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Email update 15 Feb 2014

posted 18 Feb 2014, 13:23 by Tomo

Dear Residents

It's been a while since we last emailed you, but it's not because we've been slacking. Much has been going on in the background.

Green Street

The ongoing inaction of Hertfordshire County Council to seemingly do anything to improve the situation of flooding on Green Street has become a considerable issue for the local community. Safety issues for school children trying to get to school. Delivery drivers avoiding the village. Disruption to the 336 bus. Resulting slower traffic on the A404. Poor road closure signage by Herts Highways. Numerous drivers getting caught out and their cars written off. And ongoing inconvenience for the community.

Whilst there have been terrible floods in many places in the UK, and in context to other places the impact upon Chorleywood is really limited to inconvenience, we really need County Hall to understand that this issue is a recurring problem that is not going to go away and is hence a priority and needs the root cause addressing. 

Working with Chorleywood Magazine and Chorleywood Mums we've done an update on the Green Street issue.
Please  - take time to read our article The Saga of flooding on Green Street continues and MAKE TIME to take action:
  • Register a complaint with County Hall over their general inaction (will take you about 5-10 minutes online)
  • Email Flood Water Management at County Hall and help prioritise this issue for resolution (will take 10-15 mins)
  • Use the comments section on the Chorleywood Magazine to share your views with the community (as long as you like!)
As a community we've suffered from the loss of the use of Green Street for a month so far this year and 10 weeks out of the last 26 months, so action is overdue.

Environment

Are you aware of the Chorleywood Common Project and the plans for the Common? The Parish Council has employed an extra member of staff to consider a number of specific projects, this being one of them - read more about it in The Chorleywood Common Project

Transport

Linked to the Green Street issue is the fact that many students at St Clement Danes walk to school - it's a good thing and to be encouraged. However when Green Street is closed, the students have to divert via Common Road and Chenies Road. Common Road has no footpath for much of its length, and the footpath on Chenies Road floods to the west of the junction with Common Road to the extent that Children often end up walking on the road. We have highlighted these on many occasions as have others, and an Chorleywood CAIRS (Chorleywood Action Group for Road Safety) has formed to spearhead road safety issues in Chorleywood. We're happy to support Chorleywood CAIRS and will be working with them.

The good news is that next week - during half-term week - a French Drain is due to be constructed in the pavement on Chenies Road to try and alleviate the flooding on the pavement which will hopefully mean that students no longer need to walk in the road on the A404 to get to school. We're hopeful that this work will go ahead after many years of campaigning by local residents, and others alike.

Are you aware of potential cut backs in Bus Transport budget for Hertfordshire? Read more about it in Bus transport in and around Chorleywood

We've also attended a Highways Locality meeting with Chris Hayward to identify with others in his County Ward opportunities to use his Highways Locality budget for some repairs that might not otherwise be priorotised from the operational and capital maintenance budgets at County Hall. We'll write about this and other matters next time, Green Street and other Highway issues have been taking up too much of our time!

Play Area

Despite the setback in Autumn regarding the Play Area, work is continuing in the background between various stakeholders on how to progress the Play Area project for the community. We don't have any more news at this stage, but work is underway.

Newsletter

Our half-yearly newsletter will be published in April, and we would like to invite the community to submit any articles for inclusion to the newsletter by Friday 7th March - so you've got three weeks to write in - email your submissions to newsletter@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

Planning

We've been invited by the Parish Council to be involved in the creation of a Community Plan. It's an opportunity for the community to create a road map to inform and shape how our community will develop over time, and we've confirmed our involvement with two members of the executive committee being involved in this project. We'll keep you updated.

There's also a change in with our Planning lead Annette Naughton handing over the reigns to new committee member. Planning advice and involvement is a considerable time commitment for any Residents' Association, not least ours and we have to thank Annette for the work she's done in this area over the past few years. She will continue to be a member of the Executive Committee. Continue to contact us about planning matters at planning@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

The planning proposal for Lidl in Rickmansworth was rejected by the Three Rivers Planning Committee, expect them to come back with a modified scheme. And the developer trying to knock down the Long Island Exchange has submitted a 3rd scheme for the demolition of our local hotel.

Noticeboard

A new Youth Club is planned for Chorleywood through a partnership with Watford YMCA. There is a "have your say" session on Wednesday 26th February at 6.30pm in Rootz Cafe Bar (free hot drinks!) so please encourage those who may wish to attend to pop down and influence the new club.

An opportunity for children to find out more about our local wildlife on and around the common this week, during half-term with Bug Storeys.

What's On

Our What's On Diary is packed as usual with lots of high quality local events to keep us busy and informed. 
A special mention for the upcoming Little Lit Fest on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March, organised by Chorleywood Bookshop. We hear that places are selling quickly, which considering the line up they've prepared is not surprising.
And our AGM will take place on Wednesday 7th May from 7.30pm in the evening in the Memorial Hall.

Wed 19 Feb 2014 

9:30am - 12:30pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

1pm - 4pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

Thu 20 Feb 2014 

9:30am - 12:30pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

1pm - 4pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Fri 21 Feb 2014 

9:30am - 12:30pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

10am - 5pm CreateASkate @ Croxley Skate Park 
Where: Croxley Green Baptist Church, 225 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green WD3 3LH 

1pm - 4pm Bug Storeys - Half Term Bug Club 
Where: Chorleywood Cricket Club, Chorleywood Common, Rickmansworth Road, WD3 5SG 

2pm - 4pm Watersmeet presents: Aladdin Jr 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EL 

7:30pm - 10:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop Presents: QI Quiz Night 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

Sat 22 Feb 2014 

10am - 5pm CreateASkate @ Croxley Skate Park 
Where: Croxley Green Baptist Church, 225 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green WD3 3LH 

2pm - 4pm Watersmeet presents: Aladdin Jr 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EL 

5:30pm - 7:30pm Watersmeet presents: Aladdin Jr 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EL 

6pm - 8pm 
Danes Volleyball v London Knights (National League 1 match) @ St
 Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood. WD3 6EW 

Sun 23 Feb 2014 

2pm - 4pm Watersmeet presents: Aladdin Jr 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EL 

Mon 24 Feb 2014 

12:45pm - 3:30pm Blood Donation: Croxley Green @ All Saints Church Hall 
Where: All Saints Church Hall, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 3HJ 

5pm - 7:30pm Blood Donation: Croxley Green @ All Saints Church Hall 
Where: All Saints Church Hall, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 3HJ 

Tue 25 Feb 2014 

8pm - 9:30pm Cheese and Wine @ The Bridge 
Where: The Bridge, St Andrews Church, Quickley Lane, Chorleywood. WD3 5AE 

Wed 26 Feb 2014 

6:30pm - 8:30pm Chorleywood Youth Club - Have your say 
Where: Rootz Cafe, 10 Main Parade, Chorleywood. WD3 5RB 

Fri 28 Feb 2014 

8pm - 12am Greggi G and His Crazy Gang @ Chorleywood Memorial Hall 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Sat 1 Mar 2014 

10:30am - 3:30pm Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth 
Where: Behind Fox and Hounds PH, 183 High St, Rickmansworth. WD3 1AY 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Herts Health Walk - starting from Mill End 
Where: Mill End Baptist Church, Field Way, WD3 8SY 

Sun 2 Mar 2014 

10am - 1pm Table Top Prom & Clothing Mart 
Where: St. Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW 

Tue 4 Mar 2014 

11am - 12pm Rickmansworth Pancake Race 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth 

1:30pm - 3:30pm Give Blood: Amersham @ St Johns Methodist Church 
Where: St Johns Methodist Hall, Woodside Road, Amersham. HP6 6AJ 

4:15pm - 7pm Give Blood: Amersham @ St Johns Methodist Church 
Where: St Johns Methodist Hall, Woodside Road, Amersham. HP6 6AJ 

Thu 6 Mar 2014 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance, 59-61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3 5RQ 

Sat 8 Mar 2014 

9am - 6pm Chipperfield Auctions - Valuation Day 
Where: Chipperfield Village Hall, The Common, Chipperfield, WD4 9BS 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks. HP8 4UD 

10am - 12:30pm 
Little Lit Fest: Craft workshop with Kate Maryon - author of The Invisible Girl 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN. 

