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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm in the Common Room at The War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN.

Press and public are cordially invited to attend.

New Greenspace Action Plan for Chorleywood Common

Chorleywood Parish Council are working in partnership with the Countryside Management Service to produce a new Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Chorleywood Common. Responses to the public engagement held in January 2018 on the Briefing Document have been taken on board, and we are now seeking feedback on the proposed management for the next five years.

You are invited to take a look at the Draft GAP and provide feedback or questions to neil.duffield@hertfordshire.gov.uk. A response form is attached below with a postal address, or comments can be emailed directly. The closing date for responses is Monday 30th April 2018.

Election Nominations for Parish Council Elections on 3rd May 2018

Notice of Parish Council Elections on 3rd May 2018

Notice of Election | Parish Council | May 2018

Paperwork for the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018

Election Dates

Nomination Legislation

Parish Nomination Pack

The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing of Old Common Road, Chorleywood) Order 2018

Notice

Plan

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan

The first draft of the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan is now published (see below).

We very much welcome your comments and feedback.

Paper copies are available upon request from the Parish Office.

The closing date for consultation is 16th March 2018.

Please email clerk@chorleywood-pc.gov.uk. Paper comments should be sent to the Parish Office.

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan pdf

Chorleywood Film Club | Competition Registration Deadline Extended!

Chorleywood Film Club have extended the deadline for would-be participants to register their interest in submitting an entry to the Young Film-makers Competition.

Click her for further information.

Chorleywood Common Green Space Action Plan

Chorleywood Common Green Space Action Plan briefing document is open for consultation and comments will be accepted until 5th January 2018.

Click here to read the document. pdf

Paper copies are available in the Parish Office.

Proposed Changes to the Rights of Way Network in the Chorleywood and Rickmansworth Area

Click here to read the notice. pdf

Also click to read Hertfordshire County Council’s relevant Modification Order Application Investigation Report. pdf

Play Space for Chorleywood

There has been a lot of talk about the natural play space proposed by TRDC for Chorleywood Common. At a meeting of the leisure and wellbeing committee on 5th September TRDC members agreed to:-

  • accept a proposed timetable that included the submission of a planning application; and
  • work in partnership with the Parish Council to produce a natural play space at Site 15A, which complements the Parishes existing play elements, including climbing, rope play and sensory features.

TRDC have been shown the new Wildwood Dens and proposed Nature Trail initiated by the Parish Council, and taken on board the positive feedback from Chorleywood residents about the Wildwood Dens since Village Day. TRDC have also understood the ecological and environmental issues over sites on the Common, and are taking into account the Parish Council Management Plan and Higher Level Stewardship agreements for the Common.

The proposal has moved from Site 15 to site 15A to be close to the Station Car Park, on the south side of the Common in from Shepherds Railway bridge, in an area of secondary woodland and scrub. It is unknown as yet the size and character of the proposed development, how it might be screened and sightlines, safety with being close to the road into the Station car park, ease of access paths and disabled access, impact on nearby residents and the Old Shepherd Pub permissive parking area.

Whilst Officers from both sides have been working to find middle ground and a positive way forward, the Parish Council have yet to discuss the project and are waiting for the formal proposal from TRDC before making comments.

Despite recent publicity the Parish Council have not agreed nor disagreed with the proposal. Once the full details are available the Parish Council along with everyone else will be able to make representation to TRDC during the planning process.

Allotment Competition Results 2017

Click here to read the results. pdf

Chorleywood Matters | Parish Magazine | Summer 2017

Chorleywood Matters Summer 2017 pdf

District Council By-election | Chorleywood South & Maple Cross Ward | 13th July 2017

Declaration of Result of Poll - Chorleywood South and Maple Cross pdf

Wildwood Dens

Welcome to our Wildwood Dens

This has been funded by Chorleywood Parish Council as part of the forthcoming Nature Trail through the Community Infrastructure Levy at no cost to the Community.

There are two Dens one located near the parking area on the A404 and the second along the Village Day fire ride.

Click here for further information. pdf

Wildlife Site Survey Report for Grove Wood, Chorleywood

Click here to view the report.pdf

Chorleywood Litter Pickers Scheme

A local resident from Chorleywood, Mr. Bill Griffiths, has come up with an initiative related to keeping the village and surrounding areas tidy, and he is promoting a new litter picking project. We would like to encourage as many residents as possible to get involved with the project.

Please click here for further information. pdf

If you want further information or want to get involved, please contact Bill directly. Email: contact@chorleywoodnhw.org Telephone: 01923 282507

May Bushes Clearance Work 2017

Many of the trees that have been felled on the common have been felled as part of a 'Grassland Restoration project'. By far the rarest Habitats on the common are the grassland habitats, nearly all of which are unimproved. These grasslands were formed 2 to 3 thousand years ago by prehistoric man clearing woodland to graze livestock, the resulting over grazing forming the low nutrient heathland and grassland habitats of which fragments are still remaining on the common .In fact less than a century ago the common remained in its' prehistoric treeless state. We are very lucky to have some of these precious grasslands left which enable us to restore low quality secondary woodland and scrub back to the way it has remained for thousands of years un- changed.

Click to read more. pdf

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Volunteering Opportunities

Do you have some time to spare? Visit the Volunteering section of this website for opportunities to help in the local community.