Watford was created as an urban district under the Local Government Act 1894, and became a municipal borough by grant of a charter in 1922. The borough, which had 90,301 inhabitants at the time of the 2011 census, is separated from Greater London to the south by the parish of Watford Rural in the Three Rivers District. Watford Borough Council is the local authority with the Mayor of Watford as its head; one of only 18 directly elected mayors in England and Wales. Dorothy Thornhill has been the mayor since the directly elected system was set up in May 2002 and is both the first Liberal Democrat and the first female directly elected mayor in the United Kingdom. Watford elects one Member of Parliament (MP) for the Watford constituency. Prior to the establishment of this constituency in 1885 the area was part of the three-seat constituency of Hertfordshire.
Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford of the Premier League. An all-seater stadium, its current capacity is 23,700 following the completion of the new Sir Elton John Stand in 2014, and expansion work in 2015 and again throughout 2016 and 2017, this includes the expansion of the football pitch.
It has been the home of Watford since 1922, when the club moved from Cassio Road. The ground was officially opened by Col. Charles Healey of Benskins Brewery for the visit of Millwall on 30 August 1922. In addition to being Watford's home since opening, the stadium was also home to Wealdstone F.C. between 1991 and 1993, and to rugby union side Saracens from 1997 until they moved to their new home at Allianz Park in February 2013.
Jobseeker InformationJobseekers that we attract can include anyone from school leavers, graduates, people who have been made redundant and those who are just generally unemployed and looking to get back into work. They will be from the ages of 16-65.
Size of StandThe stand itself is 2m x 1m and there is plenty of room behind and to the sides to put any pop-up banners you may want to use, power will be provided on the day, and there's plenty of space in front of the stand to talk too all the candidates on the day.
Number of staff neededYou can bring as many staff members as you want to man your stand in Watford. The majority of companies in the past have brought 2-3 people.
How we promote this event
- Social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter.
- Local Job Centre Plus engagement.
- Local Seetec and People Plus offices promoting.
- Promoted through local colleges and universities.
- Promoted to local job clubs.
- Any additional extras e.g. press releases, radio interviews, posters and flyers in libraries, councils etc.