10am - 11am Little Lit Fest: Steve Lenton illustrator of Shifty McGifty 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

2pm - 4pm Little Lit Fest: Jacqueline Wilson - Paws and Whiskers 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN. 

6:30pm - 8:30pm Little Lit Fest and CW Film Club: Film showing (tbc) 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

Sun 9 Mar 2014 

10am - 11am Little Lit Fest: Drama workshop with Poppy Picklets of The Frockettes 

10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

11:30am - 12:30pm Little Lit Fest: Storytime with Yasmeen Ismail author of Time for Bed Fred! 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN. 

12:30pm - 1:30pm Little Lit Fest: Active Storytime with Little Beans & Co 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Little Lit Fest: Family event with Kieron Pim author of the Bumper Book of Dinosaurs 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

4pm - 5pm Little Lit Fest: Alastair Watson hosts The Wimpy Kid Show 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

6pm - 8pm Little Lit Fest and CW Film Club: Film showing (tbc) 
Where: Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood WD3 5LN 

7pm - 10:30pm Chorleywood Open Mic 
Where: The Black Horse PH, Dog Kennel Lane, Chorleywood 

Mon 10 Mar 2014 

2pm - 4pm Knit and Natter @ Chorleywood Library 
Where: Chorleywood Library, Lower Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB 

Tue 11 Mar 2014 

10:30am - 12:30pm Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

8pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Historical Society 
Where: Cloisters Hall, opposite St Joan of Arc School, The Cloisters, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

8:15pm - 10:15pm Ricky Folk host: acoustic folk evening 
Where: Rickmansworth Conservative Club, Bury Lane, Rickmansworth. WD3 8DX 

Keeping in touch

Although we use these emails, as well as our website to keep in touch, don't forget our Twitter feed. A lot of what is going on locally ends up on our twitter feed, and we now have over 1000 followers. You don't need to use Twitter or even understand what Twitter and all this tweeting is all about to be able to see our Twitter updates - you can just go to http://twitter.com/chorleywoodres on your computer to be able to see what we have been tweeting recently. There are many things that we tweet that never make it onto our website or in our email updates. But if you do use Twitter, don't forget to follow us.

Email update 30 Nov 2013

posted 16 Feb 2014, 06:04 by Tomo

It's been a while since we were last in touch.

Play Area

When we wrote previously it was in the run up to a rescheduled Parish Council meeting about the Play Area. You will probably be aware by now that the Parish Council voted to reject the proposed Play Area on Chorleywood Common. We were very disappointed that after over two years of discussions and consultations the Parish Council decided to stop the project in its tracks to provide the community with much needed additional play area. 

It is evident that the issue of the Play Area and it's siting on the common has become a very divisive local issue. Our previous email the wording of the message was ambiguous - we just want to note that Friends of Chorleywood Common had, and continue to be, very helpful to us as well as their members and other stakeholders, and we apologise for any misunderstanding.

As an Executive Committee we continue to review what the next steps are regarding the Play Area and will continue to engage with all stakeholders to try and find a way forward for the benefit of the community. If you have any views please get in touch at playground@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

Newsletter

Our members should have received over the past few weeks the most recent edition of the Chorleywood Newsletter. We hope you've all enjoyed reading about what we have been doing. We always welcome your comments or feedback so please get in touch at newsletter@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk - Thanks to our Area Reps for making the deliveries.

Chorleywood

Herts County Council's Libraries consultation is still ongoing until 31st December, we would encourage all residents to find the time to respond if you have not already done so.

Transport

We've been given a preview of the few extra Fast Trains we'll get from the 8th December, but not the reinstatement of all fast off-peak services we would prefer to see on the Metropolitan Line.

And we've asked TfL to review the finger pointing between themselves and NCP their Car Park contractor that left the station car park in the dark for 3 weeks. We helped escalate the issue within TfL and get the lights turned back on.

Planning

You have until next Friday to register any comments on the Lidl proposal for Rectory Road in Rickmansworth.

Health

As the winter starts to bite, a reminder that It's the Cold, not the Snow that really has the impact for elderly and vulnerable residents there may be additional help for to help counteract the effects of the cold.

And if you need health care, especially out of hours, do you really know all of the local options available to you? read our article Which Emergency Health Service. As we live on the border of Herts, Bucks and Hillingdon you may not always be told about services outside of Hertfordshire.

And if you're not working on Monday 23rd December, how about giving someone the chance of life as a Christmas Present? There is a Blood Donation session at St Clement Danes school on Monday 23rd December. Call 0300 123 2323 to register or visit www.giveblood.co.uk - more detail in our What's on Diary


Noticeboard

Late Night Shopping
Next Friday 6th December is the Chorleywood late night shopping evening and Christmas Festival in Lower Road and Main/New Parade. Running as usual from 4pm to 9pm, the event is organised by the Chorleywood Business Association and our local retailers and promises to be the usual high quality local community event. Please come and support our community groups and retailers attending the evening.

School Christmas Fairs
Next Saturday it's the battle of the School Christmas Fairs next weekend with the Christchurch School Fair kicking off at 2pm and The Russell School Fair at 3.30pm. If you go prepared with gloves to the Christchurch Fair they will have an ice skating rink in addition to all the usual festive events.

Kings Chamber Orchestra
In a fortnight, St Andrews Church will be hosting the Kings Chamber Orchestra for two events - 

A family orientated event "The Great Race" in the afternoon is a hilarious romp through all sorts of musical genres, tracing music associated with cars, horses, and anything that races. There will be lots of interaction and chance for participation as well as an outrageous, fun racing finale. The concert is designed for all families young at heart and everyone is encouraged to bring a teddy.

In the evening the event is themed "A Night at the Movies" The programme features a half-hour silent comedy from 1916 by Charlie Chaplin, with live music from an original 1920s film score library owned by the orchestra. During the first half of the concert the orchestra brings more contemporary film themes with a quiz and much fun and pathos. 

What's On

we would just like to highlight the POSTPONEMENT of the Chorleywood Presents... that was planned for next weekend in the Memorial Hall.

Sun Dec 1, 2013 

10am - 1pm Festive Fun Run @ Aquadrome 
Where: Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB 

10am - 4pm Traditional Christmas @ Chiltern Open Air Museum 
Where: Chilterns Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St
Giles. HP8 4AB 

11am - 3:30pm 
Clement Danes School PA presents: Christmas Gift and Food Fair 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 

2pm - 3pm Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Coffee Bar, Main Parade, Chorleywood 

Tue Dec 3, 2013 

10:30am - 12:30pm Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Thu Dec 5, 2013 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance, 59-61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3 5RQ 

6:30pm - 8:30pm Hertfordshire Libraries - Public Consultation Meeting 
Where: Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway,
Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL 

7pm - 10pm The Hive Pamper and Shopping Night 
Where: The Junction, Christchurch, The Common, Chorleywood. WD3 5SG 

Fri Dec 6, 2013 

4pm - 9pm Chorleywood Christmas Fair and Late Night Shopping 
Where: Lower Road and Main Parade, Chorleywood 

Sat Dec 7, 2013 

10am - 4pm Michael Sobell Hospice Festive Fayre 
Where: Mount Vernon Hospital, Gate 3, Northwood, HA6 2RN 

10:30am - 3:30pm Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth 
Where: Behind Fox and Hounds PH, 183 High St, Rickmansworth. WD3 1AY 

2pm - 5pm Christchurch School Christmas Fair - with Ice Rink 
Where: Christchurch Primary School, The Common, Chorleywood. WD3 5SG 

3pm - 5:30pm The Russell School Christmas Fair 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 5RR 

