South Oxhey Initiative Community Board

The South Oxhey Initiative Community Board (SOICB) has been established to promote the interests of residents of South Oxhey throughout the development.

The Board is made up of elected councillors, the regeneration partners (Countryside and Home Group) and a number of tenants, leaseholders and retailers. Being member of the Community Board you will be able to:

  • Promote the interests of the South Oxhey community and help make a difference to where you live
  • Have the opportunity to raise development queries working in partnership with Home Group and Countryside project team
  • Receive free induction training and support that will assist you in your role on the Board

We are really keen for local people to be involved in the South Oxhey Community Board. We have recently recruited three new residents living in the South Oxhey Initiative boundary. We still have one vacancy for a resident and we are currently recruiting for that position.

If you are interested in joining the Board, you can view the catchment area maps on the right.

For full information on how to join, please contact Richard Glaister on


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Monday 8th January 2018 to hold elections and report on the year’s events. The AGM was followed by a bi-monthly Community Board meeting.

The list of South Oxhey Community Board Members is presented below:

  • Cllr Alison Scarth – Chairman
  • Rob Holland – Vice-Chairman
  • Cllr Eric Bishop
  • Mary Connelly – resident member
  • Richard Glaister (Home Group)
  • Cllr Joan King
  • Cllr Pam King
  • Cllr Stephen King
  • Peter Leaver – Co-Optee
  • Christine McManus – resident member
  • Paul Sweeney (Countryside)
  • Roy Telfer


The Community Board meet every two months and residents are invited to attend and observe.

All meetings take place between 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Main Hall of the Watford Rural Parish on Oxhey Drive.

The next Community Board Meeting will take place on 9th April 2018. 

Schedule of meetings in 2018:

  • Mon 8th January
  • Mon 12th February
  • Mon 9th April
  • Mon 11th June
  • Mon 13th August
  • Mon 8th October
  • Mon 3rd December

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Become an Apprentice

Countryside together with their partner Home Group and Three Rivers District Council have launched a construction apprenticeship programme at South Oxhey in partnership with Joe Brennan Training (JBT). The programme has been a great success. To date, the on-site apprenticeship programme has enabled two local residents to gain practical experience required to achieve professional  in construction.

If you are interested in working on the South Oxhey development and would like to start a career in the construction industry, further opportunities on the site are available. We are particularly looking for finishing trades such as electricians, plumbers, decorators and carpenters but also ground workers, bricklayers and scaffolders. Our apprenticeship scheme need people who are committed to working hard and who are eager to learn.

The apprenticeship scheme trains those aged 18 and above to reach the required standard to enable the trainees to perform a skilled role. Apprentices receive guidance and support throughout their scheme duration, from before their technical studies until their ultimate qualification and employment.
The scheme also ensures apprentices are given mobility from one programme to another until the on-site qualification has been completed. To date, the partnership between Countryside and JBT has funded 56 apprentices across various sites, 85% of whom have completed the programme, qualified and secured employment.

Apprentice opportunities will be advertised via Joe Brennan Training, Ascend, notice boards, community newsletter and the Oxhey OWL page.

Contact Joe Brennan on 07976315763, or Katherina Faulkner, our Community Resident Liaison, on 07753915841 or email

For further information, please visit

Useful Information

A range of documents and FAQ’s for all tenants, leaseholders and commercial retailers


Information for Home Group Tenants


Guidance for Thrive Home Tenants
Decant charter for Thrive Home Tenants

Information for Leaseholders


Resident leaseholder guidance
Non-resident leaseholder guidance

For all leaseholders that may have any queries regarding the Love South Oxhey Central, please contact Niall Sloane at Deloitte Real Estate on 0207 007 8174.

Guidance for Commercial Retailers

Engagement Charter for Commercial Retailers

For any queries regarding relocation as part of the Love South Oxhey Central, please contact Graeme Lawes at Deloitte Real Estate on 0207 007 0983.

Need more information?

For useful information please click on the below links

Three Rivers District Council

For information on services provided by the local authority from recycling and refuse collection, transport and parking, neighbours and street issues to council tax.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.