Dog lover? 🐕 Enter your pooch into our first ever Virtual Dog Show! Mission EmployAble

Exciting plans for a new cricket pavilion cafe tea room and community hub in Chorleywood

Re-instatement of Parking control measures at the Common permissive parking areas

At a meeting of the Full Council on the 28th July 2020, Councillors agreed to re-instate the parking enforcement scheme at War Memorial Hall, Shepherds Bridge and the Old Shepherd permissive parking areas. The scheme has been suspended for five months during the height of the Coronavirus lockdown and restrictions.

Following maintenance of the ticket machines, the enforcement will now restart on the 10th of September but for the period 10th to the 27th September zero charge warning tickets will be issued to help people get used to the system being back in place. However, from the 28th September anyone found parking without displaying a ticket (or residents/visitors pass for the Old Shepherd permissive parking area) in these areas between 1pm and 3pm Monday to Friday will be issued with a penalty charge ticket.

Three Rivers Annual Canvass 2020

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Running for Mission EmployAble


Mission DiggAble in aid of Mission EmployAble | New charity launches virtual flower show

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Covid-19 Pandemic Update 1st June 2020

From Monday 1st June the Parish Office will be open between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.

Staffing of the office will be kept to a minimum to allow for Government guidelines on social distancing.

If you wish to speak to an officer please follow instruction notices on the front door.

If an enquiry in person is not necessary, please either telephone the office on 01923 285594 or continue to email general enquiries to and your request will be passed to the appropriate officer.

We thank you for your patience during these difficult times.

We will publicise any changes to arrangements as further changes are made to Government guidelines.

Update – Chorleywood Village Day 2020

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this times. On Tuesday 19th May the Parish Council had their first meeting since Lockdown started.

The Council have made the decision to regretfully cancel Chorlewood Village Day and The Outdoor Cinema on Saturday 11th July 2020.

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but their main concern was keeping staff, stall holders and the public safe.

We will of course be refunding stall holders who have already paid for pitches at both events and Ticket holders for the Outdoor Cinema Event in due course. Please do bare with us we will contact everyone regarding refunds as soon as we can.

We really look forward to seeing you all next year so please save the date on Saturday 10th July 2021.

Easter Event on the Common – Tuesday 7th April & Thursday 16th April 2020 [Cancelled]

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Parish Council have taken the decision to cancel the Easter Event on the Common in April.

Everyone who had purchased tickets has been notified and refunds have been processed. These refunds could take 5-10 days to show in your account.

With regards to other events planned for the rest of the year, updates will be sent to everyone who signed up to each event once a decision has been made.

VE Day 75th Celebration Day – Friday 8th May 2020

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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.

Lost and Found Property | Changes to Procedures

The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording all lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to do this. In February, police forces nationally stopped receiving reports of lost property and now accept only certain types of found items. Hertfordshire has come in line with these policies.

The below link to our website provides detailed advice about what to do if you have lost or found property.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Love Yoga | Yoga Classes at the Memorial Hall, Chorleywood

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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.