7:30pm - 9:30pm POSTPONED: Chorleywood Presents... 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5SL 

Sun Dec 8, 2013 

10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

7:30pm - 9:30pm 
Chorleywood Choral Society - Wellcome Yulle, A Christmas Concert 
Where: St Mary the Virgin, Church St Rickmansworth WD3 1JB 

Mon Dec 9, 2013 

2pm - 4pm Knit and Natter @ Chorleywood Library 
Where: Chorleywood Library, Lower Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB 

Tue Dec 10, 2013 

1:30pm - 4pm Chorleywood Tea Dance with Mr Wonderful 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

8pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Historical Society 
Where: Cloisters Hall, opposite St Joan of Arc School, The Cloisters,
Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

Thu Dec 12, 2013 

8pm - 10pm Chorleywood DFAS: The Corkscrew - A Thing of Beauty 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Sat Dec 14, 2013 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks. HP8 4UD 

3pm - 5pm The Great Race - the Kings Chamber Orchestra @ St Andrews 
Where: St Andrews Church, Quickley Lane, Chorleywood. WD3 5AE 

8pm - 10:30pm A Night at the Movies - Kings Chamber Orchestra @ St Andrews 
Where: St Andrews Church, 37 Quickley Lane, Chorleywood. WD3 5AE 

Thu Dec 19, 2013 

10am - 12pm Hertfordshire Libraries - Public Consultation Meeting 
Where: Watford Central Library, Hempstead Rd, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3EU 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3 5AP 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Fri Dec 20, 2013 

11am - 12pm Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Coffee Bar, Main Parade, Chorleywood 

1pm - 3pm Give Blood: Rickmansworth @ St Mary's Church 
Where: St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth. WD3 1JB 

4:30pm - 7pm Give Blood: Rickmansworth @ St Mary's Church 
Where: St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth. WD3 1JB 

Sat Dec 21, 2013 

9am - 6pm Chipperfield Auctions - Valuation Day 
Where: Chipperfield Village Hall, The Common, Chipperfield, WD4 9BS 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Path between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3 5RQ 

Mon Dec 23, 2013 

9:30am - 12:30pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 

2pm - 4:30pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 

Tue Dec 31, 2013 

10am - 2:30pm Give Blood: Little Chalfont Methodist Church 
Where: The Methodist Church, Chalfont Ave, Little Chalfont. HP6 6RS 

Thu Jan 2, 2014 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance, 59-61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3
5RQ 

Sat Jan 4, 2014 

10:30am - 3:30pm Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth 
Where: Behind Fox and Hounds PH, 183 High St, Rickmansworth. WD3 1AY 

Email update - 27 Sep 2013

posted 27 Sep 2013, 13:38 by Tomo   [ updated 28 Sep 2013, 03:15 ]

Dear Residents

Play Area

Please take a few minutes to act upon this message -  don't assume that everyone else will do it

Our latest email is very focussed upon the issue of the proposed play Area for Chorleywood. You will be aware that over the past couple of years, the Residents' Association and others have been working on the Play Area project. We're now in the final approval stages, but there seems to be a significant risk that the Parish Council may at the last minute deny the necessary approval for the project to proceed.

If this approval is not forthcoming promptly (by November) there is a significant risk that the funding for the Play Area from Three Rivers will disappear and Chorleywood will lose out on an important new and exciting amenity for the community. This threat has only materialised in the past couple of weeks after over two years of hard work by everyone involved.

We are concerned that the will of the majority of the community to have a new Play Area on the common may be lost in whatever has been queried and caused the Parish Council to pause the approval process. The detail of these technical issues have not been shared with the community - the Friends of Chorleywood Common have also been seeking clarity on what is going on which hasn't been helpful. [Editor's note: it's the lack of technical details that has been unhelpful, rather than the the action of FoCC seeking clarity]

Whatever your views on the project we would ask you all to take a few minutes over the weekend - no later than Tuesday - to email your Parish Councillor and let them know your views. We hope you might be able to
  • highlight that the community has been broadly consulted on the concept of the Play Area twice
  • the community have responded in favour of the general concept of the plans now being voted upon
  • question your Parish Councillor on their view, and state your view
  • if they vote against the project are they representing the views of the wider community, and whose views are they representing?
Please review the information on the project on our website, the contact details for your Parish Councillors are shown at the bottom of the webpage.
http://www.chorleywoodresidents.co.uk/news/playground/parishcounciltodecideupontheplayarea-tue1stoct

If you have the chance to mention this to your neighbours and other residents over the weekend we would appreciate it. We've been working for a long time to campaign for better play facilities for the children in our community, and sincerely hope that the Play Area project is not derailed.

What's On

A very busy weekend of local events, and more for you calendar up until the end of October.

Sat Sep 28, 2013 
10am - 7pm Chorleywood Bookshop presents: Happy Foodie Festival 
Where: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth. WD3 4HF 

10am - 6pm Secret Art Sale for Watford Mencap 
Where: Cafe in the Park, The Aquadrome, Rickmansworth. WD3 1NB 

10:30am - 1pm Batchworth Sea Scouts Jumble Sale 
Where: Batchworth Sea Scouts, Riverside Drive, Rickmansworth WD3 1JE 

10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

7:30pm - 10pm Sarratt Festival of Music: Paul Lewis 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 


Sun Sep 29, 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10am - 6pm Secret Art Sale for Watford Mencap 
Where: Cafe in the Park, The Aquadrome, Rickmansworth. WD3 1NB 

10:30am - 4pm Moore Vintage at the Royal Masonic School 
Where: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF 

1pm - 5pm Chess Valley RFC open day 
Where: Croxley Guild of Sport, The Green, Croxley Green, WD3 3HT 


Mon Sep 30, 2013 
7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop presents: Frederick Forsyth 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN. 

Thu Oct 3, 2013 
10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance, 59-61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3
5RQ 

2pm - 5pm 
Friends of Watersmeet Film Society: Tea Dance at Catholic Church Hall, Rickmansworth 
Where: 5 Park Road Rickmansworth Hertfordshire WD3 1HU 

Sat Oct 5, 2013 
10:30am - 3:30pm Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth 
Where: Behind Fox and Hounds PH, 183 High St, Rickmansworth. WD3 1AY 

11am - 3pm Chorleywood Apple Day at Chorleywood Orchard 
Where: Chorleywood House Estate, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood. WD3 5SL 

8pm - 11:30pm The Peace Hospice: 70s Disco 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN 

Sun Oct 6, 2013 
9:30am - 12:30pm Ley Hill trail running event 
Where: Ley Hill School, Chesham. HP5 1YF 

Mon Oct 7, 2013 
2pm - 4pm Three Rivers - Chorleywood Local Area Forum 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Tue Oct 8, 2013 
10:30am - 12:30pm Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

8pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Historical Society 
Where: Cloisters Hall, opposite St Joan of Arc School, The Cloisters,
Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

Thu Oct 10, 2013 
8pm - 10pm Chorleywood DFAS: Regular Meeting 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Fri Oct 11, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Grapevine Movies: Quartet 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 

Sat Oct 12, 2013 
9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks. HP8 4UD 

10am - 1pm Rickmansworth Society Market @ Watersmeet 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

Sun Oct 13, 2013 
10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

Mon Oct 14, 2013 
2pm - 4pm Knit and Natter @ Chorleywood Library 
Where: Chorleywood Library, Lower Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB 

Tue Oct 15, 2013 
1:30pm - 4pm Chorleywood Tea Dance with Mr Wonderful 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Thu Oct 17, 2013 
2pm - 4:30pm Friends of Watersmeet: Behind the Candelarba 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

7:30pm - 10pm Friends of Watersmeet: Behind the Candelarba 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Fri Oct 18, 2013 
10am - 12pm Jack Warner Rehabilitation Trust: Craft Fayre 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt. WD3 6AS. 

