Environment

We take an active interest in environmental issues of concern specifically to Chorleywood residents including pollution in the River Chess, verges, trees, wild flower cutting and seeding, noise, air quality, loss of habitat, diversity, footpaths, hedges, and urbanisation to the detriment of of our green heritage.

Latest Environment News

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.  ...

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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...

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Replacement Trees – where are they needed?

We were pleased to hear recently that TRDC has approved a motion to plant one native British stock tree for every tree removed by TRDC in the District due to poor health or planning needs, great news!   Meanwhile, the trees in our verges are owned by HCC.  We know...

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River Chess and Sewage

River Chess and Sewage

We mentioned recently that Thames Water identified significant groundwater ingress points into Chesham's sewers. This extra water, on top of wet weather, adds to the frequency of sewage releases polluting the Chess.  We’re pleased to say that Thames Water recently...

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What’s so special about the River Chess?

What’s so special about the River Chess?

We know many residents really love the River Chess; many also know it’s a rare example of the chalk streams environment.  What does that mean? And why is it so ecologically valuable?   Researchers at the School of Geography Queen Mary University of London have created...

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