Chilterns Walking Festival | 18th May to 2nd Jun 2019

The fifth Chilterns Walking Festival starts on 18th May. On offer a programme of 70+ walks and outdoor events throughout the Chilterns AONB. Most of these are led by volunteers and community groups and the majority are free of charge. The walks include family events, history and heritage walks, nature activities and walks with a pub or tea stop. Please see Walking Festival interactive map.

Christian Aid Week


This year an astronomical telescope is one of the items in the Silent Auction, a popular feature of the annual CHRISTIAN AID MARKET to be held at St John Fisher Church, Shire Lane, Thursday and Friday, 16 and 17 May, open all day from 10am-5pm. There will of course be the usual fantastic array of bedding plants, hanging baskets, planted-up tubs, book stall, cakes and gifts. Refreshments are served all day, including ploughman’s lunches. Plants only will be on sale on Saturday morning, 18 May.

An additional event is a showing of the inspirational film Invictus at the Junction, Christ Church at 7.30 on Saturday, 18 May. Starring Matt Damon, it tells how Nelson Mandela united the South African nation through its rugby team.

Chorleywood Film Club | Friday 17th May 2019

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Chorleywood First Responders

Parish Council Chairman Cllr Steve Watkins Presents Keverne Bailey from Chorleywood First Responders with cheques totalling £2587 including money from Grant Funding and Fundraising.

Chorleywood First Responders are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

If you would like to know more about what they do or us are interested in signing up as a volunteer please click the below link.

Chorleywood Residents’ Community Meeting & AGM on 15th May 2019 at the Memorial Hall

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Take Time for Tea event in aid of Willow Foundation

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Temporary Closing of Old Shire Lane, Chorleywood

Pensioners’ Forum on Friday 28 June 2019

The agenda includes:

  • Jane Gurney, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
  • Terry Morris, Hertfordshire Police
  • Jan and Andrew Taylor, The History of the Greyhounds
  • AOB

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Reminder – there is one hour of free parking, £1.00 for a second hour, £2.50 for three hours and £4.00 for four hours, the machines only accept payment cards:

You can also read the Three Rivers Times first e-newsletter:

Chorleywood Film Club | The Wife | Friday 12th April 2019

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Easter opening of Lady Ela’s Museum in the Summer House , Chorleywood House Estate

Come and discover the history of the Chorleywood House Estate, its residents, varied wildlife, plant species and interesting places to walk and visit.

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Plant and Cake Sale

Memory Café

The Memory Café is held monthly at Sunrise Chorleywood for those living with dementia.

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A message from our Chairman, Cllr Steve Watkins

Dear Resident,

As you are aware the Post Office is closed after a break in and we have now lost not only that facility, but also the use of the ATM to withdraw cash.

As we now have to travel to Rickmansworth for a Post Office or Bank, perhaps the next time you go you could ask an elderly neighbour or somebody who doesn’t drive if they wanted accompany you and use the same facilities. It would show community spirit and you wouldn’t have to go out of your way to help.

Parish Councillor Resignations

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre Events

Easter Treasure Hunt 2019

Erosion Prevention Work in Common Gate Road

Our rangers have put logs next to the curb stones in Common Gate Road. They have been put there to stop vehicles eroding the Common. Click to expand photos.

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

Love Yoga | Yoga Classes at the Memorial Hall, Chorleywood

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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 in 2019

Temporary closing of Loudwater Lane, Loudwater

Temporary closing of Shire Lane, Chorleywood

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: 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:

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

By email to:

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

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.

  • 25th Oct 2018 – Pond clearance work – duckweed removal, sweet grass and weed croming, silt removal – meet at Top Common Pond
  • 29th Nov 2018 – Coppicing of gorse, removal of saplings and heather seed sowing – meet at Cricket Club car park
  • 31st Jan 2019 – Coppicing of gorse, removal of saplings & heather seed sowing – meet at Cricket Club car park
  • 28th Feb 2019 – Laurel and holly cutting and marking – meet at Cricket Club car park
  • 28th Mar 2019 – Laurel & holly cutting and marking – meet at Cricket Club car park