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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

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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.

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Wildlife Site Survey Report for Grove Wood, Chorleywood

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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.

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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.

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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.