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Our online community noticeboard. 

We'll put up any local news items here, publicity for local events or other community news that we feel is of relevance to the Chorleywood Area. Please contact us at to get anything included here. And we can also include meetings in our What's On calendar.

1st Chorleywood Scouts Bike Auction

posted 3 May 2015, 09:40 by   [ updated 3 May 2015, 09:43 ]

Saturday, 9th May 2015

1st Chorleywood Scouts HQ, Orchard Drive, WD3 5QN

To sell, bring bike between 10am to 12 noon. 
Viewing, 12 noon to 2pm. 
To buy, auction starts at 2pm.

For more information, see the attached PDF flyer.

Chorleywood Common Youth Football Club - Sponsorship

posted 6 Apr 2015, 07:31 by

Chorleywood Common Youth Football Club will run its annual end of season tournament on 17th May 2015 for U6 to U12s at the club's Chorleywood House ground. This attracts many teams, often from other counties. Its a major fundraiser for the club so they are looking for sponsors of the event - and/or new kit which will carry the sponsor's logo. If any companies are interested in being a club partner they are asked to please get in touch with Roy Bennett, via email  or see the website

Elections - vacancies for polling and counting staff

posted 30 Mar 2015, 09:34 by   [ updated 30 Mar 2015, 09:34 ]

Three Rivers District Council MAY need staff to help at polling stations on election day. They DO need staff for the verification of votes on the evening of the elections on 7th May. Details below:

If you are interested, please contact the Elections department by using the contact details given in the link above.

French Market returns to Chorleywood - 11 May 2014

posted 15 Apr 2014, 13:24 by Unknown user

The very popular French Market is returning to Chorleywood on it's 3rd annual visit on Sunday 11th May 2014.

The market consists of approximately 15 stall-holders, with the traders mostly coming from Normandy and belong to the Syndicate or Traders’ Association in Rouen. They offer a wide range of products. The range of goods is typically French, as is the atmosphere they create, with their umbrellas, marquees and attractive market layout.

All the traders have their own regular markets in France but enjoy coming to England because they always receive such a very warm welcome.

The goods that will be on sale are typically cheeses, bread (freshly baked every day), patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, handbags, jewellery, craft items.

The market has been a great success in both 2012 and 2013 in Chorleywood, and we hope it will be as successful in 2014.

Also appearing at the French Market in 2014 will be team members from the Community Plan, who will be on hand to discuss what the proposed Community plan means for Chorleywood, and to get your feedback.

If you have any queries about the French Market, please contact the Chorleywood Business Association.

Open Day at Maple Lodge Nature reserve

posted 16 Mar 2014, 13:45 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Mar 2014, 13:46 ]

Over the weekend of 10th and 11th May from 11am (last admission 4pm), Maple Lodge Nature Reserve will be open to the public.  This private reserve is situated in an unexpected corner of Hertfordshire, and is home to a rich variety of wildlife including waterfowl, woodland birds, bats and butterflies.

On both days guided tours of the reserve will be organised by members of the Maple Lodge Conservation Society.  There are two lakes and many hides to explore around the reserve, some of which have wheelchair access.

Light refreshments will be available all day and there will also be plants, second-hand books and handmade greeting cards on sale.  Entry to the reserve and parking will be free of charge.

Keith Pursall, the Society’s Chairman, says “This is an ideal opportunity for people who have not visited Maple Lodge before to come and enjoy an exceptional reserve.  After being given a guided tour visitors can, if they like what they have seen, join the Society on the day of their visit.” 

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve is owned by Thames Water who lease it to the members of Maple Lodge Conservation Society who work hard all year round to maintain the 40 acres of woodland, meadow and lakes.  Membership of the Society is open to anyone with an interest in conservation and natural history.

For more information please contact:

Keith Pursall
Maple Lodge Conservation Society

Tel: 07580 535986

The Hive - Quiz Night

posted 16 Mar 2014, 13:27 by Unknown user

For more information on the latest news about the upcoming use of the former Sheratons Building and the latest on The Hive's plans for Spring 2014 please support us by coming along to The Hive fundraising Quiz Night at Memorial Hall on 22nd March, Tickets £10 per person 

Please contact for more information and to book tickets.

