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

Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.  This year's Big Butterfly Count will run from the 16th July to the 8th...

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Chorleywood Common Litter Pick Day

Chorleywood Common Litter Pick Day

On Saturday 12th June, the CRA and Chorleywood Parish Council organised a litter pick day on the Common as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. We were joined by over 30 volunteers of all ages and it was heartening to see many young children enthusiastically...

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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...

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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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