Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Filed under: Events and Activities, News Item

 

The newly formed Chilterns Green Gym has its inaugural session in Amersham next Wednesday (10.30am-2pm). Established by TCV – The Conservation Volunteers, Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions that offer a mix of wildlife conservation activities and green space management work, from sowing wildflower meadows and planting trees to improving wildlife ponds and clearing foot paths.
 
Each session will be three hours and will be led by a TCV project leader who will provide all the tools, PPE and materials for each project. Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis of Green Gyms is very much on health and fitness while making positive changes for wildlife and local communities.
 
The first two sessions are taking place at Willow Wood, behind Stanley Hill Cemetery- Wednesday 5th May and Wednesday 12th May (10.30am-2pm).
For more information or to take part please contact Buffy at gg-chilterns@tcv.org.uk or on 0118 956 8959.
 

 

If you have a year 3 to year 6 child that attends school in Amersham, they will shortly be bringing home a small packet of wildflower seeds that we would love you to sow in your garden or in pots.
 
Growing bee-friendly pollinating plants is a great way to help bees, and collectively this small action can make a huge difference. Accompanying each packet of seeds is a flyer which highlights how you can get involved and what you need to do to get started.
We would love to see photographs of children sowing their seeds and the displays when they flower so please send them to info@amersham-tc.gov.uk.
 
Huge thanks to, Sustainable Amersham, Amersham Rotate- a flexible way to make a difference, and Amersham Community Board who have joined forces with Amersham Town Council to deliver this hands on project.

Come join us on the Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May 2021 for a Community Tree plant!

In preparation of Monday’s Community Tree plant the Town Council staff, volunteers and pupils from Stony Dean School spent Tuesday morning in Willow Wood removing disused canes, plastic sleeves and generally tidying the area.
 
Despite the dry soil the planting is going ahead as planned- 9.30am-11am (3 May). Even with a fork the ground is unforgiving so if you are planning to join us then please bring along any tool that you think may help create a hole – perhaps a mattock, iron bar or pick axe.
 
Many thanks and we shall look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.
 
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Mayor, Councillors and staff of Amersham Town Council were deeply saddened to learn about the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9 April. Since his marriage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 20th November 1947, he has dedicated his life to serving this nation and being Her Majesty’s ‘Strength and Stay’ throughout their marriage. The Duke was involved with some 800 charities or bodies, with a particular interest in scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport. His dedication and steadfastness to the country leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Following the advice from Buckingham Palace the Council would like to urge residents not to lay flowers, however the palace has suggested alternative ways of paying their respects. These include adding messages to online books of condolence or to donate to charities of their choice or to those that are known to have been close to the Duke’s heart.

We are delighted to announce that the Town Council is holding a community tree planting event between 9.30am and 11am on the May Day Bank Holiday at Willow Wood.

With just 300 trees left to plant – completing a legacy project which has seen 6,000 trees planted in Willow Wood over the past eight years – we hope you will join us. All are welcome and together we can do our bit to help the environment.

All we ask is that you bring a fork and pair of gloves.

Access to Willow Wood is through the Stanley Hill Cemetery or via the footpath beside the cemetery entrance.Tree planting is a great way to reduce the impact of carbon emissions and positively contribute to our environment.

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Filed under: HS2, News Item

We have received a notification from Align (on behalf of HS2) which will be going out to households in Hyde Heath and Little Missenden in regards to a propoposed closure of the A413 over two weekends this month. The work may impact residents within Amersham.

Align are still seeking consent for the work, but are required to give two weeks’ notice to local residents, despite that process being ongoing.

http://www.amersham-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Full-closure-A413-Little-Missenden_April-2021.pdf

Come join us on Sunday 30th May 2021 to help clean up our wonderful town!

The Great British Spring Clean is back for another year and we want you to take part.

The Town Council is supporting the national campaign, which runs from 28 May to 13 June.

The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, schools, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. Last year in Amersham we collected over 100 bags of litter.

Our community litter pick is taking place on Sunday 30 May, between 9.30am and 11am. We will be handing out bags and litter pickers from the following locations:

– Outside St. Michael’s Church, Sycamore Road
– Beside the Market Hall, Old Amersham

Join our community event and help improve the environment of our wonderful town.

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