Meriden Residents Association Easter Community Event

Thank you for all those of you that came to join our litter pick at the Meriden park on Saturday 13th April. This was part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign “Great British Spring Clean”. There were about 27 of us which was more than double the number we had last year.

We had both adults and children and great fun was had by all. We collected lots of bags for recycling as well as general waste.

Watford Community Housing filmed the event seen above with Kon Hanson,

At the end of the litter pick, we joined in Random Cafe’s event at the Meriden Community Centre (MCC) which we can highly recommend. Random Cafe meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 1 to 3pm at the MCC. Random Cafe provides delicious lunches, homemade cake (the bread pudding made with chocolate croissants was to die for) donated cakes and food that you can take away, you just put a donation in the pot.

There was a great community atmosphere, and the MRA held an Easter Bonnet competition and the four winners won a cuddly bunny or a lamb along with an Easter egg.

Everyone was invited to take home an Easter egg at the end of the day as a gift from the MRA.

We would like to thank John and Sarah from our sweet shop, Martin’s, for kindly donating the prize eggs. Our thanks also go to our local Co-op and ASDA for donating some of the eggs that we gave away at the end of the afternoon. Our thanks also go to the Meriden Community Centre for allowing us use of the large hall at no cost and to Veolia for loaning us your litter picking sets. Thanks to our new committee member, Piyush, for taking the photos.

The Living Room Watford Centre

The Living Room Watford Centre is now open at the Meriden Community Hub, 149 York Way, Watford, Herts, WD25 9UF. It is open from Monday to Thursday and hosts daytime group therapy for all addictions and a support group for Family and Carers.

Their vision is a future where people with the illness of addiction are able to live their lives free from an addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviours, becoming contributing citizens in society.

At The Living Room, they maintain that on-going recovery from addiction is possible with a range of cognitive tools and the appropriate support networks.

Main addiction group

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10.30am – 12pm and 1pm – 2.30pm

Family and Carers group

Wednesday 10.30am – 12pm and 1pm – 2.30pm

They are now taking referrals from local residents. You can book an appointment by calling 0300 365 0304. All calls are handled in strict confidence. Alternatively, please fill in their Enquiries Form.

For further information you can email: