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An e-newsletter from the Executive Committee
Chorleywood Residents' Association
December 2020

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Mike Stansfield, CRA
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A message from our Chairman

This is a short Newsletter, with information we hope will interest and be useful to you just before Christmas.  We are all disappointed to be under the new Tier 4 restrictions, but our health, safety, and the capacity of the NHS all need to be protected at this difficult time.  The vaccination programme is underway, and it’s good to hear that some Chorleywood residents are already receiving it.  
It’s especially difficult for all the restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops which have to close.  We hope you will continue to support the businesses that remain open, and all those who offer an online service, click and collect, or takeaway food service - they need and deserve our support!
We wish all Chorleywood residents the best possible Christmas, and our very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021.

Jane Tozer, Chairman, CRA

The Chorleywood Resident magazine

Delivery of the Autumn issue of The Chorleywood Resident (TCR) to all households in Chorleywood has been delayed slightly but should still be with you before Christmas.  Packed full of local news it is well worth a read. 

If you live in Chorleywood and haven't received your copy by the end of Wednesday 23rd December then please let us know by emailing including the name of your street so that we can investigate.

A digital copy is available on our website at Magazine - Chorleywood Residents' Association.

Local business spreads some Christmas cheer
CCSG volunteers have worked tirelessly since the first National lockdown back in March; supporting their local neighbours with shopping requests, prescription pickups and providing transport for hospital and doctor appointments.
Thanks to the generosity of Lords at home who have kindly donated £850 to CCSG, we have now been able to spread some Christmas cheer and kindness across the village and our neighbouring town this season.
The donation has enabled CCSG volunteers to deliver supermarket gift cards, Christmas arts and crafts packs, treats and a small gift for vulnerable families in our surrounding area. 
Christmas community hampers were also prepared for dozens of our Senior residents. These were packed with fresh fruit, Christmas treats, puzzle books, jams, chutneys, crackers and homemade goodies.  Most importantly, the hampers were hand delivered by CCSG volunteers, allowing for a doorstep chat with some of our most vulnerable community members who have been isolated and alone since the first lockdown.
Lords Managing Director, Tilak Patel, was delighted to be able to offer proceeds from his Christmas sales "Local residents have come and supported Lords throughout the lockdown period and I was keen to give something back to the community, particularly in these very difficult times".

CRA 100 Club

The CRA 100 club is a great way to support CRA and gives you a chance each month to win one of four cash prizes.  Congratulations to R.M. Harragin who won the £100 Christmas bumper top prize this month.

Why not join before the end of the year to be entered into the monthly draw all through 2021?  For more information see the 100 Club page on our website where you can now join online in just a few minutes.

Mission EmployAble - Still Time To Catch Runner Brent Mullane

Local dad Brent has already raised £10,000 by completing four 100-mile Ultra marathons. He has also pledged to run one marathon a day for 13 days from December 27, with the 14th day being the Country to Capital race on January 9, a 43-mile route that begins in Wendover and ends in London’s Little Venice.

On January 9, Brent will emerge from the back of Chenies Manor at about 10.30 am, head into Carpenters Wood and re-emerge onto Chalfont Lane. If you wish to clap him down the road as he heads for Old Shire Lane and back on the trail to London, he would love to see you. He is also allowing his most generous donor to choose his outfit for the day. To donate

'Doors for the Cause' competition extended

The 'Doors for the Cause' wreath photo competition has been extended until 27th December so whether you've got a homemade or shop bought Christmas wreath or even a much loved creation you use every year, you are invited to upload a photo of it to the gallery on the website and you could win a fabulous Christmas hamper! 

All proceeds from entry donations go to Mission EmployAble.

You can also support Mission EmployAble by buying specially designed Christmas cards made from recycled paper (£5.99 for 10) from Chorleywood Bookshop or via the Mission EmployAble website.

Chorleywood House Estate

Take a look at the December 2020 update to see how the appearance of the boundary of Chorleywood House Estate with the A404 has been substantially improved over the year.  This started in spring with the dilapidated fence being replaced by TRDC with a new knee-high post and rail, followed by "Friends" working parties cutting back and clearing the area behind when government Covid restrictions allowed.  Now most recently a large number of tree stumps have been removed and the ground prepared for seeding in the Spring.  

Christmas Eve singalong

The Parish Council are encouraging everyone to return to their doorsteps at 7pm on Christmas Eve, to ring the bell for Santa and to sing Silent Night with our Neighbours.  (Silent Night lyrics)

More information is available on the Parish website.

"Wild Flowers on a Country Walk" -  Chorleywood and District RSPB

On 21st January 2021 a Chorleywood and District RSPB group talk entitled "Wild Flowers on a Country Walk" will be held on Zoom. This talk can be attended by members of the public.  A local botanist, Dr Brenda Harold will share her beautiful photographs, taking us on a walk, through woodland, footpaths and waterways and past hedgerows. She will explain how the plants we see often support birds and insects too. 
The talk starts at 8pm, so you need to log into Zoom at about 7.30pm. To be sent the Zoom link before the talk,  phone 01923 897885 and give your email address.  Cost to attend the meeting on Zoom is £2.50. This is payable afterwards and payment details will be sent with the Zoom link. 

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Staying Safe
We hope all residents will be able to enjoy the festive season this year, despite the pandemic difficulties. Unfortunately, thieves and scammers also like the festive season.  

At this time of year particularly, watch out for scam emails and text message which appear to be from legitimate delivery companies.  They may contain links to websites which look authentic but ask for completion of personal information such as credit card details.  Fraudsters may even call saying they are investigating a delivery fraud and recommend you transfer money to a safe account. 

Remember that a bank will never contact you to ask you to move money to another account. 

When receiving a message it is in our nature to respond.  Instead, pause and ask yourself if what you received is unexpected, unusual or in any way suspicious.  Use links and numbers that you know are legitimate instead of the ones provided.
One of the best ways of staying informed is by signing up for the excellent OWL emails from Herts Police.  Sign up directly at

Visit or for advice on avoiding scams.

You can access recent CRA Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, and other files of interest, by visiting our website Meetings and Minutes and Other Documentation pages.

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This newsletter is for information purposes and may carry unedited items from other organisations within Chorleywood at editor's discretion and for that purpose only. No direct or indirect support of any items, organisations or views expressed is implied by the Association unless specifically stated.
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