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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.

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