ATC would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who have supported our initiatives this Christmas……we will be back in 2017!!
Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has entered this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition! The response has been OVERWHELMING and standard of the designs has been truly remarkable! Cllr. Mark Vivis had a tough job on his hands to whittle nearly 80 designs down to just three and then choose the overall WINNER.
We would also like to thank Chiltern Chamber for their enthusiasm, encouragement and very kind sponsorship of this new initiative……so without further ado……..here are the results!!
This year’s WINNER of the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition 2016 is…..SOREN FOX (Aged 8 from Elangeni School)
In 2ND PLACE is ANDREW WARD (Aged 10 from Woodside Junior School)
And in 3RD PLACE is MATYLDA BALDOWSKA (Aged 9 from Woodside Junior School)
The WINNING entry has already been created into this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Card which will be on show at the Amersham Community Carol Service. As well as the official card, ALL this year’s entries will be displayed and the official prize giving ceremony will also take place!
A Magical Christmas Evening in Old Amersham
Friday 2 December 2016 – 6.00pm till late
If you have yet to make a start on your Christmas shopping then Old Amersham has just the thing for you!
On Friday 2nd December, the Old Amersham Business Association will be holding their Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening here in the old town, which is set to be even more special this year. The festive celebrations in Old Amersham will include the fun and exciting experience of a skating rink and Santa’s
Grotto with live reindeer on Market Square. There will also be plenty of activities up and down the High
Street, The Broadway and Whielden Street to keep your children (both young and old!) entertained. The evening will commence at 6.00pm, when the Christmas lights ·will be switched on throughout the old town and on the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, making Old Amersham look quite magical.
Old Amersham has long been known as a hidden retail gem and if you walk along its historic pavements, you will be met with a variety of retailers, all able to sell you that unique Christmas gift or seasonal outfit.
With its traditional market town feel and the many cafes, pubs and restaurants to explore and enjoy, it is the perfect place to while away your time.
The shops will stay open till late and the retailers taking part will be offering drinks and nibbles and some will have special offers on the evening too, to tempt shoppers in. And, there will be local choirs and singing groups dotted around the old town to serenade you while you shop.
Proceeds raised on the evening will benefit the Scannappeal charity and the next stage of their ‘Cancer Fighting Fund Appeal ‘ to purchase a new scanner for the early detection and treatment of Urological cancers.
The following day, 3rd December is ‘Small Business Saturday’ and the shops in Old Amersham will be taking part in this promotion too. With the old town being lucky enough to boast some award winning retailers and eateries, you would be mad not to pop along to at least one of these exciting events, if not both!
Small Business Saturday UK, is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which promotes small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local ‘ and support their communities. The campaign takes place annually on the first shopping Saturday in December and aims to have a lasting effect on small businesses.
For further information, please take a look at http ://www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
To assist with your Christmas shopping experience there will be free parking in the Old Town Car Park (off The Broadway) on the Christmas Evening and also leading up to Christmas on the four Saturday’s in December, the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
Join us for an evening of Festive entertainment at this year’s Amersham Community Carol Service!
Amersham Town Council is holding its annual Community Carol Service on Thursday 8th December 2016 at Kings Church, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6LX from 6.00pm. There will be a whole host of fantastic performances from local schools including St. George’s C of E Infant School, Woodside Junior School, Elangeni School, Our Lady’s R C Primary School, St. Mary’s C of E Primary School and Chesham Bois Combined School as well as readings from members of the community.
The service will be taken by Pastor Laurie Clow of St. Leonards Church, with the musical accompaniment provided by the brilliant Amersham Community Brass Band.
The evening promises to be a wonderful introduction to the Christmas period and we very much look forward to seeing you there!
Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition…..
Deadline for Entries EXTENDED to 22ND NOVEMBER 2016!
ATC have been so pleased with the popularity of this year’s first Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition that we have decided to extend our deadline for entries to TUESDAY 22nd November 2016! Flyers advertising the Competition will be in school book bags next week so keep your eyes peeled! Thanks to everyone who has entered so far….we have already received some wonderful Christmas artwork!
Amersham Action Group Presents…..Amersham Christmas Festival
Radio Christmas Returns…….!!
Its beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!!
With only 122 days until Christmas 2016, today sees the launch of the Mayor of Amersham’s Christmas Card Competition! A new initiative for this year, we are inviting all school aged children to participate…..
We are searching for something extra special to form the cover of this year’s official Mayor’s Christmas Card based around the theme of “A Christmas Wish”…. The winning designer will have their Christmas poster featured on the front of the card, as well as receiving a gift from our fantastic sponsors, Chiltern Chamber of Commerce!
To enter, all you need to do is send us your design on A4 paper with your name, age, school year and school name on the back to:
Councillor Mark Vivis
Mayor of Amersham
Amersham Town Council
Flint Barn Court
Bucks HP7 0DB
The closing date for entries is Friday 28th October and the winner will be announced soon afterwards on a date to be confirmed.
For more information, please contact Zoe Richardson at the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or email ZoeR@amersham-tc.gov.uk
|Date||Event Type||Event Type 2||Venue||Times||What's On|
|Fri Dec 2 2016||Christmas||Christmas||Old Amersham||6pm to 10pm||Old Town Late Night Shopping Event (organised by Old Amersham Business Association)|
|Sat Dec 3 2016||Christmas||Amersham on the Hill||All Day||Amersham Christmas Festival (organised by Amersham Action Group)|
|Thu Dec 8 2016||Christmas||Amersham||6pm to 8pm||Amersham Community Carol Service|
|Wed Dec 6 2017||Christmas||Amersham||6.00pm to 8.00pm||Community Carol Service (Venue TBC)|