Monday 8th July (8:00pm)
In the Library, Barton Way,
9th September 2013 - 11th November 2013
13th January 2014
10th March 2014 with AGM
If you have a local club or event that would be of interest to residents, please email us the details. We can put onto the calendar and advertise on the what's on page.
Croxley Green Football - History
Bedford Jezzard Croxley Boys, Fulham & England
You might be interested in the following extract from Watford Observer 1st June 1984:-
New start for Croxley Sports Club'- A new Croxley Guild management committee has been set up in a bid to get the former Dickinson's Sports Club back as a sporting centre. The firm gave the club to Three Rivers Council when it closed in recognition of 150 years good relationship and sporting activities in Croxley Green, stipulating that the old employees
club remained. Now the committee plans to regain the 800 members it lost when Dickinson closed three years ago.' A District Councillor at the time states 'It is a family run club and all children welcome'
Some history.....John Dickinson bought land opposite the Red House specifically for CG residents sports. When the Railway was planned this was sold and he bought the land next to Stones Orchard for residents to enjoy football cricket bowls etc. A document in TRDC declares that JD sports ground was sold to TRDC for £1 to preserve its availability to the local community as an open space for recreational perposes.
I have a scrap book with photos sent to me that sets out how a Boys club (1947) was set up for Croxley Green boys from school leaving age (then 14/15yrs) to 18yrs (conscription into the army was 18yrs then). They were called the Croxley Wanderers. They played many games on this sports field - I have 3 photos. Other sports in CG together with the football
joined the National Association of Boys Clubs. One particular boy at this time playing football for CG was Bedford Jezzard (1927-2005) spent his teenage years playing football as an amateur in Croxley Green and his skills were soon spotted by local team Watford, for whom he made three FA Cup appearances. Jezzard spent most of his professional career as a striker at Fulham Football Club. He also won two England caps in 1954 and 1955 but due to injury in 1957 his playing career came to an end. However,"Beddy" Jezzard later managed Fulham from 1958 until 1964, taking them back into the First Division.
They also played away games as far as Birmingham, Brighton and Bournville. Croxley Green's history is rapidly being sucked away by outsiders whether its buildings- schools and recreational areas and taking over historically intended facilities for the local residents....local being Croxley Green.
(Margaret Pomfret, May 17th 2013)
Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir - All Saints Church
8:00pm Monday 3rd June - All Saints Church, Croxley Green
After a hugely succesuful evening last year, the mixed voice choir return to All Saints Church. Hear them perform a wide variety of music from classical to modern musical and pop.
Included in their program is music by Mozart, Abba, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Arthur Sullivan, among others.
Entrance is FREE with a retiring collection
Proceeds to All Saints' Hall Improvement Fund
Statement from All Saints Church regarding the bells
The full 6th April statement from All Saints Church can be read HERE
If you would like to make a donation to the church to assist with the costs that we have accrued in pursuing this appeal (which are currently in the region of £8,000) please forward your donations to the Parish Office, All Saints’ Church, cheques should be made payable to All Saints’ PCC and labelled Church Clock Appeal.
Owl Messaging (neighbourhood watch)
Click on the picture to sign up
Andrew Scarth, Deputy District Co-ordinator for Three Rivers Neighbourhood Watch was welcomed to the CGRA meeting on March 12th to tell us about the arrangements for Neighbourhood Watch in Croxley Green following the retirement of Geoff Ellis (who recently retired at age 85 after 27 years service).
Alison Akers (Croxley Central) and Kelly Keaton (Croxley North) and David Wynne Jones (Croxley South) have been appointed as the new Co-ordinators. Alison and Kelly were also welcomed to the meeting and told us of some of their plans for revitalising Neighbourhood Watch and getting more residents signed up to OWL. The Residents' Association assured them of its support and collaboration. The details can be found on the Three Rivers Neighbourhood Watch website: CLICK HERE
County Council Scraps Land Buy
To clarify the lead article in the January edition of the Lib Dem "Croxley Views" we spoke to Hertfordshire County Council. The Baldwins Lane site remains firmly as its preferred choice for a site for a school but the current implications in respect of land acquisition have led the Council to remove the site from its forward plan for acquisition (i.e HCC is keeping its powder dry).
New plans for the expansion of existing schools together with the above mentioned land acquisition problems will mean that it is unlikely that HCC will be submitting a planning application for a school for a few years. However, Tfl ( which owns the site) may submit plans for new housing (with space allocated for a school) in the near future. This is odd as National Planning guidelines preclude such development on Green Belt. In fact, the Secretary of State has recently rejected an appeal for the building of a new secondary school in East Herts on the basis that it would be "inappropriate development in the Green Belt".
Protect the amenities of Croxley Green. Prevent the erosion of the local Green Belt.
Protect and promote the identity, integrity and sustainability of the area.
Take action upon matters relating to the civic and social welfare of the area.
Improve communication between TRDC, the Parish Council and other relevant local authorities and the members of the Association.
Provide regular information to members of the Association and consult with them as appropriate.
Identify under-represented groups and try to involve them in the Association’s activities.
To include support for local youth-orientated activities, clubs and facilities, encouraging youth engagement with local and wider communities.
Work to curb unnecessary local Government expenditure.
Stimulate the interest of residents and businesses in the welfare of the area.
Provide a medium through which members may express their views on matters of local interest.
Work with existing local organisations in the locality of the area, including neighbouring Residents’ Associations.
Raise the profile of the Association