News

We try and keep ourselves abreast of what is going on in and around Chorleywood by using a number of online resources, as well as numerous contacts that we have with local organisations. If you have some news that you think we've not picked up on, please let us know by e-mailing 
enquiries@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk - we'd be happy to hear from you!

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A PERIOD OF CHANGE FOR CHORLEYWOOD

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:27 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

We regularly hear that everything seems to be changing and that is certainly true at this time for Chorleywood. In the February e-newsletter, we will look at some of these changes, how they could impact the area and how Chorleywood Residents' Association are looking after the village's interests with regard to them.

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Contents
  • Chorleywood Post Office and ATM
  • Chorleywood Cricket Club announces link up with Mission EmployAble to provide a new clubhouse and community learning café
  • TRDC Local Plan
  • Heathrow Airspace Changes
  • M25 Services
  • Chorleywood Twinning Association looking for hosts
  • Would you like to know more about current and planned road works?
  • Gritting routes and salt bin locations
  • Chorleywood and Sarratt Local Area Forum - 4 March 2019 (2pm)
  • Great British Spring Clean - Save the Date - 22nd March to 23rd April
  • March talk at Chorleywood and District RSPB Local Group
  • Join the authors of “Exploring Chorleywood” on 16th February
  • Quick Links

Chorleywood Post Office and ATM

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:23 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:27 ]

Our village Post Office and ATM machine has been out of use for over two weeks now. This is since the unfortunate burglary and associated damage to the premises on the night of Saturday 26th January. Chorleywood Parish Council (CPC) and Residents Association (CRA) have been stressing the importance of restoring this vital service to Post Office Ltd management through recent correspondence. We have been assured that the premises will re-open as soon as possible once the substantial damage has been rectified. It is also known that the building has been sold for future redevelopment and alternative premises are being investigated.

Please be reassured that both CPC and CRA are doing everything possible to ensure that a Post Office service remains in Chorleywood and we will continue to keep our residents informed of progress.

See the correspondence ...

Chorleywood Cricket Club announces link up with Mission EmployAble to provide a new clubhouse and community learning café

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:21 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:28 ]

Breaking for tea has never seemed so appealing ...

Chorleywood Cricket Club has been in discussion with the Parish Council about ambitious new plans to link up with a new local charity, Mission EmployAble, to develop a new clubhouse and community learning café. The club, having recently secured planning permission for a major refurbishment and extension of the outdated clubhouse, has been working closely with Mission EmployAble to bring this new opportunity to fruition. The proposals have been warmly welcomed by the Parish Council.

Steve Dunning, club Chair points out :-

“This link up provides an excellent opportunity to provide a purpose-built, pavilion style facility that supports the development of the cricket club and also benefits the entire community”.

Katharine Weston, Chair, Mission EmployAble, says :-

“Our vision is to train people with learning disabilities, to employ some and help others find work so that they can lead fulfilled lives working in and contributing to their local community,”

The proposed 30 seat community café would be open 7 days a week throughout the year, operated by Mission EmployAble. On week days the café will be staffed by trainees with learning difficulties supported by a dedicated training team. Visitors can expect a welcoming atmosphere, fantastic local produce and coffee and the most engaging service possible

The concept is at a very early stage and an essential first part of the process is to engage with, and enlist the support of, the local community. This is the first of a number of planned communications over the coming months.

Heathrow Airspace Changes

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:20 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:28 ]

Some residents have noticed the increased air traffic over Chorleywood in the last year. Complaints are about the constant drone of airliners passing overhead sometimes stacking to land at Heathrow. Coincidentally many local residents will have received a leaflet through their letterboxes about a consultation on potential changes to flight paths from Heathrow both for the existing runways and, if it is ever built, for the new third runway.

A representative of Chorleywood Residents' Association has met with the group consulting on the new flight paths to understand the impact on the Chorleywood area. Documentation has been gathered that shows the flight paths at different altitudes.

Overall, it appears good news. Currently, a fairly large numbers of flights departing Heathrow pass over the Chorleywood area at about 6,000 feet. This is quite high and should produce sound of a volume of no more than that of conservational speech but it certainly has been noticed by some residents of the area. If the new flight paths are introduced as proposed, no flights should pass over Chorleywood at a height of less than 7,000 feet, hopefully reducing the level of disturbance to below that which will be noticeable.

The consultation remains open until 4th March 2019 and you can participate and find out more information at www.heathrowconsultation.com.

M25 Services

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:19 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:29 ]

For some years, there has been the threat of a motorway service station being built at J17 of the M25 with not only the loss of Green Belt but also the increase in traffic using local roads that service stations built on existing junctions seem to result in. It appears there may be some good news with a new service station now being proposed to be built in between J16 and J17 with a dedicated entry and exit for the services. If this development proceeds, it would obviate the need for services at J17. The Residents' Association is monitoring progress with regard to this proposal and will update residents tn future e-newsletters on developments. Find out more at www.m25westmsa.co.uk.

Would you like to know more about current and planned road works?

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:19 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:29 ]

If you are fed up sitting in traffic jams caused by road works and you would like to know more about current and planned road works for Chorleywood and the wider area, or perhaps you would like to know more about the road works planned for your route to work, go to - https://roadworks.org/

See our February 2019 newsletter for more information and an explanation of how to use the website.

Gritting routes and salt bin locations

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:16 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:30 ]

If you would like to know more about which roads are gritted in the event of bad weather or where your nearest salt bin is, you can find this information on the HCC website.

Enter your postcode (bottom left of the map, you need to include a space when you enter your postcode) or just zoom and pan to the relevant area. To show gritting routes, salt bin locations, traffic lights, speed ‘safety’ camera’s etc., just pick the appropriate layer



Chorleywood and Sarratt Local Area Forum - 4 March 2019 (2pm)

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:15 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:31 ]

The Local Area Forum is a great opportunity to hear from and question your local councillors and local police officers about matters of concern in the local area. The agenda for this meeting is yet to be published but is likely to include subjects such as progress on the Local Plan and changes in local criminal activity.

The meeting is to be held at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood on 4th March starting at 2pm.

Great British Spring Clean - Save the Date - 22nd March to 23rd April

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:14 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:31 ]

Keep Britain Tidy are aiming to inspire half a million people to join forces to clear single-use plastic litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

The Great British Spring Clean and Great Big School Clean are taking place from 22 March to 23 April 2019.

See their website for details and how to sign up.

March talk at Chorleywood and District RSPB Local Group

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:13 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:31 ]

The next Chorleywood and District RSPB Local Group talk is on 21st March at 8pm.

The talk is entitled 'Wildlife through a Lens' and is by the young and highly entertaining Tom Way. He will share his latest fabulous and prizewinning images, from African Elephants to Tigers in India, not forgetting the UK's own photogenic puffins. These have been taken in the last two years, and he will explain the methods he uses to capture these stunning images. Date: 8pm on Thursday 21st March 2019
Venue: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, WD3 5RR
Cost £3.50 for non members. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book.

If you have an interest in the natural environment, wildlife, landscape, birds or wildflowers, come to the meetings of Chorleywood and District RSPB Local Group. They are open to everyone. The Group holds 9 public talks per year, given by experts in their field and also organise monthly walks to look at local bird life.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 8pm at The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, WD3 5RR. Cost £3.50 for non-members. Just turn up or contact 01923 897885. Or check out the website for a full programme.

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