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The Association's Executive Committee usually meets every 4 weeks throughout the year. Meetings are open to residents, but due to the arrangements required for the Association to be able to host the meeting, we would like anyone wishing to attend the meeting to let us know in advance by letting the Secretary of the Association know at secretary@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk.

The Association has an AGM and Community meeting where all members and residents are invited to attend. The meeting generally takes place in May or June and is usually held in the Memorial Hall.

An agenda and documents for each meeting are circulated in advance wherever possible.

Minutes are taken of each meeting as a brief record of what has been discussed, and actions agreed to be undertaken and/or carried forward. The minutes of the previous meeting will be approved by the following meeting.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the Secretary of the Association at secretary@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk


2015 Annual General Meeting

posted 4 Apr 2015, 03:33 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 13 May 2015, 03:45 by Phil Ellis ]

You are invited to this year's Community & Annual General Meeting of the Chorleywood Residents’ Association.

It will be held at the Chorleywood War Memorial Hall on Common Road, WD3 5LN, on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 8.00pm for an 8.15pm start.

Guest Speaker: Mahdi Hasan, Chair, West Herts Hospitals Trust.

Please note this is a change of speaker since Jacqueline (Jac) Kelly, CEO, West Herts Hospitals Trust, is unable to attend. We are very pleased to welcome Mahdi Hasan, Chair, West Herts Hospitals Trust, who has agreed to take her place. Mahdi, before he retired, worked as a mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industry. After retirement, he has continued as an independent consultant within that industry and was appointed a non-executive director of the Trust on 1 July 2006. He lives in St Albans and has been a volunteer driver for the Trust since April 2004.

We hope you can attend and we welcome the opportunity to tell you what your Association has been doing on your behalf throughout the year over a glass of wine, and to get your feedback.

Community Meeting and AGM - plus Parish Hustings - 07 May 2014

posted 15 Apr 2014, 13:11 by Tomo   [ updated 1 May 2014, 05:53 ]

This year our AGM and annual community meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th May 2014.

We look forward to welcoming as many members of the community to the meeting, at 7.45pm for an 8pm start at the War Memorial Hall on Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN.

We will be able to update you on what we have been doing over the past 12 months and more importantly get feedback from you on your local concerns.

The timing of our meeting allows us this year to host a hustings for the upcoming Parish Council Elections which will be held on Thursday 22nd May along with other District and European Elections.

As an Association we were very aware of the strong views that were felt on both sides of the debate about the proposed Play Area on the common, and many residents engaged with their Parish Councillors over the issue. Whatever your views we encourage as many residents as possible to engage with your prospective Parish Council candidates and understand who is putting themselves forward to work on the Parish Council for the next four years.

As an Executive committee we look forward to welcoming you - so come and join us for a glass of wine and some nibbles.

Meeting Agenda:

1. Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting
2. Matters arising therefrom
3. Executive Committee’s Report
4. Vote on Resolutions
We propose to change Rule 13 to enable greater flexibility in payments to be made by the Association.
Existing Rule 13
13. A Banking Account shall be opened in the name of the Association into which all monies received shall be paid and from which withdrawals shall be made only upon the signature of the Hon. Treasurer or Hon. Secretary, counter-signed by either the Chairman or Vice-Chairman or by one or two other Executive Committee Members nominated for this purpose by the Committee.
Proposed Rule 13
13. A Banking Account shall be opened in the name of the Association into which all monies received shall be paid and from which withdrawals shall be made and managed by the Hon. Treasurer. There will be at least three committee members, including the Hon. Treasurer who are authorised by the committee to make payments on behalf of the Association. Payments may be made by any two authorised committee members unless a payment is less than £100 in which case the payment may be sanctioned by a single authorised committee member if they have approval by email from another authorised committee member.
5. Treasurer’s Report and Accounts
6. Appointment of Independent Examiner
7. Election of Officers and Committee
8. Any Other Business
9. Close
Mini Hustings for the forthcoming Chorleywood Parish Council Elections

Nominations for Officers and Committee of the Residents' Association:
Rule 17 states that written notice of resolutions not on the Annual General Meeting Agenda and of nominations of officers, other committee members and the independent examiner together with names of Proposers and Seconders for such resolutions and nominations must be delivered to the Honorary secretary of the Association not less than seven clear days before the Annual General Meeting. Nominations must be accompanied by the consent of the nominee. In the event of the secretary failing to receive sufficient written nominations in accordance with this rule to fill all vacancies, the chairman of the meeting shall accept nominations from the floor in respect of such unfilled vacancies only. Honorary Secretary Scott Bayliss.


Notes from the AGM - 15 May 2013

posted 9 Jun 2013, 01:39 by Tomo

On the evening of Wednesday 15th May the Chorleywood Residents Association (CRA) held their AGM at the Memorial Hall. Approximately 60 residents attended including a number from the former Chenies Estate Residents Association (CERA). In addition the current chair and vice chair of the Parish Council attended plus Tania Stabler one of our local PCSOs. 

