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  • 24 Nov 2016 5:34 PM | Deleted user

    Please see the attached letter in relation to Black Friday from Temporary Chief Constable Sue Fish (Nottinghamshire Police), the National Police Chief Council lead for Business Crime.
    More information about how to protect your business can be found on the Crime Prevention pages of the Hertfordshire Constabulary website.

  • 24 Nov 2016 5:33 PM | Deleted user

    Alert: Counterfeit £50 Notes and Advice About How To Spot Them
    Dear Watch Member,
    We have been receiving a number of reports over recent days where counterfeit £50 notes have been tendered.  Reports have been received from various locations across Hertfordshire, mostly in pubs.
    In addition to being alert to strange or suspicious behaviour by customers tendering £50 notes, counter staff may also benefit from advice from The Bank Of England.  The Bank provides a range of free education and training materials about Bank of England banknotes to help cash users, (retailers, commercial bank staff and members of the public), check that their banknotes are genuine.
    The Bank Of England’s 'Take a Closer Look' Booklet gives full details of the security features on all banknotes, together with a range of other useful advice and information about Bank of England banknotes.  Pages 14-15 provide information about the £50 note.
    For the relevant page on the Bank Of England website, which contains links to online training and short videos, visit:
    The “Take A Closer Look” booklet can be found at:
    If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address:
    Derrick Sweeney
    Watch Liaison Officer
    Business Watch
    Tel: 01707 355841
    Police Contact Advice:
    Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
    Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.
    If you are calling about the above, please tell us that you are responding to a message from OWL.

  • 11 Jul 2016 9:16 PM | Deleted user

    Up to the minute technology is being used to boost broadband speeds in those areas that are receiving speeds of less than 2mbps.

    On Friday 8 July Roger Boddy of Global Teleports demonstrated the satellite technology that can improve speeds to up to 20mbps upload and download speeds.  The demonstration too place at Micklefield Hall, thanks to owner Jamie Rankin.

    If you are interested in learning how satellite broadband could help your business and whether you would be eligible for a grant, please contact Roger.

    Contact details: | 01707 648310 |


  • 17 Jun 2016 4:54 PM | Deleted user

     Vocalink presented their new local engagement policy at the launch of the new Three Rivers Chamber of Trade & Commerce.  Supported by David Gauke, MP for South West Hertfordshire, Yolanda Rugg CEO of Herts Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Ann Shaw then Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Cllr Ralph Sangster - County and District Councillor for Rickmansworth.  All taking place in the magnificent surroundings of The Arnheim Room at Moor Park Golf Club. 

    The Three Rivers Chamber is now fully affiliated to Herts Chamber and is able to offer many savings and benefits that are available to members of the Herts Chamber in addition to its own services.  This now links Three Rivers to the British Chambers of Commerce and a direct link to Government.

    Members of Three Rivers Chamber will be eligible for discounted room hire rates from Moor Park GC - contact Sue Partridge or call 01923 721660.




  • 13 Aug 2015 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Working with the business community, Three Rivers District Council’s recent Business Forum has been well received among businesses in the area.
    The meeting, which took place on 22 July, engaged the audience with the agenda including insight on apprenticeships, tourism and infrastructure within Hertfordshire and Three Rivers, as well as advice for businesses and looking into the future of the area and county.
    The inaugural Forum saw a select number of larger businesses and supporting organisations that operate within the District come together to discuss the issues facing businesses now and in the foreseeable future. Officers of the Council and party leaders from all three political parties represented on the Council took part. Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lead Member for Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport, who chaired the meeting said “The meeting was a success and very encouraging. The Forum has got the ball rolling for future meetings that will involve local businesses all over the district.”
    The Three Rivers Business Forum will help develop the Economic Development Strategy for the area and establish some key priorities for the future.
    Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst said: "The Business Forum has laid the foundations for a stronger business community within Three Rivers, where communication between the Council and local enterprises can further develop, and will help build on our strategy to encourage growth and innovation”.
    Future meetings are to be scheduled for 3 times a year with defined actions to be agreed. For more information, please visit


  • 23 Jul 2015 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    The Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce Committee has agreed unanimously to affiliate to Hertfordshire Chamber.  The affiliation agreement, the amendment to the governance of the Chamber and its structure will be put to the membership early in the next session at the AGM and a vote taken.  The affiliation will not alter your membership to Rickmansworth Chamber other than that your membership would be automatically transferred to Three Rivers Chamber of Trade & Commerce.  You will still be able to attend neighbouring Chamber events at their member rates, AND you will immediately be entitled to some of the benefits that Hertfordshire Chamber are offering!

    More details to follow.


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