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Common Awarded Another Green Flag

1st of September 2011

In 2008, in cooperation with Dacorum Borough Council (DBC), we won the prestigious Green Flag award for Chipperfield Common and the associated five year Common Management Plan. We have maintained our Green Flag Status annually since then. We are pleased to inform you this year has been no exception and we have again been successful in maintaining our Green Flag status for the Common for 2010/2011. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to this success over the past twelve months. Special thanks go to the Friends of Chipperfield Common
for their volunteer time and interest and for their help on judging day.
Our Policy for the Common is one of preservation, maintaining the delicate balance of the environment for its fauna and flora whilst enabling access for the enjoyment of the Village and visitors. Preservation is not a do-nothing policy. There has been considerable activity in clearing back overgrowing self-seeded undergrowth from the bridle path and the re-establishment of glades. This all takes effort, careful planning and finally checking by the judges.
From comments received from the Green Flag Judges and villagers, together with the enthusiasm of Friends of Chipperfield Common, things appear to be progressing nicely. We are not, however, complacent. The Judges passed some interesting comments on the need to undertake an ecological survey of the various species on the Common, to measure the effectiveness of our activities and to inform future management.
The Common cannot survive unless we all take care of it. If you would like to take a hand in Management projects then why not join the Friends of Chipperfield Common? Please contact
Jo Deacon, 01923 263310 or
Vanessa Johnson, DBC, 01442 228844.

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