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Amersham Festival of Art – Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017

Final preparations are under way for this year’s Amersham Festival of Art which takes place from Saturday 21st October through to Sunday 29th October 2017! As well as the Market Hall Exhibition, we have our Community Artwork Displays at different venues around the Town as well as a showcase of the Performing Arts on both Saturday 21st October & Saturday 28th October from 12.00pm at the Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop including children’s storytime at Waterstones Amersham and the fantastic Harpist & Cellist, Anna Williams performing in Harris & Hoole on Saturday 21st October!

It promises to be a fantastic week as Amersham shows how creative it really is! We have an action packed programme which can be viewed & downloaded by clicking Programme for Amersham Festival of Art 2017

Thanks in advance for supporting this community event!

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Amersham Festival of Arts – Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017:

Excitement is building for this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts! As well as the traditional Art Exhibition in the grand location of the Old Amersham Market Hall (Can you believe we have had over 335 entries this year!), we are expanding the Festival to include Pop up Exhibitions throughout the Town as well as performances from all aspects of the Arts.

The traditional Exhibition in the Market Hall will feature an array of wonderful works of Art from renowned local Artists. 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. So please make sure you pop down to the Old Amersham Market Hall anytime from 10.00am to 4.00pm during Arts Festival Week to view the fantastic artwork on display!

St. Michael’s & All Angels Church, Tesco Old Amersham, Chiltern District Council Office and Amersham Station will house our Pop up Exhibitions throughout Arts Festival Week and will feature artworks submitted by local Amersham school-children. As well as the artwork displays, St. Michael’s & All Angels Church, the Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop, Costa Coffee (in Tesco Old Amersham) and Café Africa will become our Performance hubs on both Saturday 21st Oct & Saturday 28th Oct from 11.00am to 4.00pm featuring music, dance, poetry, comedy, magic & so much more!!

It promises to be a fantastic event and we very much hope you will come out to support this community initiative!

If you are a performer who would like to showcase your skill or if you are a school or community group and would like to feature some artwork for our Pop up displays…..then please do get in touch!

Also keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming schedule including a Programme of Events, What’s On feature (highlighting what is happening in the local area over Half Term week) as well as a Map of our Arts Festival locations!

For more information about this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts, please contact the Town Council office and ask to speak to Zoe Richardson or Tina Coles on 0149 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!!!

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CLOSING DATE EXTENDED!!

ATC are HIRING! – Vacancy for an Apprentice Groundsperson

 

APPRENTICE

GROUNDSPERSON / GARDENER

37 hours / week

18 Month contract – commencing 13th November 2017

Would ideally suit somebody entering the job market for the first time

Salary £9620.00 per annum plus London Allowance of £579.00 per annum

A hardworking, reliable individual is required to assist the Depot team.

Duties will include sports ground maintenance, gardening, grass cutting, grave preparation, helping to maintain parks, gardens and open spaces.

Full training will be provided to achieve NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture.

 

For further details please contact:

Mark Richardson – Facilities Manager

Amersham Town Council

Flint Barn Court

Church Street

Amersham

Bucks

HP7 0DB

 

Email: MarkR@amersham-tc.gov.uk

 

Closing Date for Applications – 3rd November 2017

Click to download the Apprentice – Job Description

Click to download the ATC Job Application form

ATC Community Grants Application – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

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ATC GRANTS COMMITTEE:

- DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 24th NOVEMBER 2017

 

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 this year. There are grants available to those that meet certain criteria set out in the ATC Grants Application Guidance Notes which can be found below. 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! If you would like more details please call the office on 01494 434000 for more information.

The deadline for grants applications is Friday 24th November 2017

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Amersham Heritage Day – Sunday 10th September 2017……… Heritage Bus Timetable

Why not travel to this year’s Amersham Heritage Day in style by hopping on one of the heritage buses which will be running every 12 minutes between Amersham on the Hill (bus stop opposite Tesco Express in Hill Avenue) and Old Amersham this Sunday. This free bus service starts at 11am and you can view the full timetable by clicking the Bus timetable for Heritage 2017

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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Call for Entries! – Amersham in Bloom – Fruit, Flower & Produce Show!

We are pleased to announce that we shall be holding our third Amersham in Bloom Flower, Fruit & Produce Show as part of this year’s Amersham Heritage Day on Sunday 10 September 2017.
This fun show is open for everyone, with classes from runner beans to apples, asters to oak cakes. There are also classes for the under 16’s. The Show will take place under the Market Hall in Old Amersham.
To show your support of Amersham in Bloom we would be delighted if you could enter into this year’s show!
Please click on the link below to view the FF&P Show Schedule which provides all the information you will need to submit an entry……all entries must be lodged by 4.00pm on Friday 8th September 2017.
http://www.amersham-tc.gov.uk/…/Horticultural-Show-Sept-201…

Good Luck!!

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New Parking Restrictions at King George V Road  – ATC Statement

On 7/8 August Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) installed pay and display parking meters along King George V Road. These meters will replace the current two hour limited parking restrictions from 4 September.

The Town Council were not consulted or advised of Buckinghamshire County Council’s decision, which was made on 29 March 2017, to implement these new parking restrictions.

 

 

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Amersham HOD 2017

 

AMERSHAM HERITAGE DAY:

A real family friendly day out – Amersham Old Town will be packed on Sunday 10th 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. Catch one of the FREE heritage buses running from Chesham to Amersham including Chesham Bois – the buses are running every 20 minutes from 10.45am to 5.15pm. The Memorial Gardens will feature entertainment throughout the day including Chiltern Jive Club and Soundforce Big Band. Plus there will be medieval re-enactments, Irish Dancing and the Chesham All Girls Marching Band will be pulling in the crowds! 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 Victorian Tea Room being held in the Market Hall. And if that isn’t enough…..the following buildings will be open to the public including….Kings Chapel, Old Amersham Methodist Church (serving cream teas from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm), Quaker Meeting House & Meadow (serving light refreshments & featuring a display of historical material from 1.00pm to 4.30pm), Amersham Museum, St. Mary’s Church including the Drake Chapel and our fantastic Market Hall.

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 Twitter account @AmershamTC – we will be providing updates of the event on our social media accounts using #AmershamHOD

It promises to be the best Amersham Heritage Day yet – we look forward to seeing you there!

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

Hamptons International Amersham & Chiltern Chamber of Commerce!

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CLOSING DATE EXTENDED!!

ATC are HIRING! – Vacancy for an Apprentice Groundsperson

APPRENTICE

GROUNDSPERSON / GARDENER

37 hours / week

18 Month contract – commencing 13th November 2017

Would ideally suit somebody entering the job market for the first time

Salary £9620.00 per annum plus London Allowance of £579.00 per annum

A hardworking, reliable individual is required to assist the Depot team.

Duties will include sports ground maintenance, gardening, grass cutting, grave preparation, helping to maintain parks, gardens and open spaces.

Full training will be provided to achieve NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture.

For further details please contact:

Mark Richardson – Facilities Manager

Amersham Town Council

Flint Barn Court

Church Street

Amersham

Bucks

HP7 0DB

Email: MarkR@amersham-tc.gov.uk

Closing Date for Applications – 3rd November 2017

Click to download the Apprentice – Job Description

Click to download the ATC Job Application form

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!!

Time is ticking by so quickly…therefore today marks the official launch of Amersham Festival of Arts 2017! If you are a budding artist, have a wealth of artistic knowledge or perhaps just want to try something completely different, then the Amersham Festival of Arts maybe just the event you could get involved in! 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!

See here the Entry Form 2017 and General Information 2017

 

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