45 Ivy House Road, Ickenham UB10 8NG (large SAE please)
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Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society

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  • visit http://rnelhs.org.uk/

The Society exists to encourage interest in the history and conservation of the area and the study of local history generally. Members meet monthly from September to April. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Ruislip-Northwood Flower Arrangement Society

  • Contact 01923 829621 for further details.
  • Venue: Northwood College, Main Hall, Maxwell Road, Northwood, on the first Tuesday of the month (except January and August). Doors open 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

At the Ruislip-Northwood Flower Arrangement Society, a warm welcome awaits, and you can relax and watch excellent flower demonstrators each month, using their skills to produce beautiful designs to delight and inspire you.

It is an entertaining evening with many anecdotes and useful gardening tips, so if you are green-fingered and love flowers, it's just the place to come, and bring a friend along. Tea and coffee are served in the interval when you will have an opportunity to chat and make friends and, at the end of the demonstration, the arrangements are raffled, so you may go home with a beautiful flower arrangement into the bargain!

Northwood Community Arts at St John's

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  • Phone: 01628 675800
  • Visit: www.northwoodcommunityarts.co.uk
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Northwood Community Arts (NCA) was established in 2005, from a base at St John’s United Reformed Church, by a group of enthusiastic, local people
​(with project management support as needed​) and in response to a growing need and demand for creative community opportunities and facilities in the local area.  NCA became a registered charity in 2011 and is a genuine community led organisation which is committed to delivering a programme of creative projects designed to excite and inspire all sections of the community.
 
The programmes are facilitated by professional practitioners and includes activities such as children’s summer circus skills, local heritage and research projects, dance workshops, creative programmes for elders, projects for young people, family theatre shows and  inter-generational activities. The programmes' emphasis is on high quality provision with a focus on engaging and inspiring activities to encourage participation from the wider community, particularly those who might not normally have access to these kinds of activities.

Click the links below to view short video clips of some activities

Hillingdon Mayor and Mayoress play Improvised Samba 2015

Voice Trio leading Northwood community group in a vocal workshop at St Johns Church in 2014

Northwood community project - WW1 Hospital in St Johns Church Northwood (slide show) 2014

Children's shadow puppet workshop with Indigo Moon Theatre

Northwood and District Community Association

It is amazing how many people, who have lived in Northwood for many years, are still unaware that there is a Community Association. Perhaps it is because we do not have a building of our own (although recently the refurbished Dining Hall has been opened with the view for it to be hired and used by the local community).

We have been in existence for over 60 years and have altered and changed to reflect the different decades. Originally there was sewing, gardening, gramophone, carpentry, philately, camera club sections and gradually these disappeared and computer, play-reading, keep fit, tennis, and rambling came into being. Most activities are held during the daytime and cater mainly for the over 50s, but short mat bowls, badminton, tennis and rambling are held outside working hours. Some of the other sections include line dancing, German conversation, yoga, bridge and scrabble.

If you are interested in joining this friendly local association – please telephone the secretary, Pat Dunhill on 01923 836346 who can supply further information.