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

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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.”

MEMORIAL GARDENS PLANTER COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Amersham in Bloom’s community engagement initiatives continue, this time in the form of our Schools Planter Competition which has been sponsored by the Amersham and Chesham Lions Club, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. This year’s theme is Too Much; Too Little Water.

Three of the Lions, including President Mike Michael joined the Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Mark Flys to judge entries that are now on display in the Memorial Gardens.

It is with great pleasure to announce the winners:

Gold Award
Amersham Hospital Day Nursery (pre school)
Chestnut Lane School (Infant School)
Elangeni School (Middle School)

Silver Gilt
Lindfield Pre-School

Congratulations to our winners and thank once again to the Amersham and Chesham Lions Club.

THE PEACE GARDEN IS NOW COMPLETE!

It is with absolute pleasure to announce that after two months of digging, landscaping and planting, the ‘Peace Garden’ is now complete.
Following last year’s commemorative display, we wanted to create something very different that was innovative, interactive and educational. The Peace Garden includes a waterfall, bridge, planted wall and pollinator bed.

The Town Council would like to thank Andy Honour and the committed leaders from the 1st Chesham Bois Scout Group, the bloom volunteers and of course the Town Council staff for collaborating to create this inventive garden from design through to completion.

Of course, our stunning Memorial Gardens displays wouldn’t be possible without the support from local businesses. Immense gratitude to Gary Grant and The Entertainer for sponsoring the Peace Garden which we intend to keep for the foreseeable future.

Please feel free to take a trip to the gardens to enjoy the display.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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A FAIRYTALE SING AND DANCE – SUNDAY 21ST JULY

This Sunday we will be welcoming three princesses for this years’ Children’s Concert at the Memorial Gardens, from 2.30-4pm. Free entry for all.

Bring your kids along for the fairytale sing and dance!

Friday, July 5th, 2019

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ATC are pleased to announce the Amersham Summer Festival 2019, organised by the Amersham Action Group.

The Amersham Summer Festival will be taking place on Saturday 20th July at King George V Playing Field. The festival will feature live music and fresh food provided by Amersham catering company Ozi Lala Levantine Street Food as well as others!

This event is being organised by the Amersham Action Group and the money raised will be going to support charities. So come along and enjoy a Saturday full of entertainment and laughs!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!! ARTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

Friday 23rd – Monday 26th August 2019

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 Entry Form 2019 and the General Information 2019

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