Clearing the Common

10 Mar 2017

In February some volunteers from Friends of the Common helped the Ranger clear back undergrowth.  The weather was ideal and we very nearly cleared the bank up to the sloping path at the cattle creep end.

Butterfly Survey 2017

12 Jan 2017

Here are the dates (all Thursdays this year) for the Butterfly surveys on the Common for 2017 – meet at 11.00 in the Christ Church car park and finish by 1.00:

March 23
April 20
May 18
June 22
July 20
August 24
September 28

If you’d like to help with the survey, and want to know more details, please contact me (Stuart Marshall)

Bigger, brighter, more packed with information!  Click on image below to read:

Click for (short) notes of the recent Full Parish Council meeting: Full Council 2016 Dec 13 Notes

Please click here to read notes of the recent Open Spaces meeting with details of the Winter Works on the Common.

Common Winter Work

13 Dec 2016


Please join us for an illustrated talk by Lynda Herity at the Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood on Thursday 17th November from 2 o’clock until 4 o’clock.

Tea and homemade cakes included in entrance price for members: £3, non members: £4.

Please click Full Council 2016 October 18 to read the informative notes taken by by our Chairman at the recent full Parish Council meeting.

Have you ever wondered about the First World War casualties named on our War Memorials? Members of Chorleywood U3A did, so they decided to investigate the background of the fifty men named on the board in the War Memorial Hall. It turned out that these young men were involved in every major theatre of war, though inevitably the majority perished in France, Belgium or Gallipoli. Most were killed in action, a few succumbed to disease or sickness and a small number died of war-related illnesses after hostilities had ceased. The impact on what was then a small rural community is hard to imagine. They found families who had lost more than one son, cousins and brothers-in-law who had perished, and roads where several young men and their families were near-neighbours. There are no outstanding heroes on the Chorleywood memorial – although you could say that everyone who took part in the Great War was a hero. They were just ordinary folk –gardeners, labourers, shop workers, stable boys and clerks – who were sucked into the most unimaginable horrors and carried out what they saw as their duty. Their research is now complete, so to ensure that these men are not forgotten U3A is publishing a book containing a history of the village in 1914 – 1918 and our men’s stories – who they were, where they worked and lived and where, when and how they died. Copies are available from Chorleywood bookshop in November 2016, price £15 or through U3A by contacting

Royal Horse Artillery on Chorleywood Common during the Great War