AMERSHAM CLEAN UP DAY – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2020
We are proud to have a great community in Amersham. While it is truly saddening to see some antisocial behaviour taking place in our town, we know that the majority enjoy and respect the area in which we live.
With this in mind, we would like your help to please join us to help rid our town of litter for Clean Up Day 2020, which will now be taking place on the following dates.
Sat 19th September, 9:30am, Sycamore Road (starting outside St Michael’s Church)
Sun 20th September, 9:30am, Old Town High Street (starting outside Market Hall)
We shall be handing out bags and litter pickers from our stalls at the locations mentioned above.
3 Month contract – commencing: Monday 10th August 2020
Salary £18,795.00 pa (SCP 5) pa pro rata for three month contract,
plus London Allowance of £609.00 pa pro rata for three month contract.
A hard working, reliable individual is required to assist the depot team. Duties will include sports ground maintenance, gardening, grass cutting, grave preparation, helping to maintain parks, gardens and open spaces.
The Peace Garden is brimming right now – in both colour and interest. The wildflower lawn has exploded into life while the pollinator border is teeming with hues and insects. A wonderful place for all residents and visitors to enjoy.
Many of you have been part of our journey over the past four months as we have created the Sensory Garden. It is our pleasure to finally open the space, to the delight many residents.
The sensory garden, which has been designed, created and installed by the Amersham Town Council team includes so many wonderful features including a barefoot path, curved seating area, water feature and raised beds. Of course there is also the sensory planting- from herbs to grasses, colourful perennials to scented flowers, roses to pollinators- the borders are jammed packed with interest.
A huge thank you to Buckinghamshire Council and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for funding the project. We would also like to thank Resins ‘R’ Us for donating the resin bound, Michelle Catanach for creating the barefoot path and Carole Taylor for planting the living butterfly.
We have a few remaining features to add, along with a little more planting (when we can source the plants), however, be sure to pop along for a wander when you are next in Old Amersham- you will not be disappointed!
Huge thanks to Daniel Lake from Resins ‘R’ Us who not only travelled from Norfolk to lay (free of charge) a resin bound surface in sensory garden, but the company also kindly donated the materials. We are thrilled with the new addition which adds colour and texture. What a generous gesture – Thank you once again to Daniel and Resins ‘R’ Us.
A brand new skate park, children’s play area, outdoor gym and street snooker has today, Friday 10 July, opened in Amersham. The outdoor areas can be found at the King George V Playing Field and are part of the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre development; a new leisure and community centre being built in Amersham by Buckinghamshire Council.
To mark the first areas of the new complex opening to the public, representatives from Buckinghamshire Council, Amersham Town Council, and BAM gathered for a small, socially distanced, ribbon cutting ceremony.
Cllr Mark Flys, Mayor of Amersham said: “It was great to mark this exciting milestone with other representatives who have been instrumental in bringing this phase of the development to life. With so much more to look forward to, Amersham Town Council is delighted to take over ownership and management of the new facilities and hopes they have a long-lasting positive impact on our local community.”
The new areas offer something for all ages and include a mix of new and restored equipment. There are also a number of accessible pieces of equipment including the roundabout, trampoline and nest swing with other elements of the play equipment able to be used with assistance. And, there’s more still to come in the range of outdoor facilities with a more familiar and traditional playground for younger children on the horizon.
Cllr Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Sports and Leisure added: “Looking forward, I’m excited to see local children, adults and families enjoying using these new facilities. As the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre development continues, there’s more on the horizon for the local community to look forward to.
“We’d like to remind users of the new outdoor facilities to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices while we’re still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Please be responsible, keep your distance, be considerate when using equipment and take hand sanitiser with you to use.”
Photo: Socially distanced ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the new King George V Playing Field outdoor facilities.
Left to right: Cllr Andrew Seymour, Deputy Mayor of Amersham | Cllr Mike Stannard, Buckinghamshire Council | Cllr Liz Walsh, Buckinghamshire Council and Amersham Town Council | Cllr Mark Flys, Mayor of Amersham.