Before the AGM commenced residents had an opportunity to catch up with the committee and review the information boards prepared by the CRA sub-committee leads whilst enjoying a glass or two of wine and sampling Indian savouries kindly provided by Sathi’s. 

The Chair, Debbie Rosario, opened the meeting and presented her report for the year. This included an update on the recent merger with CERA, the work of the sub committees on behalf of residents, a summary of the multiple ways in which the CRA now engages with its members  and an overview of the increased community involvement being undertaken by CRA. Tony Cannon, the Honorary Treasurer, then presented the accounts for the year before Henry Goldberg commenced the re-election of the Chair and the committee. 

The guest speakers for the evening were Ian Oliver, Katherine Maxwell and Myfanwy Ronchetti from The Hive committee. They gave a very interesting talk on the aims and objectives of the project, current progress and how members of the public can get involved with The Hive before fielding a number of questions from the audience. 

Finally the meeting moved to a close but not before the Open Forum where a number of issues were discussed and these are summarised  below:
  • What is being done to control commuter parking at the Memorial Hall during the day?:  Cllr Lyn Sutherland spoke to say the Parish Council are looking to install two ticket machines to dispense free tickets to allow limited parking.  They hope this will reduce the number of cars parked for long periods and free up the car park for users of the Hall, Golf Club and the Common
  • Would the CRA consider putting forward an Independent candidate for the Parish Council Elections next year?:  The Chair said that this wasn’t something that they had considered to date but she would raise it at the next CRA Executive Committee meeting
  • Introduction of Parking Schemes throughout Chorleywood:  The Chair asked for feedback from residents about the spread of these schemes across Chorleywood
  • Proposed political boundary changes: The Chair asked for feedback from residents about these proposals and how they felt it would affect Chorleywood
  • Development of Beulah House on Common Road: A resident mentioned that when building work start on this house, there will be months of potentially serious traffic problems with the lorries parking and delivering on Common Road near the hairpin bend
  • Dog Fouling:  Gregory Hill of Friends of Chorleywood Common said that before the District Council start their consultation on dog fouling, they wish to hear from residents who have had incidents with dog walkers or dog fouling that could lend weight to their argument to introduce Dog Control Orders on the Common and at Chorleywood House Estate. Feedback can be sent to Julie Hughes at TRDC Julie.Hughes@ThreeRivers.gov.uk
Full minutes of the meeting will be produced and circulated at a later date.

Community & Annual General Meeting - Wed 15 May 2013

posted 21 Apr 2013, 06:21 by Tomo   [ updated 21 Apr 2013, 06:21 ]

Chorleywood Residents’ Association will be holding their Community & Annual General Meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 15th May 2013 at the Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood.

The Hive Charity Committee who are spearheading the setting up of a community space in the heart of Chorleywood will give a talk on their proposed plans followed by an Open Forum.

Are you interested in your community? Want to find out what the Association has been doing on your behalf throughout the year?  Perhaps you’d like to become a committee member?  Please come along and learn more over a glass of wine.

The Association is managed by an Executive Committee and the committee meets approx every six weeks to discuss a range of local issues, such as planning, potholes and dog fouling to name a just a few.  They produce a twice yearly newsletter delivered to members by dedicated road reps.

Over the past few years our workload has grown due to the enthusiasm and energy of those who are passionate about our village.  We have a thriving website and twitter feed, send regular email updates to members who subscribe, have improved our newsletter and attend both the Village Day and Christmas Shopping nights so that residents know we are here. In addition we have recently completed a successful merger with the former Chenies Estate Residents Association so we now have a more united representative voice for Chorleywood. Any resident living in Chorleywood can join us for just £4.00 a year. 

In addition to the website where you can contact the association, we now also have a dedicated phone line that takes messages which are directed to the relevant committee members for those members who need to contact us but who are not on the internet.  Please give us a call on 01923 537637 and someone will get back to you to help with your query or concern.

A number of our committee members are particularly busy and could really do with some help so we are always on the look out for people who care about local issues. We particularly need someone who can help us develop our website further and help us with our social media presence. Planning takes time too and help with this is always welcome.

So why not come along to our meeting, have a glass of wine and chat to us about what the association is doing on your behalf and the opportunities to join the committee. If you require a lift to the meeting please call and leave a message one the committee members would be more than happy to collect you and drop you home again!

Help us help Chorleywood - Wed 16 May at 8pm

posted 12 May 2012, 02:47 by Tomo   [ updated 12 May 2012, 02:49 ]

Chorleywood Residents’ Association will be holding their Community & Annual General Meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 16th May at the Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood.

Chris Hope, Head of Leisure Services at Three Rivers DC will give a talk on the proposed Play Area for Chorleywood, followed by an Open Forum.

Are you interested in your community? Want to find out what the Association has been doing on your behalf throughout the year?  Why not become a committee member?  

The committee meets every six weeks to discuss a range of local issues, such as planning, potholes and dog fouling to name a just a few.  They produce a twice yearly newsletter delivered to members by dedicated road reps.

