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April 2019 e-News

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:55 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 21 Apr 2019, 01:56 ]

  • Annual CRA Community meeting including the CRA AGM ;
  • Post Office closure ;
  • Chorleywood Station Signal Box ;
  • The Chorleywood Resident - Spring / Summer Issue ;
  • 21st Century Hospital ;
  • French Market returns to Chorleywood on 2nd June ;
  • Ambulance station to remain in Rickmansworth ;
  • Our Environment ;
  • Next Pensioner’s Forum on Friday 28th June ;
  • New Hertswise Dementia Group ;
  • Lady Ela’s Museum in the Summer House at Chorleywood House Estate ;
  • Chorleywood Choral Society to perform at the Royal Festival Hall ;
  • Three Rivers Music Society - Harp Recital by Louise Thomson ;
  • Events at Sunrise of Chorleywood ;
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Annual CRA Community meeting including the CRA AGM - 15th May

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:51 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Come join us for the 2019 CRA Community meeting and AGM on Wednesday 15th May 2019 at the War Memorial Hall, Common Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5LN.  It’s a great opportunity to meet other Chorleywood residents and representatives from various local organisations.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm.  Wine, soft drinks and snacks will be provided as part of our usual hospitality.   Thanks to the Co-Op for sponsoring the drinks and snacks this year.

We are delighted to welcome Daniel du Gard, Common Conservation Ranger and Alec Pinkstone, Common Parish Ranger, as our guest speakers who will be talking about “Looking after The Common”.

You can find out more on the CRA website at http://www.chorleywoodresidents.co.uk/news-1/2019agm

There will also be a draw for the monthly winners of the CRA 100 Club which includes a chance to win £100 as well as three £10 prizes.  There is still time to join the 100 Club and be eligible for this draw.  Details are on the 100 Club page of the website and make sure you join before 30th April.  It is not a requirement to come to the AGM to win the prize, but we would be delighted if you can join us.

Post Office closure

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:51 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

As we reported last month we have been pressuring Post Office Limited to re-establish a Post Office in Chorleywood. Residents and businesses in Chorleywood are suffering as residents are going elsewhere to get cash and do their shopping whilst there.  Post Office Limited have reassured us again that a Post Office will be opened but it is all taking too long. We have been in touch with Mid Counties Co-op and Lords who are both interested in having a Post Office counter. Watch this space!

In the meantime we understand Co-op already have an ATM on order and are awaiting installation. They also offer cash back of up to £50 on any value of purchase at the store.

If you have elderly neighbours and are going to a Post Office, why not ask them if they want anything while you are there. These are the people most likely to be affected by the closure.

Chorleywood Station Signal Box

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:50 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Owen Edis, Martin Trevett and Yvonne Merritt have met with four members of Tfl to see inside the building and discuss possible uses for the interior. Initial thoughts are that it could be a picture gallery for railway enthusiasts as a kind of museum to complement the Lady Ela exhibition in the Summerhouse in Chorleywood House Estate. This could be open on bank holidays and Steam on the Met days.  Obviously it would need some volunteers to develop the idea and man it when operational. Anyone interested please contact Owen Edis or Yvonne Merritt. Clearly the inside would need sprucing up, display boards fitted and safer access provided from the ‘Down’ platform. Martin Trevett has mentioned that TRDC have a Heritage fund that might be able to help with initial costs.

If anyone knows of residents who may have worked in the signal box when it was operational we would be very pleased to meet them. Their story could be told in the Box. Please contact chair@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

21st Century Hospital

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:50 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Last month we advised you of the meeting about the new hospital project presentation at the Junction on Thursday 11th April. Regrettably it was not well attended which is a shame as it affects us all particularly future generations, and was an excellent presentation. Below is the link that tells you all about it. CRA have for some time taken an interest in this venture, and it now seems some progress appears to be being made.  The project is raising funds to design the new hospital and the presenters hope to get an audience with the Minister of State for Health. We will keep you informed of progress.

For more information, take a look at:-

There are also leaflets available in the library headed - ‘Your Hospital : Your Future'.

French Market returns to Chorleywood on 2nd June

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:49 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

The popular French Market is coming back to Chorleywood on Sunday 2nd June from 10am to 4pm. From traditional French cheeses, breads and pastries, and of course crepes, to hand crafted gifts, accessories as well as provencal soaps and tablecloths, there will be something for everyone.  If you are interested in having a Community stall at the event, contact Sarah Papadopoulos - sarahbee60@hotmail.com (limited number available)

Next Pensioner’s Forum on Friday 28th June

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:48 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

The next Pensioners’ Forum will be held at Three Rivers House, in the Penn Chamber, on Friday 28 June from 1.30pm for registration, refreshments and networking. 

The agenda includes:  

  • Jane Gurney, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance  
  • Terry Morris, Hertfordshire Police
  • Jan and Andrew Taylor, The History of the Greyhounds 

New Hertswise Dementia Group

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:48 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Hertswise, the countywide project working to improve life for people with dementia and their carers, will be starting a social group at  Sunrise of Chorleywood from the beginning of May.

From Friday 3rd May, they will be meeting every week from 2.30-4.30pm in the Sunrise activities room, for tea and conversation, arts and crafts, singing, seated exercise, occasional speakers and more. If you or someone you know is living with dementia, come along to meet others in shared circumstances, make new friends, obtain advice, information and support, and have fun. The cost is £5 (carers come free of charge). 
Sunrise of Chorleywood is located at High View, WD3 4HA (next to the M25).

For more information, please ring Mary Green, Three Rivers Locality Worker, on 07498 042088, or for more general advice and information ring HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.

Lady Ela’s Museum in the Summer House at Chorleywood House Estate

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:47 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Come and discover the history of Chorleywood House Estate, its residents, varied wildlife, plant species and interesting places to walk and visit.

Open this Easter Weekend, Saturday April 20th, Sunday April 21st and Monday April 22nd. 11am to 4pm – Free Entry

Also open

  • May Bank Holiday Sunday May 5th & Monday May 6th
  • Spring Bank Holiday Sunday May 26th & Monday May 27th
  • August Sundays August 11th & 18th
  • Apple day Saturday October 5th
Entrance by the Parish Offices on Rickmansworth Road opposite the Cricket ground. Postcode WD3 5SL. (when you see the public tennis courts just follow the signs TO YOUR LEFT)

Chorleywood Choral Society to perform at the Royal Festival Hall - 8th May

posted 21 Apr 2019, 01:45 by Chorleywood Residents' Association

Chorleywood Choral Society performs regularly in the Chorleywood area, but every two or three years they take part in a larger event.  Their next performance will be at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 8th May at 7:30pm.

This is a great chance to hear the Choral Society performing THE DREAM of GERONTIUS, which is thought to be Elgar’s best work.  

Tickets and more information available here.

Chorleywood Choral Society hold rehearsals Mondays at 8pm.  New members always welcome

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