The ‘kickstart scheme’ aims to help young people at risk of long-term unemployment to find jobs. Our Watford businesses can join in and help a young person gain some invaluable work experience by offering them a work placement at your company.

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Please vote for the museum’s Watford Observer Clock as the Hertfordshire Museum of Object of the Year!

The Watford Observer Clock is an icon of the history of Watford FC & its bond with the Watford Observer & town.

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Welcome back to Watford town centre – shop local, stay safe

Watford town centre, and other retail areas across the town, are gearing up to welcome people back as non-essential shops and venues have started to re-open, with a range of measures in place to make sure they can shop safely and with confidence.

Shops and businesses are doing what is needed to keep their staff and customers safe. We are looking forward to welcoming people back to the High Street and other shopping areas across the town. Whilst they may look and feel a bit different, we are all looking forward to a return of some sort of normality, bringing vibrancy back to the town!

Watford businesses have done an amazing job to make sure they can open safely, while we all as individuals should do our part keeping a safe distance from others and washing or sanitising our hands regularly.