December 2016

Chiltern District Council News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:06
Categories: Amersham

Amie Fit at home Personal Training

Amie Fit at home Personal Training
Now open for business
Will come to your home, with all equipment provided
Free Consultation – £30/hr or £100 for 4 sessions, 07935257678,

Categories: Amersham

Rotary in Amersham Celebrates its 70th Charter This Year

Rotary in Amersham celebrates its 70th Charter this year. The inaugural meeting of The Rotary Club of Amersham was held at The Mill Stream, Amersham on the 15th May 1946. The Chairman was Mr F.G.Penman M.A.  Founder Members included :- Mr G.F.Brazil, The Reverend E.M.Page, Mr E.S.Gates,Mr H.R.Hoare, Mr A.T.Sly.  At the meeting Mr G.S.Marston was elected as founder President. Since then, Rotary in Amersham  has raised many thousands of pounds for charities it supports and contributes to the community with events and activities, including the Young Chef and Young Artist Competitions, popular with local schools. As the result of a charity golf day Rotary in Amersham President, Derek Bryant was recently able to present a cheque for £5,000 to Claire Redrup, Community Fund Raising Manager for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. If you would like to know more about the activities of Rotary in Amersham please contact :- David Bevan 01494 775805
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Thames Hospice to Open Seventeenth Shop in Old Amersham – December 2


What: Thames Hospice Old Amersham shop launch

When: Friday 2nd December 2016 at noon

Where: 2-4 The Broadway, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0HP

Adding to its expanding portfolio of shops across East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire, Thames Hospice is delighted to announce the launch of its Old Amersham store, 2-4 The Broadway, on Friday 2nd December 2016.

Joining in a day of celebration for the town, with Old Amersham Business Association’s Late Night Shopping Evening from 6pm, the shop will officially open at noon and stay open until celebrations stop at 10pm. Shop staff and volunteers will be joined by Councillor Mark Vivis, a Thames Hospice Ambassador and members of its medical team to cut the ribbon and celebratory cake and there will be refreshments and a glass of bubbly for shoppers.

With a stylish, bespoke interior, this store will offer a unique charity shopping experience in a new location. Julie Rowley, Director of Retail at Thames Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our Old Amersham shop. We are very excited to be expanding our Home Studio line and offering our specialist, upcycled furniture and accessories in the new store. The money generated will enable us to care for more people in the local community. We hope you can join us to celebrate our opening.”

The store will stock quality, pre-loved ladies and men’s fashion, a concession of new bags and accessories and a stunning selection of Christmas decorations, cards and jumpers ahead of the fast-approaching festive season. There will also be a dedicated Home Studio department, where customers will be able to purchase Frenchic furniture paint and stylish homeware items, upcycled by a creative team of volunteers. Thames Hospice, Old Amersham will open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm

Categories: Amersham

“Religion: A Threat to us All?” – Talk By Present of National Secular Society – 14 December

Chiltern Humanists have invited the NSS President, Terry Sanderson, to talk on “Religion: A Threat to us All?”
Founded in 1866, the NSS is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and Terry Sanderson has agreed to talk to us.  The NSS works towards a society in which all citizens, regardless of religious belief, or lack of religious belief, can live together fairly and cohesively. It campaigns for a secular democracy with a separation of religion and state, where everyone’s Human Rights are respected equally.

Terry has been President of the NSS since 2008. Prior to that he was for many years a gay activist. In his autobiography,  The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual , he wrote  At the beginning of this story I, along with every other gay man in the country, was a sexual outlaw. If I had expressed my sexual preference for those of my own sex I could have ended up in prison. Now, six decades later, I am about to exercise my option to be married to my male partner. During that time, religion has staged a revival that could conceivably reverse everything that gay people have achieved. In Europe, only a few short years ago, religion was regarded as being in its death throes. Now it is renewing itself in new and more frightening forms, with the potential to threaten us all.
Is he right? If so, what can or should we do about it? Discuss these issues with Terry, and with Keith Porteous-Wood, NSS General Secretary, who will also be there.

Mulled wine and mince pies provided!!!

date: 14 December 2016

time: 19:30

venue: Large Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH
Ample parking available.

cost: Free

event web:

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Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society – Haydn: The Creation – December 3

Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society – Amchor

Haydn: The Creation

Conductor: Mark Austin

Saturday 3 December 2016, 7.30

St Mary’s Church,
Old Amersham

Tickets or tel.  07702 608314

Categories: Amersham

Calling all former employees of Amersham’s Goya or Brazils/Bowyers

Calling all former employees of Goya or Brazils/Bowyers
Amersham Museum is looking for former employees of Amersham’s large post war employers – the toiletries manufacturer, Goya and the meat and pie manufacturer, Brazil’s (which later became Bowyers) to come and share their memories of working for these two important local companies.

On Thursday 1st December between 2pm and4pm, museum curator, Emily Toettcher is running a session for ex-employees of Brazil’s or Bowyers in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6 with tea, coffee and cake served as refreshments.
On Monday 5th December, again from 2pm-4pm and in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill, HP6, former Goya employees will have a chance for them to relive their memories of their work days. Once again, tea, coffee and cake served. We would love to hear your stories of working at Goya.

“We would love to hear from both sets of former employees and provide an opportunity to share their memories with each other.” Emily explains. “We need to capture these memories so that future generations have a better understanding of what local life was like in the 20th century.”
People’s stories will be collected and recorded for the museum’s archive and some will feature in a new exhibition when the museum reopens in 2017. This is part of the People’s Story of the 20th Century project which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Brazil’s/Bowyers session takes place on Thursday 1st December, 2pm-4pm. The Goya session is Monday 5th December, 2pm-4pm. Both take place in the Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham-on-the-Hill.
If you are interested in attending either session, please come along on the afternoon or email or phone on 01494 723700 for more information.

