Amersham continues to bloom despite the challenges faced this year.
We’re thrilled that the Bucks Free Press has taken notice and penned this article. Well done all that have made this possible and supported us along the way, including all of the Amersham in Bloom volunteers, pupils and teachers of Stony Dean School, and the dedicated staff at the Town Council.
We look forward to working away on many more projects for the whole community to enjoy in 2021 and beyond!
Feel free to pop to the Old Town to make the most of the Christmas Markets, free parking two more late night shopping evenings – including this evening!
Late night shopping
Thursday 10 December (tonight)
Thursday 17 December
Saturday 12 December
Saturday 19 December
Thursday 24 December (Christmas Eve)
Christmas Markets (underneath Market Hall)
Saturday 12 December
Saturday 19 December
The selection of local stalls will include, Old Amersham Gin, Maxine’s Patisserie (Christmas cakes, bakes and sweets), The Nagundo Tree (Christmas door wreaths and floral creations), Hector Hartley (baskets and goodies for your canine friends), No2 Pound Street (cheese) and the Scannappeal charity.
With the free parking on 12, 19 and 24 December and festive music and singing from local groups including The Amersham Band, Chalfont Wind Band and the Chiltern Singers, we hope you get a chance to enjoy the festivities, and support our local businesses.
We hope that you enjoy the display of Christmas lights in Amersham this year. Huge thanks to SparkX who worked in collaboration with the Town Council to create the display.
We hope you all agree the lights at Amersham on the Hill look fantastic. As for the Old Town, be sure to pop down and take a stroll through the Memorial Gardens.. (from Friday evening as the gardens are closed for renovations this evening).
Huge thanks also to Su Chases for providing the beautiful Christmas Tree outside the Market Hall (and also for providing the ‘girl power’ who assisted the depot team to decorate it).
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? If so, we would very much like to hear from you as Amersham Town Council is actively seeking requests for grant applications for the Council’s Grants Committee to consider.
Grants are available to those that meet certain criteria set out in the Town Council Grants Application Guidance Notes. We invite grant requests from anywhere between £100 and £1500.
If you require any further information please contact the Town Council Office by calling 01494 434000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
Download the 2020-21 Grants Application Form by clicking here.
Please bear with us while we refurbish the watering system in the Memorial Gardens.
The irrigation system, first installed in Feb 2016, provides an efficient way to water the plants, reducing the requirement for surface watering. The system, comprising of underground reservoirs, forms part of our efforts to bolster our environmental responsibility.
As part of the refurbishment we are going to add compost that has been processed by the eco green composter, mentioned in our previous post.
As part of our efforts to bolster our resource management, earlier in the year the Town Council purchased an Eco Green composting shredder/bio-mixer. This ‘green machine’ is able grind, mulch and mix biodegradable products, from grass mowings, roots and soil to tree loppings, pallets and waste paper, to produce a usable product within minutes.
The composter which decreases the volume of material by up to a third has reduced the need for traditional disposal, while the compost/mulch that it creates is used throughout the town. Examples include Willow Wood where it has been used to mulch newly planted trees and the Memorial Gardens where we have used it to add organic matter to the annual borders and sensory garden.
The attached photographs were taken at Hervines Park earlier this week.
Totally Amersham has launched and is here to support local businesses during lockdown and beyond. Our community has an incredible array of businesses and this new Facebook Page showcases just how much Amersham and Chesham Bois have to offer.
Whether you’re looking for local services, the best hidden gems or the latest updates from our area, Totally Amersham has you covered.
Cllr. Mark Flys, Amersham Town Mayor, and Cllr. Andrew Seymour, Deputy Town Mayor, were joined by Lt Col Keith Edlin MBE and Bob Higgins of the Royal British Legion and Rev’d Canon Tim Harper for a small service in the Memorial Gardens on Sunday morning (8th November).
While both the Town Council and the Royal British Legion were saddened that a public service could not take place this year, a small service was held paying tribute to those who have lost their lives during armed conflicts.
Thank you to Will Watson, of the Amersham Band, for playing the Last Post.