About Us‎ > ‎Updates‎ > ‎Updates Archive‎ > ‎

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 
Comments