River Chess floods picnic area

River Chess floods picnic area

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...
Bees need your help

Bees need your help

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...
Swifts

Swifts

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...
River Chess pollution discharges continue

River Chess pollution discharges continue

(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.  ...

The High Cost of Litter and Doggy Doo!

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...