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The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2005 declared Chorleywood as "the happiest place to live". Our community was named as having the best quality of life against 32481 other neighbourhoods by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre at the Department of Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Oxford.

So what is so good about Chorleywood, and how can we represent this? It's said that a picture paints a thousand worlds, so on this page we hope to build up a picture of what life can be like in and around Chorleywood.

We would be more than happy to accept contributions from others and acknowledge their source, so please get in touch if you can share some of your pictures with us.

Chorleywood French Market - 12 May 2013

posted 8 Jun 2013, 14:05 by Tomo   [ updated 8 Jun 2013, 14:37 ]

Organised by the Chorleywood Business Association, the French market returned to Chorleywood for the 2nd time on Sunday 12th May 2013, and it turned out to be a lovely sunny day with brisk business for the traders, queues forming for the fromage (cheese) and boulangerie (baker)

Chorleywood French Market - 12 May 2013


Chalk and Coral - a walk around Carpenters Wood - 20 Apr 2013

posted 8 Jun 2013, 13:33 by Tomo   [ updated 8 Jun 2013, 14:39 ]

The Friends of Carpenters Wood joined up with Alex Laurie from Hertfordshire Countryside Management Services to host a walk around Carpenters Wood, where attendees found out about this fantastic Chiltern wood, and we discovered how the chalky soils support the rare Coralroot Bitter-cress and a host of other woodland plants and the typical tree stock.

Chalk and Coral - a walk around Carpenters Wood - 20 Apr 2013


Bike Marking outside the Library

posted 8 Jun 2013, 13:30 by Tomo

Our local PCSOs marked and tagged bikes outside the Library on Saturday 13th April 2013.
They will be offering free bike security marking again at the Chorleywood Village day on Saturday 13th July.







Chorleywood Jubilee Street Parties

posted 11 Jun 2012, 13:26 by Tomo

Do you have any more photos of your street parties in Chorleywood? Please get in touch if you can share them.

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Photos of poorly drained and flooded roads in Chorleywood

posted 11 Jun 2012, 10:55 by Tomo   [ updated 11 Jun 2012, 10:57 ]

See our article in Transport regarding a submission to Hertfordshire Highways regarding the inability to get in or out of Chorleywood West without getting your feet wet.

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Autumn Colours in and around Chorleywood

posted 7 Nov 2010, 12:30 by Tomo   [ updated 7 Nov 2010, 12:45 ]

A bit of a random mix of views, but mostly with Autumn colours in mind.
Taken on the 6th and 7th November 2010 in and around Chorleywood

Autumn Colours in and around Chorleywood


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Tom Warland - Living in the Third Age @ Watford Museum

posted 8 Oct 2010, 05:20 by Tomo   [ updated 8 Oct 2010, 05:30 ]

Tom Warland - a local resident and documentary artist - has launched an exhibition of his work at Space2 at the Watford Museum.

The 23-year-old's work is entitled "Living in the Third Age" and focuses on the life of his 93-year-old great aunt Cynthia.
Tom grew up in Hounslow, studied in Amersham and Wycombe college, and currently works in Chesham.

The watford Museum is located near Watford High Street station, and is open Thursday - Saturday, 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Admission to Watford Museum is free.
Tom's exhibition runs from 7th October to 30th October 2010.

You can read more about the artist and his work in this article by the Ealing Times.

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A walk around North West Chorleywood

posted 31 Jul 2010, 07:08 by Tomo   [ updated 31 Jul 2010, 07:11 ]

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend - 31st May 2010.
  • Chiltern Way through Carpenters Wood
  • Halseys Wood
  • Chenies
  • Wyburn Wood
  • Turveylane Wood
  • River Chess and Sarratt Mill
  • Chess Valley Walk
  • Chorleywood House Estate
  • Chorleywood Common

Walk around North West Chorleywood


Chorleywood Village Day 2010

posted 26 Jul 2010, 01:47 by Tomo   [ updated 26 Jul 2010, 01:48 ]

Village Day 2010


Photos courtesy of Maria Larkin.

Chorleywood Village Day 2009

posted 26 May 2010, 12:44 by Tomo   [ updated 26 Jul 2010, 01:49 ]

Village Day 2009


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