Friday, May 15th, 2020

Filed under: Emergency Notice, News Item

YourAmersham CoronaVirus Help was set up in March with the aim of assisting our more vulnerable residents who are confined to their homes during the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. In addition to the dedicated Helpline number -01494 702149- a Facebook Page has also been set up:

The group can offer help with shopping, posting letters, collecting prescriptions and similar errands. There are named street contacts for around 200 local roads. The group is run entirely by volunteers and is recognised by Buckinghamshire Council.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Filed under: HS2, News Item

Update from Fusion on behalf of HS2 :  Upcoming works at Amersham A404, Whielden Lane and A413

Work taking place – 18 May to 4 July 2020

Works are being undertaken by Fusion (HS2 Contractor) to provide safety and capacity improvements for motorists, pedestrians and HS2 related traffic prior to the commencement of construction on the Amersham HS2 vent shaft. 

The work will include installation of a traffic light controlled junction from Whielden Lane onto the A404 and will necessitate a closure of the section of Whielden Lane towards the junction with the A404

The closure will be in place 24 hours a day from 18 May for a 7 week period until 4 July 2020.

A diversion route will be in place along Whielden Street, The Broadway, Gore Hill to the A402 and A404.  Access to the hospital will be maintained throughout along Whielden Street from the Broadway and the Old Town.

Bus stops along Whielden Street and part of The Broadway will not be in use during this time. Affected bus stops are shown in the document below. The closest open bus stops will be on the A404 outside the Chiltern Crematorium and on Gore Hill located between the A413 and The Broadway roundabouts.

 It is understood Buckinghamshire Council is liaising with HS2 about the feasibility of providing a shuttle bus for passengers between the nearby open bus- the hospital for the duration of the works

Pedestrian / cycle way access will be maintained throughout these junction works through the existing link path that crosses the vent shaft site. This path links the A404 near to the crematorium entrance and Whielden Street, near to the hospital entrance and A413 bypass overbridge.

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Filed under: 75th anniversary of D-Day, News Item

On Friday, Rev. Canon Tim Harper joined representatives from the Amersham and District Branch of the Royal British Legion to conduct a short service in the Old Amersham Memorial Gardens, commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE-Day.

A video of the service can be seen on Facebook here –

In the evening, the Town Mayor Cllr Mark Flys joined Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Seymour, to light 75 candle in the Memorial Gardens. A poignant commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of VE-Day.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Filed under: 75th anniversary of D-Day, News Item

As part of the town’s VE Day commemorations, we have erected bunting across The Broadway in Old Amersham and Sycamore Road in Amersham-on-the-Hill.

This bunting is extra special! If you look closely, you’ll see many creative and inspired designs by school children from Woodside Junior School, Elangani SchoolStony Dean School and Chestnut Lane School. Unfortunately, St Mary’s CofE Primary School and St George’s CofE Infant School were unable to finish their’s prior to lockdown, however, we hope to showcase their efforts on VJ Day in August.

Special thanks to the Amersham Museum who worked in partnership with the Town Council with the project and to Buckinghamshire Council for a grant which helped cover the cost of the materials.

Buckinghamshire Council has confirmed the reopening of five of its nine household recycling centres to give residents the chance to dispose of waste that cannot be safely stored at home.
From Wednesday 6 May, the Amersham, Aston Clinton, Buckingham, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe sites will open seven days a week, 9am-6pm – the usual summer opening hours. The other four sites will remain closed for the foreseeable future. To stay within the government’s coronavirus guidelines on essential travel, however, it is important that journeys to these sites during lockdown are only made if waste cannot be stored for longer at home without causing risk to health or safety.
The health of residents and staff is always the highest priority, so everyone visiting the reopened sites will be expected to observe the new social distancing measures that have been put in place. This includes traffic management to control the number of visitors at any one time. The Council warns that this could lead to extensive traffic queues building up at site entrances, so it’s well worth delaying a visit until things are a bit quieter.
Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “The decision to reopen the recycling centres has been taken after listening to residents’ concerns on extra waste accumulation during the lockdown period. We want to ensure that people who have been struggling to manage their waste are able to dispose of it properly.”
“However, I must warn visitors who do feel that a trip is essential that their visit will be different from normal due to the measures we are putting in place to protect both visitors and our staff. I would also stress that we are only open for residents of Buckinghamshire and will be asking visitors for identification to prove their address.”
“As part of the need to ensure social distancing, we have had to limit the number of visitors on site at any one time, so long queues to access the site are likely. I’d ask people to bear in mind that the five sites that are reopening will be open from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week, so it isn’t necessary to rush there at the first opportunity.”
“Staff will be on hand to ensure that the social distancing guidelines are adhered to, therefore we urge all visitors to be patient and leave plenty of time for their visit.”

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Filed under: Emergency Notice, News Item

The cemeteries at Stanley Hill, The Platt and St Mary’s are now open to residents visiting graves, however social distancing must still be adhered to.

Those that are not visiting graves are not currently permitted to enter these sites. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Filed under: HS2, News Item

An update from Fusion, working on behalf of HS2 Ltd. The document is four pages long and can be viewed below (click the arrow at the bottom of the image to scroll through document pages). Alternatively, the full document can be downloaded here.


Changes to waste services due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Due to the developing situation and the latest advice regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), waste services are currently operating with a reduced number of staff.

As a result, some waste services have been suspended. This allows our available staff to focus on collecting general rubbish, recycling and clinical waste, helping to minimise disruption for our residents. Please click on the following link for further details.

Under the new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020, the Town Council has been instructed to close its cemeteries (Stanley Hill, The Platt and St Mary’s) to the public, except for funerals and burials.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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