Sat Oct 19, 2013 
10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Path between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3 5RQ 

10:30am - 3pm 
Chorleywood and Rickmansworth WEA: Special Day - Rituals, Romans and 
Ruffians 
Where: The Junction, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood WD3 5SG. 

Wed Oct 23, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Operatic Company presents: West End Blockbusters 3 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Thu Oct 24, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Operatic Company presents: West End Blockbusters 3 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Fri Oct 25, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm 
Harrow Light Operatic Company presents: West End Blockbusters 3 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Sat Oct 26, 2013 
10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

2:30pm - 5pm 
Harrow Light Operatic Company presents: West End Blockbusters 3
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

7:30pm - 10pm 
Harrow Light Operatic Company presents: West End Blockbusters 3 
Where: Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Mon Oct 28, 2013 
6:30pm - 9:30pm The FOPS present: The Prostate Roadshow 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN 

Wed Oct 30, 2013 
2pm - 4:30pm Half Term film: Despicable Me 2 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Email update - 07 Sep 2013

posted 7 Sep 2013, 08:25 by Tomo

The summer period is a time when a lot of stuff just stops or slows down as many local families take their annual holidays or have other distractions. However with the start of September many things start to get back into their regular pattern of activities. Not least our email updates to our members and residents in and around Chorleywood.

Education

The 61st season of Chorleywood & Rickmansworth WEA courses for all in Chorleywood has been published. And to help the local WEA the Dates for your diary for September 2013 and on to Spring 2014 are available on our website.

Health

The comprehensive service offered by the NHS can sometimes serve to confuse us on where to go for help or advice. We'd like to remind residents of our article Which emergency health service? on our website to help signpost you to the right service.

Licencing

It seems that an incorrect licence application for the proposed new use of the Sheratons building has raised concerns for some local residents on Lower Road. We're continuing to keep an eye on these developments.

Alerts

We have a number of updates including a CCTV image of someone the police would like help in tracing.

Launched at village day, the Police would like to encourage local dog owners to sign up for Dog Watch.

Newsletter

The final preparations for our new Autumn newsletter are underway. If you have any contributions to make please email newsletter@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk in the next couple of days.

Transport

We're lucky that there have been several occasions this year when London Underground have been running special events on the Metropolitan Line as part of the 150 year anniversary celebrations. But is it right that off-peak steam trains can run quicker than off-peak modern metropolitan line trains? 

Membership

The committee is doing a considerable amount of background work and debating how to improve our membership records and assimilate members from the former Chenies Estate Residents' Area area, as well as scaling up our newsletter delivery methods to cope with more Area Reps. It's one of the those hidden things that to the majority of our members "just happens"

What's On

Support the proposed community centre facilities in Lower Road.

A repeat of last years sell out event. Blokes over 45 should sign up as soon as possible.

Next 3 weeks is Herts Open Studios - several local artists exhibiting locally.

And as ever there we have a busy schedule of local What's On events.
You can check out the diary online for more information.

Sun 8 Sep 2013 

07:00 - 13:30 Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10:00 - 16:00 Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

Mon 9 Sep 2013 

14:00 - 16:00 Knit and Natter @ Chorleywood Library 
Where: Chorleywood Library, Lower Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5LB 

Tue 10 Sep 2013 

10:30 - 12:30 Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

13:30 - 16:00 Chorleywood Tea Dance with Mr Wonderful 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

20:00 - 22:00 Rickmansworth Historical Society 
Where: Cloisters Hall, opposite St Joan of Arc School, The Cloisters,
Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

Thu 12 Sep 2013 

12:00 - 13:00 Police Community Support Officers - Beat Surgery @ Rootz 
Where: Rootz, Main Parade, Chorleywood 

20:00 - 22:00 Chorleywood DFAS: Regular Meeting 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

20:00 - 22:00 
Rickmansworth Historical Society: illustrated talk on timber framed
buildings in Herts 
Where: The Cloisters Hall, The Cloisters, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

Fri 13 Sep 2013 

19:30 - 21:30 Harp Recital at St Mary’s Church 
Where: St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Rickmansworth,
Hertfordshire WD3 1JB 

Sat 14 Sep 2013 

12:00 - 23:00 Carters Steam Fair @ Croxley Green 
Where: The Green, Croxley Green, WD3 3HN 

Sun 15 Sep 2013 

07:00 - 13:30 Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10:00 - 17:00 Classics on the Green @ Croxley Green 
Where: The Green, Croxley Green, WD3 3HN 

10:00 - 12:00 Sarratt Sunday Market 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt WD3 6AS 

12:00 - 21:00 Carters Steam Fair @ Croxley Green 
Where: The Green, Croxley Green, WD3 3HN 

Mon 16 Sep 2013 

19:30 - 21:30 Chorleywood Bookshop presents: Rick Stein 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN. 

Wed 18 Sep 2013 

19:30 - 21:30 Chorleywood Bookshop Presents: Maggie O'Farrell 
Where: Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN 

20:00 - 22:00 Rickmansworth Horticultural Society - Well Dressing in Derbyshire 
Where: W.R.V.S Centre, Bury Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 1RL 

Thu 19 Sep 2013 

14:00 - 16:30 Friends of Watersmeet: The Great Gatsby 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

14:30 - 16:30 Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

19:30 - 22:00 Friends of Watersmeet: The Great Gatsby 
Where: High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH 

Fri 20 Sep 2013 

19:30 - 22:00 Sarratt Festival of Music: The Hilliard Ensemble - Songbook 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Sat 21 Sep 2013 

10:00 - 13:00 Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Path between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue, Chorleywood. WD3 5RQ 

19:00 - 23:00 The Hive: Comedy and Music night 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN 

19:30 - 22:00 
Sarratt Festival of Music: Christian Garrick Budapest Cafe Orchestra 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Sun 22 Sep 2013 

07:00 - 13:30 Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Tue 24 Sep 2013

10:30 - 12:30 Chorleywood and Rickmansworth WEA: From the Roman Invasion to the
 Norman Invasion 
Where: The Junction, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood WD3 5SG 
(start of weekly program)

19:30 - 21:30 Sarratt Local History Society - the Heronsgate Chartists 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 

Wed 25 Sep 2013 

10:00 - 12:00 Chorleywood and Rickmansworth WEA: Art, Architecture and  Society in 
19th Century England 
Where: The Baptist Church Hall, Latimer Road, Chenies, WD3 6ED 
(start of weekly program)

Thu 26 Sep 2013 

10:15 - 12:15 Chorleywood and Rickmansworth WEA: Being Different, Unconventional 
Characters in Literature 
Where: St John Fisher Catholic Church, Shire Lane, Chorleywood WD3 5NH 
(start of weekly program)

Fri 27 Sep 2013 

19:30 - 22:00 Sarratt Festival of Music: Horn Trio 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Sat 28 Sep 2013 

10:00 - 19:00 Chorleywood Bookshop presents: Happy Foodie Festival 
Where: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth. WD3 4HF 

10:30 - 13:00 Batchworth Sea Scouts Jumble Sale 
Where: Batchworth Sea Scouts, Riverside Drive, Rickmansworth WD3 1JE 

10:30 - 12:00 Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

19:30 - 22:00 Sarratt Festival of Music: Paul Lewis 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Email update 25 Jul 2013

posted 27 Jul 2013, 06:54 by Tomo

Dear Residents,

Village Day

What a cracking Village Day we had this year! Who could have thought that after the disappointment caused by the weather last year this year could have been so different. We had a great time meeting many of you and as always getting your feedback on what are your local concerns, over a glass of something of course. We raised over £350 from the sale of Pimms and once we've totted up the moneys we will be giving the proceeds to Watford Mencap, who have a residential home in Chorleywood.

See our report Chorleywood Village Day - Pimms o'clock at the CRA stand which includes a couple of photos.

