Chappel’s Millennium Green is the most wonderful piece of green space at the centre of the village. There is a large area of green for picnics, games, kite flying, dog walking and running around, as well as lying around enjoying the scenery, gazing at clouds or just relaxing.
Next to the Green open space is an area set aside for wildlife. There’s a board walk which takes you through the wilder areas and next to the River Colne. From there it’s possible to see a barn owl hunting in the low Summer sunshine or a kestrel hovering in the air before plunging into the long grass to catch its prey. There’s even been a kingfisher spotted at the riverside.
The Millennium Green Trust is responsible for the green and organises fund-raising events throughout the year.