Our work has grown over the last 2 to 3 years due to the energy of those who are passionate about our village.  We have developed a website, send regular emails to members who subscribe, have improved our newsletter and attend both the Village Day and Christmas Shopping nights so that residents know we are here.  

Any resident in Chorleywood can join us for just £4.00 a year. We now have a dedicated phone line that takes messages which are directed to the relevant committee members for those who are not web aware.  Please give us a call on 01923 537637 and someone will get back to you to help with your query or concern.

A number of our committee members are retiring this year so we are on the look out for people who care about local issues, we particularly need someone with admin skills to organise our meetings and type minutes and generally keep us in order.  We also need someone who can help us develop our website further and update it so that our information is current.  Planning takes time too and help with this is always welcome.

So why not come along to our meeting, have a glass of wine and chat to us about what the association is doing on your behalf and the opportunities to join the committee”

If you require a lift to the meeting please call and leave a message one the committee members would be more than happy to collect you and drop you home again!

Community AGM Meeting on 16th May 2012

posted 3 Apr 2012, 07:55 by Maria Larkin   [ updated 3 Apr 2012, 07:59 ]

A Community and Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2012, doors open from 8pm for an 8.15pm start at the Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN.

Our guest speaker is Chris Hope, Head of Leisure Services at Three Rivers District Council. 
He will update us on recent and future developments of the new Play Area for Chorleywood and details of the Consultation process.
 
The first part of the evening will be taken up with the formal business of the AGM at 8.15pm and will take approximately half an hour, to be followed by Chris' talk.  A general discussion on matters of interest to the local Community including the Play Area will follow.

The Agenda of the AGM is attached below, as well as a nomination form for places on the Executive Committee.

AGM in the News

posted 27 May 2010, 13:21 by Tomo   [ updated 27 May 2010, 13:34 ]

The Residents' Association AGM and Community Meeting was well attended, and we had two articles in the Watford Observer covering the meeting.

In terms of Association business, there was a change of name and a new chairman elected

The Chorleywood Residents' District Association opted for Annette Naughton to take the job as chairman. Ms Naughton, who replaces Raj Khiroya, said: “I'd like to thank Raj for his invaluable contribution and to welcome the new committee members who will be working with us for the next 12 months.” It was also voted to change of name of the group to the Chorleywood Residents' Association.


Another article focussed upon the update given by Jan Filochowski, the CEO of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The chief executive of West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust delivered a glowing report at the Chorleywood Residents' Association annual general meeting. Jan Filochowski spoke about the Watford Health Campus, stating that it would be built in stages, starting in three or four years, with the addition of a multi-storey car park and new road link from the M1 motorway.
“We will create the new hospital underneath the existing one, and hopefully finish in the next six or seven years. The buildings we then don't use will be knocked down and replaced with social housing for West Watford, and a hotel for Watford Football Club. We are also 70 percent certain that the metropolitan tube line will be extended toWatford Junction with a stop at the new Watford hospital.”

Mr Filochowski spoke to the audience about the changes which had taken place in the provision of hospitals in West Hertfordshire, over the past four years. He said: “Two years before I started we lost £27million, the year after we lost £11.4million. Our organisation, like all organisations in Hertfordshire tends to lose money. This year, we made £5.7million, and to date have wiped out the historic loss. We are in the black for the first time I think in history.”

Mr Filochowski also explained the need to centralise the acute and emergency services at Watford General Hospital. “Three years ago, 60 percent of patients waited four months for treatment. Last month, the figures said only six percent wait that long. At the end of November last year, we were voted the second best hospital trust in the country, and I know the best hospital trust, and we're better than them.”

He summed up with his intention to upgrade the current organisation to a “foundation trust” bringing with it greater autonomy, and the opportunity to keep any profit made, by the end of this calendar year.

We are grateful for all our members, residents, local councillors, and the Watford Observer for attending the meeting.

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AGM Community Meeting 19th May 2010

posted 7 May 2010, 01:16 by Tomo   [ updated 11 May 2010, 13:26 ]

A Community and Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Wednesday 19th May 2010, doors open from 8pm for an 8.15pm start at the Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN.

Our guest speaker is Jan Filochowski, Chief Executive of West Herts Hospital NHS Trust. 
He will update us on recent and future developments at West Herts Hospitals Trust and particularly those at Watford Hospital.
 
The AGM is on Wednesday, 19 May, starting at 8.00pm for 8.15pm. 
The formal business of the AGM will take approximately half an hour, to be followed by Jan’s talk, as well as a general discussion of matters of interest to the local Community.

The Agenda of the AGM is attached below, as well as a nomination form for places on the Executive Committee.

Meeting 14th April 2010

posted 7 May 2010, 01:01 by Tomo

The agenda and documents for the Executive Committee Meeting held at 8pm on the 14th April 2010 are attached below.
The minutes of this meeting are pending approval of the next Executive Committee meeting.

Meeting 3rd March 2010

posted 7 May 2010, 00:51 by Tomo

The agenda and documents for the Executive Committee Meeting held at 8pm on the 3rd March 2010 are attached below.
The minutes of this meeting were approved on the the 14th April, and have been attached below.

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