Play Area consultation

Please take the time to consider this consultation and respond by Friday 9th August.
Go to http://www.iplayoutdoors.co.uk - for more information read on below

You may remember around this time last year there was a consultation carried out by Three Rivers District Council on a proposed new Play Area for Chorleywood, where they were asking where in Chorleywood would the community prefer a new Play Facility. The majority view from that exercise was to focus on The Common, and between the Parish Council, District Council and other local stakeholders (including ourselves) a report was drawn early in 2013 up that put forward many options of locations on the common. Concensus has put forward "Area 13" as a preferred location - this is just behind the permissive parking area by the Shepherds bridge. The project group have been aware of the sensitive nature of the common at all times, and the concept of the scheme is for it to blend into and compliment the environment.

The District Council have also gone out to tender for potential layouts and designs, and the community now has until Friday 9th August to respond to their consultation. You can find out more on the District Councils websitewww.iplayoutdoors.co.uk and there you can see all the plans and respond online. Alternatively you can consult the plans in the Library or the Parish Council offices and leave your comments there.

We've written up a page on our own website on this latest stage of consultation. We hope that there is suitable consensus for the project to move forward, and that the necessary permissions can be obtained from the Secretary of State to approve the use of the common land for this community purpose. For more background on the whole issue, just to to our Play Area webpage, where you can see all the updates and history over the past few years (most recent at the top).

Health

Death of Dr Paul Strickland - a local healthcare hero
Have you benefitted from the scanning facilities at Mount Vernon. The man behind the facility who gives his name to it recently passed away.

we're pleased to be able to report that after 20+ years of indecision, the plan to extend the Metropolitan Line from Croxley to Watford Junction has been approved. It should be constructed and in service by 2016.

Burtons Lane - note that this road may be closed for three days next week, due to propsoed works by Buckinghamshire Country Council.

What's On

This weekend - Saturday 27 July is Classics on the Common raising money for Help for Heros
For the next three weekends there is FREE (charity donation) Yoga on Sunday in the grounds of Chorleywood House Estate 
Tickets will go on sale shortly for the Sarratt Festival of Music - 20 to 28th Sep 2013
Don't forget about Elvis in Chorleywood - Sat 3rd Aug 2013 for the Teenage Cancer Trust annual concert

Sat Jul 27, 2013 

10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 
 
2pm - 4pm 2nd Annual Chorleywood Classic Car Show 
Where: The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3 5SG 
 
Sun Jul 28, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10:30am - 12pm Outdoor Yoga in Chorleywood House Estate 
Where: Chorleywood House Estate, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood. WD3 5SL 
 
2:30pm - 4:30pm 
Friends of Chorleywood Common: Wild Flowers and Butterflies walk 
Where: Christchurch car park, The Common, Chorleywood 
 
Mon Jul 29, 2013 - Sat Aug 3, 2013 

All day Burtons Lane closed for 3 days between 29/07 until 02/08 
 
Thu Aug 1, 2013 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Entrance to Carpenters Wood, 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 
 
Sat Aug 3, 2013 

10am - 12pm Chorleywood Orchard - Working Party 
Where: Chorleywood Orchard, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5SL 
 
6:30pm - 11pm The Annual Music by Twilight: A vision of Elvis 
Where: Long Lane, Chorelywood, WD3 5BT 
 
Sun Aug 4, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10:30am - 12pm Outdoor Yoga in Chorleywood House Estate 
Where: Chorleywood House Estate, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood. WD3 5SL 
 
11am - 4:30pm Maple Lodge Nature Reserve Open day and 30th Anniversary 
Where: Maple Lodge Close, off Denham way, Rickmansworth. WD3 9SN 
 
Thu Aug 8, 2013 

12:30pm - 3:30pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 
 
5pm - 8pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 
 
7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Roddy Doyle 
Where: Dr Challoner's High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB 
 
Sat Aug 10, 2013 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP8 4UD 
 
Sun Aug 11, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 
 
10:30am - 12pm Outdoor Yoga in Chorleywood House Estate 
Where: Chorleywood House Estate, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood. WD3 5SL 
 
Tue Aug 13, 2013 

10:30am - 12:30pm Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 
 
Thu Aug 15, 2013 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5AP 

Sat Aug 17, 2013 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Path between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 
 
Sun Aug 18, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Thanks for reading

Email update 11 Jul 2013

posted 27 Jul 2013, 06:53 by Tomo

Dear Residents,

Village Day - this Saturday

Summer has finally arrived in WD3 and we can be thankful that it's looking like it's going to be a glorious weekend for Chorleywood Village Day. You will probably remember that the weather was so awful last year that both the original date in July and an alternative date in September were both cancelled last year by Chorleywood Parish Council who organise the event, which was not only a shame for those hoping to attend the festivities, but also for the local organisations and traders who were depending upon village day to promote their activities and raise funds. We hope as many of you can support the day by turning up and enjoying the festivities and the weather to make up for the event not running last year.

The Chorleywood Residents' Association will be there and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as we can onto our stand.  We'll be serving Pimms (it's a good vintage, 2012 stock!) with fresh mixers, fruit and refreshing ice cubes. You can find out more about what we've been up to. And for many of you from the CERA (Chenies Estate) area it might be the first time you have the chance to come and say hello, we look forward to seeing you. 

But it's not just about us - there are going to be lots of other things to do. Free bike marking from the police. A Dog Show.  Tug of War. Dancing and Singing. There's lots more - 93 organisations are listed as due to attend. And the best thing is that its all FREE to attend. Where else can you get an afternoon of entertainment for nothing? But do please bring some money just in case your tempted by anything!

For all the details please check out our special Village Day webpage where we have tried to collate all the details together in one place. There's also the Chorleywood & District Horticultural Society Summer Show and the Christchurch Flower Show on at the same time, all on the common at the same time.

Ward Boundary Changes

Residents' Association Response to review of Three Rivers Wards
Thankyou to those of who who got in touch. We consolidated the views of the responses we received, and our response to the boundary commission is available on our website.

Recyling changes

Upcoming changes to Recycling
Our recycling facilities in Three Rivers are pretty good, especially when compared to some neighbouring authorities. But due to changes in the rules, Three Rivers have announced some changes from next year, and our recycling boxes will be replaced by a new wheely bin in about 12 months time. What do you think about this?

Health

There's been a lot of bad publicity in the national media about the failings of the new NHS 111 service. But the news in Herdfordshire is that the new 111 service is working well and is provided by the existing Out of Hours GP service. But would you know where to go for help? Check out our signposting article from last year that can help direct you. And if you have any specific feedback about health services in the local area, get in touch! health@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

Changes to Independent Living Fund (ILF) in Herfordshire
If you use the Independant Living Fund, or know someone who does, please check out this article on upcoming changes to how this funding will work in future.

Poor Orange / T-Mobile / Virgin Mobile / EE signal

We've had a couple of reports via Twitter that the mobile signal is bad at the moment in Chorleywood. Apparently Orange are aware of the problem, and aim to fix it in the next day or so, but the more people who report it, the fault will get more priority. Call your customer service number from mobile handset (if it's working!) to complain!

Noticeboard

But do you know about Elvis in Chorleywood - Sat 3rd Aug 2013 ?

What's On

And finally our round of What's On events over the next few weeks.
Remember that you can get more details on any of the below by going to our What's On page

Fri Jul 12, 2013 

2:30pm - 3:30pm Opening of Sarratt School Wildlife Garden 
Where: Sarratt Primary School, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AS 

Sat Jul 13, 2013 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire HP8 4UD 

10am - 3pm Craft Fair at 9 Lives Furniture 
Where: 25 Wharf Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HA 

10:30am - 5pm Christchurch Flower Festival 
Where: Christchurch, The Common, Chorleywood. WD3 5SG. 

