Our Mission Statement

To foster the social economic and environmental welfare of the Chorleywood Parish and to contribute to a sustainable and an inclusive community.

Chorleywood has 17 elected Councillors representing five wards who sit on four committees: Open Spaces; Village Halls; Planning; and Policy and Resources. Councillors can be contacted here.

The calendar of meetings shows when the Parish Council Committee meetings are held. You can also access the agendas and minutes for all meetings via the main menu.

Chorleywood Parish Council is responsible for:-

Chorleywood Common
Chorleywood Lawn Cemetery
Management of three Village Halls
Three allotment sites
• Grovewood

The Parish Council considers all planning applications within Chorleywood. You can view Plans & Comments by clicking on this link.


  NEWS ITEMS

Older Persons Awareness and Learning (OPALS) Event

An OPALS coffee morning, is taking place on Tuesday 16th July from 10am to 12pm at Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Herts WE3 6AS.

This event is organised to include those over 65 who might be lonely, isolated or vulnerable. If you know someone who would benefit from the session, then please pass this information on to them and bring them along with you.

The aim of an OPALS event is to reduce the vulnerability of residents to scams, burglaries, fires etc. by providing a selection of information about the support, advice and help that is available within the local community.

At the event guests will be seated, and then representatives from a variety of agencies will speak about the services they offer or give advice on how to prevent scams and fraud, etc. Refreshments will be served and there will be a free raffle to win a hamper. It is a very much a sociable event, and a great opportunity to meet other residents in the local area. Not all agencies attending will be doing talks, so you will be able to walk around the stands, collect some safety related freebies and speak one to one with the representatives.

The event lasts around 2 hours. Please arrive on time to ensure that you do not miss out on any of the speakers or freebies on offer

Please contact 07970 954072 or email carley-jo.rackley@hertfordshire.gov.uk to book your FREE ticket.

Local scams taking place at present in Hertfordshire

You owe tax: A person calls you from a ‘spoofed’ number – the number displayed is a legitimate HMRC phone number. The call often starts with a recorded message saying that a warrant has been issued for your arrest if you do not pay outstanding tax. An option to speak to someone is given. They will ask you to visit a local shop or Post Office to buy vouchers for iTunes or Google Play or similar. The person then asks for the code on the voucher and tells you that you have now paid the tax and the warrant will be cancelled. This is a scam. HMRC would never call you if you owe tax and would never ask you to buy gift vouchers from a shop.

BT telephone line problems: Many people have received calls from people claiming to be “BT” saying that there is a fault on their telephone line or a problem with their internet. This is the start of a scam.BT would not phone you about your line, they would wait for you to report any issues to them. Please do not give ANY personal details to these callers and simply terminate the call. If they call back, just end the call again.

Police fraud investigation: You are called by someone claiming to be a police officer who is investigating a fraud involving your account. They either ask you to move your money from your bank account or they ask you to assist an investigation by purchasing an expensive item. This is a scam. A police officer would never tell you to move or spend your money. If you think there is a problem with your bank account, it is best to visit your bank or call them on their published number.

These scam calls can be reported directly to Action Fraud – actionfraud.police.uk or 03001232040 – please note any phone numbers the scammers ask you to call, as this may assist an investigation.

If you do become a victim and a caller arranges to attend your address to collect vouchers or cash, please call police on 101,or 999 if the crime is in progress.

Repairs to sections of the road surface | Common Road, Chorleywood

Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Bullsland Lane, Chorleywood

Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads in Watford, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood

Notice of Casual Vacancies

Notice is hereby given that two (2) casual vacancies exists in the Office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Chorleywood representing residents in Chorleywood North. The reason of resignations is due to personal circumstances. The Council will fill these vacancies by co-option at their meeting scheduled for Tuesday 25th June 2019 and request that interested parties apply in writing using the application form to the Clerk to the Council by Friday 21st June 2019.

Important news about Chorleywood Post Office

Parish Councillor Resignations

Door to Door Sellers | Chorleywood

During the course of the day on Friday 22nd February 2019. Police received some reports of Door-to-Door sellers in the local area of Chorleywood.

Police attended the area, however they were not located at the time.

