Each year local resident Peter Dale sows pumpkin seeds for a ‘Guess the weight’ game at Heritage Day, and as of last year started a kids pumpkin growing competition.

This year was no exception with 7 local children working hard to grow the best pumpkins, and we’re pleased to announce the winners for 2020!
Arjan (on the left) got the 1st prize with a 29kg pumpkin and Harai (right) was joint 2nd.

Thomas got 1st prize for best looking pumpkin and joint 2nd for the heaviest. Well done to the winners and to all those who took part!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

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Update from HS2 Regarding the Amersham Vent Shaft

The following information is from HS2 regarding the Amersham ventilation shaft and headhouse.

Have your say through the HS2 survey

HS2 are asking for your feedback to help shape the final plans. The survey can be found here, and is available until 23:59 on Sunday 27th September 2020 – https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AmershamVentShaft/

Join HS2’s online events to find out more

HS2 will be holding online “webinars” to give residents the opportunity to hear and ask questions about:

•             The design for the vent shaft headhouse

•             Landscape design and ecology at the site

•             Traffic management and the construction programme

Please note that these are guided presentations. Tickets are available via Eventbrite for the events on the following dates:

•             Tuesday 8th September (12:30 to 14:00)

•             Thursday 10th September (18:30 to 20:00)

•             Thursday 17th September (18:30 to 20:00)

Please click the following link for tickets – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hs2-amersham-vent-shaft-design-engagement-tickets-117530927167

For further reading regarding HS2 works in Amersham, please go to – https://hs2inbucksandoxfordshire.commonplace.is/

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

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The Memorial Gardens has now has two fantastic bird feeders (shaped as poppies) in the sensory garden and the barefoot path is now complete!

A huge thank you to Carole Taylor who kindly sponsored the two bird feeders. Quite stunning additions – thanks Carole.

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Filed under: HS2, News Item

Update from Align on behalf of HS2

The Design Input Event for Amersham Vent Shaft has now opened on the HS2 Commonplace website.

Residents can now view the designs for the vent shaft headhouse (the part visible above ground) and the landscape design and take part in an online survey to let Align/HS2 know what they think about the design, landscape, traffic management plans, and construction plans.

Align/HS2 will also be holding three online webinars in September to give a guided presentation of the proposed design and allow the community to ask questions. Details of how to attend these events are all available on the HS2 page:

https://hs2inbucksandoxfordshire.commonplace.is/

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

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We have been working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council (Transport for Bucks) to upgrade the street lights and clear to the vegetation along the verges and embankments along Rectory Hill. What a difference this has made to the area!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

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On 15th August, Town Mayor Cllr Mark Flys joined Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Seymour, to light 75 candles in the Memorial Gardens this evening marking the 75th anniversary of VJ-Day.

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

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AMERSHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Amersham on the Hill Ward

Local Government Act 1972- Sections 87 and 89

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the resignation of Councillor Belinda Dhanda a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of a Town Councillor for Amersham Town Council – Amersham on the Hill ward.

If by 3 September 2020 (within 14 days excluding Dies Non after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Buckinghamshire Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW by TEN electors for the Town/Parish, or Town/Parish ward (if warded), then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and
Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Dated: 13 August 2020

Signed:

Elizabeth Richardson – Town Clerk – Finance & Policy

Amersham Town Council, Flint Barn Court, Church Street, Amersham HP7 0DB

A copy of this Vacancy Notice can be downloaded here.

AMERSHAM CLEAN UP DAY – Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2020

We are proud to have a great community in Amersham. While it is truly saddening to see some antisocial behaviour taking place in our town, we know that the majority enjoy and respect the area in which we live.

With this in mind, we would like your help to please join us to help rid our town of litter for Clean Up Day 2020, which will now be taking place on the following dates.

  • Sat 19th September, 9:30am, Sycamore Road (starting outside St Michael’s Church)
  • Sun 20th September, 9:30am, Old Town High Street (starting outside Market Hall)

We shall be handing out bags and litter pickers from our stalls at the locations mentioned above.

We look forward to welcoming you all there!

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