Three months after the wettest February on record, we are now in one of the wettest Mays on record. The River Chess is fed from the aquifer in the Chilterns, where the water-table is at its highest for some years. Consequently, the picnic area on Chorleywood House...
Our bees are in trouble. Their numbers are tumbling. So are the flowers on which they feed. Without them to pollinate our crops our food supply is also threatened. If you do spot a swarm of bees (not wasps) then please call the bee keeper on Whitelands Avenue...
Tragically, we’ve lost over half our swifts in the past 25 years, they are in decline everywhere. Swifts have shared our buildings since Roman times. They still breed in our eaves and gables, but suitable nesting sites have reduced dramatically. Modern and...
(Picture of River Chess by Andrew York) Thames Water discharged contaminated water into the River Chess every day bar one from 22nd Jan to 1st April, and again from April 12-14th. Their notifications to the River Chess Association seem to have become spasmodic. ...
Once again there have been sightings of the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) not far from Chorleywood. The OPM is very dangerous to human and animal health, it can cause severe skin rashes and even anaphylaxis if any of the tiny hairs get into the lungs. It can be lethal...
In Chorleywood, I think many of us would agree that our beautiful Common has been one of the saving grace’s of Covid. Our very own 200 acre Local Nature Reserve and Conservation Area with its rich biodiversity, expertly managed by Chorleywood Parish Council (CPC), is...
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