The new Buckinghamshire Council will be launched from 1 April 2020 and will replace the existing County Council and four District Councils in Bucks. The new Council’s responsibilities will include waste collections, roads, education, social care and planning. The new Buckinghamshire Council wants to know your views on what it should focus on in its first year. The survey is available online at https://shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/consultations/budget2020/
To create awareness of Rotary’s contribution towards a polio-free world, the Town Council joined forces with Rotary in Amersham and Stony Dean School to plant 8,000 purple crocus corms on the verge beside the roundabout at the Boot & Slipper.
Purple flowering crocus were chosen by Rotary to signify the purple dye painted on children’s pinkie fingers when immunised with the polio vaccine.
Read more about Rotary’s involvement in the fight to end polio.
Following the Britain in Bloom award for working with young people and children we were delighted to welcome the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to Amersham earlier this week.
The RHS team filmed footage for promotional video which will be used nationally to encourage more towns to engage with their younger residents.
Three of the ‘Design a Flowerbed Competition Winners’ were filmed re-planting two of the signature flowerbeds at the Boot and Slipper roundabout, while pupils from St Mary’s CofE Primary School were then filmed planting bluebell bulbs at Pondwicks Community Orchard and Nature Area.
Amersham in Bloom win gold at the Bloom Regional Awards Ceremony 2019!
The Amersham Bowls Club Finals took place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019, with the Deputy Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Julie Cook in attendance to present the awards.
Deputy Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Julie Cook (centre) joined by members of the Bowls Club, along with their awards.
Heritage Day 2019
Following the summer band concerts, the Town Council team put all efforts into producing the jewel in the crown, Amersham Heritage Day.
Old Amersham was the place to be on 8th September with so many exciting attractions on offer including children’s funfair, classic car display, vintage farmers market, birds of prey display, heritage bus journeys, medieval re-enactments, live entertainment and so much more!
We are overwhelmed by the positive response received from the public as well as the demonstrators and stall holders alike. The day was busier than ever and the weather was idyllic. Thank you to all those who attended and were able to be a part of such a fantastic community event.
The date for Amersham Heritage Day 2020 will be announced very soon!
ATC Grants Applications 2019 – 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. 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 2019 ATC Grants Application Form
Click to download the 2019 ATC Grants Application Policy for awarding Grants to Local Groups and Organisations
Click to download the 2019 ATC Grants Application Guidelines
The deadline for grants applications is Monday 30th September 2019 at 5.00pm.
Sunday 8 September 2019 – Amersham Heritage Day
With just a few days until the ‘big day’ we thought it was about time we published the schedule of events for next Sunday’s Heritage Day in Old Amersham.
With live music, farmers market stalls, classic cars, steam engines, Morris Dancing, Irish Dancing, a marching band and a children’s area there is something for everyone. Be sure to join us (from 11.30am).
You can download a high resolution Heritage Day map here.
Please leave you car at home.
Whilst the public car park and Barn Meadow are both available for parking on Heritage Day (from 7.30am), we would like to encourage you to catch a heritage bus from Amersham on the Hill (Chesham, Little Chalfont or Chesham Bois), rather than driving to Old Amersham. The buses, running up to every five minutes from Amersham Station are free and will take you straight to the action. Please click here for a bus timetable.
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