Always check to see who is knocking on your door by using a ‘door viewer’ or by looking out your window. Do not open your door to any unknown persons or call out to the person to identify themselves before you decide to open your door. Identification and Licenses can be requested to be posted through the letterbox.

Please contact the Non-Emergency number 101 should you have any further similar incidents.

Also I have left a link below on the law regarding door-to-door sellers for your information.

https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Crime-prevention/Protect-your-money/Rogue-traders

Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Long Lane, Heronsgate/Heronsgate Road, Chorleywood

Press Release | Chorleywood Post Office

Chorleywood Post Office has been closed for some time following a break in. The Parish Council are now able to advise that the Post Office in its current location will re-open, however this is not likely to happen in the near future, as there was substantial damage caused internally, which needs to be repaired. The Insurance Company are currently dealing with this.

It is also known that the owner of the post office, wishes to redevelop the site into flats, which would result in the loss of the post office.

The Parish Council now can advise that the Co-Op are looking at the possibility of having post office services within their shop, following their refurbishment. In the interim they have applied to head office to have an ATM housed within their premises in order that residents can at least get cash.

This is not an ideal situation in the short term but, please be assured that as a statutory body the Parish Council will do everything in its power to ensure that a post office service remains in Chorleywood and careful negotiations are now taking place with Post Office Ltd.

Issued by Chorleywood Parish Council on 8th February 2019.

Temporary Closing of Common Road, Chorleywood

Temporary Closing of Dog Kennel Lane, Chorleywood and Berry Lane, Rickmansworth in 2019

Temporary closing and temporary waiting restrictions in various roads in Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, Belsize, Chorleywood, Chandlers Cross, Watford and Grove Mill Order 2019

Temporary closing of Loudwater Lane, Loudwater

A Neighbourhood Plan for Chorleywood

TRDC are currently consulting on a Call for Sites across the district. A number of sites have been identified within Chorleywood and it is recognised that some development of the area will take place within Chorleywood over the next ten years or so.

Have your say on how you wish Chorleywood to look in the future and comment on the 14 proposed Neighbourhood Planning Policies.

Click here for further information.

Three Rivers Local Plan: Potential Sites Consultation Document

Three Rivers District Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out a vision and framework for the future levels of growth within the District for the next 15 years until 2036. The Potential Sites Document contains sites that were put forward for consideration in the previous Local Plan process and were not allocated for development and those put forward by landowners, agents and developers as part of the Call for Sites consultations undertaken in 2017 and 2018.

The Potential Sites Consultation is an additional non-statutory consultation, providing the opportunity for stakeholders to comment on potential sites which will feed into the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) process. The SHELAA is an assessment which identifies sites and broad locations with potential for development. It assesses their development potential, suitability for development and the likelihood of development coming forward. It is important to note that at this stage no decisions have yet been made on specific sites.

The Potential Sites Consultation Document and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Working Note can be viewed on the Council’s website at: www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/new-local-plan. Hard copies can also be viewed in the Council’s offices in Rickmansworth (address below), the public libraries located within the District (Abbots Langley, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Oxhey and Rickmansworth) and at the Parish/Town Councils’ offices.

Addresses and opening times of the libraries are listed on the Hertfordshire County Council website at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/library-opening-hours/library-opening-hours-and-locations.aspx

Responses to this consultation can be submitted to us in one of the following ways:

By email to: trldf@threerivers.gov.uk

By post to: Economic & Sustainable Development, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL.

Although the initial consultation period has now closed, the above links to relevant documents are still available.

English Longhorn Cattle

On 8th October the 4 longhorn cattle left the Common after having a very successful 6 weeks of grazing down in the Maybushes. As you will be able to see, they have had a big impact on the scrub levels and hopefully, come the spring, their efforts will be realised by an increase in wildflower species. We look forward to their return in 2019.

Temporary Closing of Shepherds Lane, Chorleywood

Temporary Closing of Loudwater Lane, Loudwater

Programme of regular Ranger Walks and Tasks

Advertised by Friends of Chorleywood Common but open to everyone. Last Thursday of every month 10.00am – 12.30pm, ending at a pub where people can stay for lunch/a drink if they wish. Certain tasks may take longer and will be advertised as such in advance. Other special walks and events can be added in ad hoc – i.e. bat walks, wild flower walks etc. Click here for further details.