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SIGN UP: Chorleywood Common group providing ‘an independent voice’ appeals for new members

 Published on: 15th June 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The head of the Friends of Chorleywood Common (FOCC) has called for more people to join to help keep the group going.

Founded by Olive Entwhistle and Mike Warburg in 1990, the group has played a key part in maintaining the Common. Their work even provided the impetus for the introduction of the dedicated rangers who now look after the site for the parish council.

But the current chair of the group has expressed his concern that unless more volunteers get involved in FOCC’s committee, it could end up having to continue as an informal group or even dissolving entirely.

Michael Hyde, chairperson of FOCC, spoke to Chorleywood News and said: “There are far fewer people now who either have the time or the inclination to take on volunteer jobs that are actually involved in doing something to run the organisation.

“Even having a stand on Village Day is hard. We have one other chap who sets up, and another has grandchildren so he is busy, and a couple who can just spend an hour or two. So it’s hard even to get a team together.

“It would be nice if we could continue running, because the organisation has built up a standard here, and we’re an independent voice to look at planning applications. If we could get people interested in taking on the responsibilities, it would be very helpful.”

If you are interested in joining FOCC, please email Michael at

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