Page07 - Flower Festival, Sportsman Cut Footpath


Over 1,000 people visited the Flower Festival held at Christ Church, Chorleywood, on the weekend of 10/12 July. About 30 stunning arrangements depicted the main elements of the Christian biblical story from Creation to the life of Jesus. Each class from Christ Church School contributed their own Posy Pouches with flowers from their home gardens. 

The weekend was a success, according to Rev Gavin Collins, Vicar of the church and Rural Dean of Rickmansworth. "We were delighted," he said, "that so many people from the community came to enjoy the floral spectacle, set off to advantage in our beautiful Grade 2* listed building." Admission to the church was free. Donations went towards The Junction, the new church centre, which it is planned to build to replace theexisting inadequate Church Room, in order to provide much needed facilities for both the church and the community. It is hoped that work on the project will start after Easter in 2010.

Late News - Footpath

The Secretary of State has at last made a decision on the appeal by developers against the establishment of the footpath between Common Road and Station Approach through the grounds of the former Sportsman Hotel - now Betjeman Gardens. The Association is delighted that the decision has been made that the appeal should be dismissed and that the route should be made a public footpath. We look to the County Council to move quickly to enforce the decision and re-establish permanent 24-hour free access along this important route.