Amersham Action Group
Phone : Chris Wilson 07803 901588, Simon Howton 07958 237247
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.amershamactiongroup.org.uk
Main address : c/o 44 Grove Road, Amersham on the Hill, Bucks, HP6 6NE
The prime function of The Amersham Action Group is to promote and progress revitalisation of Amersham-on-the-Hill.
The Group is sponsored – but not controlled – by Chiltern District Council. Our membership includes voluntary and local government organisations and a number of individuals with the best interests of the Town at heart, and all meet with the determination to ‘make a real difference’.
We meet regularly to develop and progress projects for the improvement of the Town’s environment and enhancement of facilities. Whilst we do fund and manage some of the smaller activities from within Group resources, our main aim is to encourage development and funding from the wider community, and pursue grants from national sources. We also keep track of activities which may have an impact on the town – such as neighbourhood policing initiatives, planning applications, parking control proposals – and try to influence them for the benefit of our community.
The organisations represented include Amersham and District Residents and Community Associations, Churches Together, Lions, Rotary, WI, several local businesses, interested individual residents, Amersham HS2 Action Group, Youth Services, Bucks County Council, Chiltern District Council, Amersham Town Council.
If you would like to get involved then do please contact us.
Chair: Chris Wilson 07803 901 588
Secretary: Simon Howton 07958 237 247
Amersham Town Council
Phone : 01494 434000
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.amersham-tc.gov.uk
Twitter : @AmershamTC
Facebook : www.facebook.com/AmershamTownCouncil
Main address : Flint Barn Court, Church Street, Old Amersham, Bucks HP7 0DB
Amersham Town Council provides important core services at the heart of the community:
- Cemeteries: maintenance of our three cemeteries.
- Allotments: administration and ongoing maintenance of allotment sites, providing a vibrant allotment community.
- Street lights: we own and maintain more than 900 street lights, with an on-going replacement programme.
- Planning applications.
- Sports and hall bookings: supporting local sports clubs by maintaining pitches to a high standard, facilities for hire at Hervines, Barn Meadow, the Market Hall, and now Flint Barn Court.
- Devolved Services: our depot carries out work around our various sites, for Bucks County Council, various Parish Councils and many one-off jobs.
In addition to these services, Amersham Town Council is committed to making Amersham a special place for all its residents. Thus we organise the very popular band concerts, Art Festival, Christmas events, Heritage Day, and support the award-winning efforts of Amersham in Bloom.
Chesham Town Council
Phone : 01494 774842
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.chesham.gov.uk
Twitter : @CheshamCouncil
Facebook : www.facebook.com/CheshamTownCouncil
Main address : Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1DS
Chesham Town Council is the most local of the three tiers of local government serving Chesham, with the vision “To improve the quality of life of all the residents of Chesham”.
The Town Council listens to, works in partnership with and represents all residents of Chesham, which includes businesses, community groups and other organisations, to ensure that Chesham remains a great place to be.
The Council directly offers a wide variety of services and facilities, including: allotments, room hire at the Town Hall including civil marriages & partnerships, The Elgiva, parks & open spaces, Chesham Moor Gym & Swim, play areas and Chesham Cemetery.
The Chesham Society
Phone : 01494 773381 (Tony Molesworth)
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : cheshamsociety.org.uk
Twitter : @cheshamsociety
Facebook : www.facebook.com/CheshamSociety
The Chesham Society is the local society for Chesham and the neighbouring parishes. We are a large, influential, voluntary group of people who care about our town and the surrounding countryside. We welcome as members all local residents who are keen to learn about, discuss, or help to develop, ideas and schemes to protect and improve the town in which they live or work.
Formed in 1957, we are a registered charity, and a member of a number of affiliated organisations including Civic Voice. We publish a quarterly magazine, Focus, and hold a regular programme of talks and events. We are an unbiased and non-political organisation. We campaign and co-operate with other groups who work for the good of the town, acting as a forum for debate.
The Chesham Society works closely with the Town Council in campaigning against HS2, and presented a joint petition to the Hybrid Bill select committee in September 2015. This drew attention to the adverse effect of HS2 construction traffic on Chesham Businesses, and the continuing impact of the line on tourism in the wider area.
We are also working with Chesham Town Council and Chiltern Chamber of Commerce on the consultation for the Local Plan which will affect everyone in Chesham. The town will get a significant share of the 7,300 new homes for the district, but there is little mention of increased infrastructure. We must protect our commercial base and not encroach on the greenbelt.
Key Messages: The Chesham Society
- monitors local planning schemes and applications
- encourages open discussion to ensure that the interests of local people are properly heard
- is passionate about promoting the highest standards in planning, design, building and restoration
- seeks to protect and promote the local environment, for the benefit of everyone
- promotes civic pride and public interest in our town and area of benefit
- promotes research into the history of our town and area of benefit and the dissemination of its findings
- supports organisations in promoting and developing local arts and culture