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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 [...]

Chipperfield Churchyard

1st of September 2011

The following is a summary of the information about burials in Chipperfield presented by Mary Nobbs at the meeting held on 16 June to discuss how the village is going to deal with the serious issue of finding further burial space. Chipperfield did not have a graveyard until 1838 when St Paul’s Church was dedicated. [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of July 2011

It’s hard to believe that the summer holidays will soon be upon us. The Lanes Children’s Centre will remain open throughout the holidays and our regular Tuesday’s Under 1’s and Wednesday Wigwams and mobile toy library will be available. We also have plenty of extra activities planned for all the family. On Monday 4 July [...]

Chipperfield Common Annual Walk

1st of July 2011

The third annual evening guided walk around Chipperfield Common was held on the 1 June led by Dacorum Borough Council Woodlands officer, Colin Chambers. Colin’s theme was the six tallest trees on the common. The first tree was probably most people’s favourite – the large sweet chestnut on the path from the cricket pitch car [...]

Chipperfield Common Annual Walk

1st of June 2011

Wednesday 1 June, meet at 7.30pm in the cricket pitch car park. Chipperfield Parish and Dacorum Borough Council invite you to join them on their annual walk around our beautiful Common. We will take a look at the biggest trees of six species: oak, birch, pine, sweet chestnut, holly and beech. Then, as darkness falls, [...]

Christmas Bells

1st of February 2011

Chipperfield Choral Society’s Christmas Concert, Christmas Bells, was presented in two performances to a packed St Paul’s church on 11 December. A highlight of the Christmas season for well over half a century, this season’s concert was no exception and was well enjoyed by all who were fortunate to attend. The choir performed a selection [...]

Un Arbre Vénérable

1st of February 2011

Jenny Laurie writes: Whilst recently visiting the mountainside near the Alpine resort of Villars, I found myself beside a very familiar tree. Yes, it was a huge gnarled specimen of the same veteran sweet chestnut tree that we have on Chipperfield Common. The Swiss specimen was an impressive tree but had it not been for [...]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common

1st of February 2011

2010 was the first complete year for Friends of Chipperfield Common. Long before Mr Cameron was talking about the ‘big society’, parish residents and Borough Council were happily working in partnership to complete a variety of projects on the Common. We finished work on trees at Pill Pond although we still haven’t got a good [...]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common

1st of October 2010

Colin Chambers, Trees and Woodlands Officer for Dacorum writes – In July we looked at Frog and Apostles Ponds for the purpose of planning what we would do during September and October. Frog Pond, tucked away behind a hedge on the Manor House side of The Common (road) is unknown to many who frequent Chipperfield [...]

Bat Watch On The Common

1st of September 2010

Bats on the Common are not only to be found on the cricket field, as was clearly demonstrated on a beautiful June evening for a small group of the Friends of Chipperfield Common. There are also plenty of the furry, flying variety as Colin Chambers from Dacorum Borough Council’s Environmental Services was able to show [...]

Sarratt And Chipperfield Village Day

1st of July 2010

The glorious weather and wonderful venue of Micklefield Hall set the scene for a truly successful day on Saturday 22 May.     St Paul’s and Sarratt Schools catered superbly with a fine barbecue and cream teas in the marquee. Local community groups and an array of other local residents sold their wares on stalls which they worked hard [...]

Chipperfield Common Management Winter 2009/10

1st of May 2010

n January 2009 the management plan was reviewed as part of the ‘Green Flag’ process that the Common now enjoys. The emphasis switched from ‘continuous canopy cover’ achieved through programmed woodland thinning to creation of open glades and of ‘edge’ alongside major paths. This winter therefore has been busy with lots of activity both from [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of May 2010

Building work on the site at St. Paul’s School is really moving on at a pace now and, all being well, the centre should be open for business in early June! In the meantime, we have been busy carrying out our regular activities, together with some extra ones during the Easter holidays. Families enjoyed an [...]

Parish Council Annual Report

1st of April 2010

1 Introduction I am pleased to report a successful year with a number of significant achievements, reported below. Proper procedures and transparency are important to good governance. This year we have added a complaints procedure which includes an automatic entry to the Council meeting agenda. You will also see increasing use of the Village web [...]

Survey Of The Common

1st of February 2010

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Chipperfield Common visitor survey last year. Below is a summary of key results from the 63 responses. Nearly 70% of people visit the Common at least once a week, mostly to walk and enjoy the surroundings. 20.6% regularly visit the Common with their family. Respondents rated the [...]

War Memorial

1st of February 2010

The War Memorial on Chipperfield Common has been scheduled for some much needed restoration. Through the combined efforts of the British Legion and the Parish Council, a grant has been obtained from the War Memorial Trust for half the cost of the work; the other half is funded by the Parish Council. An experienced conservation [...]

The Friends Of Chipperfield Common Team Strikes Again!

1st of December 2009

Following our success in measuring the ancient chestnut trees, the wonderful Colin Chambers, tree warden from D.B.C, set the team another challenge should we wish to accept it and we did. This time it was to clear Manor pond, opposite the Manor House. We dug a new channel to divert rainwater from the road into [...]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common

15th of October 2009

Since the formation of the ‘Friends’ announced in September’s Chipperfield News, you may have seen non-official looking people with pads of paper and measuring tapes wandering around the Common appearing to have some purpose in mind. We do! We are the initial batch of Friends carrying out the surveys needed to assist Dacorum management of [...]

Parish Council News

2nd of September 2009

Chipperfield Common Wins Further Green Flag Award In 2008, in cooperation with Dacorum Borough Council (DBC), we won the prestigious Green Flag award for Chipperfield Common and the five year Common Management Plan. For the last year we have been engaged with DBC in a programme of updating the management plan to ensure that it [...]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common Launch

2nd of September 2009

As an adjunct to the Green Flag Management Plan for The Common, at the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) in April, we launched an initiative to gather villagers opinions and to solicit interest in the creation of a Friends of Chipperfield Common group to create a community focus for people who want to help guide and [...]