Welcome to the Chorleywood Residents' Association website

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.
  • 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
  • Play Area Update
    The final meeting of the Play Area Advisory Committee (PAAC) was held on 15th December.  This was to conclude the ranking and weighting of the issues raised in the independent reports as to the best location for a play area in Chorleywood. Although the ranking can still be seen as subjective and is not without its flaws, Chorleywood House Estate has marginally taken the lead over the Common by just 2 points.  Both locations on the Common came joint second in the ranking, however Grove Wood, as was expected, came out the least favourable location.  The Parish Council ratified the removal of Grove Wood at their recent EGM and residents have received a letter confirming this.

    Three Rivers DC hold the funds for the play area and have always maintained that Chorleywood House Estate (CHE) is the wrong place, due to it being more than a 10 minute walk, or more than 400m from the most densely populated part of the village.   If they reject this location we may lose out on a play area for the children of the village after nearly 20 years in the making.  The PAAC felt they had no option but to put CHE forward due to the ranking outcome, yet it is not a cut and dried situation and a second option has been agreed. There are two locations on the Common to consider, location 13 adjacent to Shepherds bridge car park and location 15 adjacent to the station car park entrance, opposite the Old Shepherd pub.  On balance location 13 was chosen as having the least impact on the environment. However this option will only be looked at if TRDC reject Chorleywood House Estate. Should this happen it would put 6 months to a year on top of the process only to arrive exactly where we are today, which has already taken 18 months to achieve on its second time around.
    The Parish Council is to hold a public forum on 23rd February 2016 so that the Chair of the PAAC can present their findings and residents can voice their opinions on the recommendations. This is yet to be confirmed as all Parish Councillors are requested to be there.

    The Parish Council has agreed to put a link on their website for the public to review all independent reports and the information used  by the PAAC. This is important so that all residents are clear on the factors pertaining to this decision. It will also help clear up some of the misinformation that has been published in the media. The facts should speak for themselves.

    Chorleywood Residents' Association will be conducting a survey of all its members to ask where you think the best place for a play area should be, taking into consideration all the information that is now in the public domain. If you wish to let us know your views in advance of the public meeting, please contact our PAAC representative (maria@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk) or leave a comment on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Alternatively you can write to the Parish Council to put your views on record.
    Posted 24 Dec 2015, 00:36 by Phil Ellis
  • Station Road, Rickmansworth: Road Closures 2016
    TRDC has forwarded details of the upcoming second stage of road closures on Station Road, Rickmansworth.

    As part of the continued investment in modernising the TfL transport network, London Underground are carrying out preparation works to the rail bridge on Station Road ahead of fully replacing the bridge over Easter 2016. The works will involve using the road space for the construction phases, requiring Station Road to be closed between 8pm Saturday 16th January to 5am Monday 8th February 2016.

    Access for pedestrians passing through the bridge will be maintained at all times via the western walkway. Part of Victoria Close will also be closed from 6th January to 14th April 2016 to allow construction of the bridge deck. The subway will remain open for pedestrian access but London Underground would advise against drop off and turning at Victoria Close.

    See attached PDF for more details.
    Posted 22 Dec 2015, 08:45 by Phil Ellis
  • Herts Valleys Voices
    The December 2015 edition of "Herts Valleys Voices" has been published and can be found by following this link. It contains details of GP surgery opening times over Christmas and the New Year period and how to find out which local pharmacies are open.
    Posted 22 Dec 2015, 02:51 by Phil Ellis
  • Meeting with Martin Trevitt
    Notes from a meeting between Martin Trevitt and CPC Vice-Chair on 7 Dec 2015.

    1. Parking at Heronsgate:
    This is on hold as the parking engineer left at the end of October and as yet a suitable replacement hasn’t been found.

    2. Developments for Budgens:
    Nothing so far. Another application is anticipated sometime

    3. Stn Road, Ricky:
    Work was needed on a gas main . There is a bridge weakness and this will be dealt with over Easter, hopefully quite quickly.

    4. Update on the play area:
    There is a further meeting this Wed. There will be a public meeting on 19th Jan. and a full Com. meeting on the 23rd Feb., when anyone is allowed to speak. Martin asked the CRA to publicise this as well as the other channels. The TRDC Leisure Committee meet on 16th March when, hopefully, the final decision is to be ratified.

    5.  Possible effects of HS2:
    There’s been no application for a service site at jct. 17. However there will be a ‘village’ of 200 people located at West Hyde and will be sited there for 10 years. This item did not need planning permission.

    6.  Dog control orders:
    These will come into effect on the 1 st April and fines will be given for people failing to abide by them which includes clearing up after their dogs. The Rangers will be given this authority.

    7. Park & Stride
    Martin is hoping that HCC will comply with TRDC request to limit the crossing lights use only prior to school opening and after school closing hours.

    AOB. Waste collection and brown bins:
    There will be a meeting tonight (7 Dec), but no decision will be made until 23rd Feb. after the budget is clearer. There is a reluctance to make any charge and the maximum for emptying the brown bin will be no more than £35 per year.
    Posted 21 Dec 2015, 00:50 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 the members of the Association and campaigning on their behalf.

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

We hope that this website will be a focal point for the residents of Chorleywood 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.

For more information
see our About Us page.


We would encourage all residents of Chorleywood to join the Association.

Our membership fees are low, and members get the benefit of your own household copy of the bi-annual Chorleywood Newsletter as well as advice and non-party political representation from the Association.

£4 for one year or £10 for 3 years
Senior Household
£2 for one year or £5 for 3 years

You can't even get a good quality magazine for £2 an issue now.... so just think of the value the Association can give you.

For more information
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