AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY – SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018!!

A real family friendly day out – Amersham Old Town will be packed on Sunday 9th September with the return of this year’s Amersham Heritage Day. It promises to be the best yet with a jam-packed programme than ever before….with the event taking place from 11.30am until 5.30pm.

This year we have buses running from Chesham (including Chesham Bois), Little Chalfont & Amersham on the Hill to Old Amersham – the buses are running approx. every 10 minutes from Amersham Station. The Memorial Gardens will feature entertainment throughout the day including Chiltern Jive Club, the Wooburn Singers and lots more!!

Plus there will be medieval re-enactments, Irish Dancing, the Chesham All Girls Marching Band, Herga Folk Band and the Young Miscellany Morris Dancers will be pulling in the crowds! Amersham A Capella will be giving a very special performance in St. Mary’s Church with tickets available in advance. This is in addition to music featuring in several pubs along the High Street, fairground rides, classic cars and Steam Traction engines.

Heritage market stalls will line the High Street complementing the craft stalls featuring demonstrations as well as a Vintage Tea Room being held in the Market Hall run by our fantastic Amersham in Bloom volunteers. And if that isn’t enough…..the following buildings will be open to the public including….Old Amersham Methodist Church (serving cream teas from 1pm to 4.30pm), Quaker Meeting House, Amersham Museum (running children’s craft activities), St. Mary’s Church including the Drake Chapel and our fantastic Market Hall. It promises to be the best Amersham Heritage Day yet – we look forward to seeing you then!

Don’t forget to look out for more information on the format of the day on the Town Council website www.amersham-tc.gov.uk as well as our Facebook page www.facebook.com/amershamtowncouncil and Twitter @AmershamTC – we will be providing updates of the event on our social media accounts using #AmershamHOD2018

Would you like to register your interest in this event? Perhaps you have a classic car you would like to bring along on the day? Contact Amersham Town Council on 01494 434000 or email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk for more information.

 

THANKS GO TO OUR HERITAGE DAY SPONSORS

THE ENTERTAINER & HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!! ARTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

Saturday 20th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018

Time is ticking by so quickly…and we are CALLING FOR ENTRIES to this year’s AMERSHAM FESTIVAL OF ARTS EXHIBITION! The Exhibition will be held in the historic Market Hall this year and we are hoping that it will be the perfect venue to showcase a wealth of local artistic talent!!! If you are a budding artist, we would love to hear from you!! From today, we are calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and would like to hear from anyone that has some art-work they would like to share with the Community! See the Arts Festival Entry Form & General Information below and get in touch with us here at the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk to register your interest!

Click to download the Application Information 2018 and the General Information 2018

Call for Entries 2018

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BEATRIX POTTER TEA PARTY EVENT- AMERSHAM ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

CASTING CALL FROM VENTURE QUEST PRODUCTIONS!

Venture Quest Productions are looking for 5 actors to join the team for their Beatrix Potter Immersive Tea Party event. The show will be part of the Amersham Arts Festival in October: A festival for the community by the community.

Following the sold out performances at the Guernsey Literary Festival, Venture Quest Productions are bringing this wonderful community event to be enjoyed by local families using a team of local experienced actors.

The roles will require good physical skills and the ability to improvise in order to interact with the tea party audience. This is an opportunity for local actors to come together and produce a memorable event. Ideally, you need to be within commutable distance from Amersham.

Venture Quest Productions are looking to cast the following roles:

Mr Todd – Elegant gentleman, crafty fox, refined.

Lucie – Girl, young (playing age about 8 years), under 5’ 4’’ naive- features in Mrs Tiggywinkle story.

Mrs Tiggywinkle – Washerwoman hedgehog, aged, good physical skills, patient.

Jemima Puddle Duck – Good physical skills, ability to sing, over 5’ 5’’, self-important and chatty.

The skin role of Peter Rabbit- Good physical skills, some dance experience, entertaining and loved by all.

If you would like to take the opportunity to find out more about this innovative project please contact Elizabeth Went or Catherine Simons at VQProductions@outlook.com.

The Immersive Tea Party promises to be a very exciting and unique part of this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts!

 

 

 

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Amersham Festival of Arts – 15th October 2018 to 28th October 2018

CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS & PERFORMERS!!!

Preparations are under way for this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts which is being held from Monday 15th October to Sunday 28th October 2018! After the success of last year’s revamped Festival, we will be continuing to engage with every corner of the community! The Festival this year will feature the traditional Art Exhibition in the Market Hall as well as Community Pop Up Displays, Interactive Beatrix Potter Themed Tea Party as well as Live Music, Arts Workshops, Poetry Recital and Children’s Storytime! At the moment, our timetable looks a little bit like this!………

Community Artwork Displays – Monday 15th October to Saturday 27th October

ATC is working in partnership with our local school and community groups to put together the Community Pop Up Art Displays which will again feature in high profile venues all around the Town! If you are part of a group or organisation who would like to be a part of the Community display, please do get in touch!

Interactive Beatrix Potter Themed Tea Party – Saturday 27th October

This activity is something truly exciting is based on the theme of the famous Beatrix Potter character, Mrs. Tiggywinkles. Plans are currently being worked on and we hope to reveal lots more about this special event in the coming weeks!! Keep your eyes peeled for updates!!

Live Music Nights – Saturday 20th October & Saturday 27th October

The Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop in Sycamore Road has kindly agreed to be our very special venue for two evenings of fantastic live music from a wide range of local musical acts! Make sure you come on down on both Saturday 20th October & Saturday 27th October from approx. 6.00pm to join in all the fun!