Chorleywood Film Club - the antidote to Valentine schmaltz

posted 8 Feb 2014, 01:37 by Unknown user

Friday 14th February 2014 The Chorleywood Film Club presents the antidote to Valentine schmaltz.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (15)* is a funny, intriguing and moving film about love and estrangement. 
What would happen if you woke one day to find your loved one had wiped their memory of you in an attempt to move on? 
Would you do the same? 
What if you met again as strangers? 
Would you end up lovers again? 

A Valentine’s Day movie for the heart and the mind.

We are also very proud to bring you the multi-award-winning short film The Voyagers. 
A story about the fastest-travelling and furthest Valentine from earth and the lovers who made it: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

The show starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. There will be a bar and light refreshments.

Tickets are £5 and are available online or at the Chorleywood Bookshop.

* Eternal Sunshine is a “memory film”.  Even if you have seen it the Film Club guarantees you will enjoy it a 2nd time.

New Chorleywood Youth Club

posted 8 Feb 2014, 01:08 by Unknown user

The YMCA in Watford has been running some outreach sessions in Chorleywood recently, but it appears they're trying to get a Youth Club off the ground.

Go along to Rootz Cafe on Main Parade in Chorleywood on Wednesday 26th Feb to hear about plans and give your views about a new Chorleywood Youth Club that will be starting in the Fielder Centre in Chorleywood soon.

The event runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and there will be free hot drinks on offer from the YMCA Youth Team.

For further information please contact Emma Brown, the Youth Work Manager
Call 07967 886 089 or email

Bug Storeys on Chorleywood Common

posted 7 Feb 2014, 23:34 by Unknown user

Half term fun will hopefully come naturally with the return of boredom-busting Bug Club to Chorleywood Common.
Bug Storey will enable children to be building brilliant bat boxes, terrific toad halls and fantastic bird feeders, as well as portable bug hotels. 
It’s an ideal way to encourage your kids off the sofa, away from their screens and into nature that we have available to us in Chorleywood.
All activities are designed, led and supervised by our qualified Bug Rangers who are on hand to entertain, educate and inspire.

Costs: £30 per child per session 
Concession: 20% off for a sibling or 20% the afternoon session if booking a full day. 
Ages: 7-13 years 
Bring: Old clothes (we’re using messy acrylic paint) A 1L and a 2L clear plastic bottle per child if attending the Friday morning session 

No food provided. 
Children may bring snacks - no nuts please! 
Children staying a full day will need to bring a packed lunch (no nuts please!)

Wednesday 19th February 
9.30 - 12.30 Toads and bugs in your garden: fun facts & create a toad home workshop
13.00 - 16.00 Bats and bugs in your garden: fun facts & build a bat box workshop

Thursday 20th February 
9.30 - 12.30 Bats and bugs in your garden: fun facts & build a bat box workshop
13.00 - 16.00 Toads and bugs in your garden: fun facts & create a toad home workshop

Friday 21st February 
9.30 - 12.30 Birds and bugs in your garden & make a bug home and bird feeder workshop
13.00 - 16.00 Forest and hedgerows: fun facts and quiz

Visit for more information
Book now by calling Michelle on 07808 071775, or email

Chorleywood Presents.... 90th Birthday for the Memorial Hall

posted 3 Feb 2014, 13:07 by Unknown user   [ updated 8 Feb 2014, 01:54 ]

CHORLEYWOOD PRESENTS... at the War Memorial Hall - 7pm to 9.30pm

A one off Performance of all of the stars of our community, organised by the Parish Council. 

A celebration of 90 years of our Community Hall in Chorleywood.
Performances and Presentations by some of the current user groups of the Hall, including:
  • Royal Voluntary Service (Refreshments at the Event)
  • Chorleywood Bookshop (Literary Festival)
  • Egyptian Dane (Belly Dancing)
  • NADFAS (Decorative and Fine Arts Society)
  • A'Rockin (Live Music and Rock'n'Roll Dancing)
  • Carol Kristian Theatre School
  • Chorleywood Chorla Society (Community Choir)
  • Zumbini (children's Zumba)
  • CADS (Chorleywood Amateur Dramatic Society)
With an ensemble of entertainment and fun, featuring music, dancing, drama, performance and much more, the evening has much to offer.
Tickets are £2.50 and are available from the Parish Office and Chorleywood Bookshop.

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