For more information contact Emily Toettcher, Curator:  or call 01494 723700

Categories: Amersham

November 2016

Chiltern District Council News Feed - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 11:06
Categories: Amersham

Chiltern Humanists host “My Death, My Decision” A talk by Phil Cheatle 8 November

Chiltern Humanists host “My Death, My Decision” A talk by Phil Cheatle.

MDMD is a right to die campaign organisation which wants to see a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK, including giving people the opportunity to have a medically assisted death if that is their considered choice.

They believe that medically assisted dying should be available to all mentally competent adults with incurable health problems that reduce their quality of life permanently below the level they are willing to accept, provided this is their own persistent request.

date: 8 November 2016

time: 19:30

venue: Wendover Public Library, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU.  We meet in the room on the left as you approach the Library entrance.  There is ample free parking.

cost: Free. Just come along. All welcome.


Categories: Amersham

2nd Amersham Common Scout Group Jumble Sale – Amersham – 15 October

2nd Amersham Common Scout Group Jumble Sale

date: Saturday 15th October

time: 9.30-12 noon

venue: St John’s Church Hall
Woodside Road

cost: 50p

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Autumn Craft Fair for Christian Aid – Amersham – 29 October

Autumn Craft Fair for Christian Aid
10 Craft Stalls, plus stalls for cakes, books, plants, gifts, toys, Christmas cards
and paper.  Traidcraft Stall. Coffee and lunches available

date: Saturday 29 October

time: 10.00 am   3.00 pm

venue: Amersham Free Church,
corner of Woodside and Sycamore Roads

cost: Free entry

tel: 01494 725207

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Sew Much Fun Workshops – Amersham – 25 October

Sew Much Fun Workshops will hold 3 sewing workshops for
children and adults at Amersham Free Church.

10am – 12pm Mummy & Me Workshop
you and your child will be making beautiful rosettes (one
each), which will then be turned into either ponytail holder
or brooch.
All materials included.
Minimum age 7.
£20 per family (£5 per additional child   please mention in
the comment)
Places limited to 10 families.

2pm – 4pm Double Ruffle Scrunchie Workshop
Children will be making beautifully frilly double ruffle
hair scrunchies
using sewing machines.
No sewing machine experience required.
All materials included.
Minimum age 7.
£22 pp
Places limited to 8 children.

7pm – 9pm Adult Beginners: Patchwork Cushion Workshop
A workshop for adult (and young adults) beginners who are
afraid of sewing machines.
You will learn not only that sewing machines are not scary,
but also how to make a pretty patchwork cushion.
No sewing machine experience required.
All materials included.
£30 pp
Places limited to 8.

date: 25/10/2016

time: 10am – 9pm

venue: Amersham Free Church
Woodside Rd

cost: £20 – £30



tel: 07821722995

Categories: Amersham

October 2016

Chiltern District Council News Feed - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:10
Categories: Amersham

Chiltern Humanists Afternoon Meeting 11th October

Chiltern Humanists Afternoon Meeting

“SACREs with Elaine Lever”

Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (SACREs) exist for all local authority areas, and are made up of teachers, religious leaders and Councillors.  Some, but not all, admit Humanists into membership (Herts does not).

date: Tuesday 11th October 2016

time: 14:00

venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH

cost: Free. Everyone welcome.


Categories: Amersham

Chesham Theatre Company Presents Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” 10-12 November

Chesham Theatre Company presents Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” murder mystery play

date: 10-12 November 2016

time: Nightly 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

venue: Elgiva Theatre
St Marys Way
Chesham, HP5 1HR

cost: £11-15



tel: 01494 582900

Categories: Amersham

September 2016

Chiltern District Council News Feed - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 09:55
Categories: Amersham

Chiltern Humanists September Meeting (13/09/16)

Chiltern Humanists September Meeting.

The 2016 season starts with Andrew Copson, the British Humanists Association Chief Executive. Humanists make their ethical decisions based on reason and empathy after assessing the facts of the situation and the probable consequences of their actions for themselves. But does this mean that there are no figures that Humanists can look to for inspiration or in admiration?

All welcome.

date: 13th September

time: 19:30

venue: Wendover Library Room, High Street, Wendover, Bucks

cost: Free. All welcome.


Categories: Amersham

Lt. Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts – October 7th – 16th

Lt. Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts.
The Festival has been described as “England’s best kept secret”. The programme ranges from classical
masterworks , early music ,new works, jazz, folk, an art lecture and literary
event. Visit the website for programme and booking details.

date: Friday October 7th – Sunday October 16th

venue: St.John the Baptist Church
Lt. Missenden,

cost: Tickets from £22 -£8



tel: 01494958148 from September 12th

Categories: Amersham

Movie on the Lawn, an outdoor screening of Top Gun – September 3

Movie on the Lawn, an outdoor screening of Top Gun.

date: 3rd September

time: 6pm – 10pm

venue: Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks, HP14 4BF

cost: Adult – £20, Child – £12, Family-£40



tel: 01494 569049

Categories: Amersham

Beginner’s Guide to Freelance Journalism: a day workshop – Amersham – October 1

Beginner’s Guide to Freelance Journalism: a day workshop
Pick up useful techniques and tips,and practice key skills on this one-day workshop. Run by professional writing tutors with freelance experience.

date: Saturday 1 October 2016

time: 10am-4pm

venue: Friends Meeting House, Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0JB

cost: £40


tel: 01296 623434

Categories: Amersham