12pm - 4pm Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day 
Where: The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, WD3 5SG 

12pm - 3pm Sarratt School Summer Fair 
Where: Sarratt Primary School, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Horticultural Society Summer Show 
Where: Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

6pm - 10pm Shakespare's "As you Like It" in the Garden at Latimer 
Where: Great White End, Latimer, Chesham, HP5 1UJ 

7:30pm - 10:30pm The Open Road and Nick Battle at St. Andrews 
Where: ST. ANDREWS CHURCH, 37, QUICKLEY LANE , CHORLEYWOOD, WD3 5AE 

Sun Jul 14, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

2pm - 5pm Christchurch Flower Festival 
Where: Christchurch, The Common, Chorleywood. WD3 5SG. 

Tues Jul 16, 2013

1.30pm to 4pm Tea Dance goes Vintage
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

Thu Jul 18, 2013 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

Fri Jul 19, 2013 

10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

Sat Jul 20, 2013 

10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood 59 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 

Sun Jul 21, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

10am - 12pm Sarratt Village Sunday Market 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 

3pm - 4pm Chorleywood Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Cafe, Main Parade, Chorleywood. 

Sat Jul 27, 2013 

10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

2pm - 4pm 2nd Annual Chorleywood Classic Car Show 
Where: The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3 5SG 

Sun Jul 28, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

2:30pm - 4:30pm 
Friends of Chorleywood Common: Wild Flowers and Butterflies walk 
Where: Christchurch car park, The Common, Chorleywood 

Mon Jul 29, 2013 - Sat Aug 3, 2013 

All day: Burtons Lane closed for 3 days between 29/07 until 02/08 
(Bucks CC closure) 

Thu Aug 1, 2013 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood 59 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 

Sat Aug 3, 2013 

10am - 12pm Chorleywood Orchard - Working Party 
Where: Chorleywood House Estate, Lady Ela Drive, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5SL 

6:30pm - 11pm The Annual Music by Twilight: A vision of Elvis 
Where: Long Lane, Chorelywood, WD3 5BT 

Sun Aug 4, 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

11am - 4:30pm Maple Lodge Nature Reserve Open day and 30th Anniversary 
Where: Maple Lodge Close, off Denham way, Rickmansworth. WD3 9SN 

Thu Aug 8, 2013 

12:30pm - 3:30pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 

5pm - 8pm Blood Donation - St Clement Danes School 
Where: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Roddy Doyle 
Where: Dr Challoner's High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB 

Sat Aug 10, 2013 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire HP8 4UD 

Regards

Email Update 27 Jun 2013

posted 28 Jun 2013, 00:52 by Tomo

It doesn't quite feel like summer, yet this weekend is the battle of the school summer fairs in the Village.


The Russell School festivities kick off at 10.45 with a parade from the bottom of Shire Lane up to the school, and their fair runs from 11 to 2pm at the school.


And not to be outdone, Chorleywood Primary starts an hour later at midday and runs until 3pm.
You don't need to be involved in either school to turn up and support their events!

Chorleywood Village Day

Please make sure that you've got the Village Day in your diary for Saturday 13th July. This year the event will happen as the Parish Council have got a "Plan B" if the event cannot go ahead as planned on the Common.

So many local organisations are very much dependent upon the Village Day to support their activities, to recruit new members, raise a little bit of money, or even just to spread awareness of their activities. Your very own Residents' Association will be there from Pimm's o'clock (midday), so please come along and say hello.

Recent local Alerts


And the rest of the What's On roundup for the next few weeks, did you realise that there was so much going on locally?

There are a number of particularly special Chorleywood Bookshop events coming up 
Sat 29 Jun 2013 

9:30am - 5:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Cookery Festival 
Where: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont HP7 9QB 
 
10am - 8pm Feast of St Peter 
Where: Gold Hill Common, Chalfont St Peter 
 
10am - 5pm Sarratt Flower Festival 
Where: Holy Cross Church, Church Ln, Sarratt, WD3 6HE 
 
10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 
 
11am - 2pm Russell School - Family Fun Day 
Where: Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, WD3 5RR 
 
12pm - 3pm Chorleywood Primary School Summer Fair 
Where: Chorleywood Primary School, Stag Lane, Chorleywood, WD3 5HR 
 
7:30pm - 10pm Sarratt Flower Festival Concert 
Where: Holy Cross Church, Church Lane, Sarratt, WD3 6HE 
 
Sun 30 Jun 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10am - 11am Sarratt Flower Festival 
Where: Holy Cross Church, Church Ln, Sarratt, WD3 6HE 

11:30am - 5pm Sarratt Flower Festival 
Where: Holy Cross Church, Church Ln, Sarratt, WD3 6HE 

Mon 1 Jul 2013 

11am - 3pm Sarratt Flower Festival 
Where: Holy Cross Church, Church Ln, Sarratt, WD3 6HE 

12:30pm - 3pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Literary Lunch at Chenies Manor 
Where: Chenies Manor, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Jack Straw 
Where: Watford Grammar School 
 
Tue 2 Jul 2013 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Kate Mosse 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt. WD3 6AS 

Thu 4 Jul 2013 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Entrance to Carpenters Wood next to 59 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 
 
Sat 6 Jul 2013 

10am - 12pm Chorleywood Orchard - Working Party 
Where: The Orchard, Common Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5LT 

2pm - 5pm Rickmansworth Horticultural Society Summer Show 
Where: St Mary's Church, Church St Bury Ln, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1JB 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Three Rivers Young Musician of the Year 
Where: St Mary's Church, Church St Bury Ln, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1JB  
 
Sun 7 Jul 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10:30am - 4pm Moore Vintage at the Royal Masonic School 
Where: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF 
 
12pm - 3pm Village picnic in Sarratt 
Where: The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 
 
Mon 8 Jul 2013 

12:30pm - 3:30pm Blood Donation: All Saints Church Hall 
Where: All Saints Church Hall, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts.
WD3 3HJ 

5pm - 7:30pm Blood Donation: All Saints Church Hall 
Where: All Saints Church Hall, The Green, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Herts.
WD3 3HJ 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Richard Madeley 
Where: Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 
 
Tue 9 Jul 2013 

10:30am - 12:30pm Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Fri 12 Jul 2013 

2:30pm - 3:30pm Opening of Sarratt School Wildlife Garden 
Where: Sarratt Primary School, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AS 

Sat 13 Jul 2013 

9am - 1pm Little Chalfont Farmers Market 
Where: Village Hall Car Park, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire HP8 4UD 

10am - 3pm Craft Fair at 9 Lives Furniture 
Where: 25 Wharf Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HA 
 
12pm - 4pm Chorleywood Parish Council Village Day 
Where: The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, WD3 5SG 

12pm - 3pm Sarratt School Summer Fair 
Where: Sarratt Primary School, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 

6pm - 10pm Shakespare's "As you Like It" in the Garden at Latimer 
Where: Great White End, Latimer, HP5 1UJ 

Sun 14 Jul 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 
 
Thu 18 Jul 2013 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Fri 19 Jul 2013 

10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

Sat 20 Jul 2013 

10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Entrance to Carpenters Wood next to 59 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 
 
Sun 21 Jul 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10am - 5pm Inland Waterways Annual Festival at Cassiobury Park 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 
 
10am - 12pm Sarratt Village Sunday Market 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 
 
3pm - 4pm Chorleywood Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Cafe, Main Parade, Chorleywood. 
 
Sat 27 Jul 2013 

10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 
 
2pm - 4pm 2nd Annual Chorleywood Classic Car Show 
Where: The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3 5SG 

Sun 28 Jul 2013
 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
2:30pm - 4:30pm 
Friends of Chorleywood Common: Wild Flowers and Butterflies walk 
Where: Christchurch car park, The Common, Chorleywood 

Email update 10 Jun 2013

posted 10 Jun 2013, 11:08 by Tomo

A few weeks have passed since the 90th Edition of the Chorleywood Newsletter dropped through our residents' doors. What did you think? Any comments? Can you offer any articles for the Autumn edition? Get in touch with the team at newsletter@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk

AGM and Community Meeting

Thanks to everyone who turned out for our recent AGM and Community Meeting on the 15th May. We've written up a resume of what happened - get in touch if you have any views but where not able to make the meeting.

