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 loc
al organisations. If you have some news that you think we've not picked up on, please let us know by e-mailing - we'd be happy to hear from you!

This page contains recent news items, regardless of subject or category. To see older material, see our Archived News page.

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July 2019 e-Newsletter

posted 26 Jul 2019, 01:44 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 26 Jul 2019, 01:46 ]

July e-Newsletter Contents       

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  • Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day ;
  • Some things your Residents' Association are working on for you ;
  • Resident Representatives needed ;
  • Chorleywood Post Office ;
  • Barclays Bank Application ; 
  • Business Parking permits to be extended to local roads ;
  • Heathrow Airport Consultation ;
  • Federation Of Metropolitan Line Users Committee (FOMLUC) ;
  • Closure of Watford High Street station 11-17 August ;
  • Mission EmployAble at Village Day ;
  • Big Butterfly Count - 19th July to 11th August ;
  • Chorleywood House Estate ;
  • Discovery Day at Maple Lodge Nature Reserve on 11th August ;
  • Charity event at the Black Horse on 25th August ;
  • Burford House Nursing Home announce closure for luxury development ;
  • Sunrise of Chorleywood ;
  • Quick Links ;

Chorleywood Twinning Association stall at Village Day

posted 26 Jul 2019, 01:39 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

The Twinning Association attracted lots of visitors to its stall, many of them interested in our French Conversation sessions held Mon eves and some Tues afternoons.  (Or perhaps the real attraction was the free glass of wine!)  

There were lots of photos on display of the fun we had when our friends from Dardilly visited Chorleywood in April and also of the June 2019 trip to Dardilly for their Fȇte de l'Amitié (a twinning jamboree for all their twinned towns in Germany, Italy, UK and Mauritania).

Next twinning event for your diary:  "
Play Pétanque" : Chorleywood, 26th August 2019, Bank Holiday Monday, at 3.30pm  £5 per person (kids go free).  All are welcome - please contact Richard Foster: or Caroline Bartlett:

Come and play French boules, make new friends, brush up on your French and join us for food and refreshments.

Soon to be announced:  Raclette Evening (later in the year).

June 2019 e-Newsletter

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:51 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

June e-Newsletter Contents       
  • Chorleywood Businesses Meeting 18th June ;
  • Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day is on 13 July ;
  • Chorleywood Post Office ;
  • Heathrow Airport Consultation ;
  • Three Rivers Police launch Facebook page ;
  • Carriageway Resurfacing in Common Road from 8th July to 11th July ;
  • Garden Bonfires ;
  • Parks and Open Spaces Byelaws Consultation closes 28th June ;
  • Youth Crime Awareness Forums ;
  • Three Rivers Summer Pensioners' Forum on 28th June ; 
  • The Big Chorleywood Ball for Children with Cancer ; 
  • Sunrise of Chorleywood ;
  • Quick Links ;     
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Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day is on 13 July

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:49 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Village Day is rapidly approaching and yet again the Parish Council have lots of things to entertain and enthral you. The Birds of Prey and Jungle Juniors will be there again, together with the ever popular dog show. With over 100 stalls from local groups, charities, businesses and local organisations there really is something for everyone.

The event will, again be themed – with musical and dance entertainment in the kids zone, birds, beasts and animals in the Enviro Zone. Or perhaps you may prefer some light refreshment and musical entertainment in the chill out zone or the activities in the arena.

Parking is available in the Chorleywood House Estate and the event will be held on Saturday 13th July from 12 noon until 4pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Chorleywood Businesses Meeting 18th June

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:48 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

We live in changing times for retailers and the impact can be very clearly seen in our own village. CRA has excellent connections with our local authorities so we recently hosted a meeting of local businesses to ascertain how we could help them by using our contacts.

Our joint conclusion was that Chorleywood has many strengths that can be built on and that there are opportunities to make it even better if together we can address five key areas:
  1. Getting a viable post office back asap
  2. Improving parking
  3. Ensuring rent and rates are affordable
  4. Improving the overall look of the village
  5. Exploring ways for our retailers to work together. 
Further meetings are planned to follow through on various ideas and to create a plan for building on the undoubted opportunities that exist so as to ensure that our village keeps pace with modern times and continues to prosper.

However, CRA and the businesses cannot work alone. We need to collect as many ideas as possible, so if you have any suggestions please mail them to

Chorleywood Post Office

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:47 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Chorleywood Residents' Association regularly contact and remind Post Office HQ of the impact to the residents and businesses of Chorleywood that the closure of the Post Office is having.

The most recent response we have received just last week indicates that they are still committed to a solution, and that they are working hard on practical ideas that are taking longer than they had hoped to complete.

Your Residents' Association will continue to pressure them directly, and through other channels, and will advise residents through our website and newsletters as soon as we have more information.

Heathrow Airport Consultation

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:46 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Consultation events over the expansion of Heathrow Airport have now started and you may already have received one of the leaflets that are being delivered to households.

Consultation events local to us are:
  • Rickmansworth: Friday 12th July 2pm to 8pm - Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH
  • Gerrards Cross: Tuesday 16th July 2pm to 8pm - Colston Hall, 8 East Common, Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD
  • Harrow: Thursday 25th July 2pm to 8pm - Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow HA3 5BD
  • Uxbridge: Tuesday 20th August 2pm to 8pm - Brunel University London, Conference Services, Uxbridge Campus, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH The consultation period is from 18th June 2019 to 13th September 2019.

You can find out more information on the Heathrow Consultation Hub website. Copies of the consultation documents will also be available for inspection at Three Rivers District Council Officers and Watford Central Library.

Feedback can be given online or by email to or by post to Freepost LHR AIRPORT EXPANSION CONSULTATION, or by completing a feedback form available at events or on request.

Three Rivers Police launch Facebook page

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:45 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

If you use Facebook then you can find out more about what local officers are doing by following their new Facebook page @ThreeRiversPolice.

Those who follow the page will be able to see photographs and information posted by officers from their local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It also features witness appeals, details about proactive policing operations, traffic information and arrest, charge and sentencing updates.

It is not intended to be used as a tool to report crime or anti-social behaviour, so people are encouraged to continue to use the appropriate channels to report incidents in their area.

If there is danger to life or you believe a crime is currently in progress, dial 999.

However if it is not an emergency, you can:

Carriageway Resurfacing in Common Road from 8th July to 11th July

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:43 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 7 Jul 2019, 03:44 ]

Works are planned to be carried out throughout the length of Common Road estimated starting 8th July and completing on 11th July between 9:30am and 4pm.

See this notice for more information or visit the Chorleywood Parish Council website.

Whilst on the subject of resurfacing, you can find out more about Hertfordshire County Council's plans for additional resurfacing of local roads in an article they published on 13th June, and you can see the full list of the roads getting treatment under the new scheme in 2019/20 via this link.   

Garden Bonfires

posted 7 Jul 2019, 03:42 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

For the second year in a row, we have received comments of concern from residents about garden bonfires. Before using a bonfire to dispose of garden waste, we would ask residents to consider both the impact on their neighbours and the overall environment. 

The smoke from garden bonfires can seriously impact the ability of neighbours to enjoy their own garden and can have a significant negative impact on those with conditions such as asthma.

As burning garden waste releases locked in carbon into the atmosphere, in an age where we are all trying to reduce our carbon footprint, recycling garden waste through the districts recycling centres or the council's brown bin scheme is a simple way to reduce our negative impact . The nearest Recycling Centre is in Riverside Drive, Rickmansworth and is open 10am - 6 pm Thursday to Monday.  Further details on the council's brown bin scheme can be found at

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