Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Amersham in Bloom win gold at the Bloom Regional Awards Ceremony 2019!

After an exciting afternoon at the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom regional awards ceremony, it is with great pleasure to announce that Amersham received 🥇GOLD 🥇 while scooping Best Town, Gold award for the Memorial Gardens, Best Park in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire, a national distinction for the Memorial Gardens AND an outstanding achievement award for the Amersham in Bloom team! A HUGE thank you to everyone who has contributed to our efforts, enabling us to receive the joint highest score EVER for the region. Congratulations to all involved!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

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The Amersham Bowls Club Finals took place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019, with the Deputy Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Julie Cook in attendance to present the awards.

Deputy Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Julie Cook (centre) joined by members of the Bowls Club, along with their awards.

 

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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Heritage Day 2019

Following the summer band concerts, the Town Council team put all efforts into producing the jewel in the crown, Amersham Heritage Day.

Old Amersham was the place to be on 8th September with so many exciting attractions on offer including children’s funfair, classic car display, vintage farmers market, birds of prey display, heritage bus journeys, medieval re-enactments, live entertainment and so much more!

We are overwhelmed by the positive response received from the public as well as the demonstrators and stall holders alike. The day was busier than ever and the weather was idyllic. Thank you to all those who attended and were able to be a part of such a fantastic community event.

The date for Amersham Heritage Day 2020 will be announced very soon!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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ATC Grants Applications 2019 – OPEN!

Are you a member of a local community group, registered charity, sports club, faith group or voluntary sector organisation? Are you looking for financial assistance to deliver a particular project or initiative? Then we would very much like to hear from you! Amersham Town Council is actively seeking Grants Application requests from any of the above for the ATC Grants Committee to consider. There are grants available to those that meet certain criteria set out in the ATC Grants Application Guidance Notes. We invite grants requests from anywhere between £100 and £1500, although requests outside this band will be considered in exceptional circumstances. So why not get in touch with the ATC Office for more details on 01494 434000. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Click to download the 2019 ATC Grants Application Form

Click to download the 2019 ATC Grants Application Policy for awarding Grants to Local Groups and Organisations

Click to download the 2019 ATC Grants Application Guidelines

The deadline for grants applications is Monday 30th September 2019 at 5.00pm.

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Sunday 8 September 2019 – Amersham Heritage Day

With just a few days until the ‘big day’ we thought it was about time we published the schedule of events for next Sunday’s Heritage Day in Old Amersham.

With live music, farmers market stalls, classic cars, steam engines, Morris Dancing, Irish Dancing, a marching band and a children’s area there is something for everyone. Be sure to join us (from 11.30am).

You can download a high resolution Heritage Day map here.

Please leave you car at home.

Whilst the public car park and Barn Meadow are both available for parking on Heritage Day (from 7.30am), we would like to encourage you to catch a heritage bus from Amersham on the Hill (Chesham, Little Chalfont or Chesham Bois), rather than driving to Old Amersham. The buses, running up to every five minutes from Amersham Station are free and will take you straight to the action. Please click here for a bus timetable.

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Amersham in Bloom – Flower, Fruit and Produce Show

Sunday 9th September 2018

Amersham in Bloom are pleased to announce that we shall be holding our 5th Flower, Fruit & Produce Show as part of this year’s Amersham Heritage Day on Sunday 8 September 2019.
This show is open for everyone, with classes from potatoes to dahlias and jam to handicrafts.
There are also classes for the under 16’s.
The Show will take place under the Market Hall in Old Amersham.
We would be delighted if and your family would enter something into this year’s show. The entry form can be downloaded here.
We would very much like to thank our sponsors Shaw’s of Amersham Bespoke Florist and Artichoke Restaurant
All entries must be lodged by 6.00pm on Thursday 5th September 2019!! Good Luck!!

AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY – SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019!!

Heritage Day returns Amersham Old Town on Sunday 8th September. It promises to be the best yet with a more 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 – There will be live entertainment throughout the day including Chiltern Jive Club, Lou’s Sextet Band, Erin Hair and lots more!!

Plus there will be a petting zoo courtesy of Appreciating Animals, a visit from Kew Little Pigs, medieval re-enactments, archery, Irish Dancing, the Chesham All Girls Marching Band and Morris Dancers all pulling in the crowds!  This is in addition to 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, 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 #AmershamHOD2019

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!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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Following requests from residents, we have placed ‘portaloos’ next to the playgrounds at Hervines Park and Barn Meadow on a 6 week trial basis primarily for the benefit of visitors to the playgrounds during the school summer holidays. Unfortunately, the portaloo at Hervines Park was subjected to vandalism within hours of delivery and had to be temporarily closed.  We are hoping this is just a one-off incident so that others can continue to use the facilities over the coming weeks.  If you are aware of any vandalism damage to the toilets, please report it to the Town Council office as soon as possible on 01494 434000 or e-mail admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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Hervines Park unveils lifesaving defibrillator, donated by Barnett Waddingham and Amersham Bowls Club

Aaron Overy, Vice President of Kings Church Amersham Football Club, approached Michelle Robertson, Head of Operations at Barnett Waddingham for sponsorship towards a new defibrillator, as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital part of first aid response when cardiac arrhythmia occurs. Following approval from Amersham Town Council, the club were able to purchase and install a defibrillator machine at the pavilion donated by Barnett Waddingham and supported by Amersham Bowls Club.

On Friday 9 August, the new machine was unveiled by the Peter Hoar, Head Coach of the KFA, Michelle Robertson, Head of Operations at Barnett Waddingham, Nick Salter, founding Partner of Barnett Waddingham and Councillor Mark Flys, Mayor of Amersham.

Pete Hoar (Head coach and one of the founders of KCA FC 25 years ago) said: “Kings Church Amersham Football Club is a thriving local football club with 250 boys and girls playing each week. Hervines and Barn Meadow are great resources and the club is supported by Amersham Town Council in delivering games here every weekend during the season.

“As a club we are looking to achieve FA Chartered standard and that’s means making sure every part of the club is running well, for example coaches will all this year have FA level 1 coaching qualifications (including first aid).”

“In reviewing all of this we saw that a missing component was our response to a cardiac incident and particularly cardiac risk in the young. Cuts and bone will heal but an acute heart stoppage has a three-minute window to resolve.”

“By having a secure, first class defibrillator right by the pitches, Barnett Waddingham and Amersham Bowls Club’s generous donation means that we can get such a device into action as soon as possible.”

Nick Salter, Founding Partner of Barnett Waddingham, said: “As a national company with offices in 8 locations we are keen to support our local communities. This is particularly so in Amersham where we are headquartered.”

“We take our CSI responsibilities very seriously so are very pleased to support this initiative, for our young footballers but also for other users of the park, the bowls club, cricket teams, dog walkers and the like.”

Mayor of Amersham Mark Flys said: “Communities thrive when they are well supported, and I am delighted to see the support from one of Amersham’s biggest companies in obtaining this defibrillator.”

“With only seconds to act access to such an easy to use device means we give the chance of the best possible outcome. So I am delighted to commission this defibrillator and thank all involved.”

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