HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Mayor, Councillors and staff of Amersham Town Council were deeply saddened to learn about the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9 April. Since his marriage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 20th November 1947, he has dedicated his life to serving this nation and being Her Majesty’s ‘Strength and Stay’ throughout their marriage. The Duke was involved with some 800 charities or bodies, with a particular interest in scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport. His dedication and steadfastness to the country leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Following the advice from Buckingham Palace the Council would like to urge residents not to lay flowers, however the palace has suggested alternative ways of paying their respects. These include adding messages to online books of condolence or to donate to charities of their choice or to those that are known to have been close to the Duke’s heart.

We are delighted to announce that the Town Council is holding a community tree planting event between 9.30am and 11am on the May Day Bank Holiday at Willow Wood.

With just 300 trees left to plant – completing a legacy project which has seen 6,000 trees planted in Willow Wood over the past eight years – we hope you will join us. All are welcome and together we can do our bit to help the environment.

All we ask is that you bring a fork and pair of gloves.

Access to Willow Wood is through the Stanley Hill Cemetery or via the footpath beside the cemetery entrance.Tree planting is a great way to reduce the impact of carbon emissions and positively contribute to our environment.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Filed under: HS2, News Item

We have received a notification from Align (on behalf of HS2) which will be going out to households in Hyde Heath and Little Missenden in regards to a propoposed closure of the A413 over two weekends this month. The work may impact residents within Amersham.

Align are still seeking consent for the work, but are required to give two weeks’ notice to local residents, despite that process being ongoing.

Come join us on Sunday 30th May 2021 to help clean up our wonderful town!

The Great British Spring Clean is back for another year and we want you to take part.

The Town Council is supporting the national campaign, which runs from 28 May to 13 June.

The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, schools, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. Last year in Amersham we collected over 100 bags of litter.

Our community litter pick is taking place on Sunday 30 May, between 9.30am and 11am. We will be handing out bags and litter pickers from the following locations:

– Outside St. Michael’s Church, Sycamore Road
– Beside the Market Hall, Old Amersham

Join our community event and help improve the environment of our wonderful town.

Monday, March 8th, 2021

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It is great to see all the purple crocuses popping up around town. You may recall over 9000 crocus corms were planted as part of a joint project with our friends at Rotary in Amersham last autumn.

The purple crocus is a symbol of the campaign by Rotary throughout the world to finally eradicate polio. So as well as looking lovely it is hoped that the crocuses will raise awareness of the campaign.

Huge thanks to Stony Dean School and the bloom volunteers who helped the Town Council plant the bulbs.

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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A message from Coleshill Parish Council:

Coleshill Parish Council have applied to Buckinghamshire Council to get a weight limit set for the whole of the village due to the future increase in traffic from HS2, with a request to be made safer in two ways: by reducing the speed limit on Magpie Lane to 30mph (from 40mph) and to introduce a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on heavy goods vehicles entering the village (except for access), to stop drivers using the village as a cut-through when the A355 or A404 roads are congested. We are asking everyone to support both changes to make our village safer.

To show your support, please fill in the Coleshill Safer Roads petitions on the Coleshill village website, or clicking the two petition links below.

PETITION 1: to take action to make Coleshill safer by reducing the speed limit on Magpie Lane to 30mph

To support the petition go to

PETITION 2: introduce a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on heavy goods vehicles entering Coleshill Village to stop drivers using the village as a cut-through when the A355 or A404 roads are congested.

To support the petition go to

The whole process should take more more than a minute per petition and you will be showing Buckinghamshire Council your support for safer roads.

We need as many signatures as possible and email addresses are kept confidential and will not be disclosed.

The closing date to complete the petitions and show your support is 2nd February 2021.

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Filed under: HS2, News Item

Amersham hospital shuttle bus service during HS2 Whielden Lane works.

We would like to remind residents that the hospital bus stop will remain closed during the HS2 Whielden Lane works. HS2 are working with Buckinghamshire Council to continue to run the replacement bus service between Amersham Hospital and Gore Hill/A355 bus stops near Tesco.

The service is running seven days a week. Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6.30pm on a half hourly basis. Additionally, outside of outpatient appointments on a Sunday reduced hourly service is operating from 7.49am to 6.30pm. The details are also posted on the impacted bus stops.

A copy of the original document from Fusion (on behalf of HS2) relating to the shuttle service has been attached below. To read the second page of the document, please click the arrow at the bottom of the image.


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