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We hope that our website will be a focal point for the residents of Chorleywood (Hertfordshire, UK) and through the contributions to us from everyone (whether members or not of the Association) we can become a valuable source of information for the local community.

We are looking for a new Hon Treasurer for CRA. Please contact our Secretary (secretary@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk) if you are interested in taking on this role.

Recent News

  • Below are the most recent news items featured on our website. You can find them all on our News page. Also shown below are our Twitter and Facebook feeds which we use to pass on current information, often relevant for just short periods of time.
  • Play Area Decision
    After over 2.5 hours of presentations and discussion at last night's meeting, including 6 speakers allowed 3 minutes each to speak, Chorleywood Parish Council voted a majority in favour of Chorleywood House Estate for the play area.

    There were 2 votes. The first was for site 15 (adjacent to the small car park by Shepherds Bridge) to be the recommended site. This was lost 9 against and 6 for with 1 abstention.
    Those against were Cllrs Preedy, Dickens, Kipps, Watkins, Wood, Leeming, Worrell, White and Edwards, with Cllr Clarke abstaining.
    Those for were Cllrs Copley, Davies, Green, Khiroya, Raw and Trevett.

    The second vote was to recommend Chorleywood House Estate as the preferred location. This was carried by 10 votes to 6.
    Those for were Cllrs Preedy, Dickens. Kipps, Watkins, Wood, Clarke, Leeming, Worrell, White and Edwards.
    Those against were Cllrs Copley, Davies, Green, Khiroya, Raw and Trevett.

    It should be noted that Cllr Morris was not in attendance and so did not vote.

    More information on the Watford Observer website.
    Posted 28 Apr 2016, 06:14 by Phil Ellis
  • Highways Locality Budget
    Thank you to all those who sent us some very useful comments on how Chris Hayward might usefully spend his Highways Locality Budget. Chris has now made his final decisions in respect of HLB spending for the coming year. It was a difficult decision when there are so many competing priorities. Some of the problems will have to wait for a future allocation. See the attached file for details of this year's expenditure. Click on this post's title if you don't see the file attachment.

    The full list of all the comments we received from you via our survey was sent to Hertfordshire County Council and they've promised to look at each and every one.

    Hertfordshire County Council has a method of registering any road problems (potholes, etc.) so do please use their website at any time if you still have any concerns:

    Posted 8 Apr 2016, 04:33 by Phil Ellis
  • Dog Control Orders
    As of 1 April 2016 a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to dog control will take effect across the Three Rivers district. It will replace a number of out of date by-laws and create a more consistent approach when dealing with issues such as dog fouling and the excluding of dogs from children's play areas. The introduction of this Order will make it easier for Three Rivers District Council to deal quickly and efficiently with the small minority of dog owners who behave irresponsibly, while at the same time encouraging a culture of responsible dog ownership. 

    The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and caring and will welcome this step. Only a small minority do not always behave responsibly. Feedback from residents has consistently raised the issue of dog fouling and nuisance behaviour from a small number of dogs that are not under proper control.

    PSPOs take a common sense approach to make sure that adults and children can use and enjoy public spaces without experiencing such anti-social behaviour.

    PSPOs were brought in under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. They specify an area where activities are taking place that are, or may likely be, detrimental to the local community's quality of life, and impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area. This order represents a modern and effective way of enforcement when required and provide a practical method of dealing with an issue of constant concern for our residents. It will bring a number of benefits, including the creation of a cleaner environment, reduction of health problems associated with dog faeces and the promotion of responsible dog ownership.

    In detail, the rustications are:

    Dog Fouling (district wide), Dog Exclusion from children's play areas, sports courts and skate parks, dog exclusion also from fields at Chorleywood House grounds used for grazing (annually 1 June - 30 Sept inclusive), Dog on lead if directed to do so by an authorised officer (district wide), Dog on lead (only in area directly surrounding the café in the Aquadrome) and Restricting the number of dogs walked by one person to a maximum of four (district wide).

    The orders do not as yet cover Chorleywood Common, but are due to be adopted by the Parish Council on 19th April.

    [Information from Cllr Martin Trevett]
    Posted 31 Mar 2016, 12:41 by Phil Ellis
  • Play Area - Results of CRA Survey
    The Executive Committee of Chorleywood Residents' Association (CRA) has been aware for some time that whilst an opinion regarding the location of the proposed play area has been expressed on behalf of CRA, this has no quantifiable backing.

    With residents split as to the best location for the play area, we do not believe that CRA is in a position to promote a favoured site. However, we do believe that it is important for the Parish Councillors, who are the residents' elected representatives, to have input from the potential users of the proposed play area and for this reason CRA has surveyed the views of residents regarding the recommended location.

    These results are presented from a position of neutrality and we hope that our Councillors will accept the findings as a useful guide as to the wishes of residents when making their long awaited decision on the location for the play area.

    We have prepared a summary report of the results from this survey. The full report is also available, including verbatim all the comments made. Click on the links to download as PDFs whichever (or both) versions you would like to see.

    The conclusion to be drawn from the survey is that the majority of potential users would prefer the play area to be at site 13 on the Common because it is nearer the village centre, does not involve crossing a busy main road and is within walking distance for the majority of users.

    If you wish to respond to anything in this survey, please email: playground@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk.
    Posted 15 Feb 2016, 12:50 by Phil Ellis
  • Chorleywood Play Area Location Survey
    You are probably aware that the outcome of the investigation into a suitable site for the proposed Children’s Play Area has recommended first and second choice locations. These are:

    • First choice - the grounds of Chorleywood House Estate near the tennis courts
    • Reserve choice – a site on the Common adjacent to the small car park by Shepherds Bridge

    In order to assist our Councillors to make a decision that suits the community they serve, we would like to obtain the views of residents with a short survey. This can be found by following this link and will take no more than two minutes to complete. Please note this survey ends on Sunday, 31st January.

    We very much look forward to learning your views.

    We would also like to advise you that the Parish Council will be holding a public meeting on the 23rd February to present the findings of the Play Area Advisory Committee. This will be at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
    Posted 30 Jan 2016, 07:23 by Phil Ellis
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The Chorleywood Residents Association (Hertfordshire, UK) is a non-party political association that is passionate about maintaining the special character of Chorleywood.  

The work of the Association is championed by the Executive Committee, a dedicated enthusiastic body of volunteers, committed to representing all residents of Chorleywood Parish and campaigning on their behalf.

The Executive Committee is supported in this work by the Road Representatives and others who undertake the essential tasks including delivering the twice yearly newsletter.

We hope that this website will be a focal point for the residents of Chorleywood and through the contributions to us from everyone resident in the parish we can become a valuable source of information for the local community.

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