What's affecting Chorleywood

There's a review of the political boundaries within Three Rivers. A previous round of consultation has seen the number of councillors in Three Rivers cut to 39, and the number of wards reduced to 13. Now the Local Government Boundary Commission are consulting on how to cut Chorleywood in two.

Health

We would encourage anyone with day care activity needs, or know of people in the local area with day care activity needs to participate in the upcoming stakeholder events in Three Rivers organised by Hertfordshire Community Wellbeing. If there's a consultation, it's probably because there's some proposed changes afoot, and with the current funding climate it might not be good news.
 
Village Noticeboard

The Russell School seem to have an action packed day lined up for their Family Fun Day.

It's the Little Chalfont Village day this coming weekend (15th June)

The annual Bucks Art festival has an exhibitor in Chorleywood

New local Tennis League for Chorleywood and Rickmansworth just in time for on Wimbledon. Game, Set and Match!

Environment

Three Rivers District Council need to obtain some additional feedback from residents on dog fouling problems, especially on The Common and the Chorleywood House estate. Can you help?

Did you know about this local private nature reserve?

Transport

A warning that the A404 Chorleywood Road (between the M25 junction and the Roundabout inRickmansworth) will be closed overnight on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th June, with Wednesday being held as a contingency night.

A reminder to let us know if you have any views on the ever increasing march of parking restrictions in and around Chorleywood

Local Photos

Finally have uploaded some photos from recent events in and around Chorleywood
If you have any photos you would like to share, please get in touch.

And the next couple of weeks of What's On locally

Tue 11 Jun 2013 

10:30am - 12:30pm 
A History of Beds: Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Thu 13 Jun 2013 

8pm - 10pm Chorleywood DFAS: Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the BlackTent 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

8pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Historical Society - 59th AGM 
Where: Cloisters Hall, opposite St Joan of Arc School, The Cloisters, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL 

Sat 15 Jun 2013 

9:30am - 12pm Little Chalfont Fun Run 
Where: Little Chalfont Westwood Park 

10am - 3pm Cycle down to Rickmansworth Aquadrome 
Where: Rickmansworth Aquadrome, WD3 1NB 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 

12pm - 4pm Little Chalfont Village Day 
Where: Little Chalfont Village Green 

Sun 16 Jun 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Mon 17 Jun 2013 - Wed 19 Jun 2013

Overnight Closure of A404 Chorleywood Rd 
Where: Rickmansworth Roundabout to M25 J18 

Thu 20 Jun 2013 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

8pm - 10pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Sylvie Simmons 
Where: Russell School Brushwood Drive Chorleywood WD3 5RR 

Fri 21 Jun 2013 

10am - 12pm Day activities for older people - Stakeholder event - Providers 
Where: Three Rivers District Council, Penn Chambers, WD3 1RL 


Sat 22 Jun 2013 

11am - 3pm Wildflowers of Stocker's Lake 
Where: Mill End Baptist Church, Field Way, Rickmansworth, WD3 7EL. 

12:30pm - 5pm Croxley Revels on the Green 
Where: The Green, Croxley Green. 

Sun 23 Jun 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

3pm - 5pm Friends of Chorleywood Common: Herb Walk 
Where: Shepherds Bridge, Chorleywood Bottom, Chorleywood 

Tue 25 Jun 2013 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorelywood Bookshop: Ann Widdecombe 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt. WD3 6AS 

Wed 26 Jun 2013 

10am - 12pm Day activities for older people - Stakeholder event - Service Users 
Where: Three Rivers District Council, Penn Chambers, WD3 1RL 

Sat 29 Jun 2013 

9:30am - 5:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Cookery Festival 
Where: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont HP7 9QB 

10am - 4pm Feast of St Peter 
Where: Gold Hill Common, Chalfont St Peter 

10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

11am - 2pm Russell School - Family Fun Day 
Where: Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, WD3 5RR 

12pm - 3pm Chorleywood Primary School Summer Fair 
Where: Chorleywood Primary School, Stag Lane, Chorleywood, WD3 5HR 

Sun 30 Jun 2013 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Mon 1 Jul 2013 

12:30pm - 3pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Literary Lunch at Chenies Manor 
Where: Chenies Manor, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Jack Straw 
Where: Watford Grammar School 

Tue 2 Jul 2013 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Kate Mosse 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt. WD3 6AS 

Email update 11 May 2013

posted 11 May 2013, 13:39 by Tomo

Dear Member

Hopefully you will have received and have enjoyed reading over the past couple of weeks the latest Chorleywood Newsletter, our 90th edition. We need to thank, as always, the team who write, edit, print, distribute the Newsletter, and for our Area Reps who deliver it and collect your subs. We're always interested to get your feedback, so if you have any comments, or you've not received your copy yet please get in touch by email to newsl...@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk or leave a message for us on 01923 537637.


We would like to remind you that this coming Wednesday, 15th May is our annual Community Meeting and AGM at 8pm in the Memorial Hall, on Common Road (next to the Golf Club). 
All residents are welcome, members or not, and we look forward to welcoming our new members from the Chenies Estate (CERA). The meeting is your chance to catch up with the team behind the Chorleywood Residents' Association, to find out what we've been doing, and tell us what we need to focus upon for the forthcoming year, over a drink and some nibbles. Additionally the team behind the proposed new community centre "The Hive" that is hoping to occupy the basement of the current Sheratons furniture store will be there to give a short presentation on their project and to gain feedback. We really hope you can take a little time out of your busy schedules to pop along for the meeting on Wednesday evening.

French Market tomorrow

In case you haven't realised why there have been French flags flying in Lower Road for the past couple of weeks there will be a French Market in New Parade and Main Parade tomorrow, from 10am to 4pm. Organised by Chorleywood Business Association, many of our regular local shops will be open for the day, so please pop down and support our local shops. We hope the weather will as good as it was last year for the inaugural market. Venez nombreux!


We wrote last time asking if Residents have been affected by recent badger activity. We had an article up on our website but the feedback form was broken (opps, sorry!) but we've fixed it now. Please get in touch if you've been affected or have concerns on this issue.


It seems that the local highway authority is planning to extend parking restrictions to the Chenies Estate to dissuade commuters from parking in local roads. But do you have any views on this? Read the article on our website and get in touch.

Keeping up to date

We use a twitter feed to publish a lot of timely information on what is going on, road closures, local news and other issues. If you have a smartphone and use Twitter you can follow us @chorleywoodres to keep abreast of what's going on as it happens. But even if you don't use Twitter, or just don't understand what all the twitter and tweeting is all about, you can still see the updates on your computer as a web page - just go to http://twitter.com/chorleywoodres to take a look - there is also a link at the bottom of the front page of our website. We typically tweet a few times a day!


