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Let’s All Go Out to Play!!

posted 14 Nov 2012, 13:41 by Tomo   [ updated 17 Nov 2012, 08:42 ]
The Chorleywood Play Space Consultation returns big majority in favour of the common as the site for the new play space.

Over the past few years the Residents' Association has been working along with Chorleywood Mums and other groups in the village to ensure that an allocation of £95,000 of funding by Three Rivers District Council could be used appropriately provide an additional play space in Chorleywood. 

Over the summer the Council consulted local residents as to the 
  • type of equipment to be used (an indicative design was included), and 
  • where it should be sited – the options available were Chorleywood House Estate, Chorleywood Common or somewhere else.
The results of the consultation have now been analysed and the Residents' Association is really encouraged to hear that that there was a response rate of 25% to the consultation exercise (over 1000 responses), which is it itself a massive achievement for the local community and shows the interest the community has shown in the opportunity of a new Play Space.
  • 81% of respondents liked the type of play equipment that had been suggested. 
  • With regards to sites, 34% of respondents felt that Chorleywood Estate would be the best site, but 61% favoured a site on the common and the remaining 5% saying it should be somewhere else.
The upcoming Three Rivers Leisure and Community Safety Policy and Scrutiny Committee (that just rolls off the tounge!) on the 21st November has an attachment with the output of the survey. We've put a copy of the paper on our website - you can access this here (it's quite a big document, it may take a few minutes to load)

Three Rivers District Council will now be liaising with  the Parish Council who own the common and have been very helpful up to now for permission to proceed further with the scheme. 

The council will be presenting the detail of the consultation at the Chorleywood Local Area Forum on Monday 3rd December 2012 which will be held at 2pm at the Chorleywood Memorial Hall 

The Residents' Association would like to thank all our members and residents for engaging with the consultation process, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Parish and District Council and the local community to get a result that works for the majority.

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