Chipperfield Parish Council
The administrative parish of Chipperfield lies on the dip slope of the Chilterns approximately 5 miles south-west of Hemel Hempstead. It is situated in the Borough of Dacorum and forms part of the electoral ward of Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield.
The Parish Council was formed in 1958 by being separated from the administrative parish of King’s Langley. There are eight elected councillors who employ a part-time Clerk, a Village Warden and Woodland Ranger.
The Parish Council aims to represent the interests of the village in all the many facets of its welfare at both local and central government levels. For example, it is involved in:
- Planning matters, where it has developed a Village Design Statement to help guide future development in the Parish.
- Affordable housing for local people
- Highways, Road Safety and Public Transport, where it liaises closely with Dacourm Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council to report faults and residents concerns.
- Open Spaces, where it oversees Chipperfield Common, a key feature covering 47.5 hectares of the parish and which was gifted to the local authority in 1936 to be maintained in consultation with the people of Chipperfield.
- Allotments, where it provided allotments for the residents of Chipperfield and Bovingdon Office Hours Community safety, where it works closely with the Dacorum Division of the Hertfordshire Police.
- Youth and Education
The Parish Council is financed by raising a precept of between £20,000 and £25,000 on all of the residential properties in Chipperfield. In addition it handles annual grants provided by Dacorum Borough Council for village services. It seeks to support other village organisations both with practical and financial help and there is Parish Council representation for the Youth Club, Chipperfield News, Village Hall, Sports organisation and Chipperfield Care and has a close liaison with St Paul’s School.
Mrs Jan Dawes - Parish Clerk
The speeding warning sign in Dunny Lane doesn’t appear to be working even after being moved. The re-routing of the pedestrians away from the road is a great improvement particularly as there seems to still be a high incidence of idiot speeding motorists along Dunny Lane. Is there an intention to get the warning sign fixed or better still to place average speed cameras on the few roads into and out of the village.April 19, 2010 Moreen wheeler
Hi the problem has just got a hundred times worse with the bins in croft close animals have torn the bags open and with the wind today it’s blowing the rubbish in people garden I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s complaining I’ve had three people speak to me about it something has to be done soon its now going down the ally were children are kicking it?.January 27, 2013 Stewart
Can anybody on this webpage or in the Parish council shed any light on when BT Openreach will install fibre into the village. I have lived in the village since August 2012, and the promised date has slipped back and back and currently states ‘earliest June 2013′. A BT Openreach on the edge of Kings Langley is clearly marked with “Super fast broadband is available here” – only a couple of miles away from Chipperfield.
I understand that the Parish council may have some control over planner consent for a new / adapted by the road side cabinet. Is this true and what is the status? Is the Parish council blocking any planning application by BT Openreach?
I am simply trying to find out what the issues may be from all involved and/or affected.February 14, 2013 Sally
I am looking for a tutor for my daughter who is in reception, I am not having much luck finding someone to help, if anyone has any contact details please could you forward them on. Many thanksFebruary 26, 2013 Graham Hale
The ‘improvement’ of the bridle-path that runs close by the Apostles Pond in the woods seems to have been done with crushed builders rubble. It’s concrete with bits of brick, tile and glass mixed in. Its unpleasant to walk on and dangerous to dogs and small children. Previous path improvements have been done with crushed native rock which has soon compacted down to a Macadam surface. This latest attempt to cut corners is almost tantamount to legalised fly tipping. Its degrading a lovely natural part of the wood. Please make Dacorum Council aware this is unacceptable.May 12, 2013 Cllr Jack Organ
Graham – I will pass your concerns onto the relevant officer at DBC. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.May 15, 2013 Barbara Dickens
The bridlepath that runs by the Apostles Pond is now too dangerous to use. Horses and dogs will get cut hooves and paw prams will get tyre damage and any adult or child that trips over will get bad dirty cuts. PLEASE get this surface scrapped off or covered deeply with sand/soil etc. Why do you ‘improve’ these surfaces – leave them as soil -ok they get muddy but so what!
This is totally unacceptable and you should put up warning notices until the situation is rectified otherwise someone is going to get injusred.May 20, 2013 Alex Tapner
I echo the words said re the bridle-path close to the Apostles Pond – it has completely ruined what was a very nice track – I VERY much hope it will be rectified as soon as possible – walking or riding or pushing a pram or dog-walking along there is now almost impossible without a risk of injury to horse/walker/dog.June 11, 2013 Moreen wheeler
I am just wondering why our grass round the village is not getting cut, the grass opposit the butchers shop is higher than the bench you sit on ,the bench is also missing a plank of wood and its not very good to sit on hope something can be done soon .June 17, 2013 Kirsty Coates
I agree with Moreen. It is now July and the grass is even higher. I have been told people let their dogs poo in the long grass and do not pick it up and children run through it on their way home from school. It does not look very appealing at all. The bench is still the same, how long has it been, a year since it was damaged? The path that runs from said spot down to Nunfield is also as overgrown with the stinging nettles up to an adults shoulder in places. Also not very good for all the children and mums on the school run. I can see why some still use their cars for a 5 minute trip if they have to run the gaunlet of overgrown grass, nettles and dog poop.
Also the alley that runs from the bus stop beside Chipperfield Landrover to the Croft estate is very overgrown with some greenery touching my head and shoulders in places that even I have to stoop to pass under and I am only 5ft 5! Not very nice if you happen to meet someone walking in the opposite direction as one of you is going to end up in the bushes!
I am on the understanding that the gentleman who was in the employ of the Parish Council left in April. Why has no-one been appointed to replace him yet?July 2, 2013 Moreen wheeler
Still no sign of the grass verges been cut they are to long now for mower ,dogs are pooing in it as there owners can’t see to pick it up its beyond a joke now I believe there is a lady down Alexander road thinking of getting a petition up, a lot of the elderly sit on that bench to get there breath back before going any further but it’s impossible to sit on it as the grass is almost covering it and it needs mending I believe you have now appointed a new warden lets hope there will be an improvement in the next week .July 3, 2013 Moreen wheeler
High well the problem has started again with these bins in croft close people are just dumping rubbish and not putting in the right bins and the smell is horrendous they don’t recycle and the big cupboard is full mattress ect !!is there nothing that can be done ?.July 17, 2013 Samantha Wilkins
Just reading everyone’s comments with regards to the pathway in the woods and the uncut grass. On a couple of occasions I have phoned to ask for the grass to be cut, others have emailed and unfortunately, it appears to be falling on deaf ears!! I understand from a recent email from Jan Dawes that a “ranger” to replace Malcolm has been found, however, the grass still remains untouched. I have been speaking with several residents in our road who are all in agreement that the parish council are not maintaining the village and therefore in my eyes not doing the job they were employed to do. Maybe we should consider deducting money from our council tax to get the job done? COME ON, IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT TO GET SOME GRASS CUT IS IT? Also, have any of you received a reply to your comments?July 24, 2013