The Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month, and has a rolling agenda of items of relevance to the local community.
I moved to Chorleywood nearly 40 years ago, it was a brilliant choice! As a working person I love being able to walk out and explore our lovely countryside and the Common, while living in a village that is a vibrant mix of people from all walks of life. I have always supported the Chorleywood Residents’ Association, and am honoured to have been elected its Chair in May 2020. We care passionately about maintaining Chorleywood’s special character and friendly community spirit, and we aim to work with residents knowing that “Chorleywood is as good as we make it”
Honorary Secretary (co-opted)
Alun Price-Davies, whom some of you may know from U3A, has lived in Chorleywood for over 40 years. Alun spent 20 years working for Midland Bank in both Branches and Head Office before joining a Ships Chandler as MD. This business spawned into logistical supply, providing food and catering services for United Nations amongst other clients. Because of significant and increasing overseas travel, Alun with a young and growing family left to work in the City and West End of London for two different law firms. Leisure interests include rugby, and mountaineering in its many forms from climbing, trekking in the Alps and further afield, walking in Britain, skiing and latterly snowshoeing. Alun has been leading holidays for Ramblers Walking Holidays over the past 17 years.
I have been a local for over 20 years although we only moved to the centre of Chorleywood 4 years ago. We are very happy here and really value having so many good shops as well as having easy connections to Central London and elsewhere, whilst being surrounded by beautiful countryside and open spaces.
My work these days is mainly in the charity sector and have been treasurer for a number of charities including Motor Neurone Disease and now the Herts Disability Sports Foundation and IAC an Adoption Agency. I am a qualified accountant and worked at a senior level in commerce for many years. A big part of my life revolves around sport, both as a player and spectator. I also volunteer for the Corona Support Group.
I enjoy my role and playing a small part in helping Chorleywood retain its character and sense of community as well as dealing with the many challenges that face us today.
Members of the Committee
Planning, Local and Neighbourhood Plan
I have lived Chorleywood for over 25 years but have known the area well all my life, having regularly visited the village and common as a child as part of family days out. I have four children who have all gone through local schools. I spent my working career as an accountant and management consultant in the financial services sector. I have been a member of Chorleywood Residents’ Association all the time I have lived here and joined the Executive Committee about 5 years ago taking responsibility for the associations planning activities.
I understand how things that affect our homes and environment have a real impact on us all. As such I have been pleased to help many people with planning matters over the last five years. I was also very involved in the drafting of the new Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan as well as working to try and ensure that the new Local Plan being prepared by Three Rivers District Council does not negatively impact Chorleywood and its environs. To this end, I represent CRA on the new Joint Three Rivers Residents Association where associations from across the district come together to support each other in areas of mutual interest, with the Local Plan being the item highest on everyone’s agenda at the moment because of its potential impact on all of us.
Editor of TCR
I have lived in Chorleywood since first coming to the village with my parents in 1968 and then settling here with my son. A journalist by profession, I am now semi-retired and work as a freelance providing editorial and desktop publishing services. This includes producing the CRA’s twice-yearly hard copy magazine The Chorleywood Resident, which I have designed and edited since 2015.
The TCR is distributed free to all households in the parish. In it I aim to help all Chorleywood residents feel they belong; encourage them to make their voice heard; focus on matters that concern us all; promote village groups and associations; highlight ongoing issues and campaigns for the future; show what the CRA has been doing; and provide useful information. Please do get in touch with your comments and ideas.
I love the arts, and I am immediate past chairman of Chorleywood University of the Third Age and a member of St Andrew’s Church.
Highways & Parking, Business Liaison, Memorial Garden
Born and bred in Chorleywood I remember when it was voted the happiest place to live. I’m hugely passionate about the Village and want it to thrive and be a happy place for all residents. After 30 years in finance, I’m very happy to now have more time to devote to Chorleywood. I firmly believe that the success of our High Street is key to the success and well-being of Chorleywood. As residents, it’s up to us to dictate the future of our village. Our wonderful new Corona Support Group has brought the community even closer in the last year, and I’m delighted knowing that this is going to continue going forward. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful and convenient part of the world, it’s our responsibility to protect it and make sure it flourishes.
Webmaster, e-Newsletter Editor & IT support
My wife and I moved to Chorleywood nearly 10 years ago and have not looked back. We were aware of Chorleywood Residents’ Association by reading the excellent TCR magazine. After joining the committee I have been able to use my experience from my career in IT to look after the website and IT support for the association. I’m also the editor for the monthly email newsletter which I hope you find informative and enjoyable to read. The most recent project I have worked on is this new website and I am also currently digitising copies of the associations magazines which span over 50 years. I am sure these will make interesting reading!
Events, Community Liaison & Publicity
Brought up in Heronsgate (plus pony). Worked mostly in London in the public sector and was also a Westminster local cllr for 16 years. So familiar with central and local government, quangos, social and other services. Was later an NHS chair for 10 years. Returned to Chorleywood in 1997 so that our son could go to a local school and my husband and I could support my aged parents. Am founder chair of Chorleywood Library Volunteers, keeping the library open (with others). Past governor of the Russell, and currently Maple Cross primary school. Was cllr on Three Rivers for Chorleywood South ward 2015-19. Currently CRA ‘lead’ on the environment .
Social Media & Publicity
I moved to Chorleywood in 2018 and am one of the most recent recruits to the Executive Committee. Previously I had lived in Bushey for 11 years. The first thing that struck me when I arrived in Chorleywood was the great sense of community. This lead me to contact the Chorleywood Residents’ Association and subsequently join the Executive Committee.
I am a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser and have worked in practice and industry. I now work as a financial trainer for a training and publishing company. I live with my husband, Naim, who is a family lawyer at Blaser Mills just over the border in Buckinghamshire and our two daughters, one of whom goes to St Clement Danes and the other will follow her in due course. I will be assisting our Treasurer and also looking after Social Media for the Association. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Committee Member (co-opted)
Originally from Yorkshire, Mark Wileman moved to Chorleywood from south London 4 years ago, with his partner Dan and their boxer, Dusty. He loves it here, and already knows the village and local footpaths very well. Mark follows our newsletters and planning work with interest. Mark has spent his entire career in marketing roles. He currently works for Ross Trustees, a professional pensions trustee company, where he leads the business development and marketing group. Before this he worked for Hertz in a variety of marketing roles, and before that for a law firm. He works hard and also enjoys making the most of London, going out to eat or the theatre etc (when it’s allowed!). Mark looks forward to putting something back into the local community.