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 the Chair if you are interested in taking on this role

About Us

The Chorleywood Residents Association (CRA) 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.

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.

Annual fees:
  • Household: £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 see our Membership page.


Below are the most recent news items featured on our website. You can find them all on our News page.

Recent Environment News

  • Chorleywood & Sarratt Policing Priority Survey June 2015
    Vote for your neighbourhood policing priorities! This is your opportunity to influence policing priorities in your neighbourhood for the coming months. Please note that this concerns the day-to-day policing work of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team; any major crimes or incidents will of course be dealt with as a matter of urgency. Please spare just one minute to vote online.

    The link below can only be used once so please avoid sharing it with others. If you know someone who would like to participate next time please ask them to sign up to OWL.
    Please click here to view the survey. It will open in your web browser.

    N.B. If you have already seen the survey originally sent via OWL, you can ignore this message!
    Posted 12 Jun 2015, 03:08 by Phil Ellis
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Recent Play Area News

  • Chorleywood Community Groups discuss the Play Area project
    Following the controversial decision by Chorleywood Parish Council, at their meeting on 1st October, not to support a children’s play area on the Common, Chorleywood Residents Association is meeting with other Chorleywood community groups to discuss the various views and the issues involved. 

    A small group has been set up with representatives of Friends of the Common, Chorleywood mums, and Chorleywood Residents Association. The purpose of this group is to discuss and explore how we can resolve the differing views on the proposed new Chorleywood play area, and agree on a way forward. The first meeting was held before Christmas, and there will be further meetings in 2014.

    Posted 20 Jan 2014, 13:30 by Tomo
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Recent Transport News

  • Public Meeting - Green Street
    The County Council is calling a public meeting to discuss the Green Street flooding and a potential solution following a meeting between Local Authority officers and the Green Street golf course owner.

    The meeting is being held on Monday 2nd February commencing at 7:30pm in the Chorleywood War Memorial Hall. Please contact Sophie Williamson at the County Council for more details - her email address is: sophie.williamson@hertfordshire.gov.uk
    Posted 30 Jan 2015, 00:03 by Debbie Rosario
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Recent Planning News

  • Lidl planning application submitted for Rickmansworth
    We wrote previously about the Lidl proposal for Rickmansworth - Lidl approached many local residents directly via a mailshot about their proposed supermarket on the site of the former Police Station in Rickmansworth, and ran a community engagement event in Mill End.

    Lidl have now submitted their planning application under reference 13/2077/FUL on 15th November 2013, and residents have until Friday 6th December to submit comments on the application. You can view the application online.

    As we stated previously, there were general comments made in favour of the concept of a low-cost retailer such as Lidl in our local area. However there were concerns expressed about the proposed plans for Rickmansworth, the visual appearance of the development as proposed and traffic management issues at this specific site.

    Whilst the locality is a generally affluent area, and we are fortunate to have a good mix of both vibrant independent local retailers as well as a good selection national chains in our local area. However, not all of our residents are fortunate enough to be able to be able afford to shop on every occasion in the existing local retailers. One comment from a local resident in the recent past regarding the slow off-peak Metropolitan Line services was that these services had the benefit that it made it easier for them to get to Pinner without a change from Chorleywood where there is a Lidl at the top of the high street there, as they could not afford many of the existing options.

    We are a little disappointed that Lidl at this time have not sought to address some of the concerns raised by many residents, specifically the visual impact of the development to Rectory Road, however in the covering letter to the planning department Lidl have stated that they are open to discussions on this point.

    Posted 30 Nov 2013, 12:02 by Tomo
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Recent Chorleywood News

  • Chorleywood Library Volunteers: Community Meeting
    7.30 pm on Tuesday 9th June 2015 in Chorleywood Library, Lower Road

    Come and find out about the future of the Library.

    The Chorleywood Library Volunteers are inviting volunteers, potential volunteers, and anyone who is interested in knowing more, to join them at their first community meeting in the Library. They will explain progress so far and set out their plans for the future. Senior Library Management staff from HCC will be present. All will do their best to answer questions.

    The formal meeting is intended to be fairly short, and will be followed by nibbles and drinks. We want to get to know potential volunteers.  If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, or wish to add your name to the growing list of volunteers, please contact Angela Killick on t. 01923 282626 or cwlvolunteers@gmail.com.
    Posted 3 Jun 2015, 13:16 by Phil Ellis
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Recent Education News

  • Three Rivers Museum
    Watford Observer has published an article about a petition set up to address the need for more space at Three Rivers Museum since existing space is claimed to be at "bursting" point.

    The Rickmansworth Town Team is lobbying Three Rivers District Council to allow them to use all of the ground floor at Basing House, which is located between the library and Watersmeet in Rickmansworth High Street. Currently, the museum only uses half of the ground floor space in the High Street venue.

    The petition states: "In order for the museum to provide an on-going, up-to-date and relevant service to the community, the museum needs more space urgently. Many of the rooms in Basing House are currently unoccupied and would make an ideal space for growth for the museum".

    If you would like to sign the petition, or just learn more about it, see the Watford Observer article
    Posted 4 Apr 2015, 02:50 by Phil Ellis
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Recent Health News

  • Dementia Friendly Chorleywood - Official Launch
    The date of the official launch of Dementia Friendly Chorleywood is Saturday 27th June. It will be held at The Hive in Chorleywood from 2pm – 4pm.
    The Hive, 506 Sheraton House, Lower Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LH

    See attached poster for more information.
    Posted 25 May 2015, 01:41 by Phil Ellis
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