Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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AMERSHAM TOWN COUNCIL VACANCY- ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

 

Full time – 37 hrs / week

We are looking for a charismatic and flexible individual who can contribute to the development and delivery of community initiatives while engaging within the community. You will be responsible for helping to organise a vibrant civic events programme while making a positive difference to the residents of Amersham. The essential qualities required for the role include excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work well under pressure and an attention to detail. An administrative background and strong IT skills including promoting events via Social Media.

You will be working on:

- Organising community events

              –  Administering the Town Council website and social media

              –  Help with burials administration, halls and sports bookings

              –  Preparation of data for council meetings

              –  Managing the Mayor’s Diary

              –  Dealing with telephone and email enquiries   

              –  Support with the Council’s Community Services Role

              –  Other administrative duties as required 

Salary £23,866 – £26,470 pa + London Weighting £585

Click here for a job description and personal specification.  For an application pack please email townclerk@amersham-tc.gov.uk

Closing date for applications 31 October 2018-  We are an equal opportunities employer

 

Volunteers Sought for Office of Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC)

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is seeking volunteers to join its Independent Custody Visiting Scheme in Aylesbury.

An Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) is a role performed by volunteers from the local community checking on the welfare and treatment of those being held in police custody.  ICV’s make unannounced visits to police stations to observe the conditions in which people are being held and, importantly, talk with willing detainees.

Volunteers typically make one custody visit a month ensuring that detainees have been offered food and drink, they are warm enough, cells are in a reasonable condition, that religious and cultural needs have been considered, have been informed of their rights and know the reason why they are in custody.  Any problems are brought to the attention of custody staff and the OPCC.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld said ‘ICVs play a vital role in ensuring there is confidence in the way that detainees are being held and treated in police stations across the Thames Valley.  We currently have a number of vacancies in Aylesbury and I would encourage anyone who is looking for a rewarding role within their local community to apply.’

Applicants will be invited for interview and successful candidates will complete an induction programme before beginning the role.

ICVs must be 18 or over and should be independent of the police. Serving police officers or members of police or OPCC staff are not eligible to apply.

Anyone interested in applying can download an application form at www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/independent-custody-visitors/

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2018

 

Friday, August 24th, 2018

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11.22 3 Sept 2018 Update

We would like to reassure residents that we have taken measures to add additional security to the playing fields/open spaces that we own to ensure that the travellers do not return.
Huge thank to Serco for assisting us to litter pick King George V Playing Field. We have instructed a contactor to remove the human waste that has been left.

 

16.12 – 31 Aug 2018 Update

The Town Council continue to work in conjunction with Bucks County Council, alongside Thames Valley Police to manage the encampment at King George V Playing Field. Yesterday officers from the BCC enforcement team attended the site and initiated removal proceedings. A notice has been served.

Resident’s patience is appreciated whilst this situation is managed, however, our expectation is that the travellers will have moved on within the next three days.

Amersham Heritage Day 2018 – Vintage Buses!!

With heritage buses running every 12 minutes between Amersham on the Hill (bus stop opposite Tesco Express in Hill Avenue) and Old Amersham this Sunday why not leave your car at home and travel in style to Heritage Day…. This free bus service starts at 10:38am from Amersham Station!
(Buses from Chesham Broadway are every 15 mins including a stop in Little Chalfont every 45 mins).
There is also a bus running from Slough (leaving at 10.23am) to Chesham Broadway (arriving at 11.16am)…..

Click to download the timetables: – Vintage Bus Timetables 9th Sept 2018 – Little Chalfont to Old Amersham

Vintage Bus Timetables 9th Sept 2018 – Slough to Chesham

#AmershamHOD2018 #Amersham #Community

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

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ATC Grants Applications 2018 – 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 at their annual meeting on Monday 15th October 2018. 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 2018 ATC Grants Application Form

Click to download the 2018 ATC Grants Application Policy for awarding Grants to Local Groups and Organisations

Click to download the 2018 ATC Grants Application Guidelines

The deadline for grants applications is Friday 28th September 2018 at 5.00pm.

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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 4th Flower, Fruit & Produce Show as part of this year’s Amersham Heritage Day on Sunday 9 September 2018.
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. Click here to download your entry form – Amersham in Bloom Fruit Flower & Produce Show Entry Form
Huge thanks to our sponsors Shaw’s of Amersham and The Artichoke!
All entries must be lodged by 6.00pm on Thursday 6th September 2018!! Good Luck!!

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

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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

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There are also displays at @ChilternCouncil from Coleshill Infant, Woodside Junior School & @stmarysyoutham S.M.Y.L.E as well as some stunning work from @HeathertonSch including handmade cushions, woven bags and collages at St. Michael's & All Angels Church #Amersham

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