Art Festival Exhibition in the Market Hall – Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October

The Arts Festival Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for artists of all mediums and ranges of experience to display their works at our exhibition held in the historic Market Hall in Old Amersham. ATC are now calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful works that will be on display! Full details and entry forms are available from local Art Groups, the Town Council office and Town Council website www.amersham-tc.gov.uk

20% of the profits from the sale of the exhibited items will go to the Amersham Town Council Grants Fund which goes to support and encourage local initiatives.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, and possible ENTERTAINERS!!!!

We would really like to hear from anyone who would like to be a part of this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts! We are in particular looking for volunteers, potential sponsors and budding entertainers, artists and musicians! For more info contact the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or via email at admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

HS2 Public Meeting – Thursday 14th June 2018 at 6.30pm

Amersham Town Council, in partnership with HS2 Amersham Action Group & HS2 Ltd are hosting a Public Meeting on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 6.30pm at Amersham Community Centre, to provide the most up to date information about the Whielden Street vent shaft and other aspects of HS2 construction.

Amersham Town Mayor, Cllr. Caroline Jones will chair the meeting and will be joined by representatives from HS2 Ltd & their appointed contractors. 


HS2 Ltd will deliver a short presentation which will be followed by a question and answer session.
Space is LIMITED! Therefore seats will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.

For more information or to request your place at the meeting, please contact the Town Council office on 01494 434000 or via email at admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk (unfortunately we are unable to accept requests for spaces via Facebook or Twitter)

To view the poster for the event and for more details, click HS2 Meeting – 14.06.2018

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Grand Re-Opening of The Wheelhouse Veterinary Surgery

- Tuesday 1st May 2018

Amersham Town Mayor, Councillor Clive Morgan and Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Caroline Jones, were delighted to attend the official Grand Opening of the recently renovated Wheelhouse Veterinary Surgery on Woodside Close on Tuesday 1st May 2018.

After some extensive renovation works including a brand new extension, The Wheelhouse Veterinary Surgery are now able to offer both vet and nurse appointments as well as having additional facilities such as a new operating theatre, prep room for blood testing and Kennel Area for day patients.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were delighted to be joined by fellow guests including residents, customers and staff at the Opening. Both were presented with some truly beautiful floral gifts and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Caroline Jones had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon!

A fantastic event for all involved and we wish The Wheelhouse Surgery every success for the future! :)

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Summer Band Concerts begin!!…Sunday 6th May 2018 at 2.30pm

The 2018 ATC Events Programme kicks off this weekend with the first of our “Sunday in the Park” Band Concerts!
For our first concert this year…we are DELIGHTED to be joined by the Royal British Legion Mid Shires Band!

So come on down the Memorial Gardens from 2.30pm on Sunday 6th May for an afternoon of live entertainment, tea, coffee & cake!
We look forward to seeing you then!

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ATC Civic Events Programme Review

Complete our survey & let us know your thoughts!

Amersham Town Council is currently carrying out a review of its Civic Events Programme and would really like to hear the views and opinions of our residents.
The current civic event programme runs throughout the year, with the bulk of the events taking place between May and September. The Programme presently consists of ten fortnightly band concerts, Amersham Heritage Day, Festival of Art, Christmas Carol Service, Town Twinning and Amersham in Bloom initiative, along with a Quarterly newsletter!

To gain valuable feedback we have produced a community events feedback survey to evaluate if residents value the current programme and to establish whether they want these events to continue in the future.

We would be most grateful if you could click on the following link to complete the survey- www.amersham-tc.gov.uk/survey

We look forward to hearing your thoughts :)

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Mayor’s Chosen Charity

- Buckinghamshire Mind on the look out for new Volunteers!

 

Buckinghamshire Mind calls for Volunteers in Chiltern and South Bucks

Buckinghamshire Mind, the mental health charity, is recruiting and training volunteers for its Befriending Service, which provides one-to-one support for adults who are lonely or isolated as a result of mental ill-health.

 

“We’re keen to hear from people in Chiltern and South Bucks who would like to find out about volunteer befriending in their local area. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and from different stages – whether retired, in full- or part-time work, in or away from home, studying or training”.

Eli Merchant, Befriending Coordinator, Buckinghamshire Mind

 

Buckinghamshire Mind’s Befriending Coordinators recruit and train volunteers who are then placed in ‘partnerships’ with people in the local community who are living with a mental health condition. Befriending volunteers and service users meet once a week for one to two hours for six months (short term) or one year (long term). Their time together can be based around a specific activity, learning a particular skill or simply a cup of tea and a chat in a local coffee shop. The aim is to promote confidence, independence and address the isolation that people with mental health problems often experience.

 

“There most definitely is a ‘feel good factor’ about befriending, where you can see first-hand how the small amount of time you give can impact the quality of life of another person. I like to view befriending as a first stage in breaking isolation; it is during befriending that the possibility of moving forward into wider social contact can be explored and supported.”

Volunteer Befriender for Buckinghamshire Mind

 

People who have benefited from Buckinghamshire Mind’s Befriending Service have provided very positive feedback about their experience:

“I am back in work. Befriending helped me get out of a rut.”

“I’m getting more confident and helping to improve things for myself.”

“I’ve had a befriender for a year and I have a real hope of recovery. I feel positive about my future”.

 

If you would like to know more about this rewarding role, please contact Eli Merchant on 07498 6115566 or email sunhouse@bucksmind.org.uk

 

To find out more, please visit: www.bucksmind.org.uk/services/befriending

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Sun 9th Sept 2018 - Amersham Heritage Day! 11.30am - 5.30pm! Join us for a fun filled day out including Classic cars, Heritage Market, Live Entertainment, Funfair, Steam Engines & so much more!! #AmershamHOD2018 Thanks to our sponsors @EntertainerToys & @Hamptons_Amer 👍🏼🎉 pic.twitter.com/2DFszTsrYp

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