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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 
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