Who does what?

Amersham Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Amersham – the third tier of local Government, after the County Council and the District Council. The Town Council forms the closest links with the community and we often work in partnership with the District and the County for the benefit of the town.

This brief explanation of who does what will help explain who does what, and how you can access services outside our responsibility:

Amersham Town Council crest

AMERSHAM TOWN COUNCIL

  • Allotments
  • Burial Grounds
  • Public Benches
  • Markets (Old Amersham Only)
  • Recreation, Sports and Open Spaces
  • Halls and Pavilions
  • Footway lighting and street lights
  • War Memorials
  • Civic Events, Mayoral Duties
  • …plus lots more!
Chiltern District Council logo

CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL

  • Collection of Council tax and rates
  • Environmental Health
  • Local Plans
  • Planning Applications
  • Public Conveniences
  • Tourism
  • Car Parks
  • Waste Collection, Recycling
Bucks CC logo

BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL

  • Education
  • Fire
  • Highways – maintenance, traffic management and lighting
  • Libraries
  • Recreation, Arts and Museums
  • Social Services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Transport
  • Waste Disposal