Monday, February 11th, 2019

Filed under: Band Concerts, News Item

Summer Band Concerts begin!! May – August 2019

The 2019 ATC Events Programme kicks off in May, with our “Sunday in the Park” Band Concerts!

Come on down the Memorial Gardens from 2.30pm on select Sundays from May till August, for an afternoon of live entertainment, tea, coffee & cake! More details to follow.

We look forward to seeing you there!

COMMUNITY TREE PLANT – SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the Town Council through the Amersham in Bloom initiative are holding a community tree plant on Sunday 24th March at Willow Wood (behind Stanley Hill Cemetery). Planting will start at 10.00am and ends at 11.30am.

Access to Willow Wood is through the cemetery or via the footpath beside the cemetery entrance. All are welcome to come along and plant a tree! If you can, bring along a fork & gloves (not essential).

We hope to see lots of you there!!

AMERSHAM CLEAN UP DAY – SAT 30TH & SUN 31ST MARCH 2019

Come along & take part in Amersham’s Clean Up Day as part of the national Great British Spring Clean initiative! The clean up will take place on Saturday 30th March at St. Michael’s Church (Sycamore Road) and on Sunday 31st March at the Market Hall (Old Amersham).

Our efforts are part of the national campaign to bring together people from across the country to to clean up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.

Join our community event and help improve the environment of our wonderful town! We shall be handing out bags and litter pickers from our stalls at the locations mentioned above!

We hope to see many of you wonderful volunteers there!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECOGNISE A LOCAL HERO? ATC ARE CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

Has someone you know gone above and beyond for the community? Have they done something AMAZING & you feel they should be recognized for their achievement? Then why not nominate your local hero for this year’s Amersham Citizen of the Year Awards.

Town Mayor, Cllr. Caroline Jones, would like to invite you to nominate the unsung heroes in the community for a Council Citizen of the Year Award, which recognizes the people who do so much for our community. Nominations are sought in five categories this year – Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Team of the Year, Environmentalist Award and the Young Citizen of the Year.

We are also seeking nominations for The Martin Phillips Award for Community Engagement. Grants of up to £250 are available to charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in recognition of their work in the community. The Martin Phillips Award for Community Engagement was established in 2017 in memory of Councillor Martin Phillips who championed community work in Amersham. For further information on this award please visit our website or contact the Town Council Office.

To cast your nomination – download the Citizen of the Year Nomination-Form-2019, contact the Town Council office on 01494 434000 or email PaulR@amersham-tc.gov.uk

The closing date for nominations is Friday 22nd February 2019 with the presentations taking place at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday 18th March 2019, in the Market Hall.

 

 

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Filed under: Christmas, News Item

We are pleased to announce that the Town Council are once again offering a Christmas tree recycling service this year.

Feel free to drop off your used real trees our Hervines Road Depot, where they will be shredded and used around the town. There will be a designated area, upon arrival, for any unwanted trees, with the service running from Tuesday 1st January until Tuesday 15th January.

If you should need to contact the Depot office, please call 01494 725650 (please note the Depot office is not always manned due to staff working out and about in the Community).

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Filed under: News Item

The Town Mayor joined fellow Town Councillors in wishing the Town Council Depot Staff a Merry Christmas, while thanking them for their efforts over the past year. The team at the depot have once again proved invaluable, ensuring that Amersham continues to look at its very best.

Willow Wood grows with 480 new trees planted!

A huge thank you to everyone that joined us for what turned out to be a perfect December morning for a community tree plant. In total, we planted 480 native trees adding to the 5500 trees that have previously been planted, as an extension to the mature Willow Wood.

Our gratitude to OVO Energy and The Conservation Volunteers for donating the trees and the Geocachers, 2nd Amersham Common Scout Group, Rotarian’s from the Amersham Rotary Club, Bloom Volunteers and the many members of the community that came along to help. What a wonderful community initiative.

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Filed under: Christmas, News Item

Congratulations to our 1st & 2nd prize winners!

With less than two weeks until Christmas, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Mayor of Amersham’s Christmas Card Competition!

With so many wonderful entries it was difficult to choose. Thank you to everyone who took the time to create such imaginative Christmas cards. Even if you didn’t win a prize, you’re all winners based on effort alone!

Town Mayor, Cllr Caroline Jones, presented the prizes to the winners. Well Done to Ella Dickinson (2nd ) and Alara Bir (winner), whose designs you can see below.

1st Prize:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Filed under: Amersham in Bloom, News Item

On Sunday 9th December 2018, the Town Council would like to invite residents, community groups volunteers and anyone else who might want to do their bit to improve the Town to join our Amersham in Bloom Community Tree Plant at Willow Wood, off Stanley Hill.

Over 500 trees have been donated by the Conservation Volunteers and we would be grateful if you could come along to help us with the planting! Join us from 10:00am to 11:30 to plant a tree…..or stay longer if you are able to….all we ask is you bring a fork with you! Access to Willow Wood, very much a hidden gem in Amersham is via Stanley Hill Cemetery or by accessing the public footpath beside the cemetery entrance gate, just past the college in Stanley Hill.

The Community Tree Plant initiative is a fantastic fun way to keep our environment green and encourage wildlife! We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Filed under: Christmas, Emergency Notice, News Item

With Summer now a distant memory, we look towards the end of the year and Christmas. Amersham will be bustling with festive cheer so make sure you note down these Christmas events taking place.

Amersham Action Group are hosting their popular Christmas Festival on Saturday 1 December. There will be lots of wonderful attractions on offer from 12:00 noon including Children’s Funfair, Santa’s Grotto, Live Entertainment,  Christmas Market in St. Michael and All Angels Church and the fantastic Christmas Tree light switch on at 4.30pm. It promises to be a great event for all the family to enjoy.

Next up is the Old Amersham Christmas Shopping Evening in Old Amersham on Friday 7 December. The Old Amersham Business Association will be transforming the Market Square and Broadway into a wonderful Christmas wonderland with lots of exciting Christmas themed attractions including a skating rink, festive Christmas carols and Christmas Tree switch on by a very special guest. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for more updates from the organisers of this event.

And last but certainly not least is the Amersham Community Carol Service. Town Mayor Councillor Caroline Jones is delighted to announce that this year’s Carol   Service will be taking place in the beautiful St. Mary’s Parish Church in Old Amersham on Thursday 13 December from 6.30pm.

Local school children will take centre stage this year, with the evening open to all residents.

 


Community Christmas Events

While the Town Council does not organise the Community Christmas events, we are pleased to announce the following dates for your diary:

Saturday 1 December

Amersham Christmas Festival and light switch on (Sycamore Road; organised by the Amersham Action Group)

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December

Amersham Museum’s Christmas Market 11am-4pm

Friday 7 December

A Magical Evening in Old Amersham (Late Night Christmas Shopping Event and light switch on, organised by the Old Amersham Business Association)

Thursday 13 December

Amersham Community Carole Service hosted by Town Mayor Councillor Caroline Jones (St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham 6.30pm)

 


 

Town Council Tree Recycling Service

The Town Council is once again offering a free Christmas tree recycling service this January at our Hervines Park Depot. Please feel free to drop off your used Christmas tree at the Depot, where they will be shredded for compost, which will be re-used around the town. There will be a designated area, upon arrival for any unwanted trees, with the service running from Wednesday 2nd January until to Tuesday 15th January 2019. If you should need to contact the Depot office, please call 01494 725650.