A quick round up of what is in our What's on Diary for the next few weeks.
Remember that next weekend is the Rickmansworth Festival Weekend

Sun 12 May 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10am - 4pm Chorleywood French Market 
Where: Lower Road and Main Parade, Chorleywood 
 
10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 
 
11am - 4pm Maple Lodge Nature Reserve - Open Weekend 
Where: Maple Lodge Close, off Denham way, Rickmansworth, WD3 9SN 

Tue 14 May 2013 
10:30am - 12:30pm 
Ancient Buildings of St Albans: Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Thu 16 May 2013 
2pm - 5pm Argo at Watersmeet 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3 5AP 

7:30pm - 10:30pm Argo at Watersmeet 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Fri 17 May 2013 
10am - 12pm Ricky Week 2013: Boutique Fair 
Where: Our Lady’s Church, 5 Park Road, Rickmansworth. WD3 1HU 

Sat 18 May 2013 
All day: Rickmansworth Festival Weekend 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 

11am - 10:30pm Rickmansworth Festival 2013 @ The Aquadrome 
Where: The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Off Harefield Road, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1NB 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Choral presents: Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass 
Where: Royal Masonic School Chapel, Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF 
 
Sun 19 May 2013 
All day: Rickmansworth Festival Weekend 

7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

11am - 5:30pm Rickmansworth Festival 2013 @ The Aquadrome 
Where: The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Off Harefield Road, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1NB 

Wed 22 May 2013 
2pm - 3pm Chorleywood Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Cafe, Main Parade, Chorleywood 

Thu 23 May 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Players Youth Theatre Presents The Wiz 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre Local Board Road Watford WD17 2JP 

Fri 24 May 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Players Youth Theatre Presents The Wiz 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre Local Board Road Watford WD17 2JP 

Sat 25 May 2013 
10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

2:30pm - 5pm Rickmansworth Players Youth Theatre Presents The Wiz 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre Local Board Road Watford WD17 2JP 

7:30pm - 10pm Rickmansworth Players Youth Theatre Presents The Wiz 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre Local Board Road Watford WD17 2JP 

Sun 26 May 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Tue 28 May 2013 
2pm - 4pm Captain Calamity at Watersmeet Rickmansworth 
Where: High St, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1EH 

Sat 1 Jun 2013 
9:30am - 12:30pm Blood Donation: Rickmansworth St Mary's Church 
Where: St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 1JB 

10am - 12pm Chorleywood Orchard - Working Party 
Where: The Orchard, Common Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5LT 

2pm - 4pm Blood Donation: Rickmansworth St Mary's Church 
Where: St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Street, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 1JB 

Sun 2 Jun 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Mon 3 Jun 2013 
7:30pm - 9:30pm 
FOPS Lecture: RAF Tempsford: Churchill’s most Secret Airfield that helped win WW2 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LN 

Thu 6 Jun 2013 
10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood between numbers 59 and 61 Whitelands Avenue WD3 5RQ 

7:30pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood Bookshop: Gavin Extence 
Where: Chorleywood Library, Lower Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5LB 
 
Fri 7 Jun 2013 
6pm - 7:30pm Friends of Chorleywood Common: Pond dipping 
Where: Christchurch Car Park, The Common, Chorleywood 
 
Sun 9 Jun 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 
 
10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 
 
Mon 10 Jun 2013 
1pm - 2pm Chorleywood Police Street Meet 
Where: Rootz Cafe, Main Parade, Chorleywood 
 
Tue 11 Jun 2013 
10:30am - 12:30pm A History of Beds: Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Thu 13 Jun 2013 
8pm - 10pm Chorleywood DFAS: Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the BlackTent 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Regards




Tomo
Chorleywood Residents' Association.

Email update 21 April 2013

posted 11 May 2013, 13:39 by Tomo

Dear Resident

Firstly an apology for not having sent out any emails recently. The Spring 2013 Newsletter (which should be hitting your letter boxes by the end of the month) has been written and edited, your Area Rep should be around to deliver it shortly - if you're due to pay a subscription now please help your Area Rep by being ready to pay. We've also been working through some of the detail of the merger of the Chenies Estate Residents' Association. And this combined with some awful weather, dayjobs, and holidays have conspired to create a bit of a pause in our communications.

Important Diary Dates
Please make a note in your diaries for the CRA Community and Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday 15th May at 8pm in the Memorial Hall. We really appreciate getting your feedback on our activities so we hope you will make the time to come along.

To find out more about the developments in Lower Road for a new community centre and give your feedback attend the meeting this coming Thursday at 8pm at Chorleywood Library.

Chorleywood French Market
Le marche français reviens à Chorleywood dimanche le 12 mai 2013. 

Local News
Does it make operational sense to group Chorleywood with Abbots Langley Police Station?

Environment
Have you been affected by the recent Badger activity in and around Chorleywood?

Planning and Licencing
The Chorleywood Premier Store gets to keep its alcohol licence due a change of owner and licencee.

Developers are having another go at getting planning consent for the Long Island hotel.


Don't forget to tell us if you organise or attend a local event that isn't in our local What's On Diary. We're happy to share details of cultural, charitable and predominately non-commercial events in the local community.

Tue Apr 23, 2013 
11am - 12pm St Gearges Day: Raising the Flag in Sarratt 
Where: The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS 
 
7pm - 10pm St Georges Day Dinner - Sarratt Village Hall 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

Wed Apr 24, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

Thu Apr 25, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

8pm - 9pm The Hive - General Update and Public Information Session 
Where: Chorleywood Library 

Fri Apr 26, 2013 
7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

Sat Apr 27, 2013 
10:30am - 12pm Guided walk to Croxley Great Barn in Rickmansworth 
Where: Caravan Lane, off High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HN 

2:30pm - 5pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

7pm - 10pm Barn Dance at All Saints Croxley Green 
Where: All Saints' Church Hall, The Green, Croxley Green 

7:30pm - 10pm Harrow Light Opera Company presents: Sweet Charity 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

Sun Apr 28, 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Tue Apr 30, 2013 - Sat May 4, 2013
7:30pm - 10pm 
Rickmansworth Players Presents The Crucible at The Pump House 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford,
Herts. WD17 2JP 

Thu May 2, 2013 
10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood between numbers 59 and 61
 WD3 5RQ 

Sat May 4, 2013 
10am - 12pm Chorleywood Orchard - Working Party 
Where: The Orchard, Common Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 5LT 

2:30pm - 5pm Rickmansworth Players Presents The Crucible at The Pump House 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford,
Herts. WD17 2JP 

7:30pm - 10pm 
Rickmansworth Players Presents The Crucible at The Pump House 
Where: The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Local Board Road, Watford,
Herts. WD17 2JP 

Sun May 5, 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Mon May 6, 2013 (BANK HOLIDAY)
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre presents Chenies Spring Walk 
Where: Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Bucks, WD3 6ER 

10am - 3pm 
Watford 1k, 3k and 10k raising money for Watford Mencap and Watford
Round Table 
Where: Cassiobury Park, Watford 

Wed May 8, 2013 
8:30am - 2pm 
Free Compost for Three Rivers residents at Rickmansworth Aquadrome 
Where: Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Off Harefield Road,
Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB 

Thu May 9, 2013 
8pm - 10pm Chorleywood DFAS: Iona, Lindisfarne and the Glory of the North 
Where: Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN 

Sat May 11, 2013 
11am - 4pm Maple Lodge Nature Reserve - Open Weekend 
Where: Maple Lodge Close, off Denham way, Rickmansworth, WD3 9SN 

Sun May 12, 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

10am - 4pm Chorleywood French Market 
Where: Lower Road and Main Parade, Chorleywood 

10am - 4pm Sarratt Antiques Fair 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS 

11am - 4pm Maple Lodge Nature Reserve - Open Weekend 
Where: Maple Lodge Close, off Denham way, Rickmansworth, WD3 9SN 

Tue May 14, 2013 
10:30am - 12:30pm 
Ancient Buildings of St Albans: Rickmansworth Decorative and Fine Arts
Society 
Where: Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire WD3 6AS 

Thu May 16, 2013 
2pm - 5pm Argo at Watersmeet 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 
 
2:30pm - 4:30pm Keenagers at Chorleywood Free Church 
Where: Chorleywood Free Church, Hillside Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. WD3
5AP 

7:30pm - 10:30pm Argo at Watersmeet 
Where: Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth WD3 1EH 

8pm - 9:30pm Chorleywood and District RSPB: Local Group Meeting 
Where: The Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5RR 

Sat May 18, 2013 
Rickmansworth Festival Weekend 
Where: Rickmansworth 

10am - 1pm Woodland Maintenance with the Friends of Carpenters Wood 
Where: Whitelands Avenue entrance to Carpenters Wood between numbers 59 and 61
 WD3 5RQ 

Sun May 19, 2013 
7am - 1:30pm Chorleywood Car Boot Sale 
Where: Meadows Farm, A404 junction with Green St, Chorleywood, WD3 5QP 

Regards




Tomo
Chorleywood Residents' Association.

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